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Biography

Rachael is an interdisciplinary researcher across the areas of dance, performance, media, autoethnography, post-structuralist and feminist theory.

She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies (2017) and a BA (Hons) (2009) at Macquarie University.

Also known as 'bgirl Raygun', Rachael is a practising breaker and has won national titles individually and with her crew, 143 Liverpool Street Familia. She works closely with the Australian Breaking Association (ABA) to help support women breakers.

Rachael has a range of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across Media, Music, Cultural Studies, and Dance units.

Research Interests:

Politics of gender and gender performance; breaking, ‘street’ dance, and hip-hop culture; theorisations of ‘the body’ and embodiment; constructions of the dancing body; the relationship between media representations and dance culture within and across local, national, and international assemblages; the methodological dynamics between theory and practice; autoethnography; youth cultures.

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