Staff profile

Dr Andrea

Dr Andrea Waling

Research Officer

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Psychology and Public Health

Department of Psychology and Counselling

Franklin Street Campus, Melbourne (City)

Research centres

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Qualifications

PhD Sociology, Bachelor of Arts Honours Anthropology, Sociology & Sexuality Studies

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Ordinary Board Member (2017-2019) of The American Mens Studies Association; Ordinary Board Member (2012-Present) of the Zoe Belle Gender Collective, Member of the Australian Women and Gender Studies Association (2017-Present)

Brief profile

Moving over from a teaching and research position in the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) at Monash University, Dr Andrea Waling​ has been brought on board to work with Prof Gary Dowsett, Dr Duane Duncan and Dr Steven Angelides on an ARC Discovery project,  “Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement” (2015-2017).  She recently graduated with a PhD in sociology and critical men’s studies, and her research interests include men and masculinities, Australian identity, and raunch culture, with a focus on representations of men and masculinity in media, and the lived experiences of men. Her PhD dissertation examines the prevalence of iconic masculinities as they infiltrate the Australian consciousness, and determines the extent to which these stereotypes may still hold currency within modern Australian society. Her PhD thesis is currently being adapted into a book entitled White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke for publication in 2019.  Her research and teaching interests include theoretical and empirical examinations of men and masculinity, investigations of sex and gender in the media, sexualisation and raunch culture, men’s bodies, men’s health, and LGBTIQ+ issues.  She is currently working on a small pilot study exploring how men’s motivations for sending ‘Dick Pics’ are framed in contemporary media. Andrea has recently been added to the research team "Rainbow Ageing: A National Survey of the Health and Well-being of older LGBTI Australians" (2017-2018), an ARC Linkage Project with A/Prof Anthony Lyons, Dr Catherine Barrett; Professor Victor Minichiello; Professor Mark Hughes; Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen; Dr Y. Gavriel Ansara, and Dr Wendy Heywood, offering her qualitative methods expertise. 

Outside of ARCSHS Andrea is a CI on a series of collaborations with Dr James Roffee (Monash University) investigating LGBTIQ experiences of safety and unsafety in Australian universities, and with David Fildes (AHSRI) exploring the experiences of CALD men in Men’s Sheds. Andrea is an ordinary board member of the Zoe Belle Gender Collective working group (2012-Present), as well as on the board of directors for The American Men's Studies Association (2017-2019). Andrea is co-chairing the 2018 Annual American Men's Studies Association Conference with Dr Jonathan A. Allen (Brandon University) and Dr Frank Karioris (American University of Central Asia). Her paper co-authored with Dr James Roffee published in Safer Communities recieved the 'Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.' 

Research interests

Gender and health

- Critical men’s studies; LGBTIQ+ issues, men's bodies

Sexuality and Relationships

- Sex, sexuality and gender in the media; pop culture, critical men studies, men's bodies

Consulting

men and masculinity, LGBTIQ+ issues, sex and gender in the media, sexualisation, sexuality

Recent publications

Books

  • Waling, Andrea. (Under Contract). White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The good ol’ Aussie bloke. Routledge Publishing. Due for completion Janurary, 2019. 

Book Chapters

  • Dowsett, Gary., Duncan, Duane., Waling, Andrea., du Plooy, Daniel., & Prestage, Garrett. (Forthcoming). The social dimension of prostate cancer in gay men’s sexuality. In Jane Ussher., Janette Perz & Simon Rosser (Eds.) Gay and Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer: From Diagnosis to Recovery. New York, NY: Harrington Park Press. 

Journal Articles 

Non-Refereed Articles

Book Reviews

Reports

Media

Conference Papers

  • Duane, Duncan [Presenter]; Waling, Andrea; Angelides, Steven; Dowsett, Gary. (Forthcoming). ‘Those bodies aren’t meant for us’: Rethinking objectification and the female gaze through women’s perceptions on men’s bodywork practices. The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Belonging in a Mobile World. November 27-30. The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.

