About Dr Victoria Burrows

Dr Vic Burrows is currently writing a monograph on whiteness and shame which explores the way shame works as a form of social control, especially in relation to racial hierarchies. Her research areas are fairly eclectic but tend to gather around the construction of subject positions within the shifting racial hierarchies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries read in conjunction with their historical legacies, especially in relation to the unmarked privileges of whiteness. She is also very interested in theories of emotion and the varying effects emotion and affect have on the formation of subjectivity. Prior to coming to Sydney, she held a three year UWA Re-Entry Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at The University of Western Australia and then for two and a half years lectured in the English department at the University of Tasmania.

Selected publications

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