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

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

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' (forthcoming). Hypatia.
  • 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. (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' (forthcoming). Hypatia.
  • Kean, J. (2018). Sex/Love Skirmishes: 'swinging', 'polyamory' and the politics of naming (forthcoming). Feminist Media Studies.

2017

  • 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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