Rebecca Sheehan

Dr, Lecturer in the Sociology of Gender

20102020

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The central theme that animates my research is the relationship between sexual behaviour and gendered expectations. I take an historical approach to understanding how social identity categories including race, class, religion, disability, and nationality intersect with gender and sexuality to create complex identities and experiences of multiple oppressions and privileges. I am interested in the intellectual development of feminist ideas and activism as well as in the shifting meanings of masculinity. I am also interested in how social identities are made in and reflected by popular culture, particularly popular music. To date my research has focused on the United States.

Before coming to Macquarie, I was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where I am now an honorary associate. I completed a PhD and Master of Arts in History at the University of Southern California.

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Honorary Associate, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

2018 → …

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