Dr Megan Le Masurier

BA (Hons) Sydney, PhD (Media and Communications) Sydney, ASCM (Associate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
Lecturer
Undergraduate Coordinator
Degree Director, Master of Publishing

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3628

Biographical details

Megan Le Masurier began working for the Department of Media and Communications in 2005 and teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She studied music at the Sydney Conservatorium, graduated with Honours in History from the University of Sydney and received her PhD there in 2008. Her professional life began briefly in the academy, after which she worked in the magazine industry for many years (as journalist and editor). She is currently researching and writing a book on Magazines, Journalism and Everyday Life, and co-editing another (with Fiona Giles and Louise Katz) on the radical potential of Slow.

Research interests

  • Magazine studies: history, theory, practice
  • Popular feminism
  • Slow journalism
  • Independent magazines

Teaching and supervision

Kerrie Davies Bertha and me
Toby Creswell Darlinghurst Nights: The party that never ended

Consultation Times

Monday 12:15pm – 2:45pm and Wednesday 11am – 12pm

Recent Conference Papers

  • 2014. 'Slow Journalism and the recovery of attention.' Invited keynote address, EJTA (European Journalism Training Association) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, October.
  • 2014. 'Slow journalism and the recovery of cultural memory', Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference, Tampere, Finland, July
  • 2012. ‘Indie magazines as slow media: materiality, temporality, sustainability’, Cultural Studies Association Australia (CSAA), Materialities: Economies, Empiricism & Things, University of Sydney, December
  • 2012. ‘Delayed Gratification: the politics of slow journalism’, Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference, Sorbonne, Paris, July
  • 2012. ‘Cleo magazine, popular feminism and the second wave’, Women and Magazines Conference, Kingston University, London, June
  • 2011. ‘Paper Politics? The pleasures of the ‘indie’ magazine’, Mapping the Magazine Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, July
  • 2010. ‘Journalism does not exist (without a genre)’ (with Fiona Giles), JEAA conference, UTS, Sydney, November
  • 2010. ‘Independent magazines and print creativity in a digital age’, ANZCA conference, ‘Media, Democracy and Change’, Canberra, July
  • 2009. ‘Listening to popular feminism’. Listening Futures Symposium, Macquarie University, December
  • 2008. ‘Reading (feminist) desire: reader letters to Cleo magazine during the second wave’, Media Histories Colloquium, Mitchell Library, September
  • 2007. ‘The Popular Orgasm’, Living in the Seventies conference, Macquarie University, October
  • 2006. ‘Reading the flesh: the Cleo centrefold and the erotic gaze of popular feminism’, Magazines and Modernity conference, University of Queensland, December

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2011

  • The Genres of Journalism: News to Narrative; Giles F, Le Masurier M; School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney/ARC Assistance Scheme.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Le Masurier, M. (2013). Photograph: Germaine Greer. In Alison Bartlett, Margaret Henderson (Eds.), Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer, (pp. 121-126). Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journals

  • Le Masurier, M., Johinke, R. (2014). Magazine Studies: Pedagogy and Practice in a Nascent Field. Text: journal of writing and writing courses, Special Issue 25, 1-16.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2014). What is a Magazine? Text: journal of writing and writing courses, Special Issue 25, 1-16.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2014). What is Slow Journalism? Journalism Practice. [More Information]
  • Le Masurier, M. (2012). Genre with parallels today. Australian Journalism Review, 34(2), 132-134.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2012). Independent magazines and the rejuvenation of print. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(4), 383-398. [More Information]
  • Evers, C., Le Masurier, M. (2011). Get Out In Front! An evaluation of a media workshop for young elite sportswomen. Altitude: An e-journal of emerging humanities work, 9, 1-34.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2011). Popular feminism, the second wave and Cleo's male centrefold. Feminist Media Studies, 11(2), 215-229.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2010). Nine ways to reduce plagiarism: Findings from The Plagiarism Project. Synergy, (30), 4-9.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2009). Desiring the (popular feminist) reader: letters to Cleo during the second wave. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 131(May 2009), 106-116.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2009). Telling tales in the negligent office. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 14(1), 51-64. [More Information]
  • Le Masurier, M. (2007). My Other, My Self. Australian Feminist Studies, 22(53), 191-211.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2006). Teaching our way through plagiarism in the academy. Synergy, 24(November 2006), 13-18.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2002). Review of Susan Sheridan et al ‘Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women’s Weekly in the Postwar years’. Australian Feminist Studies, 17(38), 236-237.

Report

  • Le Masurier, M., Evers, C. (2006). Sportswomen: Get Out in front!.
  • Lumby, C., Le Masurier, M. (2005). Gender and Health.
  • Lumby, C., McCarthy, W., Albury, K., Le Masurier, M., Moller, M. (2004). Playing By The Rules : On and Off the Field.

2014

  • Le Masurier, M., Johinke, R. (2014). Magazine Studies: Pedagogy and Practice in a Nascent Field. Text: journal of writing and writing courses, Special Issue 25, 1-16.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2014). What is a Magazine? Text: journal of writing and writing courses, Special Issue 25, 1-16.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2014). What is Slow Journalism? Journalism Practice. [More Information]

2013

  • Le Masurier, M. (2013). Photograph: Germaine Greer. In Alison Bartlett, Margaret Henderson (Eds.), Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer, (pp. 121-126). Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2012

  • Le Masurier, M. (2012). Genre with parallels today. Australian Journalism Review, 34(2), 132-134.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2012). Independent magazines and the rejuvenation of print. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(4), 383-398. [More Information]

2011

  • Evers, C., Le Masurier, M. (2011). Get Out In Front! An evaluation of a media workshop for young elite sportswomen. Altitude: An e-journal of emerging humanities work, 9, 1-34.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2011). Popular feminism, the second wave and Cleo's male centrefold. Feminist Media Studies, 11(2), 215-229.

2010

  • Le Masurier, M. (2010). Nine ways to reduce plagiarism: Findings from The Plagiarism Project. Synergy, (30), 4-9.

2009

  • Le Masurier, M. (2009). Desiring the (popular feminist) reader: letters to Cleo during the second wave. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 131(May 2009), 106-116.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2009). Telling tales in the negligent office. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 14(1), 51-64. [More Information]

2007

  • Le Masurier, M. (2007). My Other, My Self. Australian Feminist Studies, 22(53), 191-211.

2006

  • Le Masurier, M., Evers, C. (2006). Sportswomen: Get Out in front!.
  • Le Masurier, M. (2006). Teaching our way through plagiarism in the academy. Synergy, 24(November 2006), 13-18.

2005

  • Lumby, C., Le Masurier, M. (2005). Gender and Health.

2004

  • Lumby, C., McCarthy, W., Albury, K., Le Masurier, M., Moller, M. (2004). Playing By The Rules : On and Off the Field.

2002

  • Le Masurier, M. (2002). Review of Susan Sheridan et al ‘Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women’s Weekly in the Postwar years’. Australian Feminist Studies, 17(38), 236-237.

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