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Dr Kim Toffoletti

Dr Kim Toffoletti

Position: Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Gender Studies
Phone: +61 3 924 43986
Campus: B


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Researcher output profile for Dr Kim Toffoletti

Brief Biography

Kim Toffoletti's expertise lies in the study of gendered identities, particularly with respect to how they are articulated in media texts, popular culture and leisure pursuits. An interdisciplinary researcher, her work engages with feminism, social theory and visual culture to explore the relationship between signs, images and the construction and performance of gender. Her most significant contributions to gender scholarship in the humanities are based around the following topics of research:

• Female sports fandom
• The writings of Jean Baudrillard
• Posthuman bodies.

This critical focus has produced numerous publications, including three books - Sport and Its Female Fans (2012, Routledge, co-authored with P.Mewett), Baudrillard Reframed (2011, I.B.Tauris) and Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body (2007, I.B.Tauris).

Her current research into the filmic portrayal of women sports fans investigates the social impact of media representations on understandings of gender, ethnicity and other vectors of difference within transnational frameworks.

Kim is a senior lecturer in sociology at Deakin University, prior to which she was the director of Deakin’s gender studies program between 2005-08.

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