  • Roffee, James [presenter] & Waling Andrea. (2017). “Sexual and intimate partner violence among LGBTIQ youth at university.” British Society of Criminology: Forging Social Justice, local challenges, global complexities. July 4-7. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

  • Dowsett, Gary [Presenter]; Duncan, Duane; Waling, Andrea; Du Plooy, Daniel; Prestage, Garret. (2017). “Gay men, sexuality and mental health after prostate cancer.” 23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, May 28-31. Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech-Republic. 

  • Waling, Andrea [presenter] & Pym, Tinonee. (2017). The Elusive Dick Pick: Exploring the cultural framing of men’s motivations for sending unsolicited sexually explicit material to women. 2017 Annual American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) Conference: Honoring Our History, Imagining Our Future. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. March 30th to April 2nd.
  • Waling, Andrea. (2017). “They Thought I Was Like A Dumb-ass Bogan”: Australian Bogans as the Undesirable Masculine Other. 2017 Annual American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) Conference: Honoring Our History, Imagining Our Future. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. March 30th to April 2nd.​
  • Roffee, James and Waling, Andrea. (2016). Increasing inclusion at university: LGBTIQ student experiences of harassment, bullying and violence in tertiary education. 2016 1st Youth, Health and Practical Justice: An Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Technology, Sydney. December 5th-6th. 
  • Duncan, Duane [presenter]; Waling, Andrea; Angelides, Steven, & Dowsett, Gary. (2016). (Extra)Ordinary Men: Performing Crisis and Masculinity in Media Representations of Men’s Bodies. 2016 The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Cities and Successful Societies. Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. November 28th-December 1st. 
  • Waling, Andrea. (2016). Can I Touch Him?: Erotic Subjectivity, Sexual Attraction and Research with Men’s Stripping. 2016 The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Cities and Successful Societies. Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. November 28th-December 1st.
  • Roffee, James [presenter] & Waling, Andrea. (2016). "Research design, participant safety and eligibility: Resolving ethical and methodological challenges when researching with minority populations." Panel: Methodological Issues in Queer Community Research. 2016 The American Society of Criminology: The Many Colors of Crime and Justice. November 16th -19th New Orleans, Lousiana, USA. 
  • Roffee, James [presenter] & Waling, Andrea. (2016). "Rethinking Microaggressions and Anti-social behaviour against LGBTIQ Youth."  2016 British Society of Criminology: Inequalities in a diverse world. 2016 Nottingham Conference Centre, July 6th-8th.
  • Waling, Andrea. (2016). Blokesworld: Consumerism, Reflexive Nostalgia, and the Selling of an ‘Authentic’ Australian Self. 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA): (Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities. 2016 University of Michigan, March 31st-April 3rd. 
  • Roffee, James [presenter] & Waling, Andrea. (2015).  LGBTIQ people’s experiences of crime and victimisation in safe spaces. The 28th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference: Security and Rule of Law: The Changing Face of Criminal Justice. 2015 Flinders University, November 25th-27th, Adelaide, SA.
  • Waling, Andrea [presenter] & Roffee, James. (2015). LGBTIQ Experiences in Tertiary Education: Implied Consent, Coming-Out, and Narratives of ‘Non’-Inclusion. 1st Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) National Conference: Equity and Justice – in Gender, Sexuality, Education and Health. 2015 Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, November 22nd-23rd, Parramatta, NSW. 
  • Waling, Andrea & Fildes, David. (2015). Men’s Sheds: An Insight into What Works. 11th Australian National Men’s Health Conference: Sharing the Knowledge. 2015 October 20-23rd, Terrigal, NSW.
  • Waling, Andrea. (2013). The Aussie Bloke: An Investigation of Local and Global Mythmaking and the Contemporary Australian Male. [Presented]. 2013 PSI Postgraduate Research Symposium, Monash University, Caulfield, VIC.
  • Waling, Andrea. (2012). Heroes, Fossils and Metros: Narratives of Conflicting Masculinities and Tensions within Contemporary Australian Media. The Gender Games: Stories in/for the Contemporary World; Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, November 26th-27th
  • Waling, Andrea. (2012). Heroes, Fossils and Metros: Narratives of Conflicting Masculinities and Tensions within Contemporary Australian Media (work-in-progress). 2012 PSI Postgraduate Research Symposium, Monash University, Caulfield, VIC
  • Waling, Andrea. (2011). The Melbourne Man: An Investigation of Local and Global Mythmaking and the Contemporary Australian Male (work-in-progress).  2011 PSI Postgraduate Research Symposium, Monash University, Caulfield, VIC.

