Dr Allen George


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Biographical details

Allen George completed his doctoral thesis on violence against gay men and lesbians at the University of Newcastle, Australia while lecturing in the Department of Sociology and for Newcastle Graduate School of Business where he taught Qualitative Research Methods on campus, on-line and off-shore in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Dr George has extensive experience as a researcher having worked on projects focusing on violence against gay men and the LGBITQ community and their safety. He is currently researching the ability to expunge, or remove, a criminal record for historical homosexual offences in Australia and other common law countries, government apologies for past treatment of members of LGBTIQ communities and the exemptions in anti-discrimination laws that allow for legal discrimination of LGBTIQ people throughout Australia.

Research interests

LGBTIQ people and the law in Australia and internationally

Violence against LGBTIQ communities

Critical queer studies

Teaching and supervision

Past and Current

SLSS1001 Introduction to Socio-Legal Studies

SLSS1003 Law and Contemporary Society

SLSS3601 Doing Socio-Legal Research

SLSS4101 Socio-Legal Studies Honours

CRIM2601 Studying Crime and Criminology

Associations

Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) – Treasurer, Dec 2017 – present

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • George, A. (2000). In the Family Way: Hunter Gay Activism and the NIB case. In Jim Wafer & Erica Southgate (Eds.), Out in the Valley: Hunter Lesbian and Gay Histories. Newcastle: Newcastle Region Library.
  • George, A. (1996). The Gay (?) Victim on Trial: Discourses of Sexual Division in the Courtroom. In Gail Mason, Stephen A. Tomsen (Eds.), Homophobic Violence, (pp. 46-57). Australia: Hawkins Press.

Journals

  • George, A. (2019). Sex offenders no more: Historical homosexual offences expungement legislation in Australia (forthcoming). Alternative Law Journal. [More Information]
  • Tomsen, S., George, A. (1998). More on 'Gay Killings'. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 9(3), 332-334.
  • Tomsen, S., George, A. (1997). The Criminal Justice Response to Gay Killings: Research Findings. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 9(1), 56-70.
  • George, A. (1995). '"Roll a Fag" and Go Free': Competing Discourses of Sexuality and Sexual Identity. Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 1(1), 49-56.

Conferences

  • George, A. (2018). Debates on Expungement of Criminal Records for Homosexual Offences. Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South Conference, Sydney: University of Sydney. [More Information]
  • Kelley, L., George, A., Ciftci, S. (2018). Discourses of Exclusion in the Marriage Equality Debate. Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Wollongong: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. [More Information]
  • George, A. (2018). Does Inclusion Equal Equality? Homosexual Law Reform, Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom. Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Wollongong: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. [More Information]
  • George, A. (2017). Homosexual Offences Criminal Record Expungement as Cultural Justice. Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Wollongong: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • George, A. (2017). Undoing the past: Historical homosexual offences, criminal records and legal boundaries. International Meeting on Law and Society, Mexico City: Law and Society Association. [More Information]
  • George, A. (2016). 'Consenting adults, in private - the conundrum of a public and private divide for expunging historical homosexual offenses'. Disruption, Temporality, Law: The Future of Law & Society Scholarship, The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), Griffith University: Griffith University, Griffith Law School and Southern Cross University, School of Law & Justice.
  • George, A. (2013). 'I am not supportive of gay marriage; completely supportive of civil rights by the way, completely supportive': Discourses to qualify opposition for human rights, gay rights and same sex marriage. Law on the Edge: Joint Conference of the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Presentation.
  • George, A. (2009). Responding to Anti-Lesbian and Gay Violence: Lessons from Anti-Violence Politics in New South Wales, Australia. The 13th International Symposium on Victimology, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan: Tokiwa University.
  • George, A. (2008). Hate Crimes against Lesbians and Gay Men in New South Wales: Accumulated Knowledge of Victimisation via Five Reports. 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ 2008), Sydney: University of Sydney Library.
  • George, A. (2007). The Lesbian and Gay �Fearing Victim� of Crime. Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans Tasman Comparisons, TASA and SAANZ Joint Conference, Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
  • George, A., Ostenfeld, S. (2002). Same Sex Partner Benefits in Health Care in Australia: The NIB Case, Thinking Globally and Acting Locally. Out from the Centre: Queer Studies Conference, University of Newcastle: University of Newcastle.
  • George, A. (2002). The Creation of Gay Victims of Crime in Media Texts. Australian Homosexual Histories Conference 5, Newcastle Town Hall: Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
  • George, A. (1999). Hate Crime: Statistical Sensibility of Political Folly. Hate Crime: A Conference, University of Sydney: Institute of Criminology & The Department of Gender Studies.
  • George, A. (1995). '"Roll a Fag" and Go Free': Competing Discourses of Sexuality and Sexual Identity. Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Conference, University of Newcastle: University of Newcastle.
  • George, A. (1995). Blaming the Victim: Discourses of Sexuality, Masculinity and Heterosexism. First National Conference on Violence Against Gays and Lesbians: Incidence Education Prevention and Control, University of Sydney: Australian Institute of Criminology.

