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Senior lecturer, RMIT University

Meagan Tyler is a Senior lecturer at RMIT University, Australia.

Her research interests are based mainly around feminist theory and gender inequality in a range of contexts. Her work in these areas has been widely published, including in Rural Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, Violence Against Women, and Women and Therapy as well as several edited collections including 'Everyday Pornography' (Boyle ed., 2010) and 'Prostitution, Harm and Gender Inequality' (Coy ed., 2012) and 'Freedom Fallacy:The Limits of Liberal Feminism' (Kiraly & Tyler, ed. 2015).


  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2015–2018
    Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2010–2014
    Lecturer in Sociology, Victoria University


  • 2009 
    The University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2004 
    The University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma of Education
  • 2003 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Political Science


  • 2018
    The limits of ethical consumption in the sex industry: An analysis of online brothel reviews, Women's Studies International Forum
  • 2016
    A Prescription for Porn: Sexology, sex therapy and the promotion of pornified sex, Heather Brunskell-Evans (ed) The Sexualized Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography (Cambridge Scholars)
  • 2016
    Conceptualizing Pornographication: A Lack of Clarity and Problems for Feminist Analysis, Sexualization, Media & Society, v2(2): 1-14
  • 2016
    10 Myths About Prostitution, Trafficking and the Nordic Model, In Caroline Norma and Melinda Tankard Reist (eds) Prostitution Narratives (Spinifex)
  • 2015
    Freedom Fallacy: The limits of Liberal Feminism, Co-editor with Miranda Kiraly
  • 2015
    Saying 'I don't': Moving beyond marriage, In Miranda Kiraly & Meagan Tyler (eds) Freedom Fallacy: The limits of liberal feminism
  • 2015
    Harms of Production: Theorising pornography as a form of prostitution, Women's Studies International Forum, v48(1): 114-123
  • 2013
    Bushfires are “men's business”: The importance of gender and rural hegemonic masculinity, Journal of Rural Studies, v30(2): 110-119
  • 2012
    Theorising Harm through the Sex of Prostitution, In Maddy Coy (ed) Prostitution, Harm & Gender Inequality (Ashgate)
  • 2011
    Pornography as Sexual Authority: How Sex Therapy Promotes the Pornification of Sexuality, In Abigail Bray and Melinda Tankard Reist (eds) Big Porn Inc. (Spinifex)
  • 2011
    Selling Sex Short: The pornographic and sexological construction of women's sexuality in the West, (Cambridge Scholars)
  • 2010
    Now That's Pornography! Violence and Domination in Adult Video News, In Karen Boyle (ed) Everyday Pornography (Routledge)
  • 2009
    No Means Yes? Perpetuating Myths in the Sexological Construction of Women's Desire., Women and Therapy, v32(1): 40-50
  • 2008
    Sex self-help books: Hot secrets for great sex or promoting the sex of prostitution?, Women's Studies International Forum, v31(5): 363-372

Research Areas

  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified (160699)
  • Social Change (160805)