Rebecca Sheehan

Dr, Lecturer in the Sociology of Gender

20102020

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Personal profile

Biography

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.

External positions

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

2018 → …

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Research Outputs

  • 18 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Prince: an elusive virtuoso who embraced ambiguity and female desire

    Sheehan, R., 22 Apr 2016, The Conversation. Academic rigour, journalistic flair.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access

    David Bowie: pop star who fell to earth to teach outsiders they could be heroes

    Sheehan, R., 2016, The Conversation. Academic rigour, journalistic flair.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Liberation and redemption in 1970s rock music

    Sheehan, R., 2010, The shock of the global: The 1970s in perspective. Ferguson, N., Maier, C. S., Manela, E. & Sargent, D. J. (eds.). Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, p. 294-305

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    'Little 15': pop music and the politics of consent

    Rebecca Sheehan (Speaker)
    21 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Black Panther

    Rebecca Sheehan

    23/02/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    “Girls Change the World”

    Rebecca Sheehan

    30/04/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment