Lecturer in gender studies, University of Melbourne

Dr Hannah McCann is a lecturer in gender studies at the University of Melbourne. She completed her doctoral work as the Inaugural Gender Institute PhD Scholar at the Australian National University. Her research explores feminine gender presentation as represented in feminist discourse and in queer femme LGBTQ communities. She has published in the Australian Humanities Review, Australian Feminist Studies, and Hypatia, writing on topics including postfeminism, affect theory, queer femininity, and Fifty Shades of Grey. In 2015 her comic explainers Judith Butler Explained with Cats and Foucault Explained with Hipsters were exhibited in the German Historical Museum show “Homosexuality_ies” in Berlin.You can follow her on Twitter @binarythis


  • 2015 
    Australian National University, PhD in Sociology
  • 2010 
    ACT Government (Graduate Program), Diploma of Government
  • 2009 
    Australian National University, BA (Political Science, Philosophy (Honours)) /BSc (Psychology)


  • 2015
    Pantomime Dames Queer Femininity Versus ‘Natural Beauty’ in Snog, Marry, Avoid, Australian Feminist Studies

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
  • Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)

Research Areas

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Sociology (1608)
  • Philosophy (2203)
  • Feminist Theory (220306)