(as of January 15th, 2003)
Senior Lecturer in Social Diversity in Health and Education
School of Health Sciences
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Vic, 3125
Ph: 61 03 9251 7198;
Fax: 61 03 9244 6017
Mobile: 0414 804 529
Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli has gained national recognition in Australia and increasing international recognition as a writer, researcher, lecturer and consultant in the issues of cultural diversity, gender diversity, and sexual diversity, HIV/AIDS, and social diversity in health and education.
her teaching and supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level,
research and writing, Maria is regularly called upon to act as a consultant
in educational, workplace, health services and community service settings.
Maria is also regularly invited to speak at diverse community, educational,
organizational and other functions and conferences, and in various media
such as television, radio and newspaper.
July 1998- Present: Deakin University- Burwood Campus, Senior Lecturer in Social Diversity in Health and Education in the School of Health Sciences with specific focus on ethnicities, gender and sexualities in relation to sexual and emotional health, and schooling.
Other role: Equity and Equal Opportunity Faculty Link Person
Lisa Gibbs: Men's Accessing of Health Services (using Arthritis Victoria as research base) completion mid-2003.
John Oliffe: Masculinity, Heterosexuality and Prostate Cancer, completion mid-2003.
Alana Hulme, Youth Homelessness and Health Settings, completion mid-2003
Lynn Burnett: Young lesbians' initial post coming-out experiences, completion 2004 (Assoc supervisor)
Margaret Winn: Food, Sexuality and Postcolonialism in the Pacific, completion 2006
Berni Murphy: Student Experiences and Health Impact of Transition from Secondary Schooling to Tertiary Setttings, completion 2006
Malathi Naladin: Refugee Arabic and Vietnamese women, Sexuality and Cancer, completion 2007
Jeff Stanton: HIV Risk Factors associated with mobile populations of adolescent males in China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, completion 2007.
Bryan Derrick: Theatre of the Oppressed as a Mental Health Strategy with Adolescent Boys at Risk, completion 2008
·1997- 1998: National Centre in HIV Social Research, Macquarie University, NSW, Research Officer in the NESB Men Who Have Sex With Men Commonwealth-funded Project.
1. a national audit on existing health services, other organisations and human resources available for NESB MSM as well as detailing the particular concerns, sexual and emotional health issues of NESB MSM. The gaps between needs and services were identified and strategies suggested for filling these gaps.
2. Designing, recruiting, analysing and publicising a specific research project arising out of the gaps made apparent in the national audit. Thus, homosexually active male international students, their health needs in relation to health services was the specific project.
· 1997: Macquarie University, NSW, Lecturer in Sociology.
Designing, co-ordinating and lecturing in “Contemporary Sexualities” to third year social science undergraduates including content on health policies, research and promotion in relation to a sexually diverse society.
· 1996: University of Technology, Sydney, Lecturer in Social Sciences
Lecturing in "Power, Race and Ethnicity" at undergraduate level including content on health policies, research and promotion in relation to a culturally diverse society.
· 1995: Macquarie University , NSW, Lecturer in Anthropology
Designing, co-ordinating and lecturing in “Research Methodologies and Local Communities” and “Ethnicity and Migrant Communities” at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Both of these courses included content on health policies and health promotion- in relation to research strategies in the prior course, and in relation to culturally diverse communities in the latter.
· 1992- 1993: University of South Australia, Lecturer in Social Sciences
Designing, co-ordinating and lecturing in "Women's Studies" and "Social Diversity: race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality in Australia" at undergraduate levels, both of which included content on health policies, research and promotion in relation to gender, ethnicity and sexuality.
· 1991-1993: University of Adelaide, Lecturer in Women’s Studies
Co-ordinating "Women of Non-English Speaking Backgrounds in Australia" to external postgraduate students and designing, co-ordinating and lecturing in "Female Sexuality" at postgraduate levels, both of which included content on health policies, research and promotion in relation to gender, ethnicity and sexuality.
