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
Recipient of the 2017 Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award
Sociology and Women's Studies Major Convenor
Young people, pornography and sex education
Speaking back to sexism and challenging gender/sexuality norms: a whole school approach
Intergenerational conflict, sexuality and migrant communites
Indigenous young people, beauty and empowerment
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