Amy is a lecturer in Sociology at Monash. She previously held an Early Career Development Fellowship in the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. Her work focuses on gender issues in social and digital media. She has written on gender and sexting, young women’s use of social network sites, cam girl performances, ‘raunch’ culture and ‘sexualisation’; feminism and feminist theories of representation.
Amy’s PhD thesis entitled ‘Bitches, bunnies, and BFFs (Best Friends Forever): A feminist analysis of young women’s performance of contemporary popular femininities on MySpace‘ received a High Commendation from the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) in 2012.
Her current research projects include:
- ARC Linkage Project: ‘Elucidating the increasing demand for genital cosmetic surgery among girls and women in Australia’ with Dr Maggie Kirkman, Assoc Prof Kay Souter and Prof Jane Fisher.
- ‘Youth, mobile technologies and gender politics: young people’s beliefs about gender and ethical use of communication technologies‘ with Dr Danielle Tyson (Criminology, Monash) and Assoc Prof Mary Lou Rasmussen (Education, Monash).
Other research interests include girls and young women’s negotiation of media and ‘raunch’ culture; cultural/media ‘sexualisation’; feminism and feminist theories of representation.
- Upcoming conference:
Interactive Futures: Young People’s Mediated Lives in the Asia Pacific and Beyond: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/ifc2014/
- Follow Amy’s work on Academia.edu
- Read Amy’s article on The Conversation, ‘Should girls have to choose between being a ‘tramp’ and being ‘good’?’