Matters of the Body

The Matters of the Body (MOB) Cluster engages with culture’s capacity to communicate material conditions of gender, sexuality, feminism, trans and queerness. The cluster focuses its research on questions of the representation of gender and sexual identity in historical and contemporary arts practices. It produces individual and collaborative creative research outputs advancing knowledge in the areas of gender, sexuality, queerness and conditions of embodied identity.

Cluster Leaders

Dr Katve-Kaisa Kontturi - McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow
Kim Donaldson - Lecturer, Art


Professor Mary Luckhurst - Professor of Artistic Research and Creative Practice, VCA
Dr Alyson Campbell- Head, Theatre
Kate Just
- Lecturer, Art
Dr Toby Juliff - Lecturer, Critical and Theoretical Studies, Art
Dr Sarah French
- Research Fellow, Theatre Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
Tonié Field - Head of Guitar, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Caroline Phillips
- PhD Candidate, Art
Grace Pundyk
- PhD Candidate, Centre for Ideas
Jaye Early
- PhD Candidate, Art
Xris Reardon
- PhD Candidate, Centre for Cultural Partnerships
Van Thanh Rudd
- PhD Candidate, Centre for Ideas
Andrew Hazewinkel
- Artist

Associate members
Professor Rachel Fensham - School of Culture and Communication University of Melbourne
Dr Andrea Liss - Visual and Performing Arts Department, California State University, San Marco
Professor Elisabeth Grosz - Jean Fox O'Barr Professor in Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC
Virginia Fraser - Artist, writer and film historian
Dr Catriona Moore - Lecturer, Feminist Art Historian, University of Sydney
Professor Gail Schwab - Professor of French, Senior Associate Dean and Co-Director Luce Irigaray Circle, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hofstra University, NY
Professor Mary Rawlinson - Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director Luce Irigaray Circle, Stonybrook University, NY
Dr Steve Farrier - Senior lecturer, Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
Dr Juliette Peers - School of Architecture and Design, RMIT
Laura Castagnini - Independent Curator