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Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne

Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer, researcher and frequent media commentator on issues relating to gender, sexuality, pop culture and the media.

Lauren is the author of nine books: Sex in Public: Women, Outdoor Advertising and Public Policy (2007), Cheating On The Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism (2009), Part-Time Perverts: Sex, Pop Culture and Kink Management (2011) and Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television (2012), American Taboo (2013) and Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self (2014). This year, Lauren will have two books published: Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes (2016), Intimacy on the Internet: Media Representations of Online Connections (2016) and Analyzing Christmas in Film: Santa to the Supernatural (2017).

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  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communication)
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, Graduate Certificate in University Teaching
  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Political Science)
  • 2002 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Public Policy and Management (Honours)
  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Cultural Studies)