Dr Laura Roberts


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Science South (315)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am currently Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at Flinders University. Prior to this position I taught Gender Studies and Philosophy at The University of Queensland (2016-2019). Although I now reside in Australia, on Kaurna land, I am from South Africa and began my undergraduate studies in Drama and Philosophy at The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa during the early years of the post-apartheid transition to democracy. My research interests include gender studies, feminist philosophy and politics, post/decolonial theory, contemporary social movements and, more recently, feminist philosophies of technology. My monograph Irigaray and Politics: A Critical Introduction (published by Edinburgh University Press) was published in June 2019.


PhD, Philosophy, The University of Queensland, Australia (2015)

Teaching interests

Gender Studies, Feminist Philosophy, Decolonial Philosophy, European Social Philosophy

Topic coordinator
WMST3014 Global Feminist Activism
WMST1001 Sex, Gender and Identities
WMST3010 Thinking through the Body
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Philosophy (1)
Associate supervisor: Education and Gender Studies (1)
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