Pam Papadelos

Dr Pam Papadelos

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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


Dr Pam Papadelos is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies. Her teaching and research focus on the ways gender intersects with race, class and sexuality. Her work examines the gendered dimensions of cross-cultural practices for post-war migrants and their descendants and, in particular, engages with current debates in Australia on managing cultural diversity, strengthening social cohesion and widening concepts of national identity. In addition, Pam is interested in the critical evaluation of current models of masculinity.

Pam Papadelos is Deputy Director of The Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender and a member of the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research. 

Her research interests include:

  • Race and Ethnicity (Multiculturalism and Identity)
  • Migration Studies
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Theorising Subjectivity 
  • Feminist Theory (Poststructuralism) 

Pam teaches in Gender Studies and Sociology. 

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Gender, Sexuality and Media Representation
  • Contemporary Theories in Gender Studies (Capstone)
  • Gender, Work & Society
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Fermenting the wave : Generative re-memberings with/in the feminist archive Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lily Atkinson
    2020 Co-Supervisor Embodying Autism: an exploration of the ways autistic adults describe their bodily experiences Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Cambrey Oliver Payne
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Our ‘Ideal’: Reconfigurations of Masculinities among Filipino Men Who Experienced Violent Conflict and Internal Displacement in Southern Philippines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jennefer Lyn Lagria Bagaporo
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Great Expectations: African-Australian Marriage Migration in an Ethnography of Aspirational Happiness and Everyday Racism Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Henrike Albertine Hoogenraad
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Australian Alcohol Advertising, Gender Stereotypes, and Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Laurence Cobbaert
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Advisory Board Member TAFE SA Women’s Education Advisory Group (WEAG) TAFE SA Australia
    2010 - ongoing Advisory Board Member South Australian Women's and Gender Studies Annual Public Lecture Committee University of Adelaide Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Deputy Director Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Co-Convenor Academic Women's Forum University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - 2018 Co-cordinator, Early Career Researcher network University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133390
  • Email: pam.papadelos@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Social Sciences

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