Anna Szorenyi

Dr Anna Szorenyi

Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Anna Szorenyi is a gender studies scholar whose work focuses on cultural representations of 'victimised migrants' - refugees, asylum seekers and trafficking, understood from a perspective based on feminist theorisations of vulnerability, precarity and responsibility.

She has a particular interest in the work of Judith Butler which she is also currently applying to a project on Gender Equity in Computer Science.

She has also written on trans-generational effects of historical atrocity - the Holocaust and colonialism in Australia.

Anna is a member of the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association, the Cultural Studies Association of Australia, and the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association. She has served on the Editorial Board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal (ERA A ranked), and on the Executive of ACRAWSA. She is a collaborator with the Border Observatory at Monash University.

I am currently completing a book manuscript titled Refugees, Trafficking and the Ethics of Vulnerability: Bordered Compassion, which investigates the ways in which contemporary international representations of migration crises are constructed in ways which implicitly naturalise and justify increasingly violent border control and exclusion.

I am also collaborating on a project on gender equity in Computer Science and Information Technology, which seeks sites for productive intervention in this vexed arena through exploring women's and men's ongoing performative reconstructions of gender in their daily lives within these fields.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2007 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2006 Tutor Deakin University
    2006 - 2007 Equity Administrative Officer La Trobe University
    2004 - 2005 Lecturer/Tutor Monash University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Invitation Institute of Advanced Studies Benjamin Meaker Fast Track Visiting Professorhip University of Bristol United Kingdom £265 plus accommodation
    2013 Invitation Invited Guest Speaker Migrant Health Centre, Relationships SA
    2004 Award Monash Postgraduate Publications Award Monash University Australia $3900
    2004 Award Honourable Mention, School of Political & Social Inquiry Postgraduate Publication Award Monash University Australia
    2000 Scholarship Monash Graduate School Scholarship Monash University Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Monash University Australia PhD
    University of Adelaide Australia MA (Creative Writing)
    University of Melbourne Australia Grad Dip (Movement & Dance)
    La Trobe University Australia BA (Hons)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2004 Certificate in Quality Teaching Monash University Australia
  • Research Interests

2016-17  C. Szabo, K. Falkner, A. Szorenyi and D. Michell. Understanding Australia’s Teaching Culture with Respect to Gender Diversity, Google Research Contract, $26,764.

2015-16   K. Falker, C. Szabo, A. Szorenyi & D. Michell, Pathways to Computer Science: Enabling Equity and Diversity, Google Australia, $55,000

2014   A. Szorenyi, K. Falkner, Improving Gender Equity in Computer Science and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Faculty Research Centre Competitive Funding Scheme, $5000

2011    Book Fellowship at the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, University of Adelaide, $5000

2010    Article Fellowship at the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, University of Adelaide, $600

2007    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Small Research Grant, University of Adelaide, $1950

Current courses:

  • Gender and Race in a Postcolonial World
  • Encountering Human Rights: Global Citizenship
  • Life on Screen: Social issues through film
  • Gender, Work and Society
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor The Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief Framework: A Reflexive Journey Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Rosemary Mavis Wanganeen
    2018 Co-Supervisor Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Critical Art/Science Practices, and Gender Theory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Meredith Claire Walsh
    2017 Principal Supervisor Representation, Identity and Ideology in Netflix and the Instagram Aesthetic Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kahtia Evelyn Lontis
    2017 Principal Supervisor Challenging Masculinities: The Internationisation and Performance of Masculinities Among Filipino Men During Internal Displacement Due to Armed Conflict Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jennefer Lyn Lagria Bagaporo
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Australian Alcohol Advertising, Gender Stereotypes, and Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Laurence Cobbaert
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Janus-Faced Mothering and a Cruel Story of Blame: The Representations and Lived Effects of Mothering an Autistic Child Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Karen Jane Williams
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The Social Production of Loneliness amongst Women of Refugee Background Living in Adelaide, Australia Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Jane Frances Rodeghiero
    2012 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Utopian Encounters: Healing, Transformation and Paradox Amongst Women in Alternative Community Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Nadine Levy
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Gender and Invested Agency: Cultural Expressions in the United Arab Emirates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jillian Schedneck
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Advisory Board, Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender University of Adelaide Australia
    2008 - 2011 Treasurer Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Cultural Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Australia
    2007 - ongoing Member Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2006 - 2011 Board Member The Australian Feminist Law Journal
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing School Postgraduate Coordinator University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - ongoing Postgraduate Coordinator University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2014 Honours Coordinator University of Adelaide
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133736
  • Email: anna.szorenyi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3772
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Room: 1 38
  • Org Unit: Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies

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