People

Co-Directors / Members at UOW / Members elsewhere in Australia / International Members


Co-Directors

Dr Michael Flood
Michael is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Wollongong. He conducts research on men and gender, violence prevention, and young men’s social and sexual relations with women. He is a co-editor of the book Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality and the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, and the author of journal articles on men and gender, men’s sexualities, violence against women, homosociality, fathering, anti-violence mobilisations, and youth and pornography. Dr Flood also is a trainer and community educator with a long involvement in community advocacy and education work focused on men’s violence against women.

Elisabeth DuursmaDr Elisabeth Duursma
Elisabeth Duursma is a senior lecturer in Education at the University of Wollongong. She received her doctorate in Education from Harvard University. During her time at Harvard, Elisabeth worked on the evaluation of Early Head Start, a federally funded U.S. intervention program. She also worked for Reach Out and Read in Boston and at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the role of fathers in young children’s (language and literacy) development, in particular in low-income and vulnerable families.


Members at the University of Wollongong

Bell, Kenton
Huang, Zhong
McLelland, Mark
McLeod, Dion
Mundy, Trish
Patulny, Roger
Rogan, Adam
Whelan, Andrew
Yecies, Brian
Yangden, Tshering


Members elsewhere in Australia

Abuyi, Juma
Addinsall, Luke
Ajuria, Lorena
Atkin, Nina
Badami, Sumant
Berry, Clint
Bartholomaeus, Clare
Beasley, Christine
Bellanta, Melissa
Buchbinder, David
Cannen, Emma
Chafic, Wafa
Connell, Raewyn
Cover, Rob
Dasgupta, Romit
Dowsett, Gary
Elliott, Karla
Fisher, Murray
Frey, Ron
Gelfer, Joseph
Goodwin, Nicholas
Gorman-Murray, Andrew
Green, Belinda
Hasan, Kamrul
Hibbins, Raymond
Hickey-Moody, Anna
Hidayat, Rachmad
Higham, Leanne
Hunter, Sarah
Johnson, Carol
Kerry, Stephen
La, Cuong
Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala
Lee, Nancy
Loeser, Cassandra
Lombard, Kara-Jane
Lusher, Dean
McKay, Campbell
Macnamara, Jim
Madrid, Sebastian
Martin, Philip
Meger, Sara
Metta, Marilyn
Newman, Christy
Niner, Sara
O’Brien, Rachel Ann
Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
Parkes, Geoffrey
Pease, Bob
Persson, Asha
Pulé, Paul Mark
Presterudstuen, Geir Henning
Priday, Paul
Quinn, Bobby
Riggs, Damien
River, Jo
Salemi, Joseph
Sarwal, Amit
Scholz, Brett
Seidler, Zac
Seymour, Kate
Singleton, Andrew
Stahl, Garth
Starr, Andrew
Stratemeyer, Michelle
Tyson, Danielle
Wadham, Ben
Waling, Andrea
Wallner, Frank
Wanner, Thomas
Waterhouse-Watson, Deb
Whitman, Kirsty
Wight, Linda
Wu, Joyce


International Members

Aavik, Kadri
Ãberg, Magnus
Adihartono, Wisnu
Aguayo, Francisco
Akoh, Ameh Dennis
Arango, Diana
Barton, Ed
Baumgartner, Eric
Belbase, Laxman
Bureychak, Tetyana
Burks, Josh
Burrell, Stephen
Carson, Tyler
Chowdhury, Romit
Doak, Connor
Earnshaw, Deborah
Gahman, Levi
Gangavane, Sunil
Gunwant, Suraj
Guzman, Christian Mazuelos
Hakak, Yohai
Hasyim, Nur
Hoffman, Leah
Hutchinson, Ellie
Irving, Dan
Jansen, Diederik
Jones, Cassandra
Kamal, Shashish Shami
Kepekci, Egemen
Kerr, Charlotte
Laker, Jason
Liong, Mario
Maycock, Matthew
Montoya, Oswaldo
Nava, Regina
Ogungbesan, Adebisi
Oliffe, John L
Postles, Claire
Rahim, Fazel
Sanyal, Devapriya
Souza Senkevics, Adriano
Sufian, Abu
Terry, Gareth
Varisli, Berfin
Warner, Xian

Kadri Aavik

Email: kadria@tlu.ee
University/Institution: Tallinn University
Website: http://www.tlu.ee/et/yhiskonnateaduste-instituut/Instituut/Kontaktid/0bac5de0fcaa0ebd5896cb561ae93add9de2a570/kadri-aavik

Biographical Profile

Dr. Kadri Aavik is a Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Governance, Law and Society at Tallinn University, Estonia. She holds an MA in Gender Studies. Her primary research focuses on the intersections of gender and ethnicity in the labour market. She is especially interested in studying the practices of intersectionally privileged groups.

Research interests

Sociology of gender, gender studies, men and masculinities, gender and work, inequalities, labour market, intersectionality, LGBTQ studies, critical animal studies, qualitative methods, narrative research.

Magnus Aberg

Email: magnus.aberg@kau.se
University/Institution: Karlstad University
Website: https://www.kau.se/forskare/magnus-aberg

Biographical Profile

Dr Magnus Aberg is a researcher at the Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. His research focuses on the area of gender and education. Of special interest are questions concerning men and masculinities in preschools, with a focus on the physical interaction between preschool teachers and children.

Research interests

Education; gender, masculinities, teachers, touch.

Juma Abuyi

Email: Abujy002@mymail.unisa.edu.au
University/Institution: University of South Australia
Web Page: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/students/homepage.asp?Name=Juma.Abuyi

Luke Addinsall

Email: luke@menandfamily.org.au
University/Institution: Men and Family Centre, Lismore
Website: www.menandfamily.org.au

Biographical Profile

Luke Addinsall is a Mental Health Social Worker & the Team Leader at the Lismore Men and Family Centre. Luke’s honours thesis explored the social & self-exclusion of young fathers. Luke has a background in Youth Work, Mental Health, Child Protection & Men’s Behaviour Change Programs. However, his enduring passion across all of these disciplines has been better understanding how to engage & work with society (particularly males) toward a respectful & safe society for everybody. The Men & Family Centre’s core work focusses on addressing violent and abusive behaviour within community. The centre also runs programs that address specific areas of community need, such as programs for men who have a history of childhood sexual abuse, depression or self-esteem issues.

Research interests

Domestic Violence; Masculine culture; Domestic Violence in LGBTI communities; How young people are influenced to maintain social norms that promote violence in society.

Wisnu Adihartono

Email: wisnuadi.reksodirdjo@aol.fr
University/Institution: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Website: http://esgim.net/researcher-database/

Biographical Profile

Wisnu Adihartono is a Doctor in Sociology in Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Marseille †France). His PhD research examined the migration and family relationships of Indonesian gays in Paris. He examined what the reasons are for moving to Paris and their relationships with their family in Indonesia. He did his seminar about his PhD works for Indonesia Study Group (ISG), Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS) and produced a Working Paper published by City University of Hong Kong. He also published an article Homosexuality in Indonesia Banality, Prohibition and Migration (The Case of Indonesian Gays) in International Journal of Indonesian Studies (IJIS), Monash University, Australia.

Research interests

Sociology of gender, Gay Studies, Migration Studies, Family Studies, Sociology of everyday life, Sociology of Religion.

Francisco Aguayo

Email: faguayo@eme.cl
University/Institution: EME – CulturaSalud Foundation
Homepage: http://www.eme.cl/
Staff Web Page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francisco_Aguayo_F/publications

Biographical profile

Master in Gender and Culture Studies. Psychologist. CulturaSalud Foundation and EME director (Chile).

Research interests

Fatherhood, Violence, Masculinities.

Lorena Ajuria

Email: lorena.ajuria@student.adelaide.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Adelaide
Staff Web Page: www.adelaide.edu.au

Research interests

Gender and health, the conceptualisation of men’s health in the Australian National Male Health Policy.

Ameh Dennis Akoh

Email: amehakoh@yahoo.co.uk
University/Institution: Osun State University, Nigeria

Biographical Profile

Dr Akoh is a professor of drama and critical theory and currently the Director of General Studies, Osun State University, Nigeria, where he was also Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities (2014-2015), Faculty of Culture (2012/2013), Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics (2010-2012); Sub-Dean (2006-2009) Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Kogi State University, Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the universities of Jos and Ibadan. His areas of research interest include critical theory, dramatic criticism, sociology of literature and theatre, gender, media, postcolonial and cultural studies from which he has over 50 publications. He is former Editor of the Nigerian Journal of Indigenous Knowledge and Development, Editor of Nigerian Theatre Journal (NTJ), Co-editor of African Nebula and the UNIOSUN College of Humanities Monograph Series. He has edited The Anxiety of Discourse (SONTA, 2015), co-edited (with Stephen Inegbe) Arts, Culture and Communication in a Postcolony (Alpha Crownes, UK, 2013) and Intersections in the Humanities (co-edited with O. E. Alana) is already in press. He is a Fellow of the Corporate Administration Institute of Nigeria, 2014 AHP postdoc fellow of the ACLS and a 2013 Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) Lifetime Achievement Award winner. He is listed in the Year’s Work in English Studies (YWES) Index of Critics.

Research interests

Literary/Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre Studies, Sociology of Literature, Gender, Interdisciplinary Discourse.

Diana Arango

Email: darango@gwu.edu
University/Institution: The Global Women’s Institute
Website: http://globalwomensinstitute.gwu.edu/

Research interests

Violence against women, cultural diversity, behavior and norm change, Gender equality

Nina Atkin

Email: nina.atkin@griffithuni.edu.au
University/Institution: Griffith University
Website: https://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/centre-environment-population-health

Biographical Profile

I am a PhD student who is looking at needs and issues in the Indian migrant communities in Australia through a gender/masculinities/culture lens.

Research interests

Research methodologies, migration, gender studies

Sumant Badami

Email: montybadami@gmail.com
University/Institution: Macquarie University/UOW
Website: https://mq.academia.edu/SumantBadami

Biographical Profile

Dr Badami is a Cultural and Medical Anthropologist who is particularly interested in challenging unhealthy stereotypes of masculinity in our society.
In addition to working at UOW and Macquarie University, Dr Badami has developed a range of programs for primary schools and high schools in NSW. The aim is to increase social skills, confidence and adaptability through a range of fun activities including team building, problem solving, drama, music, storytelling and martial arts.
He is also working on a range of youth development programs specifically designed to help young men deal with their transition into adulthood. The programs use ritual theatre to create an emotionally charged space where young people and adults from all different walks of life can share experience and knowledge through a profound connection to our shared humanity.

Research interests

Masculinities; Boys, education and schooling; Rites of Passage; Marginality; Phenomenology; Medical Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Human Evolution; Agency and Choice; Structural Violence; Gendered Violence; Gender Performance; Sexuality; Mental Health.

Clint Berry

Email: projectofficer@mbcn-nsw.net
University/Institution: Men’s Behaviour Change Network of NSW [MBCN NSW]
Website: http://www.mbcn-nsw.net/

Biographical Profile

Clint Berry is a member practitioner of The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia NSW branch (PACFA NSW). Clint’s experience working with men who use violence and abuse in intimate partner relationships spans regional and urban NGOs within sessional one-to-one work and accredited Men’s Behaviour Change Program [MBCP] contexts.

