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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:

"Death and the Maiden: Memorialisation, Scandal, and the Gendered Mediation of Australian Soldiers", in J. Gildersleeve and R. Gehrmann (eds), Memory and the Wars on Terror: Australian and British Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 237-262. ISBN 978-3-319-56975-8

"[Insert image here]: a reflection on the ethics of imagery in a critical pedagogy for the humanities", Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 1-15 (online 2017).

"Welcome to Eurostralia: the strategic diversity of Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest", Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 31. no. 1 (2017), pp. 13-23.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland


  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia