Lecturer in gender studies, University of Melbourne

Dr Hannah McCann is a lecturer in gender studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research explores feminine gender presentation as represented in feminist discourse and in queer femme LGBTQ communities, and she is currently working on a research monograph for Routledge, titled Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation. She has published in the Australian Humanities Review, Australian Feminist Studies, and Women’s Studies Quarterly, writing on topics including postfeminism, affect theory and queer femininity.


  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer in Gender Studies, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2016
    Lecturer in Gender Studies, Australian National University


  • 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)