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Senior Lecturer in Humanities, University of Southern Queensland

Professional Memberships:

Secretary of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

Research Interests:

Eurovision, Australian and global migration, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, cultural studies, sport (esp. soccer), popular culture, Australian studies, gender studies.

Most Recent Research Outcomes:

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

““It Really Makes You Feel Part of the World”: Transnational connection for Australian Eurovision audiences,” in Eurovision and Australia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under, eds Chris Hay and Jessica Carniel, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“Nation Branding, Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy at Eurovision: Between Australia and Europe”, in Eurovisions: identity and the international politics of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956, eds Julie Kalman, Ben Wellings, and Keshia Jacotine, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“This one loves that one: queerbaiting at the Eurovision Song Contest,” in Queerbaiting and Fandom, ed. Joseph Brennan, University of Iowa Press, 2019.


  • 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