Dr Fiona Gill
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Current Position: Senior Lecturer
Dr Fiona Gill’s research interests focus on subjectivity, particularly the management and performance of ambiguous identities. She has on-going interest in national identity, gender and sexual identities and the sociology of sport and the body. Current research interests include science and technology studies, community studies and rural sociology. Fiona is researching the impact of economic rationalism and scientific discourse on an Australian dairy farm. Future research directions include the place of the body and the use of performance enhancing drugs in elite and non-elite sports, economic rationalism and the individual and online identities.
Fiona completed her PhD at Edinburgh University, examining identity management and ambiguity. Subsequently, she moved to University College Dublin investigating Irish environmental attitudes before moving back to Australia. She held a post-doctoral fellowship at Melbourne University investigating the social impacts of technology on dairy farmers before joining Sydney University in July 2005.
- 2002 With Dr Catherine Maclean, University of Edinburgh 'Knowing your place: gender and reflexivity in two ethnographies'. Sociological Research Online, 7 (2).
- January 2005. 'Public and private: National identities in a Scottish Borders community'. Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 11 Part 1, pp. 83-102.
- 2006. 'Negotiating ‘normal': the management of feminine identities in rural Britain'. Forthcoming Sociological Research Online.
- 2006. 'Violence and femininity: symbolic rape and women rugby players.' Under consideration. Women's Studies International Forum.
- 2006. 'You're one of us now: sport, community and representation'. Under consideration Sociology of Sport Journal.