Director of XYX Lab + Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Monash University, Monash University

Dr Nicole Kalms is the Director of the XYX Lab and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Monash University. Her research centres on contemporary urbanism and gender. Dr Kalms’ book Hypersexual City (Routledge 2017) examines sexualized representation in neoliberal cities. Other recent research includes 'Hypersexual Occupations' (2015) in the edited book 'Occupation: Ruin, Repudiation and Revolution' and 'Hypersexual Transgressions' (2014) published in the Architectural Humanities Research Association's journal 'Architecture and Culture'. Dr Kalms also writes for a diverse non-academic audience, and is regularly invited to speak to the public about sexuality and urban space at major national and international cultural institutions. Kalms is the founding Director of MADA’s Space and Gender Laboratory and is committed to understanding the ways that gender contributes to shaping behaviour in Australian cities. In this role, Dr Kalms is leading the significant research project 'Urban Exposure: Interactively Mapping the Systems of Sexual Violence in the Spaces of Melbourne, Australia', and is currently preparing an ARC Linkage application to support this work.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Monash University

Education

  • 2016 
    Monash University, PhD [Architecture]
  • 2005 
    RMIT University, Master Landscape Architecture
  • 1998 
    RMIT University, Bachelor of Architecture