Toni Ingram

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (in Education), The University of Auckland
  • Master of Education, The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Education, The University of Auckland
  • Practising Teacher Certificate, Education Council New Zealand


Toni Ingram is a lecturer in the School of Education (Faculty of Culture and Society). Toni teaches in a variety of areas including: Gender, sexualities and schooling; Childhood Studies; Youth health and wellbeing; Education and social justice.

Research interests:

Toni’s research is situated at the intersection of Girlhood Studies and research examining gender, sexualities and schooling. Her research interests include girlhood and femininities, gender, sexualities and schooling, youth health and wellbeing, and sexuality education. Methodologically, Toni's work is informed by posthumanist theories, feminist new materialisms, feminist poststructuralism and affect theory. She also works with visual methodologies and postqualitative inquiry.

Teaching summary:

Current teaching

EDCR804 Being a Responsive Teacher
EDUC907 Teacher as an Agent of Change
EDUC706 Childhood Studies
EDCR805 Curriculum and Assessment in the Primary/Intermediate Classroom
EDCR806 Integrated Curriculum in the Primary/Intermediate Classroom

Previous teaching

EDUC607 Education, Resistance and Social Justice
EDST702 Provocations in Educational Thinking
EDCR621 Health and Wellbeing in the curriculum
EDPT601 Professional inquiry into practice II: Teaching through Health and PE
EDPT501 Professional inquiry into practice 1: Becoming a teacher
EDUC551 Human development and learning

Fields of research:

  • Gender, Sexuality and Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality
  • Feminist Theory

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Member, Australian Association for Research in Education (2019 - ongoing)
  • Member, Gender and Education Association (2018 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, The University of Auckland (2012 - 2016)

    Research outputs:

    Journal articles

    • Ingram, T. (2019). Girls and the school ball: A matter(ing) of space and time. Emotion, Space and Society, 33. doi:10.1016/j.emospa.2019.100621

    Book chapters

    • Grant, B., Mitchell, C., Okai, E., Burford, J., Xu, L., Ingram, T., & Cameron-Lewis, V. (2016). Doctoral supervisor and student identities: Fugitive moments from the field. In J. Smith, J. Rattray, T. Peseta, & D. Loads (Eds.), Identity work in the contemporary university: Exploring an uneasy profession (pp. 129-142). Rotterdam, AW: Sense Publishers.

    • Allen, L., & Ingram, T. (2015). 'Bieber fever': Girls, desire and the negotiation of girlhood sexualities. In E. Renold, J. Ringrose, & R. Egan (Eds.), Children, sexuality and sexualization (pp. 141-158). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Conference contributions


    • Ingram, T. (2018). Becoming school ball-girl: entanglements that matter. (The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ). Retrieved from

    • Ingram, T. (2011). Negotiating girlhood: Girls' understandings of themselves as sexual subjects. (The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ).

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