Guest Lectures & Talks

  • 2017 (Forthcoming) “Sexing the City.”  Invited Discussant/Panel Member Public Seminar (with Prof. Peter Hopkins, Dr Brady Robards, & Mr Jacob Thomas) Monash Sociology Annual Public Lecture (Monash University). Victoria State Library, Melbourne, VIC, October 5. 
  • 2017 (Forthcoming) “Qualitative Research Methods.” Guest Lecture. PSY5RMA Research Masters A. School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC, Sept 20.
  • 2017 (Forthcoming) “Muscles, Beards and the Politics of Men’s Bodies.” Guest Lecture. ATS2727 Men, Masculinity & Society. School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Aug 21. 

  • 2016 Men, Masculinity and Society, "Muscles, Beards and the Politics of Men’s Bodies," SoSS, Monash University

  • 2016 Sex and the Media, "Men, Boys and Pornification: Objectifying Men?," SoSS, Monash University
  • 2016 Sex and the Media, "Women, Men and Video Games: Sexualisation, Heterosexism and Anti-Feminism,"  SoSS Monash University
  • 2014 Sex and the Media, "Men, Boys & Pornification,"  SoSS Monash University
  • 2013 Sex, Gender & Knowledge, "Social Constructions of Masculinity," SoSS Monash University
  • 2012 Sex, Gender & Knowledge, "Social Constructions of Masculinity," SoSS Monash University

Symposium Presentations

  • Waling Andrea [Presented]., Duncan, Duane., Angelides, Steven., & Dowsett, Gary. (29.08.2016).  Muscling Up: Masculinity, Bodywork and the Evasion of Sexuality. Public Seminar. Melbourne Feminist History Group, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AU.
  • Waling, Andrea. (10.11.2015). The Post-PhD Journey. Academic Alternate Careers (ALTAC).  Seminar Presentation. School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, AU. 

Invited Workshops 

  • Waling, Andrea. (09.12.2015). Men, Violence & Masculinity. Workshop. On The Line, Footscray, AU. 

Media & Community Outreach

  • Expert Interview for radio segment 'Drive with Rafael Epstein'. (24.05.2017). Topic: Muscling Up project, men's body image, women's desires. ABC Melbourne: 774 AM. 
  • Expert Interview for the radio segment 'Mornings with Ali Clark'. (18.05.2017). Topic: Dick pics, flashing, men and sexualtiy. ABC Adelaide: 891 AM. 
  • Comment for article "Men’s Jewellery: Forging a New Identity" for Jeweller Magazine. (07.11.2016). Topic: Men, masculinity and men's jewellery. www.jewellermagazine.com. By Angela Tufvesson.
  • Invited Panel Member/Discussant for the screening of CHEVALIER (25.10.2016). Topic: Women telling stories about masculinity. Part of the She Speaks First series. Speak Easy Cinema. 
  • Comment for article "Why Anthony Weiner’s sexting should worry every parent" for The New Daily. (03.09.2016). Topic: Boys and sexting. www.thenewdaily.com.au. By John Elder. 
  • Expert Interview for the radio segment 'Panorama' (02.08.2016). Topic: young men, media and body image. SYN: 90.7
  • Expert Interview for the radio segment 'Drive' with Kate O'Toole (12.07.2016). Topic: Men, social media, masculinity and 'Dick Pics.' ABC Darwin: 105.7
  • Expert Interview for the radio segment “Masculinity” (19.06.2016). Topic: Australian identity, masculinity, men's body image, men's emotions.  ABC: Triple J-The Hook Up with Hannah Reilly.
  • Academic Consultant for the documentary “Man Up.” (13.12.2015). Topic: Australian identity and masculinity, exploring historical tropes and contemporary representations in media. ABC/Heiress Films.
  • Master of Ceremonies/Keynote Speaker for the WorkingOut Trans and Gender Diverse Forum (04.07.2015). Topic: Panel discussion on employment support options for people that identify as trans/gender diverse within the community. ZBGC & WorkingOut. 
  • Invited Panel Member for the Monash Postgraduate Association/Ally Network, 22/05/2015. Topic: Supporting LGBTIQ Youth in Higher Education. International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia Week.
  • Invited Panel Member for the MSA Queer Department, Monash University. 24/06/2013. Topic: Sex and Gender Diversity. Queer Week.
  • Comment on issues and struggles experienced by sex and gender diverse individuals, 20/06/2012 in ‘Zoe Belle Gender Centre’ by Rachel Cook. Melbourne Community Voice (MCV): Gay News Network. Pp 12-13.

