Dr Sarah Cefai

Sarah Cefai is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications. Prior to joining the Department she worked as a researcher and teacher for a number of universities in Australia. She was awarded her PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies by the University of Sydney in 2012, having completed her doctoral research with the support of a University of Sydney International Research Scholarship. Sarah has an MA (honours) in Geography with Gender Studies from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Gender from the LSE.

http://independent.academia.edu/SarahCefai

Book chapters

The critical feelings of Audre Lorde, from the standpoint of an academic minor
Cefai, Sarah (2015) The critical feelings of Audre Lorde, from the standpoint of an academic minor. In: Broeck, Sabine and Bolaki, Stella, (eds.) Audre Lorde’s transnational legacies. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA. (In Press)

Articles

Love’s lesbian refrain of feeling: “Bette and Tina” and the subversion of heterosexual affect
Cefai, Sarah (2015) Love’s lesbian refrain of feeling: “Bette and Tina” and the subversion of heterosexual affect. Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (28). ISSN 1555-9998

Policing aboriginality in aboriginal policing: cultural labour and policing policy
Cefai, Sarah (2015) Policing aboriginality in aboriginal policing: cultural labour and policing policy. Australian Aboriginal Studies , 2 . pp. 12-29. ISSN 0729-4352

The lesbian intimate: capacities for feeling in convergent media contexts
Cefai, Sarah (2014) The lesbian intimate: capacities for feeling in convergent media contexts. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 11 (1). pp. 237-253. ISSN 1749-8716

Feeling and the production of lesbian space in The L Word
Cefai, Sarah (2014) Feeling and the production of lesbian space in The L Word. Gender, Place & Culture, 21 (5). pp. 650-665. ISSN 0966-369X

Book review: getting emotional after sex: tendencies in queer studies
Cefai, Sarah (2013) Book review: getting emotional after sex: tendencies in queer studies. Somatechnics, 3 (1). pp. 190-206. ISSN 2044-0138

Introduction: cartographies of belonging: the marketisation of desire through media, practice and place
Cefai, Sarah (2013) Introduction: cartographies of belonging: the marketisation of desire through media, practice and place. Gender, Place & Culture . ISSN 0966-369X

No such thing as standard beauty: intersectionality and embodied feeling on America’s Next Top Model
Cefai, Sarah and Indelicato, Maria Elena (2011) No such thing as standard beauty: intersectionality and embodied feeling on America’s Next Top Model. Outskirts, 24 . ISSN 1445-0445

 

Sarah teaches on Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications (MC418) and Methods of Research in Media and Communications (MC4M1, MC4M2). She is also an MSc dissertation supervisor and an academic advisor to MSc students in the Department. Sarah has previously taught on a number of courses in sociology, anthropology, education, cultural studies, and gender studies at Charles Darwin University, the University of Southern Queensland, Macquarie University, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney.

 

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