Dr Jennifer Germon
Jennifer Germon is an Honorary Associate in Gender and Cultural Studies. She has a PhD in Gender Studies (Sydney), and a BA and MA in Sociology (Auckland). Her recently published book Gender: A Genealogy of an Idea (2009) offers a conceptual history of gender intertwined with a history of intersex in the "modern era." Prior to entering the academy, she worked for more than 10 years in the health and community sectors (disability support services, women and children’s refuge services, social housing). That experience informs both her research interests and approach to research.
Research and teaching interests: gender, social justice, embodiment, medical ethics, violence, transgression, sexuality studies (incl. sexology).
Gender: A genealogy of an idea. New York: Palgrave. (2009)
Book chapters and refereed journal articles
Jennifer Germon with Cooper, A. R., Shaw, M. and R. Du Plessis "Author Meets Critics: a panel discussion of Jennifer Germon's 'Gender: a Genealogy of an Idea'" in NZ Sociology, Vol 27 (1), pp. 112-131. (2012).
“Kinsey and the Politics of Bisexual Authenticity” in Journal of Bisexuality, Vol 3 (3/4), pp. 245-260. (2008).
with Myra Hird, “The Intersexed Body and the Medical Regulation of Gender” in K. Backett-Milburn and L. McKie (eds) Constructing Gendered Bodies. London: Palgrave, pp. 162-178, (2001).
with Myra Hird, “Women on the Edge of A Dyke-otomy: Confronting subjectivity” in D. Atkins (ed), Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities and Politics, New York: Haworth, pp. 103-111 (2001). Also published in Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol 3 (3), pp. 103-111. (1999).
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).