Dr Pani Farvid

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Senior lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 xtn 7326

Email: pani.farvid@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room 328
AUT University
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
New Zealand
Postal Address:
Department of Psychology
AUT University
AUT North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

  • BA in Psychology (First Class Honours)
  • MA in Psychology (First Class Honours)
  • PhD in Psychology (Auckland)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Research:

Other:

Teaching Areas:

I coordinate and/or teach on the following papers:

Undergraduate

  • PSYC502 Introduction to Psychology B
  • PSYC602 Social Psychology
  • PSYC604 Personality
  • HEAL709 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

Postgraduate

  • HEAL811 Integrative Research
  • HEAL810 Qualitative Research II

I teach in the following areas:

  • Social psychology
  • Critical psychology
  • Feminism
  • Human sexuality
  • Technology and intimacy/sex
  • Intimate relationhips
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Feminist and Critical Methods in Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research in Postgraduate Psychology

Ongoing Supervision

PhD Projects

  • The intimate lives of bisexual and other plurisexual-identified women
  • Facilitating Change through Stillness: Examining the effectiveness and experiences of mindfulness meditation as an intervention for adult heterosexual men with Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Use (SPPPU)
  • Contemporary chiropractic profession in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Shifting practice and outcomes
  • The social construction of “hijra” in contemporary Bangladesh
  • Smartphone technoference on intimate relationships

Completed supervision

PhD Projects

  • "Infidelity? Cheating? Or a bit on the side?”: Examining Extra-Relational Sexual Involvement Among Heterosexuals
  • Using the Internet to prevent HIV/AIDS among young men who have sex with men in Bali, Indonesia
  • The burden of Tuberculosis among Sub-Saharan Africans living in Auckland: The role of individual, social, economic and structural factors

Masters Projects

  • You can look but you can’t touch: Exploring women’s webcam sex work in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Young heterosexual women’s experiences of using the dating app Tinder in NZ
  • Women’s experiences of sexual coercion within marriage in Kampong Speu, Cambodia
  • Clients’ Experience of Therapy with Intern Counselling Psychologists
  • Teen girls daily engagement with media: Implications for identity construction and well-being
  • BDSM and therapy: experiences of BDSM and the therapeutic relationship

Honours Dissertation Projects

  • Young bisexual women’s experiences of using Tinder in Auckland, NZ
  • Chiropractic practitioners and quality of life assessments.A Systematised Literature Review of the Needs and Issues Facing Middle Eastern Muslim Youth in English Speaking Western Countries
  • The representation of ‘casual sex’ in historic textual media
  • Millennials psychological reaction to human made environmental change
  • “A recipe for ‘techno-utopian feminism’?” or “like grand theft auto for your hormones?”: Online media representations of women, mobile dating apps and casual sex
  • Visual analysis of Tumblr images posted by teenage girls in NZ
  • Teen girls’ engagement with Tumblr: Patters of meaning making and Identity construction
  • Developing a Cultural Literacy Programme for young New Zealanders: Critical thinking as a tool for promoting health and wellbeing among adolescents
  • A critical textual analysis of Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy
  • Desperately Seeking Sugar Baby: Critically Examining the Phenomena of Online ‘Sugar Dating’
  • “It's like conventional dating on steroids”: Heterosexual women’s experiences of online dating
  • “Widening the net”: Heterosexual men’s experiences of online dating
  • Heterosexual women’s responses to reading 50 Shades of Grey
  • Indian international students’ experiences in New Zealand
  • Constructing the ‘Bludger’: A critical discourse analysis of welfare reform in New Zealand Parliamentary Discourse
  • The effect of the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake on residents: An analysis of open-ended written responses
  • The media’s representation of crime: A qualitative thematic analysis of New Zealand print media

Undergraduate supervision

  • A literature review of Media Literacy Programmes in the West
  • A systematic review of casual sex literature
  • A literature review on Iranian women and codes of gender and sexuality

Research Areas:

My research interests include examining the intersection of gender, sexuality, power, culture, technology and identity. My is typically underpinned by theories of  social justice and social change, specifically focused on promoting egalitarianism within hetero/sexuality as well as gender equality more broadly. I have worked on projects examining heterosexual casual sex, the New Zealand sex industry (men who buy sex, online sex work/”camming”), and technologically mediated intimacies (via Tinder, online dating and sugar dating). A key interest of mine is also gender equality within the Middle-East.

