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Lucy Nicholas

Associate professor Sexualities and Genders / Sociology, Western Sydney University

I am a researcher and university lecturer in gender, sexuality, sociology and politics. I work at Western Sydney University in the School of Social Sciences, and am director of Sexualities and Genders Research.

I did my MPhil at Griffith University, QLD, Australia, and my PhD at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, before working at Portsmouth University, UK, Swinburne University, Melbourne Australia, and finally to WSU in 2019.

My research is interested in diversity broadly, focusing on genders and sexualities, social theory, feminisms, and whiteness. I am committed to research that improves the lives of those who are othered and subordinated.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Western Sydney University
  • 2012–2019
    Senior lecturer, Swinburne University


  • 2011 
    University of Edinburgh, PhD
  • 2007 
    Griffith University, MPhil