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Research Biography

My research works with feminist, queer and post-colonial/critical race theory to explore young people's negotiations and experiences of gender, sex and sexuality norms, subjectivities and identities. My recent book is titled Young People and Pornography: Young People Negotiate Pornification (2013, Palgrave Macmillan), and latest articles include Race and Sexuality: Colonial Ghosts and Contemporary Orientalisms (The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity, 2019).

In particular, my research is undertaken with community partners with a focus on strategies, interventions and resource production to tackle issues of gender, sex and race inequality. My current projects include 1) €˜What Works?' Sexuality, Intergenerational Negotiations and Multi-Cultural Multi-Faith Communities and 2) €˜In The Moment': A whole school approach to confront sexism where and when it occurs.

I am a member of the executive committee of the Australian Womens' and Gender Studies Association.

Research Interests

Gender and Sexuality: post structural feminist theory, queer theory, theories of €˜normalisation' and deviance/perversity, pornography, media and representation, non-normative sexualites.

Critical Race Theory: whiteness, decolonising methodologies, post-colonial theory, intersectionality.

Affecting change: private/public intimacies and the changing nature of sexual expression, sexualised popular and media cultures, youth cultures and youth sexualities, intergenerational negotiation and migrant communities

Qualitative Methodology: discourse analysis, methodology and rethinking categories of €˜difference'

Supervised Students Successes

  • Mar 2022 Temitope Olasunkanmi-Alimi - Vice Chancellor Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence


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Research Areas

  • Sociology

Supervisory Interests

  • Sexuality
  • Pornography
  • Critical race theory
  • Young people and sexuality
  • Race and sexuality
  • Media studies
  • Sexualities studies
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Critical race studies
  • Indigenous representation


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