· 1982- 1993: Catholic Education Office, South Australia
*Gender & Equity Officer: 1990-1993- writing, consulting and implementing the Gender & Equity Policy for all South Australian Catholic Schools
*Secondary teacher, year level co-ordinator and faculty co-ordinator: 1982-1990
Awards and Distinctions:
· A semi-autobiographical book, Someone You Know (Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1991) was Australia's first AIDS biography and is into third reprint and a New Edition. All royalties donated to Bobby Goldsmith Foundation for People Living With AIDS.
· In 1990-1991, Maria was the first Australian person to undertake empirical research and publish about sexual diversity in relation to ethnicity.
· In 1994, Maria began her research into multi-partnering, polyamory and multi-sexual relationships and is continuing to research this area. She is Australia’s first researcher to do so.
· In 1994, Maria was nominated for the LIONS South Australian Italian of the Year Award and featured in the S.A. Women's Suffrage Centenary publication Significant Italian Women in South Australia.
· In 1994, Maria was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake her PhD research and thesis.
· In 1996, Maria was awarded an Australian Bisexual Network Community Advancement Award for her research, writing and speaking about bisexual issues in the gay/lesbian community and in the wider society.
· In 1997, Maria was awarded first runner-up in the Sydney Women's Library/Australian Women's Book Review Short Story Competition.
· In 1996-1997, Maria’s research-based papers on ethnicity and gender were included in two Australian educational policy documents: the MCEETYA (Ministerial Council for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs) Gender Equity: A Framework For Australian Schools (1997), and the New South Wales Department of School Education Gender Equity Strategy 1996-2001.
· In 1998, Maria researched, compiled and edited the book Girls’ Talk: Young Women Speak Their Hearts and Minds (Finch Publishing, Sydney), the first Australian book by and for girls and young women that is culturally and sexually inclusive.
· In 1999, Maria’s autobiographical novel, Tapestry (Random House) was shortlisted for the ACT Young Adult Read Award as voted by secondary school students in the ACT. It was also shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award Ethnic Affairs Commission category for 2000; and the Children’s Book Council Award Non-Fiction Category for 2000.
· In 1999, Maria was honoured with the title of Lifelong Honorary Patron for PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Victoria, Australia.
· In 2001, Maria’s book Boys’ Stuff: Boys Talking About What Matters (Allen & Unwin), co-researched and co-edited with Dr Wayne Martino from Murdoch University, Perth, was the first Australian book by and for boys and young men that is culturally and sexually inclusive. The book was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Award; won the Australian Book Design Award in the Educational Texts for Young People Category ; and achieved a Highly Commended in the Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing.
· In 2002, Maria was invited to become an External Faculty Member of the Saybrook Graduate Research Centre, San Francisco, to supervise and teach students from both the US and elsewhere in Europe, UK and Asia.
Current Research Projects:
· 2000-2003: co-Principal Investigator with Professor Sandy Gifford, Deakin University and Dr Mary O’Brien, La Trobe University, on a NHMRC Large Grant project entitled, “Bad Blood, Bad Livers: An Ethnographic Study of South-East Asian Women Living With Hepatitis C in Australia”. The research will result in multi-lingual brochures, booklets and audio-visual material being produced for the women themselves and for health services.
· 1999- co-Principal Investigator with Ms Sara Lubowitz, Convenor of the Women of Bisexual Partners Network, on a Deakin University funded project entitled, “Women with Bisexual Male Partners: the negotiation of sexual, emotional and social health”. Workshops with women and with health and relationship services are being conducted as well as preparing material for journal article and book publications.
· 1998- 2002: co-Principal Investigator with Dr Wayne Martino, Murdoch University, Perth, on a Deakin and Murdoch Universities funded project entitled: “Diverse Masculinities in Australian Schooling: cultural diversity, sexual diversity and boys with disabilities”. Currently completing a book on the research So What’s A Boy? Issues of Masculinity and Schooling (Open University Press) to be published in 2003.
· 2001-2002: co-Principal Investigator with Dr Lori Beckett, UTS; Professor Bob Lingard, UQ; Dr Wayne Martino, Murdoch Uni; Professor Bob Meyenn, Charles Sturt Uni; Dr Martin Mills, UQ, on a Commonwealth Govt DETYA Tender: “Addressing the Educational Needs of Boys- Strategies for Schools and Teachers”. A National Report is currently being produced.