Clint’s passion includes working with men to take responsibility for their use of violence through an invitational and emotionally focussed approach.

Clint is the project officer on the Men’s Behaviour Change Network of NSW [MBCN NSW] which works from a feminist framework and is comprised of accredited MBCPs from across NSW. Clint strives to balance career, family life and serving in the Army reserves.

Research interests

Masculinity and its presentation in the military; Engaging violent and abusive men.

Clare Bartholomaeus

Email: clare.bartholomaeus@flinders.edu.au
University/Institution: Flinders University

Biographical Profile

Clare Bartholomaeus is an adjunct Research Associate in the School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University, South Australia. She is currently working on a number of projects including examining trans and gender diverse issues in education and family diversity and parenting. Her PhD was conferred in 2012 from the University of Adelaide and examined how gender (with a focus on masculinities) was understood and constructed at the beginning and end of primary school by boys, girls, teachers, and parents. This included a consideration of the applicability of theories of masculinities implicitly developed for adults to primary school students.

Research interests

Primary school students and gender; trans and gender diverse issues in education; age and masculinities/gender; feminist theories; strategies to involve young people in research

Eric Baumgartner

Email: e.c.baumgartner@durham.ac.uk
University/Institution: Durham University
Website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/sass/staff/profile/?mode=staff&id=7871

Biographical Profile

Dr Eric Baumgartner has recently passed his PhD in Applied Social Sciences at Durham University (England). His doctoral thesis explores the relevance of concepts of masculinity in youth justice practice, the assessment of and the intervention work with young men who have been identified as having offended. It explores the ways in which practitioners at a Youth Offending Team in England construct the masculinity of the men with whom they work, the role criminal behaviour plays in those constructions, and what relevance practitioners in this setting attribute to ideas around masculinity. Eric is interested in ideas around essentialism and gender identity, gender focused assessment and intervention, and masculinity and coping strategies.

Research interests

Masculinity Research, Essentialism and Masculinity, Youth Justice, Social Work Practice, Qualitative Research Methodology, Social Policy, Goffman, Bourdieu, Innovative Teaching Methods

Ed Barton

Email: bartoned50@hotmail.com
University/Institution: Michigan State University

Biographical Profile

Dr Barton’s dissertation is entitled: A Qualitative Exploration of Participation in Men’s Peer Mutual Support Groups: Beyond Men Hugging Trees. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Michigan State University 2003, was subsequently published in 2011 as Beyond men hugging trees: A qualitative exploration of men’s participation in men’s peer mutual support groups. Saarbrucken, Germany: DM Verlag Dr. Muller.

Research interests

Men’s movement, mythopoetic men’s activities, men’s support groups, social support.

Christine Beasley

Email: christine.beasley@adelaide.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of Adelaide, Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender
Web Page: http://regnet.anu.edu.au/index.php

Biographical Profile

Chris Beasley is Professor in Politics and founder of the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, as well as its co-Director 2009-2013, at the University of Adelaide. Chris teaches primarily in three areas of Political Studies: contemporary social and political theory, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural politics. She has been located in Political Studies at the University of Adelaide for over two decades. However, she also has an interdisciplinary background and has been located in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies, Sociology, Philosophy, Aboriginal Studies and Education. Her books include Revaluing Care in Theory, Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections (edited with Rosie Harding and Ruth Fletcher, Routledge 2016), Heterosexuality in Theory and Practice (with Heather Brook and Mary Holmes, Routledge, 2012), Engaging with Carol Bacchi: Strategic Interventions and Exchanges (edited with Angelique Bletsas, University of Adelaide Press, 2012), Gender & Sexuality: Critical Theories, Critical Thinkers (SAGE, 2005), What is Feminism? (Sage, 1999), and Sexual Economyths: Conceiving a Feminist Economics (Allen & Unwin, 1994). She is currently writing a book on contemporary popular film titled The Cultural Politics of Popular Film: Power, Culture and Society (with Heather Brook, Manchester UP) and preparing another book, Internet Dating (with Mary Holmes, Routledge). Chris is also engaged in several research project directions: these include theorising social change; intersectionality—age, health and migration; critical thinking in the first year university experience; embodied ethics and revaluing care; innovations in heterosexuality and hetero-masculinity and reproductive choices in the context of work/life balance.

Research interests

Contemporary social & political theory; feminist, masculinity & sexuality theory; embodiment and health; debates regarding care; cultural politics/cultural sociology including Film studies; subjectivity and social change; the impact of neoliberalism; globalisation.

Laxman Belbase

Email: laxupuki@gmail.com
Institution: Save the Children
Web Page: www.savethechildren.net

Biographical Profile

Laxman is a Child Rights & Social Justice Advocate, with 7 years experience in the field of humanitarian development in South Asia ranging from social to environmental justice works with a special focus in gender equity, fighting against gender-based violence, eliminate child sexual abuse & exploitation and engaging boys/men for social justice. Currently he is working with Save the Children and managing works on Gender Issues in South & Central Asia region. Further, he is the regional coordinator for MenEngage Alliance in South Asia. Further, he coordinates the Capacity Development Initiative in South Asia on addressing masculinities.

Research Interests

Violence against women; Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Justice; Masculinities; Children’s stereotypical socialisation; Human Rights.

Kenton Bell

Email: kenton@kentonville.com
University/Institution: University of Wollongong
Website: http://kentonville.com

Biographical Profile

Kenton Bell is a Master of Philosophy candidate at the University of Wollongong, studying the White Ribbon Campaign. Bell recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville, majoring in Sociology and Anthropology while interning at a Helpmate, a domestic violence shelter and Pisgah Legal Services, a free legal aid agency. Bell’s professional objectives are to become a professor of Sociology specializing in Law and Society, Violence Against Women (VAW), Masculinity, and Deviant Behavior while focusing on solutions-oriented approaches to VAW. Additionally, Bell is the editor of an online sociology dictionary, available at SociologyDictionary.org

Research interests

Masculinity, Ally Movements, Law, Deviant Behavior, Lexicography, Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence

Melissa Bellanta

Email: m.bellanta@uq.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Queensland (UQ)

Biographical profile

Dr Melissa Bellanta is an Australian historian holding an ARC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Queensland. Her work, Larrikins: A History, will be published by the University of Queensland Press in early 2012. It looks at the rough youth subculture that thrived in the inner regions of Australia’s largest cities between 1870 and 1930 – a masculinist subculture notorious for a series of well-publicised gang rapes and street bashings in the 1880-90s, and which was linked to football hooliganism associated with both Australian rules and rugby league in the early 1900s. Bellanta’s latest project, Sentimental Blokes, explores the sentimental underside of the Anzac digger legend and Australian masculinities in the 1900-39 period more generally.

Research interests

History of youth subcultures; History of masculinities; History of sentimentality and emotion; Masculinities in popular theatre and early film.

David Buchbinder

Email: DavBuch@outlook.com
University/Institution: University of Western Australia
Web Page: http://bit.ly/1hVG5j5
http://directory.uwa.edu.au/view?dn=cn%3DDavid%20Buchbinder%2Cou%3DEnglish%20and%20Cultural%20Studies%2Cou%3DSchool%20of%20Humanities%2Cou%3DFaculty%20of%20Arts%2Cou%3DFaculties%2Co%3DThe%20University%20of%20Western%20Australia

Biographical Profile

David Buchbinder is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Australia. In addition to numerous articles published in scholarly journals and chapters contributed to books on masculinity, he has published Masculinities and Identities (Melbourne University Press, 1994), Performance Anxieties: Re-producing Masculinity (Allen & Unwin, 1998) and Studying Men and Masculinities (Routledge, 2013).

Research interests

Masculinities (men’s) studies; Gay studies; Gender theory; Queer theory; Cultural theory; Literary theory

Tetyana Bureychak

Email: bureychak@gmail.com
University/Institution: Linköping University (Sweden)
Website: http://www.gexcel.org/about-gexcel?l=en

Biographical Profile

Dr Tetyana Bureychak is Open Position Fellow at the Department of Gender Studies, Linköping University (Sweden). From 2002 to 2012 she worked at the Department of Sociology, I.Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine). Tetyana has published a book ‘Sociology of masculinity’ (in Ukrainian). Her most recent publications include: In Search of Heroes: Vikings and Cossacks in Present Sweden and Ukraine. NORMA. Nordic Journal for Masculinities Studies, 7(2), pp. 139-169 (2012) Masculinity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukraine: Models and Their Implications. In: O. Hankivsky and A. Salnykova, eds. Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine. Toronto: Toronto University Press, pp. 325-361 (2011).

Research interests

Critical men and masculinities studies, nationalism and far-right, post-socialism and gender politics, consumer and visual culture

Josh Burks

Email: josh.burks@genesisworld.com
University/Institution: University of Texas at Tyler
Website: http://www.uttyler.edu/educpsych/

Biographical Profile

Josh Burks is a graduate student and researcher at the University of Texas at Tyler in the United States. He enjoys exercising, learning, and playing the drums. Josh is currently developing a support group for his fellow graduate students in school and does community outreach services through his church, and has been on many service trips throughout the world. His interests lie in examining the stigma that Men feel towards mental health services and their utilization, as well as developing and expanding upon treatment methods specifically tailored for Men and the issues affecting Men.

Stephen Burrell

Email: s.r.burrell@durham.ac.uk
University/Institution: Durham University
Website: http://thedailypandablog.wordpress.com

Biographical Profile

Stephen Burrell is a PhD candidate in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University in the UK, where he is based in the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse. His doctoral research project is investigating intimate partner violence primary prevention work with men and boys in the UK. The first part of this project involves mapping out what kind of work has been carried out in the UK to date in this area, which includes interviewing individuals who have played key roles in the development of the field. For the second part of the project, Stephen will be exploring how young men understand and use partner violence primary prevention work, by carrying out focus groups with men at university facilitated by materials from different campaigns.

Research Interests

Domestic violence/intimate partner violence; Sexual violence; Men’s violence against women; Men and masculinities; Primary prevention; Feminism and pro-feminism.

Emma Cannen

Email: emma.cannen@uts.edu.au
University/Institution: UTS

Biographical Profile

Emma Cannen is a PhD Candidate in both the Transforming Cultures and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centres at UTS in Sydney. She has a transdisciplinary background in sociological, political, cultural and Indonesian studies but her passion is in feminist international relations and global politics. Her current research attempts to map a geopolitics of presidential masculinities in the Americas during the War on Terror focusing on Venezuela’s colourful president Hugo Chavez and his northern counterparts George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In the past, she has worked in policy research roles and as an analyst and translator for the government. Now she enjoys teaching global politics and gender studies as a casual academic in the Faculty or Arts and Social Sciences at UTS.

