PhD candidate, Western Sydney University

I am a PhD researcher at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. My research investigates how women's subjectivities are mobilised through their entanglements with therapy culture. My empirically-driven research explores how Australian women – across intersections of race and class – experience and encounter the social and psychic power embedded within therapy culture. While I argue that therapy culture is encroaching more deeply into women's lives and their self-making, I call for a rethinking of therapy culture's potentially enabling and ancillary possibilities. I argue that while women are subjected to blueprints of gendered normalisation through therapy culture, they are at the same time, paradoxically, 'activated' and invited to take a self-reflexive role in their own production.

I am Editorial Assistant of 'Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics', and Co-Editor of 'The Occasional Papers, Institute for Culture and Society'.

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • The Australasian Research Management Society