Dr Jessica Kean

Scholarly Teaching Fellow

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Jessica Kean is a Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. Prior to this position, Jessica was employed as a sessional lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies from 2014-2016, having completed her PhD in 2014.

Research interests

  • Queer theory, heteronormativity, mononormativity
  • Non/monogamy
  • Intimacies and relationships
  • Feminisms and feminist theory
  • Popular Culture
  • Domestic and family violence, especially in LGBTIQ contexts
  • Gender, diversity and the workplace

Teaching and supervision

  • GCST2612 Youth and Youth Culture
  • GCST2609 Masculinities

Current research students

Project title Research student
Reconceptualising Cai Li (Brideprice): Chinese female migrants, identity and tradition in Australia Giselle ZOU

Associations

Jessica Kean is on the executive for the Australia Women’s and Gender Studies Assocaition. She is also a member of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, and the Association for Cultural Studies.

In the media

2017

Kean, J. (2017) 'Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road', Star Observer.

http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/even-yes-wins-tomorrow-not-end-road/163827

Kean, J. (2017) 'Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road', Star Observer
http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/even-yes-wins-tomorrow-not-end-road/163827
Kean, J. (2017) 'Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road', Star Observer
http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/even-yes-wins-tomorrow-not-end-road/163827
Kean, J. (2017) 'Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road', Star Observer
http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/even-yes-wins-tomorrow-not-end-road/163827
Kean, J. (2017) 'Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road', Star Observer
http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/even-yes-wins-tomorrow-not-end-road/163827
Kean, J. (2017) 'Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road', Star Observer
http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/national-news/even-yes-wins-tomorrow-not-end-road/163827

Kean, J. (2017) 'Marriage Equality: The Morning After',Raising the Bar podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/raising-the-bar-sydney/jess-kean-marriage-equality-the-morning-after-raising-the-bar-2017

2015

‘Explainer: What is Genderqueer?’ in The Conversation (co-authored with Benjamin Bolton, 26 October, 2015)

‘Caught in the Act: The Ethics of Watching the Ashley Madison Cheating Scandal Unfold’ in Archer Magazine: the journal of sexuality, gender and diversity (24 August, 2015)

‘Why Consenting Adults Should See 50 Shades of Grey – and take their teens’ in The Sydney Morning Herald (co-authored with Timothy Laurie, 15 Feb, 2015)

2013

‘We Should Listen to Gillard on Same Sex Marriage’ on The Drum (2 Oct, 2013)

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kean, J. (2018). Misreading Non-monogamy in Beauvoir's 'She Came to Stay'. Hypatia, 33(1), 128-143. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2018). Sex/love skirmishes: "swinging," "polyamory," and the politics of naming. Feminist Media Studies, 18(3), 458-474. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2018). Sex/Love Skirmishes: 'swinging', 'polyamory' and the politics of naming (forthcoming). Feminist Media Studies.
  • Kean, J. (2017). Relationship Structure, Relationship Texture: Case Studies in Non/Monogamies Research. Cultural Studies Review, 23(1), 18-35. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2017). Review: Undoing monogamy: the politics of science and the possibilities of biology; Fraught intimacies: non/monogamy in the public sphere. Australian Feminist Studies, 31(90), 528-531. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2015). A stunning plurality: Unravelling hetero- and mononormativities through HBO's Big Love. Sexualities, 18(5/6), 698-713. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2015). Review: 'When No Means No: Re-reading Celibacy'. Cultural Studies Review, 21(2), 261-265.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Kean, J. (2017). Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road. Star Observer.
  • Kean, J. (2015). Caught in the act: The ethics of watching the Ashley Madison cheating scandal unfold. Archer Magazine: the journal of sexuality, gender and diversity. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2015). Explainer: what is genderqueer? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Kean, J., Laurie, T. (2015). Why consenting adults should see 50 Shades of Grey � and take their teens. The Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2013). We should listen to Gillard on same-sex marriage. The Drum. [More Information]

2018

  • Kean, J. (2018). Misreading Non-monogamy in Beauvoir's 'She Came to Stay'. Hypatia, 33(1), 128-143. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2018). Sex/love skirmishes: "swinging," "polyamory," and the politics of naming. Feminist Media Studies, 18(3), 458-474. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2018). Sex/Love Skirmishes: 'swinging', 'polyamory' and the politics of naming (forthcoming). Feminist Media Studies.

2017

  • Kean, J. (2017). Even if Yes wins tomorrow SSM is Not the End of the Road. Star Observer.
  • Kean, J. (2017). Relationship Structure, Relationship Texture: Case Studies in Non/Monogamies Research. Cultural Studies Review, 23(1), 18-35. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2017). Review: Undoing monogamy: the politics of science and the possibilities of biology; Fraught intimacies: non/monogamy in the public sphere. Australian Feminist Studies, 31(90), 528-531. [More Information]

2015

  • Kean, J. (2015). A stunning plurality: Unravelling hetero- and mononormativities through HBO's Big Love. Sexualities, 18(5/6), 698-713. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2015). Caught in the act: The ethics of watching the Ashley Madison cheating scandal unfold. Archer Magazine: the journal of sexuality, gender and diversity. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2015). Explainer: what is genderqueer? The Conversation. [More Information]
  • Kean, J. (2015). Review: 'When No Means No: Re-reading Celibacy'. Cultural Studies Review, 21(2), 261-265.
  • Kean, J., Laurie, T. (2015). Why consenting adults should see 50 Shades of Grey � and take their teens. The Sydney Morning Herald. [More Information]

2013

  • Kean, J. (2013). We should listen to Gillard on same-sex marriage. The Drum. [More Information]

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