Research interests

Feminist Global Politics; Masculinity Studies; Post colonial feminist theory; Discourse Analysis including visual discourses of masculinity; Feminist international relations methodologies; Latin American Studies; Indonesian Studies

Tyler Carson

Email: tyler.carson@utoronto.ca
University/Institution: University of Toronto
Staff Web Page:http://utoronto.academia.edu/TylerCarson

Biographical profile

I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Toronto exploring the areas of masculinity studies, sexuality studies, and queer theory. I have a significant interest in studying the ways in which masculinities are produced in queer contexts, and how they organize the social relations of these communities. After undergrad I hope to attend either graduate school for a gender/sexuality studies program or attend law school. Queer activism is an important part of my life. Right now I am involved with the following organizations: VicPride! – President (2011-2012) Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia – Facilitator Toronto Police LGBT Community Consultative Committee – Youth Justice Bursary Representative Feel free to contact me at tyler.carson@utoronto.ca

Wafa Chafic

Email: wafa.chafic@uts.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Technology

Biographical Profile

Wafa is a researcher and PhD student at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is also a counsellor working in South Western Sydney with diverse communities. Her academic work includes research on recently arrived Muslim men in Sydney from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds, the experiences of young Muslims in different parts of Australia, and Muslim women. Over the years Wafa has been a community advocate and consultant on multicultural and social justice issues.

Research interests

Multiculturalism, migration, identity, discrimination, resilience, securitization regimes, social change, and the social construction of otherness.

Romit Chowdhury

Email: a0109368@u.nus.edu
University/Institution: Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
Website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/

Biographical Profile

Romit Chowdhury is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the National University of Singapore. He has an M.Phil. in Social Sciences from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Romit researches contemporary cultures of masculinity in India, particularly in the contexts of urban sociability, sexual violence, law, men’s movements, care ethics, and men doing feminist social research. On these issues, he has published in academic journals such as the Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Culture, Society & Masculinities, as well as in commercial print media, in forums such as The Hindu, Times of India, and The Statesman.

Research interests

Masculinities, Feminisms, Urban Anthropology, Cultural Studies in Asia, Ethnography.

Raewyn Connell

Email: raewyn.connell@sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Sydney
Staff Web Page: http://www.raewynconnell.net/

Biographical profile

Raewyn Connell is University Professor at the University of Sydney, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and one of Australia’s leading social scientists. Her most recent books are Southern Theory (2007), about social thought beyond the global metropole; Gender: In World Perspective (2009); and Confronting Equality (2011), about social science and politics. Her other books include Masculinities, Schools & Social Justice, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, Gender & Power, and Making the Difference. Her work is widely cited internationally, and has been translated into fourteen languages. She has taught at universities in Australia, Canada and the USA, in departments of sociology, political science, and education. A long-term participant in the labour movement and peace movement, Raewyn has tried to make social science relevant to social justice.

Rob Cover

Email: rob.cover@adelaide.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of Adelaide
Web Page: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/rob.cover

Biographical Profile

Dr Rob Cover is senior lecturer in Humanities at The University of Adelaide where he teaches in the Bachelor of Media degree. Rob researches and publishes widely on queer theory, sexuality-related youth suicide, digital media theory and film/television narrative in journals such as, among others, Continuum, Body & Society, Media International Australia and New Media & Society. He is currently working on projects in the areas of youth sexuality and health, digital media and identity/performativity, community media, and youth team sports, group bonding and off-field team (mis)behaviour.

Research interests

Queer theory, sexuality studies, digital media theory, masculinity, performativity and ethics, community media publications.

Romit Dasgupta

Email: romit.dasgupta@uwa.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Western Australia
Website: http://www.sscs.arts.uwa.edu.au/contact/asian-studies?type=profile&dn=cn%3DRomit%20Dasgupta%2Cou%3DA

Biographical Profile

Dr Romit Dasgupta is Assistant Professor, Discipline of Asian Studies at the University of Western Australia. His main research focus is on masculinities in contemporary Japan, in particular corporate masculinities. He is the co-editor, along with Mark McLelland, of the volume ‘Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Modern Japan’ (Routledge, 2005), and the author of the forthcoming monograph ‘Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinities’ (Routledge, forthcoming, 2012).

Research interests

Masculinities in Japan and Asia, corporate masculinities, representations of masculinity and sexuality in visual culture

Connor Doak

Email: connor.doak@bristol.ac.uk
University/Institution: University of Bristol
Staff Web Page: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sml/people/connor-b-doak/index.html

Biographical profile

Connor Doak is a lecturer in Russian at the University of Bristol, with a particular interest in configurations of masculinity in the literature and culture of Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union. He has published articles on fatherhood in the stories of Anton Chekhov, masculinities in Dostoevsky’s prose, and on masculinity and metaphor in Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poetry. His current project is a monograph examining how Mayakovsky uses gendered rhetoric to negotiate a position of agency in relation to power structures in Imperial Russia, revolutionary Russia, and the Soviet state. He regularly teaches an undergraduate seminar on Gender in Russia, alongside a variety of courses in Russian language and culture.

Research interests

Masculinities, Russian literature, fatherhood, revolution, war, socialist and post-socialist societies.

Gary Dowsett

Email: g.dowsett@latrobe.edu.au
University/Institution: La Trobe University / Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
Web Page: www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs

Biographical Profile

Professor Gary Dowsett, PhD, is Deputy Director at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. From 2002 to 2009 he was also Associate Professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University in New York. A sociologist, he has long been interested in sexuality research, particularly in relation to the rise of modern gay communities. Since 1986, he has been researching the HIV epidemic, particularly in Australia’s gay communities, and has worked on many international HIV/AIDS and sexual health projects since the late 1980s. He is author, co-author or editor of six books, more than 80 book chapters and academic papers, and over 90 other publications. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Research interests

Sexuality, masculinity, men’s health, HIV/AIDS, international global health, poststructural theory, sexual politics

Elisabeth Duursma

Email: eduursma@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong
Website: http://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/education/index.html

Biographical Profile

Elisabeth Duursma is a senior lecturer in Education at the University of Wollongong. She received her doctorate in Education from Harvard University. During her time at Harvard, Elisabeth worked on the evaluation of Early Head Start, a federally funded U.S. intervention program. She also worked for Reach Out and Read in Boston and at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the role of fathers in young children’s (language and literacy) development, in particular in low-income and vulnerable families.

Research interests

Fatherhood, child development, father involvement, father roles, families, parental relationships, paternal book reading

Deborah Earnshaw

Email: d.earnshaw@derby.ac.uk
University/Institution: University of Derby

Biographical Profile

Deborah is a psychology PhD student at the University of Derby (UK). Her research focuses on how individuals describe, experience, and categorise everyday masculinity using qualitative methodologies and photovoice. Her particular interests are males aged between 25 and 35 years old who may have been affected by hypermasculinity from the 1980s and the growing venture of social media and who do not fall into ‘typical’ categories associated with masculinity, such as domestic violence, sport, fatherhood (‘everyday’ type of men/masculinity). Deborah has attended national conferences to present her research such as the BPS Social Psychology Conference and the Male Psychology Conference.

Research interests

Masculinities, men, boys, education, media, social psychology, gender, qualitative methods, social norms, everyday life, stereotyping.

Karla Elliott

Email: karla.elliott@monash.edu
University/Institution: Monash University
Website: https://monash.academia.edu/KarlaElliott

Biographical Profile

Karla Elliott is a PhD candidate, research assistant, and teaching associate with the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Australia. She is an Executive Member of the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association and a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.

Research interests

Feminist theory; critical studies on men and masculinities; the ethics of care; friendship; narrative methods

Murray Fisher

Email: murray.fisher@sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: Sydney University
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/nursing/staff/academic/murray_fisher.shtml

Biographical Profile

Associate Professor Murray Fisher is a researcher at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on the interplay of the construction of masculinities and men’s health and health outcomes for men. His recent work has been in the areas of male obesity, men’s trauma and men’s suicide.

Research interests

The interplay of the construction of masculinities and men’s health and health outcomes for men. Recent work in the areas of male obesity, men’s trauma and men’s suicide.

Michael Flood

Email: mflood@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of Wollongong
Staff Website: http://lha.uow.edu.au/hsi/UOW084229.html
Writings and publications: http://www.xyonline.net/category/authors/michael-flood

Biographical profile

Michael is a Senior Lecturer and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Wollongong. He conducts research on men and gender, violence prevention, and young men’s social and sexual relations with women. He is a co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, and the author of journal articles on men and gender, men’s sexualities, violence against women, homosociality, fathering, anti-violence mobilisations, and youth and pornography. Dr Flood also is a trainer and community educator with a long involvement in community advocacy and education work focused on men’s violence against women.

Research interests

Men and masculinity; Gender issues; Male sexualities and especially heterosexuality; Interpersonal violence and especially violence against women (domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault); Fathers and fathering; Sexual and reproductive health.

Ron Frey

Email: r.frey@qut.edu.au
University/Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Web Page: www.qut.edu.au

Biographical Profile

Dr Ron Frey lectures in gender and psychology, human sexuality and other areas of developmental psychology in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Queensland University of Technology. He is a psychologist who also works part-time at a counselling centre for children and families affected by domestic violence and child abuse, and maintains a small forensic practice which assesses people who appear before criminal courts. He has had a long involvement with Men Against Sexual Abuse (M.A.S.A.) and the Queensland Joint Churches’ Project on Domestic Violence and currently is on the Board of Management of the state-wide crisis line for families trapped in domestic violence, DV-Connect.

Research interests

Child abuse and domestic violence; Sexual Offenders; Cross-cultural forms of child abuse; Masculinity as an identity narrative; Identity narratives generally including sexual identities, ethnic identities, and Indigenous identities; Queer theory.

Levi Gahman

Email: levi.gahman@outlook.com
University/Institution: ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies
Staff Web Page: https://independent.academia.edu/LeviGahman

Biographical profile:

Levi is a social geographer from rural Kansas (ancestral Osage territories) who received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in the unceded Syilx territories of the Okanagan Valley. He has experience in the disciplines of Gender & Women’s Studies; Geography; Community, Culture, & Global Studies; Environmental Sciences; and Development Studies. His background also includes jobs as a sawmill worker, a substance abuse/trauma counsellor, a disability resource centre facilitator, a volunteer for Food Not Bombs, and a community organizer for Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (RAMA), a grassroots collective supporting migrant workers from the Caribbean and Latin America. Levi is also an alumnus of ‘The Little School of Freedom According to the Zapatistas’ and remains a loyal, but stumbling, Adherent to The Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle.

Research interests

Neoliberalism, Masculinities, Border Imperialism, Settler Colonialism, Transnational Feminisms, Decolonial Theories, Anarchism, Autonomist Marxism, Poststructuralism, Queer Theory, Radical Pedagogy, Food Sovereignty, Rurality, Power, Discourse, Resistance, Zapatismo

Sunil Gangavane

Email: sunil.kabir2012@gmail.com
University/Institution: University of Mumbai

Biographical profile

I am passionate, energetic and creative person who likes to work with youth. My formal education background is in Psychology. I have keen interest in research and training. I offer training and consultancy services to several organizations. My research papers have been presented in National and International Seminars.

Research interests

Caste, Gender and Masculinity.

Joseph Gelfer

Email: joseph@gelfer.net
University/Institution: Monash University
Web Page: http://www.gelfer.net

Biographical Profile

Joseph Gelfer is author of Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy and editor of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.

