I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Griffith Institute for Educational Research (GIER) at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. I am a sociocultural anthropologist interested in teenage girls’ everyday experience in and out of school, both on and offline. My research explores the interplay between teenage girls’ everyday interactions with friends, gendered discourses, social media practice, identity construction, and online safety agendas.
I have a PhD and MEd from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia and a BEd(Sec) from the University of British Columbia, Canada. I have been a teacher education specialist in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University and before that I worked as a national education liaison officer for the Australian textiles industry. I started my career as a secondary school teacher in Vancouver, Canada.