Andrea was an Assistant Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. She had been teaching at Monash since 2011, and has recently completed her PhD (2015) investigating representations of masculinity in contemporary Australian media as related to men’s lived experiences. She completed her undergraduate degree with highest honours (2010) at Carleton University in Ottawa, majoring in anthropology and minoring in sociology and sexuality studies. Her PhD thesis, ‘The Aussie Bloke’ is part of the Changing Men Collection at Michigan State University in Michigan, USA and is currently being adapted into a book entitled White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke.
Andrea has recently moved over to the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University to join Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement (2015-2017), an ARC discovery project with Prof Gary Dowsett, Dr Duane Duncan and Dr Steven Angelides. She will remain an affiliate of SoSS.
Andrea was a committee member of the Monash Diverse Genders and Sexualities (DGS) Advisory Group and a member of the Ally Network at Monash University. She was involved with the DGS Working Group to create guidelines and resources for LGBTIQ inclusive teaching practice in higher education.
She is also a member of The Australian National Men’s Health Forum, The American Men’s Studies Association, and the Zoe Belle Gender Collective (ZBGC).
Andrea is an ordinary board member of the Zoe Belle Gender Collective(ZBGC), a not-for-profit organisation seeking to support the trans, sex and gender diverse community of Melbourne and greater Victoria. She is also the current project manager for ZBGC’s Youth Suicide Prevention Project, currently auspiced at cohealth and funded by the HEY Project and the Department of Health.
- A paper by Dr James Roffee and I concerning microaggressions and LGBTIQ experiences in tertiary education. ABSTRACT Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to further the understanding of ... Read more
- Release of my most recent publication exploring supervillian masculinity in film. Title: Deconstructing the Super(hero)villain: Megamind and the Cinematic Representations of Masculinities Abstract: The archetype of the superhero has long ... Read more