Research interests

Masculinities and spirituality/religion; queer theory

Nicholas Goodwin

Email: nicholas.goodwin@sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Sydney
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/postgrad_research/students/nicholas_goodwin.shtml

Biographical Profile

Nick specialises in social and behaviour change, communications, marketing and international development. He is a lecturer and PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications (MECO) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. His PhD research focuses on the role of change agents in behaviour change programs. He is also a Research Scholar at the George Washington University. Nick has over 15 years of experience working with government, business, university, NGO and U.N. organisations throughout the Asia Pacific and Australia, as well as in Africa and the Americas. Nick’s qualifications include an MBA (Deakin) and a Bachelor of Asian Studies (ANU) and he studied at Indonesia’s Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Research interests

Social and behaviour change, communications, marketing and international development

Andrew Gorman-Murray

Email: andrewgm@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong

Biographical profile

Andrew is a Research Fellow in Human Geography; he has taught human geography, cultural studies and development studies at various universities in and around Sydney. His PhD, completed at Macquarie University in 2006, examined the homing desires and homemaking practices of lesbian and gay Australians, exploring how they find, make and use homes in ways which resist heteronormativity and affirm difference. He subsequently investigated lesbian and gay belonging in rural and regional Australia, including Daylesford, Victoria, and Townsville, Queensland. He is engaged in two major projects. One critically utilises Census data to deconstructively map the geography of same-sex couple families in Australia. The other is an ARC-funded investigation of relationships between masculinities and domesticities in inner Sydney, exploring how different men utilise domestic environments to address work/life balance and wellbeing in the context of shifting gender, employment and household patterns.

Research interests

Geographies of sexuality and gender; geographies of masculinities; geographies of home and domesticity; geographies of families; place, belonging and identity; neighbourhoods and inclusion; emotional geographies; rurality; festivals and tourism.

Belinda Green

Email: drbgreen@yahoo.com
University/Institution: Service for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
Website: www.startts.org

Biographical Profile

Belinda Green has over ten years experience in research and education in the field of comparative sociology and social anthropology with specific reference to Asian Pacific societies. This includes teaching and research in Australia, India and Ethiopia in the area of masculinities, youth, deviancy and subcultures, gender and sexuality, sex tourism and international tourism studies and ethnographic and qualitative research methods. Belinda was awarded her PhD in 2009 at the University of Wollongong. Currently she works as a health educator at the NSW Service for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).

Research interests

Masculinities; Gender and Sexuality in Asia; Pacific Male Youth; Deviancy and Subcultures in Asia Pacific; Sex Tourism in Asia Pacific; Identity Politics amongst Muslims in Asia Pacific; Forced Migration and Health; Ethnographic representation

Suraj Gunwant

Email: suraj.15may@gmail.com
University/Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Biographical Profile

Suraj Gunwant is a PhD candidate at the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, where he is exploring the interface between masculinities, postmodernism/poststructuralism, and the Indian English novel.

Christian Mazuelos Guzman

Email: christian.guzman.m@upch.pe
University/Institution: Cayetano Heredia University / Faculty of Public Health / Sexuality & SRRH Research Unit
Website: www.upch.pe

Biographical Profile

Christian Guzman is a Peruvian Social Psychologist and Executive Master in Development Studies. He has 10 years working on gender & sexuality issues, especially with regard to engaging men in the promotion of gender equality and preventing violence. Currently Christian is Associate Researcher and Program Coordinator at Hombres que Renuncian a Su Violencia within Public Health Faculty of the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia.

Yohai Hakak

Email: yohai.hakak@gmail.com
University/Institution: University of Portsmouth

Biographical profile

Dr. Yohai Hakak joined the School of Health Sciences and Social Work in October 2008. He was trained as a social worker in Israel (BSW from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and the US (MSW from Yeshiva University, NY) and practiced in the field of mental health in Israel. Simultaneously to his studies he worked as a journalist and wrote on religious communities in Israel. As an academic scholar he has published many articles and several monographs as well as co-directed a documentary series about the Jewish Haredi community in Israel.

Research interests

Youth, gender, religion, medical anthropology and qualitative research methodologies.

Kamrul Hasan

Email: m.k.hasan@student.unsw.edu
University/Institution: University of New South Wales

Biographical Profile

Kamrul Hasan is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) (formerly NCHSR) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His doctoral research explores how historically specific masculinities are constructed across generations in Bangladesh. In addition, his project examines the implications of the enactments of masculinities for men’s sexual health. Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with three groups of men representing three generations to capture historically specific masculinities and examine the implications of these for men’s sexual health.

Research interests

Men, masculinities and health, international development, men’s reproductive and sexual health, HIV and AIDS.

Nur Hasyim

Email: emailnyanurhasyim@yahoo.com
University/Institution: Rifka Annisa

Biographical profile

National coordinator of new men alliance a national network focusing on engaging men and boys in anti gender based violence movement in Indonesia. I am also a counsellor for male abusive partner at Rifka Annisa Womens crisis centre Yogyakarta. A trainer for gender transformative training. A researcher on gender and masculinity issue.

Research interests

Critical study on men and masculinity, gender, gender based violence.

Raymond Hibbins

Email: r.hibbins@griffith.edu.au
University/Institution: Griffith University

Biographical Profile

Dr Raymond Hibbins is a sociologist at Griffith University in the Department of Tourism, Sport, Leisure and Hotel Management in the Griffith Business School. He has recently co-edited a book Migrant Men: Critical Studies of masculinities and the Migration Experience with three Australian colleagues. He publishes in the area of migration, gender identity,sexuality and ethnicity. He has an emerging interest in transnationalism and Chinese entrepreneurs. Dr Hibbins is also publishing in the area of internationalisation, sustainability and transformational learning.

Research interests

Migration, ethnicity, sexuality and gender identity -the role of sport in the acculturation of male migrants -internationalisation, sustainability and transformatonal learning -transntionalisation and Chinese entrepreneurs .

Anna Hickey-Moody

Email: anna.hickey-moody@sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Sydney
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/gender_cultural_studies/staff/profiles/ahmoody.shtml

Biographical Profile

Anna Hickey-Moody is a lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, where she teaches on masculinity and youth cultures. Her research brings innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to long standing issues of social marginalization and disadvantage. She is co-author of Masculinity beyond the metropolis (Palgrave 2006), co-editor of Deleuzian encounters Studies in contemporary social issues (Palgrave 2007) and author of Unimaginable bodies: Intellectual disability, performance and becomings (Sense, 2009). Anna is currently working on a book contracted to Routledge titled Youth, arts and education.

Research interests

Currently working on boys and dance / dancing masculinities

Rachmad Hidayat

Email: rhid3@student.monash.edu
University/Institution: Monash University

Biographical Profile

Rachmad is a PhD student at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, under which he will be undertaking a project focusing on Muslim masculinity in Australia. Currently is a holder of a Prime Minister Australia Asia Award and previously received Australian Scholarship under AusAID. He has been work as trainers, research assistance and organiser at institutions working for women’s issue in Indonesia.

Research interests

Masculinity, especially in relation to violence and religious affairs; Gender and religion; Gender and science.

Leanne Higham

Email: lhigham@student.unimelb.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Melbourne
Website: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/yrc

Biographical Profile

Leanne is a PhD candidate in the Youth Research Centre at the University of Melbourne. She is the winner of the 2016 Freda Cohen Prize for her master’s thesis ‘Becoming Boy: A/effecting identity in a Catholic boys’ school’. She is currently researching the ways in which violence enacts, and is enacted by, different masculinities. Her PhD research particularly focuses on the various ways in which violence materialises and enacts masculinities in and around schools.

Research interests

Masculinities; Boys, education and schooling; Affect; New materialism; Post-qualitative methods.

Leah Hoffman

Email: l.hoffman@psipng.org
University/Institution: PopulationServices International- Papua New Guinea
Staff Web Page: www.psi.org

Biographical profile

Leah Hoffman is the Deputy Program Director of Population Services International – Papua New Guinea (PSI-PNG), a non-governmental organization working on health areas such as HIV/STI prevention, Malaria, Water/Sanitation/Hygiene, Gender-based violence, and Non-Communicable Disease. PSI/PNG implements an innovative intervention called Tokaut na Tokstret Marital Relationship Training, which has been shown through a qualitative assessment to have reduced extra-marital partnerships and gender-based violence among its participants.

Research interests

HIV, sexual and reproductive health, gender based violence, couples approaches, operational research, evaluation.

Zhong Huang

Email: zh748@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong

Biographical Profile

Mr. Zhong Huang is a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong. His PhD thesis concerns the representation of Chinese masculinity in Australian Chinese literature.

Research interests

Masculinity; Chinese Masculinity; Diasporic Chinese Masculinity; Gender

Sarah Hunter

Email: sarah.hunter@adelaide.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of Adelaide
Staff web page: researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/sarah.hunter

Biographical Profile

Sarah Hunter is a current PhD candidate in the School of Psychology, due for completion in the beginning of 2017. She is supervised by Associate Professor Damien W. Riggs and Professor Martha Augoustinos. Sarah’s research explores the identity negotiation and representation of primary caregiving fathers within popular culture and the media. She is specifically focusing on how these fathers negotiate hegemonic masculinity within their caregiving role.

Research interests

Masculinities; Identity construction; Social constructionism; Discursive psychology; Fathering; Discourse Analysis.

Ellie Hutchinson

Email: elliehutch@yahoo.co.uk
University/Institution: University of Edinburgh

Biographical Profile

Ellie Hutchinson MSc is a PhD student at the Univeristy of Edinburgh. Her interests are identity, boyhood, masculinities and violence against women prevention practice and theory.Her International Relations masters thesis focused on social movement work to affect EU policy change.

Research interests

Masculinities, violence against women, prevention practice, feminist theory

Dan Irving

Email: irving.dan@gmail.com
University/Institutions: Carleton University
Staff Webpage: http://www5.carleton.ca/iis/people/dan-irving

Biographical Profile

Dr. Dan Irving is an Assistant Professor in Sexuality Studies and Human Rights at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Research Interests

Critical masculinities, transsexual subjectivities, neoliberalism, crisis of masculinity, Eminem and masculine identified youth.

Diederik Janssen

Email: diederikjanssen@gmail.com

Biographical Profile

Diederik F. Janssen is an independent researcher residing in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is co-founding and general editor of Culture, Society & Masculinities (published by The Men’s Studies Press as of 2009), as well as Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (published by Berghahn Journals as of 2015), and managing editor of The Journal of Men’s Studies (published by SAGE as of 2015). Janssen holds a Medical Doctorate and Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology, both from the Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Research interests

Anthropology; Boyhood; History of Sexuality; Medical History; Sexualities; Queer Theory; Young Masculinities

Carol Johnson

Email: carol.johnson@adelaide.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Adelaide
Web Page: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/carol.johnson

Biographical Profile

Prof Carol Johnson has written extensively on issues of masculinity and government/party politics, both in dedicated articles and by incorporating material on masculinity into her broader publications. Her work mainly focuses on Australia but also deals with the UK and US and covers both issues of identity and policy analysis. She has analysed the use of masculinity by a range of political leaders since she began working on the area in 1993 including: Abbott, Cameron, Obama, Brown, Howard, Beazley, Latham, Keating, Hawke and Hewson.

Cassandra Jones

Email: ptcaj@bristol.ac.uk
University/Institution: University of Bristol, School for Policy Studies
Website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/centres/genderviolence/

Biographical Profile

Cassandra Jones is a Ph.D. candidate in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol and she is based in the Centre for Gender and Violence Research. Her Ph.D. focuses on men who have experienced domestic violence and highlights gender differences in experiences and constructions of intimate relationships. Her previous work examined peer influences on the experience and use of dating violence among LGBT and ethnic minority young adults.

