Pam Papadelos

Dr Pam Papadelos

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

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


Dr Pam Papadelos is Head of 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 second-generation Australians 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 Co-Director of the Academic Women's Forum. She 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) 
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Papadelos, P. (2021). “Greeks are different to Australians”: understanding identity formation among third-generation Australians of Greek heritage. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 44(11), 1975-1994.
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    2019 Papadelos, P. (2019). Living between two cultures: reflecting on Greek orthodox mourning practices. Social Identities, 25(2), 254-268.
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    2017 Eate, P., Beasley, C., Papadelos, P., Treagus, M., & Augoustinos, M. (2017). Schooling the public on boys: the ongoing salience in media representations of the "crisis" in boys' education. Feminist Media Studies, 17(2), 248-263.
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    2017 Martin, P., & Papadelos, P. (2017). Who stands for the norm?: The place of metonymy in androcentric language. Social Semiotics, 27(1), 39-58.
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    2014 Papadelos, P., Michell, D., & Eate, P. (2014). 'Bending and morphing': the department of women's studies at the University of Adelaide continues past its twenty year anniversary. Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge, 31, 16 pages.
    2011 Papadelos, P. (2011). Out of the Community: establishing 'Women's Studies' as an academic discipline. Australian Feminist Studies, 26(70), 485-500.
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    2010 Papadelos, P. (2010). From Revolution to Deconstruction.
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    Papadelos, P., Beasley, C., & Treagus, M. (n.d.). Social change and masculinities: exploring favourable spaces?. Journal of Sociology, 144078332110482.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2010 Papadelos, P. (2010). From revolution to deconstruction: exploring feminist theory and practice in Australia. Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Papadelos, P. (2015). Reinventing the self in academia: negotiating the intersections of class, race and gender. In D. Michell, J. Wilson, & V. Archer (Eds.), Bread and roses: voices of Australian academics from the working class (1 ed., pp. 49-55). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2011 Papadelos, P., Goriss-Hunter, A., Wendt, S., & Williams, S. (2011). Special Issue ‘Introduction: Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times. Poster session presented at the meeting of Outskirts:. Adelaide.
    2011 Papadelos, P., Goriss-Hunter, A., Wendt, S., & Williams, S. (2011). Special Issue ‘Introduction: Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times. Poster session presented at the meeting of Outskirts:. Adelaide.
    2011 Papadelos, P., & Williams, S. (2011). Conference Report: Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times. Poster session presented at the meeting of Outskirts. Adelaide.

Pam teaches in Gender Studies and Sociology. 

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Gender and Popular Culture
  • Contemporary Theories in Gender Studies (Capstone)
  • Gender, Work & 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
    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
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  • 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: 8313 3345
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Room: 1 40
  • Org Unit: Sociology, Criminology & Gender Studies

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