My research seeks to identify the often hidden forms of contemporary inequality, with a view to change such power relations through individual, social or policy interventions.

I typically use qualitative research methodologies including a variety of discursive approaches and extend these analyses using quantitative methods. When it comes to most topics, I have an analytic interest in both the personal narratives of individuals, as well as the critical analysis of popular culture/media representations related to these, followed by large scale surveys that can collect meaningful statistics on such topics.

Current Research Projects:

  • Improving the medico-legal response to sexual assault: Evaluating understating, access, approach, process, and outcomes of forensic data, to secure just outcomes (with ESR).
  • Digital transformations of intimacy: An intersectional analysis of mobile dating in NZ (with Rosalind Gill – City University of London, and Tiina Vares – The University of Canterbury).
  • “Normalising netiquette”: Cultivating a culture of online ethics with young people
  • Stigma and sex work in the decriminalised context of Aotearoa/NZ
  • Best practice gender equality policy for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Publications:

  • Farvid, P. (forthcoming, 2019). The Psychology of Heterosexuality. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Farvid, P. & Braun, V. (in press). Glossary of the language of sexuality, in K. Hall & R. Barrett, The Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality.
  • Beres, M. A. & Farvid, P. (in press). Doing a theoretical thematic analysis, in V. Braun & V Clarke, Thematic Analysis: A Practical Guide. London: Sage
  • Farvid, P. & Braun, V. (2018). “You worry, ‘cause you want to give a reasonable account of yourself”: Gender, identity management, and the discursive positioning of “risk” in men’s and women’s talk about heterosexual casual sex. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(5), 1405-1421.
  • Farvid, P. (2018). Gender Equality Education and Media Literacy: Primary Prevention, in G. Tibe Bonifacio (Ed), Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms: Canadian and International Perspectives, Emerald Press
  • Badu, E., Mpofu, C. & Farvid, P. (2018). Towards TB Elimination in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Key Informant Insights on the Determinants of TB among African Migrants. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 3(44), 2-11.*
  • Badu, E., Mpofu, C. & Farvid, P. (2018). Is New Zealand immigration policy a barrier to TB elimination? The New Zealand Medical Association, 131(1477), 120-122.*
  • Farvid, P. (2017). The politics of sex work in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific: Tensions, debates and future directions. Women's Studies Journal, 31(2), 27-34.
  • Henry, M. & Farvid, P. (2017). ‘Always hot, always live’: Computer-mediated sex work in the era of ‘camming’. Women's Studies Journal, 31(2), 113-128.*
  • Sniewski, L. Farvid. P., & Carter, P. (2017). The assessment and treatment of adult heterosexual men with self-perceived problematic pornography Use: A review, Addictive Behavior
  • Pond, T. & Farvid, P. (2017). “I do like girls, I promise!”: Young bisexual women’s experiences of using Tinder. The Psychology of Sexualities Review, 8(2), 6-24.*
  • Farvid, P. & Braun, V.  (2017). Unpacking the ‘Pleasures’ and ‘Pains’ of Heterosexual Casual Sex – Beyond Singular Understandings. Journal of Sex Research 54(1), 73-90.
