Deb Waterhouse-Watson

Postdoctoral research fellow, Macquarie University

Deb's research unites media, communications, English and law through discourse and narrative analysis. Her current project looks at the process of court reporting on sexual crimes involving footballers, and her book, Athletes, Sexual Assault and 'Trials by Media' was published with Routledge in 2013.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Macquarie University
  • 2014–2014
    Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2012–2013
    Associate lecturer, Monash University

Education

  • 2013 
    Monash University, Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice
  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD

Publications

  • 2016
    Mothers, Monsters, Heroes and Whores: Reinscribing Patriarchy in European Holocaust Films, Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust
  • 2016
    News Media on Trial: Towards a Feminist Ethics of Court Reporting, Feminist Media Studies
  • 2016
    Playing with Gender: (Re-)Imagining Women and Men in Fantasy Board Games, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary and Popular Fantasy/Routledge
  • 2016
    It’s More Than a Job: Discourse and the Treatment of Elite Footballers Accused of Sexual Violence, Media International Australia
  • 2016
    Playing with the History of Middle Earth: Board Games, Transmedia Storytelling, and The Lord of the Rings, Journal of Tolkien Studies
  • 2015
    Representing Rape in Holocaust Film: Exhibiting the Eroticised Body for the Camera’s Gaze, Aftermath: genocide, memory and history/Monash University Publishing
  • 2015
    The Future of the Past: Digital Media in Holocaust Museums, Holocaust Studies
  • 2014
    Beyond Wicked Witches And Fairy Godparents: Ageing and Gender in Children's Fantasy on Screen, Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism: Harleys and Hormones/Palgrave
  • 2014
    'You Posted WHAT on Facebook?' Sport, Sex and the 'St Kilda Schoolgirl', Media International Australia
  • 2014
    Playing for Their Lives: Music, Musicians and Trauma in Holocaust Film, Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust
  • 2014
    The Other Side of a Slap in the Face: Judgement and the Ambiguities of Violence in Holocaust Testimony, Dandelion Journal
  • 2014
    Reconfiguring Narrative in Contemporary Board Games: Story-Making Across the Competitive-Cooperative Spectrum, Intensities: Journal of Cult Media
  • 2014
    Beyond Whores and Heroes: Women, Voyeurism and Ambiguity in Holocaust Film, Outskirts: feminisims along the edge
  • 2013
    Holocaust Testimony and the Question of 'Guilt': The Case of Traudl Junge, Testimony, Witness, Authority: The Politics and Poetics of Experience/CSP
  • 2013
    Athletes, Sexual Assault and ‘Trials by Media’: Narrative Immunity, Routledge
  • 2012
    Re-/deconstructing the Yellow Brick Road: Gender, Power and Tin Man, Colloquy: text, theory, critique
  • 2012
    “It Was the Beer...”: The Discursive Function of Alcohol in Representations of Sexual Violence, The Future of Applied Linguistics: Local and Global Perspectives/CSP
  • 2012
    Framing the Victim: Sexual Assault and Australian Footballers on Television, Australian Feminist Studies
  • 2011
    Women in the ‘Grey Zone’?: Ambiguity, Complicity and Rape Culture, M/C Journal
  • 2011
    (Un) reasonable Doubt: A "Narrative Immunity" for Footballers against Sexual Assault Allegations, M/C Journal
  • 2010
    Silencing or Validating Traumatic Testimony: Australian Footballers' Narrative Immunity Against Allegations of Sexual Assault, Trauma, Media, Art/CSP
  • 2009
    Playing Defence in Sexual Assault Trial by Media: The Male Footballer's Imaginary Body, Australian Feminist Law Journal
  • 2008
    All women are sluts: Australian Rules football and representations of the feminine, Australian Feminist Law Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF)
    Role:
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    Macquarie University

Research Areas

  • Film, Television And Digital Media (1902)
  • Journalism And Professional Writing (1903)
  • Communication And Media Studies (2001)
  • Cultural Studies (2002)