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Associate member of the Centre for Media History, Macquarie University

Dr Kath Kenny recently completed her PhD thesis on the Australian women’s liberation movement’s cultural renaissance on stage and screen at Macquarie University’s Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence. She is also an essayist and arts reviewer whose work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC, Meanjin, The Conversation, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly and elsewhere. Her most recent works include the lead chapters for the anthologies #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement (Picador 2019) and Fashion: New Feminist Essays (Routledge 2020) and a chapter in Mediating Memory: Tracing the Limits of Memoir (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature 2017). She is a board member of the Sydney Writers’ Room and an associate member of the Centre for Media History. She is currently working on a book about the 1972 women’s liberation play Betty Can Jump.


  • –present
    Tutor and postgraduate researcher, Macquarie University


  • 2016 
    Macquarie University, Master of Research