· 2001-2002: Sole Investigator on a Deakin Uni Faculty Research Development Grant: “Strategies for Decreasing Homophobia and Its Health Issues for Young People in Australian Schools, Families and Small Communities”. Qualitative data is being used to write a book ‘Coming Out of the Too Hard Basket’ (Finch Publishing, 2003)
· 2001- 2004: Sole Investigator on US/Australian qualitative research with bisexual students and students from bisexual and multi-partnered, polyamorous and multi-sexual families in schools for a book to be published with Rowman & Litchfield (USA) Working title of the book: Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools
· Co-ordinator of the Steering Committee for the Sexual Diversity in Victorian Catholic Schools Teachers’ Group
· Foundation Board Member upon invitation of the National Italian Australian Institute
· Foundation Member upon invitation of the Don Dunstan Foundation, Victorian Branch
· a member by invitation of Context, the gay and lesbian teachers organisation in Victoria.
· A Foundation Board Member upon invitation of the SchoolWatch Committee for sexuality education and health in the New South Wales Education Department.
· A member upon invitation of the editorial board of the refereed journal Interpretations.
· A member upon invitation of the editorial board of the refereed journal Australian Educational Researcher
· A member upon invitation of the Planning Committee for the International Bisexuality Conference to be held in Sydney in 2002
· A member upon invitation of the Advisors’ Committee for the Institute for 21st Century Relationships, University of California
· A member upon invitation of Saybrook Graduate Research Centre, San Francisco, as External Faculty Member.
(listed under the following headings)
Refereed Journal Articles
Refereed Journal Editorial
Incorporation into a Policy Document
Published Conference Papers
Unrefereed Journal Papers By Invitation
Art Exhibition Catalogue Essay
Someone You Know: A Friend's Farewell , Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1991. (new edition, 2002)
Girls Talk: Young Women Speak Their Hearts and Minds, Lane Cove, Sydney: Finch Publishing, 1998.
Tapestry: Italian Lives Over Five Generations, Milson’s Point, Sydney: Random House, 1999.
In Search of the Italian Australian into the New Millennium: Conference Proceedings co-edited with P. Genovesi, W. Musolino et al (2000) Thornbury: Gro-set Publications.
Boys’ Stuff: Boys Talking About What Matters, co-edited with Wayne Martino Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2001.
So What’s A Boy? : Addressing Issues of Masculinity in Education with co-author Wayne Martino, London: Open University Press, in press, 2003
Coming Out of the Too Hard Basket: Strategies for Decreasing Homophobia for Young People in Schools, Families and Communities, Sydney: Finch Publishing, scheduled for 2003.
Love You T(w)oo, a novel currently in preparation for Random House, scheduled for 2004.
Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, scheduled for 2004-2005.
“What About Me? Lesbians of Italian Background" in Karen Herne, Joanne Travaglia and Elizabeth Weiss (eds) (1992) Who Do You Think You Are? Second Generation Immigrant Women's Writing. Sydney: Women's Redress Press, pp 142-158.
"Connecting Landscapes of Marginality: AIDS and Sexuality Issues in the English Classroom" published in Wendy Parsons and Rob Goodwin (eds) (1994) Landscape and Identity:Perspectives From Australia, Centre for Children's Literature, University of South Australia and Auslib Press, Adelaide, pp 111-126.
"`Can I Write the Word GAY in My Essay?’” in Rollo Browne and Richard Fletcher (eds) (1995) Boys in Schools: Addressing the Issues , Lane Cove, Sydney: Finch Publishing, pp 66-81.
The `Real Voyage of Discovery': Auto/Biography, Reflexivity and Spiritual Journeying" in Micheal Griffiths and Rob Keating (eds) (1995) Religion, Literature and the Arts in Australia , Sydney: Australian Catholic University Press, pp 298- 309.
