Welcome! I am a queer femme socio-legal scholar working at the intersections of sexuality, criminal law, public health and technology. I live on Gadigal land of the Eora nation, also known by its settler colonial name of Sydney, Australia.
Over the last fifteen years I have worked in policy, advocacy, legal and research capacities for community organisations, NGOs, universities, law firms and United Nations bodies in Australia and internationally. I am admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
My forthcoming monograph Indie Porn explores resistance politics and precarious labour in gig economies. My doctoral research explored queer, feminist and DIY pornographies as a socio-political movement and explored their regulation through criminal and classification laws.
At present I am a 2020-21 Fellow at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University where I am working on projects related to the moderation of sexual content online, movement lawyering for sex worker rights, and sex worker interventions in tech design. I am also involved in collaborative research in Australia exploring anti-protest legislation, police powers, trans prison policies and sexual assault trials.
My writing has been published in books such as New Feminist Literary Studies (Cambridge University Press), Queer Sex Work (Routledge), Navigating Fieldwork in the Social Sciences (Palgrave) and Orienting Feminisms (Palgrave), and in journals such as the Journal of Sexual Health, World Journal of AIDS, Porn Studies, AG About Gender and Current Issues in Criminal Justice. I am on the Editorial Board of international journal Porn Studies and a peer reviewer for Culture, Health and Sexuality.
You can find my Op Eds in media such as Overland, The Conversation, Archer, Runway, New Matilda and Hustler and some of my featured interviews in articles for Vice, BBC News, SBS, Sydney Morning Herald and 10 Daily.
My work is interdisciplinary and I have taught at a tertiary level across criminology, criminal law, social research, public policy, sociology, politics and gender studies,
I have a Bachelor of Arts (History), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Masters of Arts (Gender and Cultural Studies) from the University of Sydney, a PhD (Arts & Media) from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.
Get in touch if you would like to collaborate on something together.