feminist theory (feminism, feminist debates, feminist politics, feminist history)
queer theory (sexuality, LGBTIQ identity, identity politics, transgender studies)
Dr Hannah McCann is a Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her work is concerned with theorising femininity, with projects on queer femme subculture, beauty culture/hair and beauty salons, and queer girl digital fan cultures. Her research draws primarily on feminist theory, queer theory, affect theory. She has published in journals including the European Journal of Women's Studies, Australian Feminist Studies, and Women's Studies Quarterly, and has forthcoming work in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Sexualities, and Girlhood Studies. Her writing for a broader audience can be found on The Conversation, The Wheeler Centre blog, Feminartsy, and via her blog www.binarythis.com. In January 2018 her monograph "Queering Femininity: Sexuality, Feminism, and the Politics of Presentation" was published in the Routledge Feminism, Femininity and Female Sexuality series.
Hannah recently received a grant from the Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) to support the research project "Supporting Salon Professionals as Champions of Change: The HaiR-3R's Program and Responding in the Salon Context". Previously Hannah received a grant from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne to undertake the research project: "The Cost of 'Getting Ready': Femininity and Aesthetic Labour in the Beauty Industry"
Education and training
Australian National University 2015
Australian National University 2009
Australian National University 2008
Available for supervision
Available for supervision of honours and GDA students in Cultural Studies or Gender Studies. Possible areas of interest: - Sexual and gender identities - Femininity, gender presentation and embodiment - Queer theory - Feminist history and feminist debates - Beauty culture - Queer femme identity - Fan studies - Celebrity studies