With a colleague Zlatko Skrbis, "Ethnicity, Sexuality and Gender: Authority, Compliance and Rebellion" in Jan McNamee and Leonie Rowan (ed) (1995) Voices of a Margin: Speaking For Yourself ,Rockhampton: University of Central Queensland Press, pp 94-105.
"`Mestizis': The Multiple Marginalities of Living In/Between Social Groups" in Jan McNamee and Leonie Rowan (ed) (1995) Voices of a Margin: Speaking For Yourself, Rockhampton: University of Central Queensland Press, pp 78-93.
"Choosing Not to Choose: Beyond Monogamy, Beyond Duality" in Kevin Lano and Claire Parry (ed) (1995) Breaking The Barriers of Desire, London: Five Leaves Publication, pp 41-67.
"`A Rainbow in My Heart': Negotiating Sexuality and Ethnicity" in Carmel Guerra and Rob White (eds) (1995) Ethnic Minority Youth in Australia: Challenges and Myths, Hobart: National Clearinghouse on Youth Studies, pp 133-146.
“Landscapes of Conflict and Integration: Negotiating Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality in Relation to Mental and Emotional Health” in J. Larbalestier, Mary Spongberg, Margaret Winn (eds) (1996) Women.Sexuality.Culture. Sydney University Women’s Studies Centre and United Nations Development Fund, pp 80-95.
“A Rainbow in My Heart: Interweaving Ethnicity and Sexuality Studies” in Catherine Beavis and Louise Laskey (eds) (1996) Schooling and Sexualities: Teaching for a Positive Sexuality. Centre for Education and Change, Deakin University, pp 53-68.
" 'Educating Voula'/ La Mestiza Educating: Interweaving Cultural Multiplicity, Gender and Sexuality in Education" in Judith Gill and Maureen Dyer (eds) (1997) Schooldays Past, Present and Future Centre for Gender Studies, University of South Australia, pp 87-100.
“ ‘We Want To Address Boys Education But…’ “ in Jane Kenway (ed) (1997) Will Boys Be Boys? Boys Education In the Context of Gender Reform , Australian Curriculum Association Publication, 17-21.
“Multicultural Feminism” in Jan Larbalestier, Emma Grahame, et al (eds) (1998) Oxford Companion to Australian Feminism, London: Oxford Publishing.
"Diary Entries from the 'Teachers' Professional Development Playground': Multiculturalism meets Multisexualities in Education" in Gerard Sullivan and Peter Jackson (eds) (1999) Multicultural Queer: Australian Narratives New York: Haworth Press.
Out/Going Home’: Australian Girls and Young Women
Interrogating Heterosexism and Homophobia” in Lori Beckett(ed) (1998)
Everyone is Special! A Handbook For Teachers on Sexuality Education Brisbane:
Association of Women Educators.
“ My Nonna” in S. Calwell and D. Johnson (eds) (1999) There’s So Much More To Life Than Sex and Money New York and Ringwood, Vic, Penguin.
“‘Multicultural Does Not Mean Multisexual’: Social Justice and the Interweaving of Ethnicity and Sexuality in Australian Schooling”, in Debbie Epstein and James T. Sears (eds) (1999) A Dangerous Knowing: Sexual Pedagogies and the Master Narrative , London: Cassell.
Moving Days”: A Child’s
Negotiation of Multiple Lifeworlds in Relation to Gender, Ethnicity and
Sexuality” in James T Sears and Will Letts (eds) (1999) Queering
Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling
New York: Rowman &
“‘Coming Out/Going Home’: Australian Girls and Young Women Interrogating Racism and Heterosexism”, in Julie McLeod and Karen Malone (eds) (2000) Researching Youth, Hobart: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
“Gender Performativity and Normalising Practices: exploring heteronormativity, heterosexism and transgenderism in the lives of young people at school” co-written with Wayne Martino in Felicity Haynes and Tarquam McKenna (eds) (2001) Unseen Genders: Beyond the Binaries. New York: Peter Lang.
Don’t Come Naturally’: Teaching Heterosexuality
in Schools” in Deborah Kelly (ed) Heterosexuality. (forthcoming 2003).
