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Troy Potter

Lecturer, The University of Melbourne, The University of Melbourne

Troy Potter is a Lecturer in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. One of his primary research areas is literary representations of masculinities. More broadly, he is interested in the ways in which texts for young people respond to and shape contemporary concerns, particularly those related to gender and sexuality.

His interdisciplinary research explores how critical and disciplinary literacies can be used by teachers within the secondary school context to create innovative and transformative pedagogical strategies to support student learning, engagement, and wellbeing.

Troy is the author of "Books for Boys: Manipulating Genre in Contemporary Australian Young Adult Fiction" (2018). His research can also be found in leading journals, including Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Gender Studies, and International Research in Children's Literature.


  • –present
    Lecturer, The University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne


  • 2017 
    Monash University, PhD Literary Studies