Research projects

2017-18

Project Title: Rainbow Ageing: A National Survey of the Health and Well-being of older LGBTI Australians. Grant: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Institution: La Trobe University Amount: $296,000. Investigators: Dr Anthony Lyons; Dr Catherine Barrett; Professor Victor Minichiello; Professor Mark Hughes; Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen; Dr Y. Gavriel Ansara. Research Officers: Dr Wendy Heywood, Dr Andrea Waling. 

2016

Project Title: The ‘Dick Pic’: Exploring Men’s Motivations for Sending Unsolicited Explicit Photos to Women  Grant: School of Psychology and Public Health Small Grant Scheme Institution: La Trobe University Amount: $4,996 Investigators: Dr Andrea Waling 

2016-2017

Project Title: LGBTIQ Experiences of Inner-Community Violence Grant: Faculty of Arts Seed Project Grant Institution: Monash University Amount: $6,197 Investigators: Dr James Roffee, Dr Andrea Waling 

2015-2017

Project Title: Muscling Up: Australian Men, Sexualisation and Body Image Enhancement Grant: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant Institution: La Trobe University Amount: $240, 133 Investigators: Prof Gary Dowsett, Dr Duane Duncan, Dr Steven Angelides  Research Officer: Dr Andrea Waling

2012-2015

Project Title: Moving On: Mental Health, Resilience and Sexual Recovery among Gay Men Living with Prostate Cancer Grant: Beyond Blue/ Movember Foundation Institution: La Trobe University Amount: $243, 500 Investigators: Prof Gary Dowsett, A/Prof Garret Prestage, Dr Duane Duncan Research Officer (2015): Dr Andrea Waling

2015-2016

Project Title: Victimisation of LGBTIQ Youth in University Settings Grant: School of Social Sciences Education, Budget & Research Committee Grants Institution: Monash University Amount: $3,965 Investigators: Dr James Roffee, Dr Andrea Waling 

2014

Project Title: The Building Healthy Men Needs Assessment Grant: School of Social Sciences Research Committee Grant + In Kind Contribution Institution: Healthy Cities Illawarra; Monash University Amount: $1,481.11 Investigators: Dr Andrea Waling

2011-2015

Project Title: The Aussie Bloke: Investigations of Local and Global Mythmaking and the Contemporary Australian Male Grant: International Tuition Fee Remission & Stipend Scholarships Institution: Monash University Amount (Approximate): $180, 010 Investigators: Dr Andrea Waling 

2010

Project Title: Qualitative Transsexual and Transgender Needs Assessment Grant: In Kind Contribution Institution: Pink Triangle Services (Now KindSpace)  Amount: Pro-Bono Investigators: Dr Andrea Waling

2010

Project Title: Gendered Border Lives: Zimbabweans in Northern South Africa Grant: Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Grant (SSHRC); Institutional Undergraduate Student Research Awards (IUSRA) Institution: Carleton University Amount (Approximate): $8,000 Investigators: Prof Blair Rutherford Research Assistant: Dr Andrea Waling