Research Officer, La Trobe University

Moving over from a teaching and research position in the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) at Monash University, Dr Andrea Waling​ has been brought on board to work with Prof Gary Dowsett, Dr Duane Duncan and Dr Steven Angelides on an ARC discovery project, “Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement” (2015-2017). She recently graduated with a PhD in sociology and critical men’s studies, and her research interests include men and masculinities, Australian identity, and raunch culture, with a focus on representations of men and masculinity in media, and the lived experiences of men. Her PhD dissertation examines the prevalence of iconic masculinities as they infiltrate the Australian consciousness, and determines the extent to which these stereotypes may still hold currency within modern Australian society. Her PhD thesis is currently being adapted into a book entitled White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke for publication in 2019. Her research and teaching interests include theoretical and empirical examinations of men and masculinity, investigations of sex and gender in the media, sexualisation and raunch culture, men’s bodies, men’s health, and LGBTIQ+ issues. She is currently working on a small pilot study exploring how men’s motivations for sending ‘Dick Pics’ are framed in contemporary media.

Outside of ARCSHS Andrea is a CI on a series of collaborations with Dr James Roffee (Monash University) investigating LGBTIQ experiences of safety and unsafety in Australian universities, and with David Fildes (AHSRI) exploring the experiences of CALD men in Men’s Sheds. Andrea is an ordinary board member of the Zoe Belle Gender Collective working group (2012-Present), as well as on the board of directors for The American Men's Studies Association (2017-2019). Andrea is co-chairing the 2018 Annual American Men's Studies Association Conference with Dr Jonathan A. Allen and Dr Frank Karioris. Her paper co-authored with Dr James Roffee published in Safer Communities recieved the 'Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.'

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Social Researcher, Freelance
  • 2015–present
    Research Officer, La Trobe University
  • 2012–present
    Board Member, Zoe Belle Gender Collective
  • 2012–present
    Guest Lecturer, Monash University
  • 2017–2019
    Board Member, The American Men's Studies Association
  • 2015–2015
    Assistant lecturer, Monash University
  • 2013–2014
    Chief Examiner/Unit Coordinator, Monash University
  • 2011–2014
    Teaching Associate, Monash University
  • 2011–2011
    Research assistant, Monash University
  • 2010–2010
    Research & Evaluation Officer, Pink Triangle Services (PTS)
  • 2010–2010
    Research Assistant, Carleton University

Education

  • 2015 
    Monash University, PhD Sociology (Critical Men's Studies)
  • 2010 
    Carleton University, BA Honours (MJ: Anthropology, MN: Sociology & Sexuality Studies)

Publications

  • 2017
    Men and Fourth-Wave Feminism: Acceptance, Ambivalence, Resistance (Non-refereed piece), New Community Journal: Men, Masculinity & Community Developemen
  • 2017
    Resolving ethical challenges when researching with minority and vulnerable populations: LGBTIQ victims of violence, harassment and bullying, Research Ethics
  • 2017
    ‘Don't Fix What Ain't Broke': Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Men's Shed in Inner-Regional Australia. , Health and Social Care in the Community
  • 2017
    Knowing, Performing and Holding Queerness: LGBTIQ+ Student Experiences in Australian Tertiary Education., Sex Education
  • 2016
    "We Are So Pumped Full of Shit by the Media": Masculinity, Magazines and the Lack of Self-Identification (Online First), Men and Masculinities
  • 2016
    Deconstructing the Super(hero)villain: Megamind and the Cinematic Representations of Masculinities., The Human
  • 2016
    Rethinking Microaggressions and Anti-social behaviour against LGBTIQ Youth, Safer Communities
  • 2014
    Heroes, Retros and Metros: Narratives of Conflicting Masculinities and Tensions within Contemporary Australian Media., Outskirts: Feminisms Along The Edge
  • 2010
    Penetrating the Land: Representations of Indigenous Sexuality., Sprinkle: A Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    ‘LGBTIQ Experiences of Inner-Community Violence’ (2016-2017)
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Arts Faculty Research Project Seed Fund, Monash University
  • 2016
    The ‘Dick Pic’: Exploring Men’s Motivations for Sending Unsolicited Explicit Photos to Women
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    School of Psychology and Public Health Small Grants Scheme
  • 2015
    Moving On: Mental Health, Resilience and Sexual Recovery among Gay Men Living with Prostate Cancer (2012-2015)
    Role:
    Research Officer (2015)
    Funding Source:
    Beyond Blue, Movember
  • 2015
    Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement (2015-2017)
    Role:
    Research Officer
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2015
    Victimisation of LGBTIQ Youth in University Settings
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    SoSS Research Committee, Monash University
  • 2015
    Men's Sheds: An Insight Into What Works
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    SoSS Research Committee, Monash University
  • 2014
    Building Healthy Men Project: A Needs Assessment
    Role:
    Social Research (Pro-bono Consultancy)
    Funding Source:
    Freelance Work
  • 2012
    Youth Suicide Prevention Project (Zoe Belle Gender Centre)
    Role:
    Project Manager (Volunteer)
    Funding Source:
    Department of Health Victoria
  • 2011
    ‘2010 Qualitative Transgender and Transsexual Needs Assessment’ (2010)
    Role:
    Preliminary Research in 2010 (To Support Application)
    Funding Source:
    Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • 2010
    Gendered Border Lives: Zimbabweans in Northern South Africa
    Role:
    Research Assistant
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (USRA)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Women and Gender Studies Association
  • Zoe Belle Gender Collective
  • The American Men's Studies Association

Research Areas

  • Gender, Sexuality And Education (130308)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Sociology (1608)