Sydney: Pluto Press.
“From ‘Difference’ to ‘Diversity’: exploring the social determinants of youth health” in Helen Keleher & Berni Murphy (ed) Understanding Health: A Determinants Approach (forthcoming 2003). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Refereed journal papers
"From Coercion to Choice: Second Generation Women Seeking a Personal Identity in the Italo-Australian Setting" in Journal Of Intercultural Studies Vol.10 No.1, 1989, pp 49-61.
"The Female Stranger in a Boys' School" in Gender and Education United Kingdom Vol.2 No.2, 1990, pp 169-183.
"Inscribing AIDS and Sexuality: Who Has the Right to Write? Who Listens?" in Australian Multicultural Book Review, Vol.2, No.2, 1994: 57-61.
"Butch Minds The Baby: Boys Minding Masculinity in the English Classroom" in Interpretations: Journal of the Western Australian English Teachers' Association. Vol.27, No.2, 1994: 96-111.
"Authority, Compliance and Rebellion in Second-Generation Individuals From Cultural Minorities" (a joint paper with Zlatko Skrbis) Australia New Zealand Journal of Sociology Vol.30, No. 3, November 1994: 259-272.
“ ‘Only Your Labels Split Me’: Interweaving Ethnicity and Sexuality Studies” in English in Australia, Vol.112, July, 1995: 33-44.
“ ‘Mestizaje”: Interweaving Cultural Multiplicity and Gender Codes in English Studies”, in Interpretations: Journal of the English Teachers’ Association of Western Australia. Vol.28, No.2, 1995: 56-73.
“Inclusive Education is More Than Multicultural Education”, Independent Education New South Wales and Victorian Independent Education Unions, Vol.26, No.1, 1996: 23-25.
“Landscapes of Conflict and Negotiation: Health Services, Ethnicities and Sexualities”, in Social Alternatives, Vol.15, No.4, 1996: 23-24.
“Only Your Labels Split The Confusion: Of Impurity and Unclassifiability”, Critical Inqueeries, Vol.1, No.2, 1996: 97-118.
" 'We Want To Address Boys' Education But...' " in Curriculum Perspectives: Australian Curriculum Studies Association, Vol 17, No 1, 1997: 65-68.
" 'Educating Voula'/ Voula Educating: Interweaving Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality in Education" in Education Links No. 54, 1997: 16-18.
"The Boys and The Binaries: Within, Between and Beyond Oppositions in Boys' Education Debates"" in Social Alternatives, Vol. 16, No.3, 1997: 35-38.
“Diary Entries from the 'Teachers' Professional Development Playground': Multiculturalism meets Multisexualities in Education”. Journal of Homosexuality Vol.36, No. ¾, 1999.
“‘Coming Out/Going Home’: Australian Girls and Young Women Interrogating Racism and Heterosexism”, Women’s Studies Journal 1999, 15(2): 71-88.
“Living the Rainbow: interweaving cultural and sexual diversity” in Migration Action, Vol.XXI, No.3, 1999:16-25.
“What Do They Think? Queerly Raised and Queer Friendly Students”, Youth Studies Australia, 2000, 19(4): 34-40.
“Outside Belonging: Multi-Sexual Relationships as Border Existence” (a joint paper with Sara Lubowitz) Journal of Bisexuality forthcoming, 2002: 3(1).
“Boys and Girls Talking About What Matters: Student Voice as Text in the English Classroom” ( a joint paper with Wayne Martino) English in Australia forthcoming, 2002: No. 135
‘Men are tougher, bigger, and they don’t act real girlie’: Indigenous boys defining and interrogating masculinities’ ( a joint paper with Wayne Martino) Balayi (international) forthcoming 2003: 6
Refereed Journal Editorial
Special Edition of Redress: Journal of the Association of Women Educators “Sexuality and Education”, 9(2): 2000
"Beyond the Myth of the `Good Italian Girl'" in Multicultural Australia Papers, Monograph No.64, 1989, Ecumenical Migration Centre, Victoria.
