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Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, The University of Melbourne

Dr Hannah McCann is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research in critical femininity studies explores feminist discourse on femininity, queer femme LGBTQ+ communities, beauty culture, and queer fangirls. She has published in various journals including European Journal of Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her monograph Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation was published with Routledge in 2018, and her co-authored textbook Queer Theory Now: From Foundations to Futures with Red Globe Press in 2020.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne
  • 2019–2020
    Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer in Gender Studies, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2016
    Lecturer in Gender Studies, Australian National University


  • 2015 
    Australian National University, PhD in Sociology
  • 2010 
    ACT Government (Graduate Program), Diploma of Government
  • 2009 
    Australian National University, BA (Political Science, Philosophy (Honours)) /BSc (Psychology)


  • 2019
    ‘In this house we believe in fairness and kindness’: Post-liberation politics in Australia's same-sex marriage postal survey, Sexualities
  • 2018
    Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation, Routledge
  • 2018
    Beyond the visible: Rethinking femininity through the femme assemblage, European Journal of Women's Studies
  • 2016
    Epistemology of the subject: Queer theory's challenge to feminist sociology, WSQ: Women's Studies Quarter
  • 2015
    Pantomime Dames Queer Femininity Versus ‘Natural Beauty’ in Snog, Marry, Avoid, Australian Feminist Studies

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
  • Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)

Research Areas

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Sociology (1608)
  • Philosophy (2203)
  • Feminist Theory (220306)