Marguerite Johnson is Professor of Classics at The University of Newcastle.
Her research expertise is predominantly in the area of ancient Mediterranean cultural studies, particularly in representations of gender, sexualities and the body. These interests also intersect with her work in contemporary debates surrounding feminism, LGBTIQ histories, and related issues.
She also works in Classical Reception Studies, with an emphasis on colonial Australasia.
Marguerite is a member of the Centre for 21 Century Humanities at The University of Newcastle, and a Deputy Director.
Marguerite is interested in receiving applications from potential MPhil/PhD candidates to undertake research in her areas of expertise.
For more on Rosaleen Norton, featured in 'A Murky Cauldron,' see http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/the-witch-of-kings-cross.aspx
For more on trigger warnings and teaching works such as Ovid's Metamorphoses, see http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4644185.htm
For more on Mary Beard and the long tradition of women being told to shut up, see http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/women-and-power/9600646
Please check out the website for a conference currently being organised by Marguerite, and her colleagues James Bennett and Kcasey McLoughlin: Surveilling Minds and Bodies: Sexualities, Medicine and the Law in Australasian Contexts https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-education-and-arts/school-of-humanities-and-social-science/surveilling-minds-and-bodies
Marguerite is the 2017 Australian Book Review Gender Fellow. For her essay on 'Picnic at Hanging Rock: 50 Years On,' please see https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/4472-picnic-at-hanging-rock-fifty-years-on-by-marguerite-johnson