Denise Buiten is a Senior Lecturer of Sociology and Social Justice at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney), where she coordinates the Social Justice program. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg and an International Board Member for the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology.
Dr Buiten's research specialises in gender and the media. In particular, her work focuses on understandings and representations of gender-based violence, and how these are evolving. Recent projects include looking at how fatal family violence and non-consensual sexual image-sharing are represented in the news.
Dr Buiten is passionate about integrating gender-based violence into teaching in a way that is accessible and meaningful for students, and contributes as a board member as part of the Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Addressing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence on Campus.