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Biography

I am an Australian historian primarily interested in the history of bodies, especially the history of sexuality and the history of reproduction.

I have published widely on sexuality, masculinity, childbirth, race and medicine, and child health. My book, Let's Talk About Sex (2011) explores a range of Australian sexualities in early twentieth century Australia. More specific case studies from this time period have been published in a range of journals, including The Journal of the History of Sexuality, Women's History Review, Australian Historical Studies and Australian Feminist Studies.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Modern History), Macquarie University, 18/07/2004
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Macquarie University, 25/08/1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University, 22/07/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Australian History
  • Feminist History
  • Gender History
  • Historical Studies
  • History of Medicine

Research expertise

  • Feminist history
  • Gender history
  • History of medicine

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210303Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History)75
220399Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified15
220299History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields Not Elsewhere Classified10
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Highlighted Publications

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2010Featherstone LS, ''Fitful rambles of an unruly pencil': George Southern's challenge to sexual normativity in 1920s Australia', Journal of the History of Sexuality, 19 389-408 (2010) [C1]
2010Featherstone LS, 'Pathologising white male sexuality in late nineteenth-century Australia through the medical prism of excess and constraint', Australian Historical Studies, 41 337-351 (2010) [C1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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2011Featherstone LS, Let's Talk About Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 305 (2011) [A1]

Chapter (6 outputs)

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2013Featherstone LS, 'Snippets and Shadows of Stories: Thoughts on Sources and Methods When Writing an Australian History of Sexuality', Gay and Lesbian Perspectives, Monash University Press, Clayton, VIC - (2013) [B1]
2011Featherstone LS, 'Even more hidden from history? Male homosexuality and medicine in turn-of-the-century Australia', Out Here: Lesbian and Gay Perspectives VI, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, VIC 56-68 (2011) [B1]
2011Featherstone LS, 'Confined: Constructions of childbirth in popular and elite medical culture in late nineteenth-century Australia', Gender, Health and Popular Culture: Historical Perspectives, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON 3-21 (2011) [B1]
2011Featherstone LS, 'Sex and subculture: Bruce Beresford's Puberty Blues', Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand, I. B. Tauris, London 164-168 (2011) [B2]
2006Featherstone L, 'Focault, Feminism and History', Feminist Alliances, Rodopi, Amsterdam, Netherlands 77-90 (2006) [B1]
2005Featherstone L, 'Infant Ideologies: Doctors, mothers and the feeding of children in Australia 1880-1910', Children's Health: International Historical Perspectives, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Ontario, Canada 131-160 (2005) [B1]
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Journal article (17 outputs)

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2013Featherstone L, '"The one single primary cause": divorce, the family, and heterosexual pleasure in postwar Australia', Journal of Australian Studies, 37 349-363 (2013) [C1]
2013Featherstone LS, 'Censoring Sex: The Case of WJ Chidley', History Australia, 10 58-76 (2013) [C1]
2013Featherstone LS, 'Historicising sexualities', History Australia, 10 4-9 (2013) [C3]
2013Featherstone LS, Reynolds R, 'Guest Editor', History Australia, 10 --- (2013) [C6]
2012Featherstone LS, 'Rethinking female pleasure: Purity and desire in early twentieth-century Australia', Womens History Review, 21 715-731 (2012) [C1]
2012Featherstone LS, Jennings R, 'Introduction: Talking about sex histories of sexuality in Australia and New Zealand', Womens History Review, 21 691-695 (2012) [C3]
2011Featherstone LS, 'Child, Nation, Race and Empire: Child Rescue Discourse, England, Canada and Australia, 1850-1915, by Shurlee Swain and Margot Hillel, Manchester University Press', Journal of Australian Studies, 35 550-551 (2011) [C3]
2010Featherstone LS, ''Fitful rambles of an unruly pencil': George Southern's challenge to sexual normativity in 1920s Australia', Journal of the History of Sexuality, 19 389-408 (2010) [C1]
2010Featherstone LS, 'Pathologising white male sexuality in late nineteenth-century Australia through the medical prism of excess and constraint', Australian Historical Studies, 41 337-351 (2010) [C1]
2010Featherstone L, '"Fitful rambles of an unruly pencil": George Southern's challenge to sexual normativity in 1920s Australia.', Journal of the history of sexuality, 19 389-408 (2010) [C1]
2010Featherstone LS, 'Sex educating the modern girl: The formation of new knowledge in interwar Australia', Journal of Australian Studies, 34 459-469 (2010) [C1]
2008Featherstone L, 'Sex and The Australian Legend: Masculinity and the white man's body', Journal of Australian Colonial History, 10 73-90 (2008) [C1]
2008Featherstone L, 'BECOMING A BABY?', AUSTRALIAN FEMINIST STUDIES, 23 451-465 (2008) [C1]
2008Featherstone L, 'The value of an infant: the rise of paediatrics in Australia, 1880-1910.', Health and history, 10 110-133 (2008) [C1]
2006Featherstone L, 'Imagining the Black Body: Race, gender and gynaecology in late colonial Australia', Lilith: a feminist history journal, 15 86-96 (2006) [C1]
2005Featherstone L, 'Sexy Mamas? Women, Sexuality and Reproduction in Australia in the 1940's', Australian Historical Studies, 37 234-252 (2005) [C1]
2004Featherstone L, 'Surveying the mother: The rise of antenatal care in early twentieth-century Australia', Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies, 10 16-31 (2004) [C1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$15,727

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2009 (3 grants)

Lets Talk About Sex: Histories of sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill$9,785
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Lisa Featherstone
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,78520092009
GNo:G0190654

Desire - A History of Sexualtity from Federation to the Pill$4,942
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Lisa Featherstone
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,94220092009
GNo:G0190279

Australian Historical Association Regional Conference, Maroochydore, QLD, 30 June - 3 July 2009$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Lisa Featherstone
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020092009
GNo:G0190461
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.6

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122020PhD (History)Principal SupervisorThe Procreation Contract: Citizenship and Elective Childlessness in Australia, 1928-1978
20112018PhD (History)Co-SupervisorThe life and work of Reverend James Robert Beattie Love (1889 - 1947) - transforming, and being transformed by cross-cultural and cross-language relationships
20092018PhD (History)Co-SupervisorGendering Medicine, Gendering War: Australia's Women Doctors and Two World Wars
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Dr Lisa Featherstone

Work Phone(02) 4921 5171
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaHistory
Office
MC LG16a,
McMullin,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/lisa-featherstone