Dr Monique Mulholland

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Science South (SSS 318)
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. This research has focussed on topics such as pornography, sex and relationships education, media representations of race and sexuality, and cultural diversity and sex education

My recent articles include Parents, Whiteness and Sex Education: Parents, Whiteness and Sex Education: A critical race critique of sex education guides (Sexualities 2021), Sexy and Sovereign? Aboriginal models hit the multi-cultural mainstream, and Sex Education and Cultural Diversity (forthcoming 2023)

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 Diversity' How can sex education better account for multiple lives and experiences? and 2) The needs of girls with early menarche in South Australian primary schools

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

Recipient of the 2022 College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Innovation in Teaching Award

Teaching interests

gender, sexuality, pornography, sexualised culture, media representations, young people, race, postcolonialism, decolonisation, critical race theory, post-structural theory, sex and relationships education

Topic coordinator
SOCI2021 Race, Power and Identity
SOCI2028 Sociology of Gender: History, Culture and Meaning
WMST3015 Media and Cultural Identities
Supervisory interests
Critical race studies
Critical race theory
Gender and sexuality
Indigenous representation
Media studies
Race and sexuality
Sexual and reproductive health
Sexualities studies
Young people and sexuality
Higher degree by research student achievements
Temitope Olasunkanmi-Alimi

Vice Chancellor Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - MAR 2022

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Pornography
  • Pornography and Social Panics
  • Race and Sexuality
  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • Young people and gender/sexuality