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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 way in which genre is used in adolescent literature to construct, engage with, and respond to contemporary concerns, particularly those relating to gender, sexuality and disability.

Troy is the author or "Books for Boys: Manipulating Genre in Contemporary Australian Young Adult Fiction" (WVT Trier, 2018). His research has also published in journals, including International Research in Children's Literature and Children's Literature in Education.


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


  • 2017 
    Monash University, PhD Literary Studies