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Lecturer in Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne

Dr Hannah McCann is a lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research explores feminine gender presentation as represented in feminist discourse and in queer femme LGBTQ communities, Her first research monograph was published with Routledge in 2018, titled "Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation". She has published in the European Journal of Women's Studies, Australian Feminist Studies, and Women’s Studies Quarterly, writing on topics including postfeminism, affect theory and queer femininity.


  • 2019–present
    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
    Beyond the visible: Rethinking femininity through the femme assemblage, European Journal of Women's Studies
  • 2018
    Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism and the Politics of Presentation, Routledge
  • 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)