  • Farvid, P. & Aisher, K. (2016). “It’s Just a Lot More Casual”: Young Heterosexual Women’s Experiences of Using Tinder in New Zealand. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, 10.*
  • Farvid, P., Braun, V., & Rowney, C. (2016). ‘No girl wants to be called a slut!’: Women, heterosexual casual sex and the sexual double standard. Journal of Gender Studies.
  • Paterson, J., Tautolo, E-S., Iusitini, L., Taylor, S., & Farvid, P. (2016). Pacific Islands Families Study: Intimate partner stressors and psychological distress among Pacific adults. Sexual and Relationship Therapy.
  • Farvid, P. (2015). Heterosexual Psychology. In M. Barker, & C. Richards (Eds.), The Psychology of Sexuality and Gender. Houndmills: Palgrave. Farvid, P. (2015). Cyber Intimacies. In N. Naples (Ed), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Farvid, P., & Braun, V. (2014). The "Sassy Woman" and the "Performing Man": Heterosexual casual sex advice and the (re)constitution of gendered subjectivities. Feminist Media Studies. 14(1), 118-134. doi:10.1080/14680777.2012.724027
  • Farvid, P., Glass, L. (2014). “It isn't prostitution as you normally think of it. It's survival sex” : Media representations of adult and child prostitution in New Zealand. Women’s Studies Journal, 28 (1), 47-67.*
  • Rowney, C., Farvid, P. & Sibley, C. (2014). "I laugh and say 'I have 'Earthquake Brain!'": Resident responses to the September 2010 Christchurch. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 43(2), 4-13.*
  • Farvid, P.(2014). “Oh it was good sex!”: Heterosexual women’s (counter)narratives of desire and pleasure in casual sex, In S. McKenzie-Mohr and M. Lefrance (Eds.) Women Voicing Resistance: Discursive and Narrative Explorations (pp. 121-140). Hove: Routledge.
  • Farvid, P., Landon, J., & Krageloh, C (2014). Psychology, In V. Wright-St Clair, D. Reid and S. Shaw (Eds.) Evidence Based Health Practice. Oxford University Press: Oxford
  • Farvid, P., & Braun, V. (2013). Casual sex as not a natural act and other regimes of truth about heterosexuality. Feminism & Psychology, 23(3), 359-378. doi:10.1177/0959353513480018
  • Terry, G., Braun, V., & Farvid, P. (2012). Structural impediments to sexual health in New Zealand: Key informant perspectives. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9(4), 317-326.  Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13178-012-0089-y
  • Farvid, P. (2012). The historic emergence of heterosexual casual sex. In R. Scherman, C. Krageloh, & S. Nayar (Eds.), Full peer-reviewed article in Walking the Talk: AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies. Auckland: AUT University. Farvid, P. & Rowney, C. (2012). Un/doing ‘covert’ field-work in the New Zealand Sex Industry. Walking the Talk: The 2012 Collection of Oral Presentations from the AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies.
  • Farvid, P. (2011). Reflections on the ‘strategic man’ in heterosexual casual sex advice. Walking the Talk: The 2011 Collection of Oral Presentations from the AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies.
  • Farvid, P. (2010). The benefits of ambiguity: Methodological insights from researching 'heterosexual casual sex'. Feminism and Psychology, 20(2), 232-237. doi:10.1177/0959353509359136
  • Beres, M. A. & Farvid, P. (2010). Sexual ethics and young women's accounts of heterosexual casual sex. Sexualities, 13(3), 377-393. doi:10.1177/1363460709363136
  • Farvid, P. & Braun, V. (2006). 'Most of us guys are raring to go anytime, anyplace, anywhere': Male and female sexuality in Cleo and Cosmo. Sex Roles, 55(5-6), 295-310. doi:10.1007/s11199-006-9084-1

