Senior Lecturer - School of Communication Studies (post-graduate and degree); Programme Leader - Certificate in Communication Studies
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7886
School of Communication Studies
Private Bag 92006
BCS; MA (Hons)
Memberships and Affiliations:
Chairperson - Supportline Women's Refuge Trust
Media communication theory, popular culture/cultural studies, gender theory
My research surrounds male partner violence in Aotearoa/New Zealand. My Master of Arts thesis critiqued the effectiveness of public education campaigns within this area. My doctoral work involves a feminist analysis of how young men understand male partner violence in society. At the core of this study is an exploration of young masculinities. My conceptual influences include a feminist appropriation of Bourdieuian technologies and critical masculinities studies.
Current Research Projects:
Doctoral studies - University of Auckland
Batistich, C. (2004). Breaking the Silence: A critical analysis of integrating a community level intervention model within a domestic violence public awareness campaign in New Zealand. [thesis]. Auckland: AUT University.