Research interests

Interpersonal violence; domestic violence; gender of men; men’s help seeking and coping; sexual orientation; constructions of violence; mixed methods approaches used to examine violence

Shashish Shami Kamal

Email: Shashish.du@gmail.com
University/Institution: University of Dhaka
Website: http://www.du.ac.bd/

Biographical Profile

Shashish Shami Kamal is a student currently doing his masters in the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is working as a research intern in the ‘Centre for Men and Masculinities Studies’ in Bangladesh. Currently engaged in writing an article with Sayed Saikh Imtiaz Ph.D. ,Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies,University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Previous Research: 1. Completed a monograph titled-Masculinity, Masculine practices and Gender Based Violence: Exploring the lives of young men in Dhaka. 2. ‘Risk Averse Behaviour among peasants: A study on the Mohabbatpur village’, in 2011, under Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Development Studies, University of Dhaka.

Research interests

Gender, Men and Masculinities 2. Political Culture 3. Behavioural studies

Egemen Kepekci

Email: egemenkepekci@gmail.com
University/Institution: Istanbul University

Research Interests

Feminism, Masculinities, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Postcolonialism, Literature, Neocolonialism, Ethnicity, Minorities, Gender, Orientalism, Sexuality.

Charlotte Kerr

Email: ck@chrismackey.com.au
University/Institution: University of Otago, New Zealand; Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne

Biographical Profile

Charlotte Kerr is a clinical psychologist in private practice at Chris Mackey and Associates, Geelong. She has completed undergraduate studies in the areas of gender and women’s studies, masculinities, and sexuality. She continues to explore these areas of interest in her clinical work with young people and adults. More recently, her Masters research and clinical focus has included mindfulness and stress.

Research interests

Masculinities; gender; boys; adolescents; identity; transgender; sexuality; emotional expression in males; peer groups; emotional intelligence; male cultural stereotypes; homosexuality; heteronormativity; hegemonic masculinity; pornography.

Stephen Kerry

Email: stephen.kerry@cdu.edu.au
University/Institution: Charles Darwin University
Web Page: http://www.cdu.edu.au/creative-arts-humanities/staff-profiles/stephen-kerry

Biographical Profile

Dr Kerry identifies as a genderqueer Buddhist and is currently employed as a lecturer in sociology at Charles Darwin University. For two decades Dr Kerry has been passionately committed to community advocacy and counselling.

Academically, Dr Kerry investigates the lived experiences of peoples who live on the gender margins of society. In 2014, xie* completed a research project into the role of religion and spirituality in the lives of intersex Australians and another project which investigated the role of the science fiction genre in the lives of queer Australians.

Dr Kerry is currently undertaking research into the health needs of transgender people living in the Northern Territory and the lived experiences of transgender Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, also known as sistergirls and brotherboys.

[*Dr Kerry prefers non-gendered pronouns.]

Research interests

Gender Theory; Queer Theory; Transgender; Intersex; Media; Popular culture; Social equality and justice; Health; Religion; Sistergirl; Brotherboy; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; Northern Territory.

Cuong La

Email: lamanhcuong@gmail.com
University/Institution: ARCSHS – La Trobe University
Staff Web Page: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/

Biographical profile

Cuong La is a Vietnamese PhD student at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. He is currently at the writing stage of his PhD dissertation looking at the sense making of masculinities among young, adult, new middle-class, married Vietnamese men in Hanoi under the supervision of Professor Gary Dowsett. The study looks at four main themes: married lives, fatherhood, fidelity and sexual practice to understand how Vietnamese men construct their masculinity(ies) as seen through the lenses of gender and sexuality under the vast change in society and economy in the country.

Research interests

Masculinity, Sexuality, Gender, Modernity, Social Change, Fatherhood, Courtship in Vietnam and South East Asia .

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Email: kuntala.lahiri-dutt@anu.edu.au
University/Institution: The Australian National University
Web Page: http://crawford.anu.edu.au/staff/rmap/klahiridutt.php

Biographical Profile

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt is currently a Fellow at the Resource Management in Asia Pacific Program, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. in The Australian National University. At the ANU, Kuntala teaches Gender and Development at the Masters in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development and convenes the Gender Specialisation (see http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/maapd/gender/index.php). For her action research project, see http://empoweringcommunities.anu.edu.au/

Research interests

Kuntala’s research experience encompasses gender analysis and livelihoods in natural resource management, particularly two critical ‘sectors’, mining and water (see www.asmasiapacific.org and http://rspas.anu.edu.au/gwn/).

Jason Laker

Email: jason.laker@yahoo.com
University/Institutions: San Jose State University (California, USA)
Staff webpage: www.jasonlaker.com

Biographical Profile

Jason Laker is Professor and Chair in the Department of Counselor Education at San Jose State University in California, USA, where he formerly served as Vice President for Student Affairs. He has previously served as Dean of Student Affairs and Faculty in Gender Studies at Queen’s University in Canada and at St. John’s University in Minnesota, USA. His dissertation, Beyond Bad Dogs: Toward a Pedagogy of Engagement of Male Students (Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona) won the Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association for Student Judicial Affairs. His scholarship includes Masculinities in Higher Education (w/Tracy Davis, Routledge, 2011) and Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities (Oxford, 2011).

Research Interests

Gender, Men and Masculinities; International and Comparative Higher Education; Postsecondary Student Development; Identity, Culture Race and Ethnicity; Faith and Spirituality; Citizenship; Human Rights; Social Cohesion; Acculturation

Nancy Lee

Email: nancy.lee@student.usyd.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Sydney
Web Page: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/gender_cultural_studies/index.shtml

Biographical Profile

Nancy Lee is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies. Her research looks at the culture of masculinities and ideas of identity in the community of Sydney chefs.

Research interests

Masculinity, feminism, media, food, popular culture, social media.

Mario Liong

Email: marioliong@gmail.com
University/Institution: Centennial College
Staff Web Page: http://centennialcollege.hku.hk/en/staff/academic-staff/dr-liong-chan-ching-mario

Biographical profile

Dr Mario Liong is an assistant professor at Centennial College, Hong Kong. In 2012-2014, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University, Sweden. Dr Liong’s research is mainly on critical studies on men and masculinities, particularly focusing on the construction of masculinity and fatherhood within the Chinese family. He is also interested in how young people negotiate their sexualities and masculinities with the larger structure, including the popular culture. He has published in international journals such as Gender, Place, and Culture, Marriage and Family Review, the Journal of Gender Studies, and the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His first monograph, Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family: Father Mission will soon be published by Palgrave Macmillan in the “Studies in Family and Intimate Life” series.

Research interests

Critical study on men and masculinities; Chinese fatherhood; marriage and family; transnational migration; youth sexualities; popular culture; digital media.

Cassandra Loeser

Email: cassandra.loeser@unisa.edu.au
University/Institution: University of South Australia

Biographical Profile

Cassandra Loeser is a lecturer in Academic Development Research Education at the University of South Australia. She has and continues to publish widely in the areas of masculinities and sexualities, disability and hearing disability, the ethics of embodiment and affect. Many of her publications stem from her doctoral dissertation Embodiment, ethics and the ear: Constructions of masculine subjectivity by young men with hearing disabilities in contemporary Australia which unravelled some of the complexities and situations of the intersections of masculinity and disability. She is chief researcher in a funded project that explores the ways we can learn about masculinity through the lens of disability and about disability through the lens of masculinity in higher degree by research contexts.

Research interests

Men, masculinities and sexualities; disability and hearing disability (particularly in men); bodies and embodiment; Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzsche and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s work on ethics; post-essentialism; emotions & affect.

Kara-Jane Lombard

Email: k.lombard@curtin.edu.au
University/Institution: Curtin University
Website: http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/MCCA/staff.cfm/K.Lombard

Research interests

Masculinity

Dean Lusher

Email: dlusher@swin.edu.au
University/Institution: Swinburne University of Technology

Biographical profile

Dr Dean Lusher is a Lecturer in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology, and member of the MelNet Social Network Group (Swinburne Node). Dean takes a quantitative sociological and social psychological perspective to issues of masculinities, examining social hierarchies, group norms and the role that masculinities play in their formation and maintenance. Dean’s primary interest is in quantitative social network analysis with a specialization in theory, method and application of statistical models for social networks (specifically, in exponential random graph models ERGM). Dean’s current work involves masculinities and their intersection with ethnicities in a current ARC Linkage Project involving AFL clubs.

Research interests

Social network analysis, Statistical models for social networks, Social hierarchies and social norms, Community resilience, Individual and group identity, Bushfires and mental health, Bullying and violence, Refugees and asylum seekers.

Campbell McKay

Email: campbell.mckay@unsw.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of New South Wales
Website: http://www.pangea.unsw.edu.au/people/students/campbell-mckay

Biographical Profile

Campbell McKay is a human geographer currently undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales. His doctoral thesis examines gendered spaces of memory in post-conflict contexts, specifically investigating the ways nostalgia acts both as a bridge to the past and a materialising force in the present among Australian people residing in and visiting the city of Vūng Tàu, a site of Australian occupation and influence during the conflict in Vietnam (1962-1972). Campbell’s research interests include work on masculinities and space, memory and quotidian geographies, and he maintains particular methodological intrigue for new and creative approaches to the study of people and place. Campbell has been active in teaching Human Geography at the University of New South Wales and Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) since 2013, and places specific importance on the role of education within tertiary institutions, which he feels is severely undervalued in Australia.

Research interests

Human Geography; Masculinities; Critical Military Studies; Cultural Geographies of Home; Memory; Emotion.

Jim Macnamara

Email: jim.macnamara@uts.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Technology Sydney
Web Page: www.communication.uts.edu.au

Biographical Profile

Jim Macnamara is Deputy Dean and Professor of Public Communication in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Jim joined academia after a 30-year career in professional media and communication practice spanning journalism, public relations, political communication and media research. His doctoral research examined media representations of men and male identity in the early 21st century. He has published 12 books including ‘Media and Male Identity: The Making and Remaking of Men’ (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2005) and ‘The 21st Century Media (R)evoltuion (Peter Lang, New York, 2010) based on his other major area of research – social media.

Research interests

Media studies (representations, agenda-setting and framing, and effects); Public relations and its practices and influence; Identity including media representations of men and male identity; New media/social media.

Sebastian Madrid

Email: smad5120@uni.sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Sydney

Biographical profile

Sebastian Madrid is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. His PhD thesis examines the formation and transformation of ruling class men and masculinities in contemporary Chile.

Research interests

Gender and masculinities, class and schooling, adolescent fatherhood and sexuality, educational policy and social change, political culture and participation, social research methods.

Philip Martin

Email: philipmartin@outlook.com
University/Institution: Melbourne University
Staff webpage: http://ku-dk.academia.edu/PhilipMartin

Research interests

Masculinities, men, social imaginaries, gender relations, Vietnam, Southeast Asia.

Matthew Maycock

Email: matthewmaycock@hotmail.com
University/Institution: University of Glasgow
Staff or home web page: www.matthewmaycock.com

Mark McLelland

Email: markmc@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong

Biographical profile

Mark McLelland is a sociologist and cultural historian of Japan specialising in the history of sexuality, gender theory and new media. His is author or co-editor of seven books that have focused on topics such as the postwar history of Japanese queer cultures and the development of the Internet in Japan, especially the use of the Internet and other new media by minority communities in Japan and throughout Asia. His recent work has looked at the development of ‘soft’ masculinities in East Asia, representations of men in women’s manga, and at the development of new forms of heterosexual romance and coupledom in Japan in the early postwar period.

