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Researcher: Baird, BJ (Dr Barbara Baird)

Fields of Research

Gender relations
Gender studies
Other Indigenous studies
Australian history
Social change
Cultural studies
Social policy
History and philosophy of education
Social and political philosophy
Communication and media studies

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Expanding knowledge in human society
Gender and sexualities
Civics and citizenship
Citizenship and national identity
Women's and maternal health
Gender aspects in education
Understanding Australia's past
Families and family services
Men's health

Career Best Publications

Abortion, Questions, Ethics, Embodiment; History Workshop Journal
Contexts for Lesbian Citizenship Across Australian Public Spheres; Social Semiotics
Death of a Great Australian; Journal of Australian Studies
Disciplining the Aborting Woman: Social Work and Changing Discourses of Race, Class and Reproduction in 1950s Australia; Bodies/Politics
Sexual Citizenship in Tasmania: stories of gay law reform; Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies

Research Publications

'I had a party to celebrate my abortion' and other incredible stories; Abortions Providers Federation of Australasia, Biennial Conference
Abortion; The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History
Abortion, Questions, Ethics, Embodiment; History Workshop Journal
Contexts for Lesbian Citizenship Across Australian Public Spheres; Social Semiotics
Death of a Great Australian; Journal of Australian Studies
Disciplining the Aborting Woman: Social Work and Changing Discourses of Race, Class and Reproduction in 1950s Australia; Bodies/Politics
Kerryn and Jackie: Thinking Historically about Lesbian Marriages; Australian Historical Studies
Now that the war was over: The Australian Women's Weekly in 1946; Who Was That Woman? The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years
Review of 'Getting Equal: The History of Australian Feminism'
Review of 'Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government in America'
Review of Deinstitutionalising Women: An Ethnographic Study of Institutional Closure by Kelley Johnson
Review of The Politics of Reproduction: Beyond the Slogans by Rebecca Albury
Sexual Citizenship in Tasmania: stories of gay law reform; Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
The View from Women's Studies and Gender Studies: Australian Studies in a Feminist Context; Thinking Australian Studies: Teaching Across Cultures

Research Projects

Abortion and New Female Subjectivities of the Early 1970's: Dolly, Cleo and Cosmopolitan: 1970 - 1975; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
New Forms of Citizenship in 21st Century Australia? The Case of Kerryn Phelps and her Wife, Jackie Stricker; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Reconfiguring Intimate Life: Gender and Sexuality as Sites of National Redefinition in Australia since 1996; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Impact of the Campaign for Gay Law Reform in Tasmania (A Pilot Project); University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

"Thick, Dark Strokes of Romantic Gloom and Terror"- William Charles Piguenit's Tasmanian Wilderness
A Place in the Empire- Negotiating the Life of Gertrude Kenny
Becoming Girl- The Subversive Narratives of Le Girl Sujet en Process/on Trial
Laboured Sexualities- The Experiences of Young Queer People in the Workplace
Place, Race and Belonging- An investigation into 'multicultural' identity in Tasmania.
The Code and the Message of Naked Charity Calendars
The Gendered Newsroom- Embodied Subjectivity in the Changing World of Media
Wired and Dangerous- Maternal Bodies in Cyber(cultural)space