"From Coercion to Choice: the Personal Identity of the Second Generation Italo-Australian Adolescent Girl" in Multicultural Australia Papers Monograph No.68, 1990, Ecumenical Migration Centre, Victoria.
"Negotiating Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality: The Personal Identity Formation of Lesbians of Non-English Speaking Backgrounds" M.A. in Women's Studies Thesis published as a monograph in Multicultural Australia Papers No. 73, 1994, Ecumenical Migration Centre, Victoria.
Cultural Diversity and Men Who Have Sex With Men, Report for the Public Health Unit of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services based on a Commonwealth-funded national audit with health services, support services, key researchers and health practitioners. July, 1998. National Centre in HIV Social Research, Uni of NSW
‘Too Busy Studying to Have Sex’?: Homosexually Active Asian Male International Students and Sexual Health Report for the Public Health Unit of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services based on a Commonwealth-funded national audit with health services, support services, key researchers and health practitioners. August, 1999. National Centre in HIV Social Research, Uni of NSW.
Reading Like Dick and Dora, Living Like Maria and Wei Tung: Literacy Learning and the Congruence of Home and School (Disadvantaged Schools Program, New South Wales Department of Education, 2001).
Addressing the Educational Needs of Boys, Commonwealth Govt DETYA Research and Consultancy Report (2002) with Lori Beckett, Bob Lingard, Wayne Martino, Bob Meyenn, Martin Mills.
South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools Gender and Equity Policy , S.A. Catholic Education Office, 1993.
A 10 page document distributed to all South Australian Catholic schools and associated groups, and to Catholic Education Offices and associated groups throughout Australia.
Incorporation into a Policy Document:
“Cultural Bridges or Walkovers? Improving the Outcomes of Girls Who Benefit Least From Schooling: A Special Focus on Girls Experiencing Cultural Conflict” in Gender Equity: A Framework For Australian Schools, MCEETYA, Canberra, 1997.
"A Multicultural Approach to Literacy Education" in the New South Wales Department of School Education Girls and Boys in Schools: Gender Equity Strategy 1996-2001.
Published Conference Papers
"Gender Issues and the Education of Boys: Methodologies and Resources" in Gender and Equity Co-ordinators' National Conference Papers, National Catholic Education Commission, October, 1992, unnumbered.
"Inscribing AIDS and Sexuality: Who Has the Right to Write? Who Listens?" in A Queer Collation: Papers from the Inaugural Queerlit National Conference , NSW Writers' Centre, August, 1993, unnumbered.
"Landscapes of Conflict and Integration: Emotional and Mental Health issues for Women of Non-English Speaking Backgrounds in Relation to Gender and Sexuality", Health for Multicultural Australia National Conference Papers, Sydney University and Southern Sydney Area Health Services, November, 1993, unnumbered.
"A Terrain of Intervention and Resistance: AIDS and Sexuality Issues in the English Classroom" in Realising the Future, Australian Association of the Teachers of English National Conference, Perth, July 1994, pp 91- 106.
“Cultural Bridges or Walkovers? Improving the Outcomes of Girls Who Benefit Least From Schooling: A Special Focus on Girls Experiencing Cultural Conflict” in Gender Equity: Proceedings of the Promoting Gender Equity Conference, February 22-24, Canberra, DEET, 1995, pp 263- 278.
“Too Queer and Too Straight”: Ethnicities, Sexualities and Publishing” in Another Cold Collation, Proceedings of the Queerlit Conference, August 26-27, NSW Writers’ Centre, 1995, unnumbered.
"Transcending the Reality/Fantasy Divide: The Invisible Relationship Alternatives in Relation to Gender and Sexuality" in Fantasy and Reality in Relationships: the Gender Dilemma, Australian Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors, 7th National Conference, University of Queensland, July 1995: 160-173.
"Truth or Fiction: Writing Narrative in Research", Joint paper with Pieter Aquilia for the Association of University Writing Programmes First Annual Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, October 11th-13th, 1996, pp 193-200.