Dion McLeod

Email: dsm961@uowmail.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong
Website: https://uow.academia.edu/DionMcLeod

Biographical Profile

Dion McLeod is a graduate student in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. His primary research is in the field of children’s literature. His interest in masculinity studies was ignited during a third year sociology subject at UOW, and this course provided a theoretical foundation on which to base his honours thesis, and later, PhD dissertation, which examines the way that Disney villains are represented as queer characters.

Research interests

Queer theory, Narratology, Masculinity Studies, Audience and Reception Studies, Disney Studies

Sara Meger

Email: sameger@unimelb.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Melbourne
Staff Web Page: unimelb.academia.edu/SaraMeger

Biographical profile

PhD (2012) examined the use of sexual violence in conflict through a gender and international political economy lens. My research offers a new understanding of sexual violence in conflict as the outcome of micro- and macro-level processes of the hegemonic global structures of patriarchy and the international political economy. By examining trends in the form and function of sexual violence in recent and ongoing conflicts, I have developed a preliminary typology of wartime sexual violence in order to argue that, in different contexts, the perpetration of sexual violence may take different forms and be used in pursuit of different objectives.

Research interests

Feminist international relations, peace and conflict, sub-Saharan Africa, masculinity in international relations, gender & political economy, sexual violence in conflict.

Marilyn Metta

Email: m.metta@curtin.edu.au
University/Institution: Curtin University

Biographical Profile

Dr Marilyn Metta is a feminist academic at the School of Social Science and Asian Languages at Curtin University, Western Australia. Dr Metta is a practising psychotherapist at West Leederville Counselling Centre in Perth.

Research interests

Dr Marilyn Metta’s areas of research are in feminist and ethnic lifewriting, gender studies and family violence.

Oswaldo Montoya

Email: oswaldo@menengage.org
University/Institution: MenEngage Alliance
Website: MenEngage

Biographical Profile

Oswaldo Montoya is an international consultant and Network Associate of the MenEngage Alliance Global Secretariat. MenEngage is a network dedicated to transforming harmful masculinities and engaging men and boys in gender justice. Oswaldo is one of the founders of the Men’s Group against Violence in Nicaragua and a former Fulbright scholar, holding a Master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology from Boston College. For twenty years he has served as a trainer, program manager, researcher, university teacher, consultant and counselor working for gender equality and children’s right to protection from all forms of violence. Oswaldo worked with Puntos de Encuentro, a Nicaraguan feminist organization; with EMERGE, a domestic violence program in the US; and with Save the Children, promoting children´s rights. He is the author of several publications and educational manuals.

Research interests

Positive deviance from patriarchal masculinities; Fatherhood; Gender socialization of boys; Sexuality and men; Intersections of violence against women and against children; Men and spirituality.

Trish Mundy

Email: tmundy@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong
Website: http://lha.uow.edu.au/law/contacts/UOW133414.html

Biographical Profile

Dr Trish Mundy is Senior Lecturer and Head of Students within the School of Law at UOW. Trish practised as a solicitor for a number of years in the community legal sector with a particular focus on women’s legal issues. Her research interests include gender issues in the Australian Legal Profession. Her PhD, entitled ‘Place Matters: Women’s Lived and Imagined Experience of Legal Practice in Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) Communities in Queensland’, involved a phenomenological study of the lived experiences of lawyers practising in these communities. The research also explored final year RRR and city-based law students’ practice intentions and perceptions of RRR legal practice. The thesis’ considered ‘rural masculinities’ in the context of women’s attraction and retention.

Research interests

Rural, regional and remote legal practice issues; Gender issues in the Australian legal profession; Community Legal Centres; Access to justice issues; Legal Profession and Practice; Family law and family violence

Regina Nava

Email: reginava7@gmail.com
University/Institution: UNAM

Biographical profile

Applicant to Sociology Doctor degree at UNAM. She lives in Queretaro City and works independently. Has participated in different Workshops and Seminars. Has published on http://www.estudiosmasculinidades.buap.mx/.

Research interests

Masculinity, through fatherhood, housekeeping, and working conditions; An ecological approach to gender studies.

Christy Newman

Email: c.newman@unsw.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of New South Wales
Staff Web Page: https://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/about-us/people/christy-newman/

Biographical Profile

Dr Christy Newman is Senior Research Fellow at the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health. Christy conducts collaborative, qualitative research examining the social dimensions of health and health care. She has a broad interest in the provision and uptake of medicine ‘at the margins’, particularly the prevention, care and treatment of blood borne viruses. Her conceptual interests are focused on the tensions between expert and experiential perspectives on health and medicine, the social complexities of achieving trust, engagement and dialogue in controversial or changing medical fields, and the cultural politics of representation and identity in health and health care settings. She has longstanding interests in men’s views on and experiences of health and health care, particularly in the areas of sexual health, mental health and popular health cultures.

Research Interests

HIV and sexual health; gender, sexuality and health; cultural politics of health; media and health

Sara Niner

Email: sara.niner@monash.edu
University/Institution: Monash University
Website: http://profiles.arts.monash.edu.au/sara-niner/

Biographical Profile

Dr. Sara Niner is an interdisciplinary researcher and lecturer in Anthropology with the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. She is an expert in the field of gender and international development with a particular interest in those issues in post-conflict Timor-Leste. She has recently undertaken a study into young men in Timor-Leste and their attitudes to gender roles, relationships and violence which will inform a gender-based violence prevention campaign. More exploratory research continues in this field of masculinity in the post-conflict environment. She has also recently worked with UN Women in Dili to develop a strategic plan and gender curriculum with the new Gender Studies Research Centre ‘Sentro Estudo Jeneru (SEJ)’ at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL).

Research interests

Gender, development, masculinity, Timor-Leste and Indonesia

Adebisi Ogungbesan

Email: bisiogungbesan2001@yahoo.com
University/Institution: University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Bigraphical Profile

Adebisi Ogungbesan is a doctoral student in the Dept of English, University of Ibadan. Her research is on Changing Men and Domestic Violence in contemporary African societies. She investigates how these changes affect men’s position especially in the home. Her thesis is a comparative analysis of fictional works from Uganda and Nigeria.

John L Oliffe

Email: john.oliffe@nursing.ubc.ca
University/Institution: University of British Columbia
Web Page: www.menshealthresearch.ubc.ca

Biographical Profile

Dr John Oliffe is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia. His research is focused on gender and health, particularly men’s health. He is especially interested in masculinities and gender relations in the context of prostate cancer, depression, smoking, cardiac rehabilitation, and immigrant men’s health.

Research interests

Masculinities; Men’s depression and suicide; Prostate cancer; Men’s health; Men’s smoking; Male youth sexual health; Aboriginal men’s health; Gay men’s intimate partner violence.

Rachel Ann O’Brien

Email: Rsch4284@uni.sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Sydney
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/about/staff/profiles/rachel.scheuer.php

Biographical Profile

Rachel O’Brien (Scheuer) graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Education (Hons 1) Human Movement Health Education in 2013. Commencing doctoral study in 2014 (at the same institution), her research has evolved into a project that combines many of the things she is most passionate about: hearing young people’s stories, being a part of school life, and critically considering the role of Sport, Health and Physical Education in shaping the lives of young people. Alongside her research she regularly teaches in Health Education subjects at the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and the University of Wollongong and also serves as a Student Representative for the Office of Doctoral Studies Committee at USyd. She hopes to complete her PhD in 2017!

Research interests

Masculinities; boys, education and schooling; sport, health and physical education; ethnographic research; critical feminist theory; gender and class; power and privilege

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Email: mariapc@deakin.edu.au
University/Institution: Deakin University
Web Page: http://mariapallottachiarolli.com.au/

Biographical Profile

Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli is Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and is External Faculty Member of Saybrook University, San Francisco, and Founding Member of AGMC Inc (Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council). She is also a member of the Victoria Police LGBTIQ and Multicultural Communities Divisions. Her books include Someone You Know (Australia’s first AIDS biography); and two collections of young people’s voices, writing and art called Girls Talk and Boys Stuff (with Wayne Martino). The two following research-based books, So What’s a Boy: Addressing Issues of Masculinity and Schooling; and Being Normal Is the Only Way to Be: Adolescent Perspectives on Gender and Schooling were also written with Wayne Martino. Maria’s other books are When Our Children Come Out: How to Support Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Young People; Tapestry: Five Generations of Women in One Italian Family; and Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools (a recipient of a Lambda Literary Award, 2011). Her first novel, Love You Two, was co-winner of a 2010 Lambda Literary Award. Her most recent publications are The Politics of Recognition and Social Justice: Transforming Subjectivities and New Forms of Resistance (co-edited with Bob Pease), Queerying Families of Origin (co-edited with Chiara Bertone), and Bisexuality in Education.

Research interests

Social justice, diversity and equity issues in education and health: primary areas of interest are cultural diversity, gender diversity, sexual diversity and family diversity.

Geoffrey Parkes

Email: geoffrey.parkes2@usq.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Southern Queensland

Biographical Profile

Dr Geoffrey Parkes received his PhD in 2010 from the University of Southern Queensland. His dissertation, Decorating the Abyss: Crafting a Post-Holocaust Ethics of the Self, used selected works of Albert Camus, Michel Foucault and Samuel Beckett to deal with the constructions of fundamentalisms and the modern self. Recently, Dr Parkes has been working on a two part project focussing on contemporary masculinities. The first part of the work examines the language of online profiles of men who seek sex, friendship and relationships with other men, and the implication of this language in rural and regional Australia. The second uses a cultural studies approach to chart an alternative history of masculinity based around the wounded male body in works of literature, cinema, theatre and art.

Research interests

Queer studies, Languages of the Self, Masculinities, Gay Literatures

Roger Patulny

Email: r.patulny@unsw.edu.au
University/Institution: University of NSW
Web Page: http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/staff/roger-patulny-766.html

Biographical Profile

Roger Patulny BA(Hons)/BEc, ANU, PhD UNSW, is an Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW. He has completed doctoral research on the links between welfare and society, with a focus on the social norms, connections and activities that together comprise a nation’s stock of social capital. He has published widely on the subject of social capital, and related topics including volunteering and trust, and has recently held a position at the University of Surrey, UK, researching social and political trust in the UK and Europe.

Research interests

His present research interests include the trends, meanings, and emotional qualities concerned with social connection, social capital and social cohesion, and the links between these qualities and changes in social policy, demography and life-course.

Bob Pease

Email: bob.pease@deakin.edu.au
University/Institution: Deakin University
Web Page: http://www.deakin.edu.au/profiles/bob-pease

Biographical profile

Bob Pease is Chair of Social Work at Deakin University. He has published widely on men’s violence against women, cross-cultural and global perspectives on men and masculinities and critical social work. He was a founding member of Men Against Sexual Assault in Melbourne and has been involved in campaigns and community education against men’s violence for many years.

