Dr Thomas Sandercock



Casual Academic


Faculty of Arts and Education


SCCA Arts & Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2017
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Deakin University, 2013
Bachelor of Arts (Professional & Creative Writing), Deakin University, 2011

Biography summary

Dr Tom Sandercock is a casual academic in the School of Communication and Creative Arts, lecturing and tutoring subjects in Children's Literature, Literary Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.

His research and teaching interests include youth media; queer and trans representation; literature, television, film; horror and thriller cinema.

Research interests

  • Transgender Representation
  • Gender Diversity
  • LGBTQI Representation
  • Children's and Young Adult Media
  • Literature and Screen Texts
  • Australian Literature


Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (Executive Member, ECR Representative)

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research

National Tertiary Education Union

Teaching interests

Youth literature and media

Literature and film

Gender and sexuality

Units taught

  • ALL256: Gender, Sex and Literature (Unit Manager in 2019-2020)
  • AGS102: Histories of Sex and Gender
  • AGS101: Sex and Gender: Ideas That Changed the World
  • ALL375: Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds
  • ALL260: Australian Literature
  • ALL153: Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ALL154: Power Politics and Texts for Young People
  • ALL326: Gender and Sexuality in Texts for Young People (Unit Coordinator in 2016)
  • ALC104: Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms And Pleasures
  • LIT124: Children's Literature: The Oral Tradition (at Charles Sturt University)


  • Letter recognising Excellence in Teaching from Associated Head of School (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University
  • Deakin University Shortlisted Award for Alfred Deakin Medals for Doctoral Theses
  • Deakin University Post-PhD Prize, 2017
  • Deakin University HDR Publication Prize, 2016
  • Letter recognising Excellence in Teaching from Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning). Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, 2015
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship, 2013-2016.
  • Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Prize, 2013


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Transing the small screen: loving and hating transgender youth in Glee and Degrassi

T Sandercock

(2017), Diversity in gender and visual representation, Basingstoke, Eng., B1

book chapter

Transing the small screen: loving and hating transgender youth in Glee and Degrassi

T Sandercock

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 436-452, Journal of Gender Studies, C1

journal article

'Stanley Schupak doesn't live here anymore': un/becoming transsexual and coming home in Duncan Tucker's Transamerica

T Sandercock

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 7-7, Outskirts, Perth, W. A., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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