Current Postgraduate Research Students

These are the postgraduate research students currently enrolled in Gender and Cultural Studies programs, although of course many postgraduate students take our units of study as part of another degree. Research topics and working titles are also listed.

  • Alexa Appel, The Father-Daughter Relationship in Contemporary Popular Culture: Femininity, Fatherhood and the Therapeutic Ethos (PhD)
  • Alifa Bandali, ‘The work is good’: An examination of a women-centred NGO in Malaysia (MPhil)
  • Julia Broom, The Labouring Subject in the Contemporary Indian Novel (MA)
  • Kurt Bugden, Butterflies in The Stomach: Fluid Feelings, Feeling Fluids (PhD)
  • Karma Chahine, Spaces of Elsewhere: Authenticity, Nostalgia, and the City (PhD)
  • Ronggang Chen, MA research
  • Hysin-Yi Cheng, Saving Lives in Wasted Places: the Practice of Volunteers in Public Animal Shelters in Taiwan (MPhil)
  • Christen Cornell, Cultural Space and the Post-socialist Global City: Beijing’s contemporary art districts (PhD)
  • Donna Davies, D. Arts research
  • Kerryn Drysdale, 'Communities of Investment': an examination of Sydney's drag king scene (PhD)
  • Sean Fuller, PhD research
  • Helen Greenwood, MA research
  • Alexandra Heatwole, PhD research
  • Lisa Heinze, Fashioning Sustainability (PhD)
  • Emilie Severino-Jervis, Modern Experience, Textuality, and Feminism (PhD)
  • Kate Johnston, Following Tuna: sustainability, regulation, community (PhD)
  • Paul Kelaita, Queer Infrastructure: Distributed Belonging in Greater Sydney (PhD)
  • Maria Koleth, Popular Development, Planetarity and the Ethical Turn (PhD)
  • Kate Lonie, “Moving Forward?” A comparative study of the media coverage of female politicians in the UK and Australia, and the subsequent impact on leadership ambitions amongst young women (PhD)
  • Yuyin Lu, MPhil Research
  • Brooke McArthur, MA research
  • Thomas Michel, Squaring the Circle: The Culture of Modern Government and the Northern Territory’s 2008 Shires Reform (PhD)
  • Tara Moss, Doc. Social Science research
  • Julie Nimmo, D. Arts research
  • Kate O'Halloran, The ethics of queer anti-normativity (PhD)
  • Rany Pen, White Gold: A study of gender relations in rural Cambodia (PhD)
  • Dallas Petersen, “Celluloid Reflections: Challenging Orientalism at a Cross-cultural crossroads” (PhD)
  • Paul Priday, Masculinities in Transnational Advertising Agencies (PhD)
  • Grace Sharkey, Pornographic Identification: Identity, Sexuality, Representation (PhD)
  • Michelle Starr, Effects of Gender-Role Conformity on Women’s Representation in the C-Suite (Mphil)
  • Timothy Kazuo Steains, Representations of Japan in Contemporary Australian Literature and Cinema (PhD)
  • Natalie Tao, The narratives of Thai migrant women with intercultural relationships in Australian context (PhD)
  • Pornprom (Kate) Tippayamontree, MA research
  • Sara Tomkins, Black-Jewish Relations in Contemporary Jewish American Comedy (PhD)
  • Daniela Villegas, NO WAR IN MY NAME: Girls and Hip-Hop Culture in México (PhD)
  • Helen Walters, Fancy a dress-up? Fancy dress practices in suburban Sydney (MA)
  • Bin Wang, Young feminists and Chinese Modernity (PhD)
  • Scott Webster, "Facts on the Ground": Domicide and the Production of Space in Palestine (MA)
  • Craig Williams, PhD research
  • Karen-Anne Wong, Child's pose: Children's Yoga, Embodiment and Relationality, (PhD)
  • Annie Wu, Changing Fortunes, Changing Identities? Social Identities and Vietnamese Wives and Mothers in Taiwan, (MA)
  • Yuehan-MA Wu, MA research
  • Nadia Zeaiter, MA research