Rebecca Sheehan

Dr, Program Director of Gender Studies

20102018
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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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Pop Music Arts & Humanities
Music Arts & Humanities
Pioneers Arts & Humanities
Electronic music Arts & Humanities
George W. Bush Arts & Humanities
Cyborgs Arts & Humanities
Female Artists Arts & Humanities
Grace Jones Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2010 2018

  • 16 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book

"If we had more like her we would no longer be the unheard majority': Germaine Greer's reception in the United States

Sheehan, R. J., 2 Jan 2016, In : Australian Feminist Studies. 31, 87, p. 62-77 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

print media
rape
feminism
abortion
intelligence

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/WebsiteArticleResearch

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/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access
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'Little giants of the ring': fighting race and making men on the Australia-Philippines boxing circuit, 1919-1923

Sheehan, R., May 2012, In : Sport in Society. 15, 4, p. 447-461 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

combat sport
Philippines
fan
masculinity
symbol

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2017 2017

  • 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