Dr Jennifer Germon

MA Auck PhD Sydney
Lecturer in Gender Studies

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3774
Fax +61 2 9351 5336

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Biographical details

Jennifer Germon is a lecturer in Gender Studies. Her monograph Gender: A Genealogy of an Idea (2009) offers a conceptual history of the idea of gender, entwined with a history of intersex in the ‘modern era.’ In 2013 Gender was reprinted following its translation into Japanese.

Jennifer’s background in the health and community sectors, and in the creative arts, informs her approach to research. Her empirical research on gender-based harassment in schools - particularly among boys – led her to develop an innovative framework for gender analysis with application to anti-bullying programs. Her current research projects include an examination of medical narratives of male fetal sex development, and an analysis of recent changes to the way sexual ambiguity is managed in international sports competition.

Jennifer is the coordinator of the GCS social inclusion program.

Research interests

gender, embodiment, masculinity studies, gendered violence, history and philosophy of medical science, sexuality studies, the creative arts as a vehicle for social inclusion and social change.

Teaching and supervision

GCST2604 Sex, Violence and Transgression

GCST1602 Introduction to Gender Studies

Industry based publications

with E. Probyn, P. O'Connor, C. Evers and M. Moller, Towards Respectful Relatonships: Strategies for building cultures of respect in NSW public high schools. A report prepared for the NSW Department of Education and Training, (2008)

Supported Employment Toolkit. Te Awamutu: Gracelands Group of Services, (2004)

Community Participation Toolkit. Te Awamutu: Gracelands Group of Services, (2004)

Little Book of Refuges, 1st edition, Sydney: NSW Women?s Refuge Movement, (2002)

Selected publications

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Books

  • Germon, J. (2009). Gender: A Genealogy of an Idea. New York, United States of America: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

  • Probyn, E., Germon, J., Caluya, G. (2014). Globalised Sexualities. In A. Plomien and C. Hemmings (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Caluya, G., Germon, J., Probyn, E. (2014). Globalization and feminism: changing taxonomies of sex, gender and sexuality. In M. Evans, C. Hemmings, M. Henry, H. Johnstone, S. Madhok, A. Plomien & S Wearing (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory, (pp. 293-307). Los Angeles/London: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Germon, J. (2014). Researching masculinities, narrating sexual difference. Qualitative Research Journal, 14(1), 50-63. [More Information]
  • Cooper, A., Shaw, R., Beres, M., du Plessis, R., Germon, J. (2012). Author Meets Critics: a panel discussion of Jennifer Germon's 'Gender: a Genealogy of an Idea'. New Zealand Sociology, 27(1), 112-131.
  • Germon, J. (2008). Kinsey and the Politics of Bisexual Authenticity. Journal of Bisexuality, 8(3/4), 243-258.

Conferences

  • Germon, J. (2012). Beyond a binary gendered imaginary: Sport and the more-than-human. Cultural Studies Association of Australiasia Annual Conference 2012: Materialities: Economies, Empiricism, & Things.
  • Germon, J. (2012). Gendered Imaginaries: Representations of fetal anatomy, a cautionary tale. Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association Conference 2012: Interventions: Reflections, Critiques, Practices.
  • Germon, J. (2012). Why Gender Matters. Why Gender Matters, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University.
  • Cooper, A., Shaw, R., Beres, M., du Plessis, R., Germon, J. (2011). Plenary Session Author Meets Critics: a panel discussion of Jennifer Germon's 'Gender: a Genealogy of an Idea'. SAANZ Annual Conference 2011: Looking Forward: Trends, Horizons and Utopias.
  • Germon, J. (2007). Hirschfeld's Fictions, Money's Gender: A Productive Encounter. Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the archive, Queensland: University of Queensland, Centre for the History of European Discourses.
  • Probyn, E., Germon, J., Evers, C., Donald, S. (2006). Lovemaking Australia: Mateship, Grog and Aboriginal Culture. New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2006: Beyond Nature, New Zealand: University of Otago.

2014

  • Probyn, E., Germon, J., Caluya, G. (2014). Globalised Sexualities. In A. Plomien and C. Hemmings (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Caluya, G., Germon, J., Probyn, E. (2014). Globalization and feminism: changing taxonomies of sex, gender and sexuality. In M. Evans, C. Hemmings, M. Henry, H. Johnstone, S. Madhok, A. Plomien & S Wearing (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory, (pp. 293-307). Los Angeles/London: Sage Publications.
  • Germon, J. (2014). Researching masculinities, narrating sexual difference. Qualitative Research Journal, 14(1), 50-63. [More Information]

2012

  • Cooper, A., Shaw, R., Beres, M., du Plessis, R., Germon, J. (2012). Author Meets Critics: a panel discussion of Jennifer Germon's 'Gender: a Genealogy of an Idea'. New Zealand Sociology, 27(1), 112-131.
  • Germon, J. (2012). Beyond a binary gendered imaginary: Sport and the more-than-human. Cultural Studies Association of Australiasia Annual Conference 2012: Materialities: Economies, Empiricism, & Things.
  • Germon, J. (2012). Gendered Imaginaries: Representations of fetal anatomy, a cautionary tale. Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association Conference 2012: Interventions: Reflections, Critiques, Practices.
  • Germon, J. (2012). Why Gender Matters. Why Gender Matters, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University.

2011

  • Cooper, A., Shaw, R., Beres, M., du Plessis, R., Germon, J. (2011). Plenary Session Author Meets Critics: a panel discussion of Jennifer Germon's 'Gender: a Genealogy of an Idea'. SAANZ Annual Conference 2011: Looking Forward: Trends, Horizons and Utopias.

2009

  • Germon, J. (2009). Gender: A Genealogy of an Idea. New York, United States of America: Palgrave Macmillan.

2008

  • Germon, J. (2008). Kinsey and the Politics of Bisexual Authenticity. Journal of Bisexuality, 8(3/4), 243-258.

2007

  • Germon, J. (2007). Hirschfeld's Fictions, Money's Gender: A Productive Encounter. Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the archive, Queensland: University of Queensland, Centre for the History of European Discourses.

2006

  • Probyn, E., Germon, J., Evers, C., Donald, S. (2006). Lovemaking Australia: Mateship, Grog and Aboriginal Culture. New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2006: Beyond Nature, New Zealand: University of Otago.

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