Heather McGinn is an undergraduate at the University of South Australia, where she majors in creative writing. She is a poet and musician whose work centres around gender, sexuality, and sensuality. Heather’s spare time is devoted to the pursuit of quirky crafts and haiku.
Michael Noble is recognised by the Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia for his crucial contributions to intersex activism from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s. Michael was recently awarded a PhD in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at UniSA. He also is an English language tutor who volunteers his time to help international students and work visa holders. Recently, he has agreed to serve as an Intersex Consultant working with GLBTI community committees. Michael served on the Art(i)culations Committee as the Intersex Consultant and Communications Officer.
Kathy Radoslovich is a final year doctoral candidate in the discipline of Gender Studies and Social Analysis at the University of Adelaide. Her research investigates best practice models for supporting the healthy expression of sexuality across the life course. Her undergraduate degrees were a Bachelor of International Studies (Honours – First Class) and a Bachelor of Development Studies.
Amelia Walker completed her PhD in early 2016 through the University of South Australia, where she now works. She has also worked as a school workshop poet, a fitness instructor and a nurse. Amelia has published three poetry collections and three poetry resource books. Photo by Michael Reynolds
Shawna Marks is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide who is currently conducting fieldwork. Her thesis explores the sexual culture of amateur footballers and aims to understand more about footballer players’ ideas about gender, sex, and consent in order to develop sex education and violence prevention programs for heterosexual men. This has involved data collection with male footballers and women who have had sexual experiences with men who play football. Shawna is researches gendered violence, social institutions like sport and media, and is interested in interrogating taken for granted norms about masculinity and heterosexuality.
Travis Wisdom is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. His thesis investigates legal regulations of children’s bodily diversity and legal approaches to children’s right to physical and mental integrity in the context of intersex genital modification in Australia. He completed a BA in Women’s Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice at Keele University, and a LLM in International Law and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham. His research interests relate to human rights, particularly the rights of the child, and the socio-legal regulation of body transforming procedures, including male and female genital cutting, genital normalising and sex affirmation procedures.
Meredith Walsh currently lectures sessionally, in sociology at UniSA. Her research concerns the gender, ethics and biotechnology.
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Dr Cassandra Loeser is Director of the Research Centre for Gender Studies in the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia. She is also a Lecturer in Research Education in the Teaching Innovation Unit where a large part of her research concentrates on the intersections of gender, sexualities and disability in higher degree by research supervision. You can read more about Cassandra’s work