Asha Persson

Email: a.persson@unsw.edu.au
University/Institution: University of New South Wales, Centre for Social Research in Health
Website: Dr Asha Sofia Persson, UNSW

Biographical Profile

Asha Persson is a social anthropologist and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia. Over the past 14 years, she has conducted a range of qualitative projects on social and lived aspects of HIV. Her research aims to draw attention to the experiences and needs of previously under-researched populations in the local HIV epidemic, including heterosexuals, couples with mixed HIV status, and perinatally infected children growing up with HIV, and to contribute to scholarly knowledge of the cultural interplay between illness, medicine, gender, sexuality and society. Asha has published widely in high-profile international journals in the fields of health sociology, medical anthropology, cultural studies and HIV.

Research interests

Social anthropology, ethnography, cultural phenomenology, embodiment, medicine, cultural practice, health and illness, HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality

Claire Postles

Email: claire.postles@ecf.org.in
University/Institution: Equal Community Foundation
Website: www.ecf.org.in

Paul Mark Pulé

Email: paul@menaliveaustralia.com.au
University/Institution: Murdoch University
Staff Web Page: http://www.paulpule.com.au

Biographical profile

Dr. Paul M. Pulé has dedicated his life to helping men care. In February 2013, he completed his Ph.D. titled: A Declaration of Caring: Towards an ecological masculinism through Murdoch University, where he developed a model to reawaken men’s capacities to care about themselves, each other, their families, their communities and the Earth. He has served as Associate Director for the Men’s Advisory Network, Promoting Respect Officer at the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services and currently is engaged as a Research professional with the WA Government. Paul also founded MenAlive Australia; a consultancy that offers personal, professional and organisational change services to help men’s lives go well. Paul has a special interest in Fly-in/Fly-Out (FIFO), Bus-in/Bus-Out (BIBO) and Drive-in/Drive-Out (DIDO) impacts on men’s lives, their families and communities. He convenes several groups in the private and public sectors to strengthen an emerging community of practice for Resource workers, their families, their communities and their employers and has become a leading voice for organisational change prioritising mental health support for men.

Research interests

Men & Masculinities, Caring Men’s Movement, Perpetration, Prevention, Profeminist, Domestic & Dating Violence, Male-on-male Violence, Men’s Oppression & Liberation, Sexual Assault, Rites of Passage, Ecophilosophy, Gender Studies, Sustainability

Geir Henning Presterudstuen

Email: g.presterudstuen@uws.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Western Sydney

Biographical profile

Dr Geir Henning Presterudstuen recently graduated with a PhD in Anthropology and Gender Studies focusing on constructions and performances of masculinity in Fiji. The thesis reflects his longstanding interest in performativity, gendered identification and post-colonialism, as well as a commitment to studying gender as part of actual social practices in empirical settings. Recent publications includes an article on masculinity and rugby union and a book chapter on non-heteronormative men and cross-dressing in Fiji.

Research interests

Anthropology of gender, post-queer theories, reception theory, hegemony, (sexual) capital, post-colonialism

Paul Priday

Email: ppri7397@uni.sydney.edu.au; gm@greatmoments.com.au

University/Institution: The University of Sydney

Biographical Profile

Dr Paul Priday is based in the department of Gender and Cultural Studies at The University of Sydney. His thesis is titled: Obsession with Brilliance: Masculinities and Creativity in Transnational Advertising Agencies. A cultural triangulation study conducted in Sydney, Delhi and Shanghai exploring the relationship between advertising creatives and their work and how they construct and manage their creative identities.

Research interests

Masculinity in transnational business. Masculinity as performance within cultural settings. The importance of visible work to male identity. Gender issues in the workplace. Gender equality, diversity and race. The creative industries.

Bobby Quinn

Email: rlquinn@iinet.net.au
University/Institution: University of Sydney

Biographical Profile

Bobby Quinn is a PhD candidate in the department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Using Donna Haraway’s framework of ‘figuration’, Bobby’s project is an examination of the figure of the post-divorce child and its significance in making wider cultural claims.

Fazel Rahim

Email: fazelrahim2003@gmail.com
University/Institution: USAID
Website: US AID | AFGHANISTAN

Biographical profile

Senior Gender Specialist.

Damien Riggs

Email: damien.riggs@flinders.edu.au
University/Institution: Flinders University
Web Page: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/damien.riggs

Biographical Profile

Dr Damien Riggs is a lecturer in social work at Flinders University. He is the author of over 100 publications in the fields of critical race and whiteness studies, family and parenting studies, and gender and sexuality studies, including What About the Children: Masculinities, Sexualities and Hegemony (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010) and Becoming Parent: Lesbians, Gay Men and Family (Post Pressed, 2007).

Research interests

Australian sperm donors and recipients; Australian lesbian and gay foster carers; refugee and migrant students in Australia; Australian foster carers; representations of surrogacy; lesbian mothers and the education system

Jo River

Email: jo.river@sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of Sydney

Biographical Profile

Dr Jo River, PhD, is a researcher in the area of men’s health, with a particular focus on men’s suicide practice. She has developed empirically based, substantive theories of men’s suicide that provide pragmatic models to inform suicide intervention and prevention programs. These include models of: i) suicidal men’s help-seeking practices; ii) men’s work-related suicidal distress; iii) suicidal men’s emotional practice; and iv) men’s suicide methods. She is also an academic member of Sydney Nursing School at The University of Sydney, where she coordinates and lectures in health sociology for Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing students.

Research interests

Men’s health, masculinities, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide intervention, help-seeking

Adam Rogan

Email: rogan.adam@gmail.com
University/Institution: University of Wollongong
Website: https://www.tasa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Rogan.pdf

Biographical Profile

Adam Rogan is a sociologist at the University of Wollongong. His research focuses on gender and sexualities, with a particular interest in the critical study of men and masculinities. His research has examined the concept of hegemonic masculinity and the impact of dominant masculine ideologies in the lives of men, especially young men, and within existing gender systems as a whole.

Joseph Salemi

Email: joseph@sydneyfeminists.org
University/Institution: Sydney Feminists
Staff Web Page: www.sydneyfeminists.org

Biographical profile

Joseph Salemi is the co-founder of the Sydney Feminists, a not-for-profit organisation that educates people about the damaging effects of sexism. His main focus has been on the media representation of masculinity. He has been become involved with the Media Education Foundation and screens several of their films, notably Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity, and The Bro Code: How contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men. His primary objective is to engage men, particularly young men, in thinking about the ways in which media and culture influence their gender identity and behaviours. Joseph is also a White Ribbon Ambassador and an active member in the feminist community.

Research interests

Masculinity, women’s studies, gender and gender violence

Devapriya Sanyal

Email: devapriyasanyal@gmail.com
University/Institution: Jawahar Lal Nehru University

Biographical Profile

Devapriya Sanyal recently submitted her PhD at the Centre for English Studies at JNU, India.Her Doctoral work was on Satyajit Ray’s films. She is the author of From Text to Screen: Issues and Images in Schindler’s List (Germany: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 2009). She has also contributed a book chapter, From ‘Hazaar Chaurasi ki Maaâ’ to ‘Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisiâ’ A Million Dreams: A Sudy of Naxalism in Hindi Cinema for the book, Red On Silver: Naxalites in Cinema ed. Pradip Basu, March 2012. She is presently working on Soumendu Royâ’s biography and a volume on Satyajit Rayâ’s works of adaptations as well as on the women in Ray’s cinema.

Research interests

Film Studies, English literature, Popular literature, Gender and Sexuality

Amit Sarwal

Email: sarwal.amit@gmail.com
University/Institution: RMIT University

Biographical Profile

Dr Amit Sarwal is an Honorary Associate Professor of RMIT University and also the Founding Convenor of Australia-India Interdisciplinary Research Network. He was an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-15) at Deakin University and Endeavour Asia Research Fellow (2006-07) at Monash University. He has also taught as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at University of Delhi (2007-12). His research papers have appeared in prominent journals such as Dance Chronicle, Dance Research, Antipodes, South Asian Popular Culture, South Asian Diaspora and Culture, Society and Masculinities. He has co-convened two film festivals and conferences in Perth and Newcastle and has also appeared as an expert on ABC radio National, SBS Hindi Radio, Sky News, and Australia Network. He has many books to his credit, prominent being: Wanderings in India: Australian Perceptions (2012), Bollywood and Its Other(s): Towards New Configurations (2014), and Labels and Locations: Gender, Family, Class and Caste (2015).

Research Interests

South Asian Diaspora Literature, Bollywood, Australian Literature, Cross-Cultural Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, Sports Culture, Translation, Popular Fiction.

Brett Scholz

Email: brett.scholz@canberra.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of Canberra

Biographical Profile

Brett Scholz is a research fellow in Synergy Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre at the University of Canberra. With a background in critical health psychology, his research focuses broadly on issues of masculinity and health. His recent work includes a study on men’s willingness to receive health information in Men’s Sheds (published in Health Psychology) and an analysis of media portrayals of men’s depression (published in Qualitative Health Research).

Research interests

Critical Health Psychology, Men and Masculinities, Discourse Analysis, Mixed methods.

Zac Seidler

Email: zac.seidler@sydney.edu.au
University/Institution: The University of Sydney

Biographical Profile

Zac Seidler is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on improving men’s engagement in psychotherapy for depression with the aim of developing and evaluating a training program for therapists to learn skills for how to best treat their male clients. Having completed the first systematic review in the field of masculinity and mental health help seeking and subsequent qualitative interviews with both men and therapists, he hopes that tailoring treatment options to be more gender-specific in future will reduce attrition rates and potentially lower the staggering male suicide rate in Australia.

Research interests

Masculinities; boys; Mental health; depression; anxiety; psychology; psychotherapy; healthcare.

Kate Seymour

Email: kate.seymour@flinders.edu.au
University/Institution: Flinders University of South Australia
Staff Web Page: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/kate.seymour
Web Page: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kate_Seymour2

Biographical Profile

Dr Seymour joined the School of Social and Policy Studies (Social Work & Social Planning) at Flinders University (SA) in 2013. Over the 8 years prior to this she worked for Charles Sturt University in NSW, lecturing in criminology and politics. Dr Seymour’s background is in social work practice and management. Dr Seymour’s PhD, supervised by Prof Bob Pease (Deakin University), explored Australian federal policy constructions of gender and violence with particular focus on the ways in which certain representations of violence are problematised in and through social policy.

Research interests

Gender & Violence (masculinities, gender identity/ies & violence)

Andrew Singleton

Email: Andrew.Singleton@monash.edu
University/Institution: Monash University

Biographical Profile

Dr Andrew Singleton is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Program, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University. Andrew has conducted research on men’s health, men’s spirituality and men in the family and has published in these areas both nationally and internationally. He is co-author (with Michael Mason and Ruth Webber) of the book ‘The Spirit of Generation Y: Young people’s spirituality in a changing Australia.’

Research interests

Men’s health, men’s spirituality, men in the family

Adriano Souza Senkevics

Email: adrianosenkevics@gmail.com
University/Institution: University of Sao Paulo
Staff Web Page: http://www4.fe.usp.br/

Biographical profile

Mr. Adriano Souza Senkevics is a masters degree student at the Faculty of Education, University of Sao Paulo. Now, he researches gender relations in education, studying the influence of familiar socialization under the constructions of masculinities and femininities of working-class children and their effects on schooling. He is a member of the Gender, Education and Sexual Culture studies group (EdGES), under the supervision of PhD Prof. Maria Pinto de Carvalho. He has experience in sociology of education, gender and feminist studies and masculinities/femininities.

