Gender and Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality researchers at SGSC investigate the significance of gender and sexuality in shaping identity, culture and society in domestic and global contexts.

Advocating for equality and inclusion

Projects conducted in this research area focus on key social justice issues relating to gender inequality, LGBTIQ+ experiences, discrimination, intersectionality and gender-based violence.

SGSC's Gender and Sexuality researchers are committed to transformative social change through applied and interdisciplinary research, as well as evidence-based advocacy for policy and practice reform.

Members of the group take an intersectional and gender- and sexuality-inclusive approach to their work. They recognise the complex ways in which gender intersects with other markers of identity, including race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, ability and socio-economic status to shape bodies and lived experiences, or to produce inequality and violence that are not experienced equally by people or in the same way.

The Gender and Sexuality group collaborate with researchers across a range of disciplines including social policy, social work, justice and criminology, psychology, international development, business, geography, cybersecurity, education and law. Their cutting-edge research informs the development of policy and laws, raises public awareness of a range of societal issues, and contributes to scholarly debates in Australia and in a global context. They work on a diverse range of projects in collaboration with government, industry and the not-for-profit sector.

Gender and Sexuality Projects

Detecting, preventing and responding to image-based abuse

This ARC Future Fellowship project investigates the efficacy of digital tools to detect, prevent & respond to image-based abuse, the non-consensual creation or distribution of intimate images.

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Detecting, preventing and responding to image-based abuse

This ARC Future Fellowship project investigates the efficacy of digital tools to detect, prevent & respond to image-based abuse, the non-consensual creation or distribution of intimate images.

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RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre

Want to find out more about transformative research for social justice at RMIT University's Social & Global Studies Centre?

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.