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Senior Lecturer in Humanities, University of Southern Queensland

Research Interests:

Eurovision, cultural diplomacy, Australian and global migration, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, cultural studies, popular culture, Australian studies, gender studies.

Most Recent Research Outcomes:

“High, low, and participatory: Eurovision and cultural studies,” in Eurovision as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia, eds Adam Dubin, Antonio Obregón, and Dean Vuletic, Routledge. 2022.

“A Commonwealth Princess? The instrumentalisation of Meghan Markle’s race to construct her royal persona,” Persona Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, (2021),

"Richard White’s Inventing Australia: revisiting the invention forty years later." History Australia (2021), pp.1-12.


  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2013–2017
    Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland


  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
  • International Australian Studies Association