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Research Associate, University of South Australia

Sarah McDonald is a lecturer based at the Centre for Research in Educational & Social Inclusion in Education Futures, University of South Australia. Her research interests are in gendered subjectivities, girlhood, social mobility, social barriers, and inequalities in education.


  • 2019–present
    Research Assistant, Centre for Research in Education & Social Inclusion, Education Futures, University of South Australia


  • 2021 
    University of South Australia, PhD (Sociology of Education)
  • 2018 
    Flinders University, Master of Education (Education Research, Evaluation & Assessment)
  • 2007 
    Flinders University, Bachelor of Education
  • 2005 
    University of Adelaide , Bachelor of Arts

Professional Memberships

  • South Australian English Teachers Association
  • Australian Association for the Teaching of English
  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • American Educational Research Association