Research interests

Gender and feminist studies, masculinities/femininities, sociology of education, sociology of childhood and post-colonial studies.

Garth Stahl

Email: garth.stahl@gmail.com
University/Institution: University of South Australia

Biographical Profile

Garth Stahl is a lecturer at University of South Australia examining the praxis of learner identities and social identities with adolescent men. He has interests in how neoliberalism shaped gendered subjectivities and also how literacy influences aspiration.

Research Interests

Social Research Methods and Methodology, Social Sciences, Masculinities, Sociology of Education, Sociology, Education, Pierre Bourdieu, Ethnography, Urban Education, Educational Inequalities (class race gender etc), and Applied sociology

Andrew Starr

Email: astarr@bigpond.net.au
University/Institution: UNSW

Biographical Profile

Andrew Starr is an art and design historian. Study of design led to an interest in the construction of gender identity. Andrew Starr is a graduate of the USyd and was enrolled in the PhD program at UNSW. He withdrew from a PhD in 2014. Andrew gave papers in the American Men’s Studies Association annual conferences in 2009 at Montreal, 2010 Atlanta, and 2012 Minneapolis as well as design history society conference in 2006 Delft and 2007 Kingston UK. Although Andrew’s postgraduate studies are suspended he continues his interest in construction of masculinity. Andrew Starr also performs as a drag queen with the stage name Dawn Service.

Research interests

Gender construction, performance theory, design history, sexuality, transvestism, hetero-normative masculinity.

Michelle Stratemeyer

Email: strm@student.unimelb.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Melbourne

Biographical Profile

Michelle Stratemeyer is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, under the supervision of Professor Nick Haslam. Her research focuses on the relationship between traditional masculinity, objectification and domestic violence against women. She has presented at the Society of Australasian Psychology’s (SASP) Annual Conference in 2013 and 2015, the Society for Personality and Social Psychologist’s (SPSP) Annual conference in 2015 and will be presenting at the European Association of Social Psychologist’s (EASP) small group meeting on Objectification later this year.

Research interests

Masculinity, sexual objectification, aggression and violence, harassment, gender equality, social class, workplace diversity, feminism, sexism, gender activism.

Abu Sufian

Email: sufian@bd.care.org
University/Institution: Care Bangladesh
Staff Web Page: Care Bangladesh

Gareth Terry

Email: g.terry@auckland.ac.nz
University/Institution: The University of Auckland

Biographical Profile

Dr Gareth Terry is a researcher, part-time lecturer and tutor at the University of Auckland. His PhD examined the meaning of vasectomy in New Zealand and how a man’s choice to take ‘reproductive responsibility’ for a couple was made by a number of men. This choice was theorised in relation to other important aspects of masculine identity and a ‘contraceptive economy’ that exists within heterosexual relationships.

Research interests

The discursive formation of hegemonic masculinity in Aotearoa/New Zealand, especially as it pertains to understanding the intersection of masculinities, (hetero)sexuality and men’s health choices.

Danielle Tyson

Email: Danielle.Tyson@monash.edu
University/Institution: Monash University

Biographical profile

Danielle Tyson is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. Dr Tyson is currently involved in a collaborative research project funded by the Victorian Women’s Trust with Dr Debbie Kirkwood, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) that examines the impact of the 2005 reforms to Victoria’s homicide laws on recent cases of intimate partner homicide. She is a co-investigator (with Social Work, Monash University) on a collaborative research project examining filicide and separating/separated families in Victoria (from 2000-2010). Dr Tyson’s book, Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation, is to be published on 20th July 2012 by Routledge-Cavendish as part of their Discourses of Law series.

Research interests

Changing legal responses to intimate partner homicide, filicide and separating families, feminist legal theory and masculinities theory, violence against women

Berfin Varisli

Email: vberfin@gmail.com
University/Institution: Maltepe University
Website: https://maltepe.academia.edu/BerfinVarisli

Biographical Profile

Berfin Varisli is a Phd student in Sociology at Maltepe University. She is researching on Men and Masculinities with a specific interest on Turkey.

Research interests

Men and Masculinities, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Identity and Culture

Ben Wadham

Email: ben.wadwham@flinders.edu.au
University/Institution: Flinders University

Biographical Profile

Dr Ben Wadham is a sociologist in the School of Education Flinders University. He has researched men’s violence and violence prevention, gender and violence in schooling, men’s health and the masculinity politics of prominent gendered social issues. Ben’s PhD as o the subject of white Australian masculinities and Aboriginal Reconciliation, focusing on race relations, authoritarianism and the culture wars in Australia. He currently researches civil military relations, and military masculinities.

Research interests

Military masculinities, gender, violence schooling, male bonding and fratriachy, civil-military relations, masculinities and the culture wars.

Andrea Waling

Email: a.waling@latrobe.edu.au
University/Institution: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University
Website: www.latrobe.edu.au/arcshs/staff/staff-profile?uname=AWaling

Biographical Profile

Dr Andrea Waling is a research officer in the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, as well as an on-going affiliate of the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. Her research interests include theoretical and empirical examinations of men and masculinity, and investigations of sex and gender in the media. Her PhD thesis explored the prevalence of iconic masculinities as they infiltrate the Australian consciousness, and determines the extent to which these stereotypes may still hold currency within modern urban Australian society. She is currently working on “Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement” (2015-2017), an ARC discovery project that seeks to investigate the body image-enhancing practices of Australian men in relation to broader issues of masculinity and embodied subjectivity in late modernity. Outside of ARCSHS, Andrea is a CI on a series of collaborations, including investigating LGBTIQ experiences of safety (and unsafety), and exploring the experiences of CALD men in Men’s Sheds.

Research interests

Lived experiences of masculinity investigations of sex and gender in the media, critical men’s studies, mythmaking and Australian identity, GLBTIQ issues, men’s health

Frank Wallner

Email: frankwally22@gmail.com
University/Institution: Wollongong Medical Service Cooperative, Australia
Website: www.radiodoctor.com.au

Biographical Profile

Frank has been actively involved in men’s health work for over 20 years. He has worked in the development of policy, planning and implementation of male health programs. Established, men’s groups, culturally diverse men’s sheds and worked as Program Leader for Men’s Health in the Northern Territory including development of a strategic plan for the improvement of male health in the NT.

Research interests

Fatherhood, rites of passage, Aboriginal male health, gender risk-taking and young males.

Thomas Wanner

Email: thomas.wanner@adelaide.edu.au
University/Institutions: University of Adelaide
Staff Webpage: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/thomas.wanner

Research Interests

Men and masculinities in international development theory and practice; Gender and climate change; Ecopedagogy and education for sustainability; Environmental ethics and justice

Xian Warner

Email: xian.warner@gmail.com
University/Institution: The Asia Foundation
Website: http://co.linkedin.com/pub/xian-warner/10/a3a/60

Biographical Profile

Xian Warner is Prevention Coordinator of the Asia Foundation’s Nabilan Program for ending violence against women in Timor-Leste. In this role, she manages grants and provides technical assistance to local civil society organisations for violence prevention initiatives focused on behavior change and social norms change. She also advises the government and other stakeholders on using evidence in designing prevention policies and programs. Xian managed the recently launched baseline study of the Nabilan Program, Violence against Women and Children in Timor-Leste. Previously, she was on the research team of the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence and is a co-author of the main report and several other publications from the study. She holds a Master’s degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies in the U.K.

Research interests

Masculinities, gender-based violence prevention, sexuality, use of art in transforming masculinities, forced displacement and gender dynamics.

Deb Waterhouse-Watson

Email: deb.watson@deakin.edu.au
University/Institution: Monash University/Deakin University
Web Page: http://monash.academia.edu/DebWaterhouseWatson

Research interests

Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson researches football and sexual violence at Monash and Deakin universities, Australia. She is the author of numerous published works on the representation of sexual assault involving footballers in the media, and currently teaches Media, Communications, Literature and Children’s Literature at Monash and Deakin.

Andrew Whelan

Email: awhelan@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong
Website: Staff Profile

Research Interests

Gender and language use, gender and popular culture, masculinity and music, masculinity and online interaction, gender and musical subculture

Kirsty Whitman

Email: kirsty.whitman@adelaide.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Adelaide

Biographical Profile

Kirsty Whitman is a PhD candidate from the University of Adelaide in the department of Gender, Work and Social Inquiry and Politics. Her thesis looks at how various working-class masculinities are framed in mainstream discourse and popular culture, and how this is reflected in the embodied experiences of working-class men.

Research interests

Gender; Masculinities; Class; Intersectionality (particularly intersections of class and gender); Australian National Identity

Linda Wight

Email: l.wight@federation.edu.au
University/Institution: Federation University Australia

Biographical Profile

Dr Linda Wight is a lecturer in literature and screen studies at Federation University Australia. Her PhD thesis, Talking About Men: Conversations About Men and Masculinities in Recent Gender-Bending Science Fiction, examined constructions of hegemonic and other masculinities in science fiction texts which had been recognised for doing something new with gender. She is currently continuing her research into depictions of masculinities in science fiction and other popular genres.

Research interests

Masculinities in science fiction, Masculinities in literature, Masculinities in film.

Joyce Wu

Email: joyce.wu@anu.edu.au
University/Institution: Australian National University
Web Page: http://regnet.anu.edu.au/index.php

Biographical Profile

Joyce is a PhD student at the School of Regulation, Justice & Diplomacy at the Australian National University. Her research examines how civil society organisations engage with men and the broader communities to end violence against women in Afghanistan.

Research interests

Feminism, masculinities, gender, violence against women, religion, human rights.

Tshering Yangden

Email: ty825@uowmail.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong

Biographical profile

Tshering Yangden recently completed her PhD at the University of Wollongong. She examined a distinctive practice of sexual behaviour called ‘night hunting’ that takes place in Bhutan. Popular beliefs among many Bhutanese men and the majority illiterate see night hunting as a part of age old tradition of courtship and mating. Tshering’s thesis examines these beliefs from a sociological context and proposes that night hunting has other negative impacts on society. Her thesis is the first ever detailed study made on night hunting and contributes to international literature on a sexual behaviour that is unique to Bhutan.

Brian Yecies

Email: byecies@uow.edu.au
University/Institution: University of Wollongong
Website: http://lha.uow.edu.au/hsi/contacts/UOW062151.html

Biographical Profile

Dr Brian Yecies is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong. He is a past Korea Foundation Research Fellow, and a recipient of research grants from the Korea Foundation, Academy of Korean Studies, Asia Research Fund, and Australia-Korea Foundation. He is author of Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948, New York: Routledge, 2011 (with Ae-Gyung Shim), and The Changing Face of Korean Cinema, 1960-2015, New York: Routledge, forthcoming (with Ae-Gyung Shim). His 2014-2016 Australian Research Council Discovery Project (with Michael Keane and Terry Flew from Queensland University of Technology), ‘Willing collaborators: Negotiating Change in East Asian Media Production’, investigates audio-visual industry policy and development in China, Korea, and Taiwan.

Research interests

Cultural and media policy; social and cultural impacts of global technologies; creativity, innovation, and international collaboration across Asian media industries and cultural practices

 

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