"Landscapes of Conflict, Negotiation and Integration: Health Services and the Intersections of Ethnicities and Sexualities" in Out There Too: Social Research and Practice Forum on Health, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Adelaide, March 14-15, 1996. HIV/AIDS Progress Unit, SA Health Commission, pp 115-126.
"Holding the Hand and Not Chaining the Soul": Relationship Commitments and 'Geographical Promiscuity' " in Towards a Technical 2000- Relationships With a Future, Australian Association of Marriage and Family Counsellors, 8th National Conference, University of Adelaide, 13-17 April, 1997: unnumbered.
“HIV, Sexual Health and International Students at Australian Universities”, 8th International Student Advisers’ Network of Australia Proceedings, 3rd-5th December, 1997, Melbourne, Hilton on the Park, 219-233.
“You Can’t Be Gay, You’re Italian” in P. Genovesi, W. Musolino, M. Pallotta-Chiarolli et al (eds) (2000) In Search of the Italian Australian into the New Millennium: Conference Proceedings Melbourne 24th –26th, Thornbury: Gro-set Publications, pp 543-551.
“Exploring Identity and Community Through the Arts and Culture” in P. Genovesi, W. Musolino, M. Pallotta-Chiarolli et al (eds) (2000) In Search of the Italian Australian into the New Millennium: Conference Proceedings Melbourne 24th –26th, Thornbury: Gro-set Publications, pp 799-806.
Unrefereed Journal Papers By Invitation
"Gender Issues and the Education of Boys" in Catholic Ethos No.7, 1992, pp 2-3.
"From `Universalism' to `Unity in Diversity': Feminist Responses to the Intersections of Ethnicity, Sexuality and Gender" in Lilith: A Feminist History Journal , No.8, Summer, 1993, pp 41-50.
"Access and Equity: Multiculturalism and HIV/AIDS" in AIDS Awareness Week Bulletin (AFAO) October, No.1, 1994, pp 4.
"It's Not My Death I'm Worried About", AIDS Awareness Week Bulletin, (AFAO) December, No. 2, 1994, p 2.
"Educating the Person: Gender and Equity Issues in Catholic Schools" in Conference: Journal of Catholic Education Conference, Vol. 11, No.2, May, 1994, pp 22-24.
"Educating the Person: Implementing Gender and Equity Action in Catholic Schools" in Conference: Journal of Catholic Education Conference. Vol.11, No.3, 1994, pp 7-9.
"Women" in Tarantella: Women's Suffrage Centenary Edition No.3, 1994, pp 29-38.
"Remarkable Passionate Women Addressing the Catholic Church: In Memory
of Nora McManus" in Sounding Sophia, Winter, 1994, 12-19.
" Butch Minds The Baby: Boys Minding Masculinity in the English Classroom" in Opinion: South Australian English Teachers’Journal. Vol. 24, No.4, 1995, pp 44-50.
“Boys And Literacy: Some Issues, Concerns and Strategies” in SLAV Newsbulletin. Vol.25, No.3, 1995. School Library Association of Victoria, pp 9-10.
“Remarkable and Passionate Women: In Memory of Nora McManus” in Women-Church: Australian Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion No.16, Autumn, 1995, 23-25.
“Multiculturalism meets Multisexualities”, Biverse (Sydney Bisexual Network) Vol.2, No.11, 1995: 2-5
“Multiculturalism meets Multisexualities:Forging Our Own Relationship Patterns”, National Biways (Australian Bisexual Network)Vol.5, No.23, 1996: 16-18
"Landscapes of Conflict and Integration: Health Services and Second-Generation Women of non-English Speaking Backgrounds", Lilith Feminist History Journal, No.9, 1996, pp 78-97.
"To Be Or Not Or Both Or Neither (or Stories From the Real World)" in Screaming Hyena No. 8, Summer, 1996-1997: 24-26.
“Poly Lives: Significant Others”, Polyamoury (UK Polyamory Network) No.1, 1997: 2-3
“When Religious Liberty is Religious Bigotry”, Campaign No.264, March 1998: 28-30.
“When Labels Do Too Much and Too Little”, Campaign No. 268, July, 1998: 20-21.
