Dr Fiona Gill

Senior Lecturer

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6889

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Biographical details

Dr Fiona Gill 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.

Research interests

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.

Teaching and supervision

Current Teaching:

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2011

  • Nashos: memories of National Service 1951-1959; Gill F; Australian Army History Unit/Army History Research Grant.

2006

  • Farming on the frontline: the impact of urbanisation and rationalisation on a family dairy farm; Gill F; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Gill, F. (2013). Engaged environmental actors or global citizens? Responsibility, citizenship and Australian farmers. In Heather J. Aslin, Stewart Lockie (Eds.), Engaged environmental citizenship, (pp. 74-86). Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press.
  • Gill, F. (2012). 'Feminine women': regional Australia and the construction of Australian feminity. In Catriona Elder and Keith Moore (Eds.), New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies, (pp. 277-288). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Gill, F. (2012). Gender Identity. In Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies, (pp. 618-622). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
  • Gill, F. (2012). Leisure and Sport. In Brian Furze, Pauline Savy, Robert J Brym and John Lie (Eds.), Sociology in Todays World, (pp. 290-305). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.
  • Gill, F. (2010). Voices in the field. In Maggie Walter (Eds.), Social Research Methods, (pp. 431). Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.

Journals

  • Gill, F. (2013). Succession planning and temporality: The influence of the past and the future. Time and Society, 22(1), 76-91. [More Information]
  • Gill, F., Elder, C. (2012). Data and archives: the Internet as site and subject. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15(4), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Gill, F. (2012). Practicing environmental responsibility: local and global dimensions. Social Responsibility Journal, 8(1), 21-32. [More Information]
  • Gill, F. (2011). Responsible agents: Responsibility and the changing relationship between farmers and the State. Rural Society, 20(2), 128-141. [More Information]
  • Gill, F. (2008). Moving to the 'Big' House: Power and Accommodation in Inter-Generational Farming Families. Rural Society: the journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia, 18(2), 83-94.
  • Gill, F. (2007). 'Violent' femininity: Women rugby players and gender negotiation. Women's Studies International Forum, 30(5), 416-426.
  • Gill, F. (2007). Negotiating 'Normal': the Management of Feminine Identities in Rural Britain. Sociological Research Online, 12(1), 1-13.
  • Gill, F. (2005). Public and private: national identities in a Scottish Borders community. Nations and Nationalism, 11(1), 83-102.
  • Gill, F., Maclean, C. (2002). Knowing your Place: Gender and Reflexivity in two Ethnographies. Sociological Research Online, 7(2), online.

Conferences

  • Gill, F. (2006). It’s a paradise here. Why would you live anywhere else?: community and development in Belsize NSW. Rural Sociological Society annual meeting, United States: Rural Sociological Society.
  • Gill, F. (2005). Contested femininity in a British community? A case from women's rugby. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2013

  • Gill, F. (2013). Engaged environmental actors or global citizens? Responsibility, citizenship and Australian farmers. In Heather J. Aslin, Stewart Lockie (Eds.), Engaged environmental citizenship, (pp. 74-86). Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press.
  • Gill, F. (2013). Succession planning and temporality: The influence of the past and the future. Time and Society, 22(1), 76-91. [More Information]

2012

  • Gill, F. (2012). 'Feminine women': regional Australia and the construction of Australian feminity. In Catriona Elder and Keith Moore (Eds.), New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies, (pp. 277-288). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Gill, F., Elder, C. (2012). Data and archives: the Internet as site and subject. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15(4), 271-279. [More Information]
  • Gill, F. (2012). Gender Identity. In Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies, (pp. 618-622). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
  • Gill, F. (2012). Leisure and Sport. In Brian Furze, Pauline Savy, Robert J Brym and John Lie (Eds.), Sociology in Todays World, (pp. 290-305). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.
  • Gill, F. (2012). Practicing environmental responsibility: local and global dimensions. Social Responsibility Journal, 8(1), 21-32. [More Information]

2011

  • Gill, F. (2011). Responsible agents: Responsibility and the changing relationship between farmers and the State. Rural Society, 20(2), 128-141. [More Information]

2010

  • Gill, F. (2010). Voices in the field. In Maggie Walter (Eds.), Social Research Methods, (pp. 431). Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.

2008

  • Gill, F. (2008). Moving to the 'Big' House: Power and Accommodation in Inter-Generational Farming Families. Rural Society: the journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia, 18(2), 83-94.

2007

  • Gill, F. (2007). 'Violent' femininity: Women rugby players and gender negotiation. Women's Studies International Forum, 30(5), 416-426.
  • Gill, F. (2007). Negotiating 'Normal': the Management of Feminine Identities in Rural Britain. Sociological Research Online, 12(1), 1-13.

2006

  • Gill, F. (2006). It’s a paradise here. Why would you live anywhere else?: community and development in Belsize NSW. Rural Sociological Society annual meeting, United States: Rural Sociological Society.

2005

  • Gill, F. (2005). Contested femininity in a British community? A case from women's rugby. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Gill, F. (2005). Public and private: national identities in a Scottish Borders community. Nations and Nationalism, 11(1), 83-102.

2002

  • Gill, F., Maclean, C. (2002). Knowing your Place: Gender and Reflexivity in two Ethnographies. Sociological Research Online, 7(2), online.

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