PhD candidate, Western Sydney University

My Research:

I am a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. My research investigates how women's subjectivities are mobilised through their entanglements with therapy culture. My empirically-driven research explores how Australian women – across intersections of race and class – experience and encounter the social and psychic power embedded within therapy culture. While I argue that therapy culture is encroaching more deeply into women's lives and their self-making, I call for a rethinking of therapy culture's potentially enabling and ancillary possibilities. I argue that while women are subjected to blueprints of gendered normalisation through therapy culture, they are at the same time, paradoxically, 'activated' and accorded space to 'make' themselves as intelligible subjects.

My Work:

I have been a full-time member of staff at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University for over five years, where I have worked in various research management roles. I am currently Partnerships and Business Development Officer at ICS. I contribute to the provision of research management across the Institute's $7 million research program.

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I am Editorial Assistant of 'Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics', and Co-Editor of 'The Occasional Papers, Institute for Culture and Society'.

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • The Australasian Research Management Society