“School’s Out”, Melbourne Star Observer July 9th, 1999: 3
“Introducing The Global Girl”, The Star Vol.13, No.2, 1999: 4-5
“Cultural Identity and Community”, The Ethnic Broadcaster Winter 2000: 24-27
“The Chance to Explore”: Boys wanting to Talk About What matters” Teacher Learning Network vol 8(3): 2001: 32-35.
“Polyparents Having Children, Raising Children, Schooling Children”, Loving More (US), 31: 2002: 8-12.
“Bi Men By Women”: Women’s Relationships With Men Who Have Sex with Men, (co-written with Sara Lubowitz) Bent No. 2: 2003.
Meanjin Vol.50 No.4, 1991 pp 597-599.
" Pigeon-holed" and “Roses” in Peter Moss (1994) (ed) Voicing The Difference , Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp 63-70 and 141-147 respectively.
"Pigeon-holed" in Lizz Murphy (ed) (1994) She's A Train and She's Dangerous: Women Alone in the 1990s Kalamanda: Literary Mouse Press, pp 245-250.
"Iraqueensland" in Nuovo Paese: The Italo-Australian Journal, Vol.21, No. 5, June, 1994, pp 20-21.
"An Italian Family: Generations of Unity, Difference and Resistance" in Migration Action, Vol. 16, No.1, May, 1994, pp 11-17.
“Mardi Gras: An Old-Fashioned Love Story" in Kevin Lano & Clare Parry (1995) Breaking The Barriers of Desire London: Five Leaves Publication, pp 26-32..
“Yoni” in Stephanie Holt and Maryanne Lynch (eds) (1996) Motherlode: A Feminist Anthology on Mothering Melbourne: Sybylla Feminist Press, pp 195-208.
“Insane With Desire” in Wayne Martino (ed) (1997) First Australians/New Australians South Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Press, 64-66.
"Wedding Dresses" in Australian Women's Book Review, Vol. 9, no. 1, Autumn, 1997, pp 19-20.
"Drying Up" in
Hecate Vol.17 No.2, 1991 pp 167.
" To My Father" in Nuovo Paese: The Italo-Australian Journal , Vol.21, No.2, March, 1994, pp 20.
"Drying Up" and "For Malloy, who wants to write" in
Lizz Murphy (ed) (1994) She's A Train and She's Dangerous: Women Alone in
the 1990s, Kalamanda: Literary Mouse Press,
pp 57, 195-196 respectively.
“Long Black Hair: I Remember” in Hecate ,Vol.21, No.2, 1995, pp 79-82.
“To My Father” in Giuseppe Mammone (ed) (1996) I Clandestini: Poems By Italo-Australian Writers , Adelaide: FILEF publication, pp 61.
"After Making Love",
in Petite Morte (Internet, 1996)
For the Petite Morte home page: http:www.mel.aone.net.au/opaque/petite.morte/index2.html
“Bed-Womb” in Jo Chumas (ed) (1997) Lush, Melbourne: 8d Publications, pp 1-2.
Interweaving: A Gender and Culture Inclusive Annotated Bibliography (1993) Multicultural Education Co-ordinating Committee; Tertiary Multicultural Education Committeee; and MARIA Professional Development Group for Women from Non English Speaking Background in Education. A South Australian Women's Suffrage Centenary Publication.
Art Exhibition Catalogue Essay
"Mestiza Visions: Reflecting/Resisting/Synthesizing/ Transcending" art catalogue essay to accompany South Australian Women's Suffrage Centenary Three Multi-Disciplinary Art Exhibitions co-ordinated/edited by Larissa Hjorth, 30th August- 27th October, 1994.
“Travelling in the Landscape of the Everyday: A Review of Clarissa Stein’s NOTES FROM MY LAND” in Australian Women’s Book Review , Vol. 7: No 3/4, 1995, 43-44.
"Contextualization and 'Reasonable Guesses' in Multicultural History: A Review of Charles D'Aprano's FROM GOLDRUSH TO FEDERATION: ITALIANS IN VICTORIA", Australian Multicultural Book Review Vol.4, No.1, 1996, pp 57-61.
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