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Research associate, UNSW Sydney

Kerryn Drysdale is a cultural studies scholar with research interests spanning affect theory, scene theory, queer theory, feminist methodologies and alternative archive practices. She completed her PhD in Sydney's drag king scene at the University of Sydney, where she also taught gender and cultural studies. Kerryn is currently working at UNSW's Centre for Social Research in Health, investigating drug use in social and sexual encounters between gay men. She remains interested in the connection between LGBTQ cultures and the affective relations generated within social scenes.


  • 2017–present
    Research associate, University of New South Wales


  • 2016 
    University of Sydney, PhD


  • 2016
    Tactile places: doing sensory ethnography in Sydney's drag king scene, Continuum: ournal of Media & Cultural Studies
  • 2014
    When Scenes Fade: Methodological lessons from Sydney's drag king culture, Cultural Studies