My doctoral thesis focuses on the gendered print mediation of women prime ministers from English-speaking Westminster democracies, in particular Julia Gillard, Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark. As part of this project, I’ve had the exciting opportunity to interview both the Hon. Julia Gillard and the Hon. Helen Clark.
Additional research interests include: feminist theory, Australian politics, women politicians, media analysis, post-structuralism, critical theory, queer theory, LGBTQIA+ rights and refugee politics.
At present, I am a Research Assistant at the University of Canberra, working on a project that looks into the political participation of Syrian refugee women in a post-conflict Syria from a Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325) perspective. During semester, I also teach courses on refugee politics and race and ethnic representation in politics at the Australian National University.
Starting in May 2019, I am the regular federal political correspondent for Radio Adelaide.
I am currently sitting on the Executive Board for the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Caucus for Gender Politics and Policy (RC19). Additionally, I am the Social Media Coordinator for the Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Women’s Caucus, the International Political Science Association (IPSA) RC19, and am co-editor of the POP Politics Aus Blog.
My research and activism has garnered mainstream media attention, frequently appearing on radio, television and in newspapers.