Conference Presentations (from 2013)

  • Farvid, P. (2018). Contagion, slippage, stagnation, and resistance: Posthuman re/configurations of pleasure and danger in mobile dating cultures. 4th Digital Intimacies Symposium, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
  • Farvid, P. (2018). Looking back and looking forward: Primary prevention strategies for addressing gender inequality in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Women's Studies Association/ Pae Akoranga Wāhine Conference, Wellington, NZ.
  • Farvid, P. (2017). Making sense of western ‘transactional sex’: A critical feminist analysis of online Sugar Dating. Psychology of Women Section Conference(British Psychological Society), UK.
  • Farvid, P., Pond, T. & Aisher, K. (2017). Pleasure, danger and contemporary digitally mediated intimacies: The experiences of young bisexual and heterosexual women who use Tinder in New Zealand. Psychology of Women Section Conference(British Psychological Society), UK.*
  • Farvid, P. & Mousa, M. (2017). Introducing Visual Motif Analysis for psychology and the social sciences. Psychology of Women Section Conference(British Psychological Society), UK.*
  • Farvid, P., Pond, T. & Aisher, K. (2017). Digitally mediated intimacies and everyday health: The experiences of young bisexual and heterosexual women who use Tinder in New Zealand. International Society of Critical Health Psychology Biennial conference, Loughborough, UK.*
  • Farvid, P. & Mousa, M. (2017). Introducing Visual Motif Analysis: A critical method for psychology and the social sciences. International Society of Critical Health Psychology Biennial conference. Loughborough, UK.*
  • Farvid, P. & Mousa, M. (2017). Introducing Visual Motif Analysis for psychology and the social sciences. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference (British Psychological Society), UK.*
  • Hamner, W., Terry, G. & Farvid, P. (2017). BDSM and Help-Seeking. The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Christchurch, NZ
  • Pond, T. & Farvid, P. (2016). “I do like women!”: Young bisexual women’s experiences of using Tinder in Auckland, NZ. Women’s Studies Association Conference. Auckland, NZ.
  • Farvid, P. (2015). Constructing the “good punter”:  Men, masculinity and buying sex in New Zealand. The 5th New Zealand Discourse Conference, Auckland, NZ.
  • Farvid, P. (2015). Can’t buy me love?: The role of intimacy in accounts of men who buy sex in New Zealand. The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Payam, S., Farvid, P. & Payne, D. (2015). The downsides of the “fling” experience: Psychological distress in accounts of heterosexual men and women who have engaged in extra-relational sexual involvement. The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Asher, K. & Farvid, P. (2015).  Examining the intersection of technology, identity and intimacy: Young heterosexual women’s experiences of using “Tinder”. The New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Farvid, P. (2015).  “Youth Empowerment Aotearoa”: Empowering youth through a collaborative, community-based, critical literacy program. The Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Social Action. Boston, USA.
  • Farvid, P. (2015). Doing community psychology amidst the “triple revolution”: Addressing contemporary issues facing technologically savvy youth. The Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Social Action. Boston, USA.
  • Farvid, P. (2015).  Developing “Youth Empowerment Aotearoa”: Critical reflections on the process, barriers and successes of developing a collaborative, community-based, positive youth development program. The Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Social Action. Boston, USA.
  • Farvid, P. (2013). “I don’t really think there’s anything wrong [with it], but I don’t know if it’d be for me” A discursive examination of identity trouble in men’s and women’s talk about heterosexual casual sex. In The 4th New Zealand Discourse Conference (NZDC4). Auckland, New Zealand.
    Mousa, M. & Farvid, P. (2013). Tumblr: A contemporary teen identity project. In The 3rd International Visual Methods Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Farvid, P. & Thompson, M. (2013). “The images on Tumblr, like, they definitely influence our generation!”: Teen Girls Making Sense of Tumblr. In The 3rd International Visual Methods Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Farvid, P. (2013). Empowering youth through ‘Cultural Literacy’: A primary prevention and wellness promotion tool. In E. Aldarondo (Ed.), The Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Social Action. Miami, USA

Talks/Pubic Lectures (since 2013)

  • Farvid, P. (2018). Looking back and looking forward: Celebrating 125 years of suffrage in NZ – Zonta International.
  • Farvid, P. (2016). Saying goodbye to binary gender. TEDx Auckland, Auckland NZ.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW5YctpK7pM
  • Farvid, P. (2016). Hooked on Hooking up – the historic emergence of heterosexual casual sex. AUT, Auckland, NZ.
    https://livestream.com/accounts/5183627/events/5699888/videos/128658857
  • Farvid, P. (2016). Gender, Sexuality and Fluid Embodiment. Forethought, Auckland, NZ.
    https://forethought.org.nz/76-2/
  • Farvid, P. (2016). The adaption of Misogyny to ‘New Media’: Examining the Online Harassment of Women. Auckland Women’s Centre Forum, Auckland, NZ.
  • Farvid, P. (2016). “Love me Tinder?”: Examining Technologically Mediated Intimacies in the era of ‘Dating Apps’. Psychology Colloquium, Department of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, NZ.
  • Farvid. P. (2015). Mediated intimacies and the re/fashioning of contemporary heterogender. AUTs Gender and Diversity Research Group Seminar: Sexualities. AUT University. Auckland, NZ.
  • Farvid, P. (2013). Space, Gender & Safety: Uneven access & Contradictory Discourses. UN-Habitat Session on Gender and Safety held at The School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Farvid, P. (2013). (Overcoming) Barriers for Women’s Advancement in Public Life. International Women’s Day presentation held at The School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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