2019

  • George, A. (2019). Sex offenders no more: Historical homosexual offences expungement legislation in Australia (forthcoming). Alternative Law Journal. [More Information]

2018

  • George, A. (2018). Debates on Expungement of Criminal Records for Homosexual Offences. Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South Conference, Sydney: University of Sydney. [More Information]
  • Kelley, L., George, A., Ciftci, S. (2018). Discourses of Exclusion in the Marriage Equality Debate. Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Wollongong: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. [More Information]
  • George, A. (2018). Does Inclusion Equal Equality? Homosexual Law Reform, Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom. Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Wollongong: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. [More Information]

2017

  • George, A. (2017). Homosexual Offences Criminal Record Expungement as Cultural Justice. Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, Wollongong: Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • George, A. (2017). Undoing the past: Historical homosexual offences, criminal records and legal boundaries. International Meeting on Law and Society, Mexico City: Law and Society Association. [More Information]

2016

  • George, A. (2016). 'Consenting adults, in private - the conundrum of a public and private divide for expunging historical homosexual offenses'. Disruption, Temporality, Law: The Future of Law & Society Scholarship, The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), Griffith University: Griffith University, Griffith Law School and Southern Cross University, School of Law & Justice.

2013

  • George, A. (2013). 'I am not supportive of gay marriage; completely supportive of civil rights by the way, completely supportive': Discourses to qualify opposition for human rights, gay rights and same sex marriage. Law on the Edge: Joint Conference of the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Presentation.

2009

  • George, A. (2009). Responding to Anti-Lesbian and Gay Violence: Lessons from Anti-Violence Politics in New South Wales, Australia. The 13th International Symposium on Victimology, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan: Tokiwa University.

2008

  • George, A. (2008). Hate Crimes against Lesbians and Gay Men in New South Wales: Accumulated Knowledge of Victimisation via Five Reports. 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ 2008), Sydney: University of Sydney Library.

2007

  • George, A. (2007). The Lesbian and Gay �Fearing Victim� of Crime. Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans Tasman Comparisons, TASA and SAANZ Joint Conference, Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.

2002

  • George, A., Ostenfeld, S. (2002). Same Sex Partner Benefits in Health Care in Australia: The NIB Case, Thinking Globally and Acting Locally. Out from the Centre: Queer Studies Conference, University of Newcastle: University of Newcastle.
  • George, A. (2002). The Creation of Gay Victims of Crime in Media Texts. Australian Homosexual Histories Conference 5, Newcastle Town Hall: Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

2000

  • George, A. (2000). In the Family Way: Hunter Gay Activism and the NIB case. In Jim Wafer & Erica Southgate (Eds.), Out in the Valley: Hunter Lesbian and Gay Histories. Newcastle: Newcastle Region Library.

1999

  • George, A. (1999). Hate Crime: Statistical Sensibility of Political Folly. Hate Crime: A Conference, University of Sydney: Institute of Criminology & The Department of Gender Studies.

1998

  • Tomsen, S., George, A. (1998). More on 'Gay Killings'. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 9(3), 332-334.

1997

  • Tomsen, S., George, A. (1997). The Criminal Justice Response to Gay Killings: Research Findings. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 9(1), 56-70.

1996

  • George, A. (1996). The Gay (?) Victim on Trial: Discourses of Sexual Division in the Courtroom. In Gail Mason, Stephen A. Tomsen (Eds.), Homophobic Violence, (pp. 46-57). Australia: Hawkins Press.

1995

  • George, A. (1995). '"Roll a Fag" and Go Free': Competing Discourses of Sexuality and Sexual Identity. Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Conference, University of Newcastle: University of Newcastle.
  • George, A. (1995). '"Roll a Fag" and Go Free': Competing Discourses of Sexuality and Sexual Identity. Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, 1(1), 49-56.
  • George, A. (1995). Blaming the Victim: Discourses of Sexuality, Masculinity and Heterosexism. First National Conference on Violence Against Gays and Lesbians: Incidence Education Prevention and Control, University of Sydney: Australian Institute of Criminology.

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