Dr Monique Mulholland

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences 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 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.


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

Research expertise
Cultural studies
Curriculum and pedagogy
Gender Studies
Sexuality Studies
Women's Studies
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’

Teaching interests

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

Topic coordinator
SOCI2021 Race,Power and Identity
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)
Expert for media contact
Pornography and Social Panics
Race, Pornography and Sexuality
Young People and Pornography
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0427 398 713
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