I research and teach in literature, law and gender studies, past and present.

My research explores gender, text and subjectivity in literary studies and law, from the eighteenth century to the present.

I investigate how women use their voices publicly, through literary culture and in legal contexts, to interrogate and critique the worlds they live in, and advocate for change. I explored this in my book Jane Austen’s Men: Rewriting Masculinity in the Romantic Era , which was published with Routledge in 2020. I also use legal archives to research women’s legal testimony: how women use published life writing to respond to their experiences of the justice system.

My new research explores listening, as the necessary flipside to voice. In the #MeToo era, I am exploring how women’s voices are heard, particularly via social media, to effect law reform and social change.

I’m a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.

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