Dr Monique Mulholland

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Science South (364)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 articles include Race and Sexuality: Colonial Ghosts and Contemporary Orientalisms (The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity, 2019), "When difference gets in the way: Young people, Whiteness and Sexualisation (Sexuality and Culture, 2017), and Parents, Whiteness and Sex Education: Parents, Whiteness and Sex Education: A critical race critique of Parent sex education guides (Sexualities 2021).

In particular, my research is undertaken with community partner with a focus on strategies, interventions and resource production to tackle issues of gender, sex and race inequality. My current projects include 1) ‘Sex Education and Cultural Diverisity' How can sex edcuaion better account for multiple lives and experinces? 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.


Bachelor of Arts (Major in Development Studies, Sociology and Politics) Flinders University

Honors, First Class (Major Development Studies, Sociology and Poltics) Flinders University

Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary/Primary), Flinders University of South Australia

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants

Recipient of the 2017 Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award

Key responsibilities

Sociology and Women's Studies Major Convenor

Teaching interests

gender, sexuality, pornography, sexualised culture, media and representation, young people, race, postcolonialism, decolonisation

Topic coordinator
SOCI2006 Gender and Sexuality
SOCI2022 Sociology of Intimacy
Supervisory interests
Categories of difference and methodology
Critical race theory
Gender and colonialism
Global sexuality politics
History, Indigenous
Migrant identity
Postcolonial theories
Race and sexuality
Race and whiteness
Sexual and reproductive health
Young people and sexuality
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Non-Indigenous allies, whiteness, and Natural Resource Management (1), Queer fans and sci-fi (1), Migrant women and aged care (1)
Associate supervisor: Gender, Sexuality and Disability (1), Gender and Metal Bands (1)
  • Pornography
  • Pornography and Social Panics
  • Race, Pornography and Sexuality
  • Young People and Pornography