About Lauren


Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.


Lauren is the author of five books: Sex in Public: Women, Outdoor Advertising and Public Policy (2007), Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism (2009), Part-Time Perverts: Sex, Pop Culture and Kink Management (2011), Periods in Popular Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television (2012) and American Taboo: The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Culture (2013).


She was also a contributor to the Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls (2009), Banned Books in Australia (2011) and Just Between Us(2013)anthologies.


Lauren is a frequent commentator in the media, she writes a popular culture column for The Conversation and is the author of numerous papers and articles on gender, media, and culture and has presented her research in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Lebanon, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden and Japan. 


Lauren completed a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Cultural Studies) in 2001, a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management (Honours) in 2002 and a PhD in Political Science in 2006. She also completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching in 2008 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Editing and Communications) in 2012.


You can contact Lauren via email at lrose@unimelb.edu.au, follow her on Twitter (@laurenrosewarne) or at Facebook (/lauren.rosewarne).


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