Dr Barbara Sullivan

Senior Lecturer

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
barbara.sullivan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57014

Overview

Senior Lecturer in Political Science, School of Political Science & International Studies.

Background:

After more than a decade of being a dentist (public health, private practice and Aboriginal community-controlled health services), Dr Sullivan commenced studies in politics at Macquarie University before moving to the University of Queensland and completing a Masters Qualifying and PhD (1994). She was appointed to the School in 1993 but also spent 3 years (1994-96) as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University. In 2001 Dr Sullivan was a Visiting Professor at the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto and at the Belle Van Zuylen Institute of Multicultural Gender Studies, University of Amsterdam.

Research Interests:

  • The Regulation of Prostitution in Australia. This research is concerned with investigating the effects of various forms of legalisation and regulation of prostitution at the state/territory level in Australia.
  • Gender and the State in Comparative Perspective - This research involves working with a team of international scholars (USA, Canada and western Europe) on the elaboration of comparative data detailing the impact of women's movements, women's policy agencies and women's activities within political parties on law and policy debates eg in relation to labour market issues, political representation, prostitution and trafficking, neo-liberal reformulations of state/society relations, indigenous/minority rights.
  • Feminism and Liberalism - this project involves an analysis of recent debates between feminists about the usefulness - or otherwise - of liberalism as a vehicle for advancing the rights (including 'human rights') and status of women in the contemporary world.
  • Contemporary Political Theory - including Democratic Theory - various projects engaging deconstructive and post-structural analysis.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, The University of Sydney

Publications

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Grants

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Sullivan, Barbara (2010). Trafficking in human beings. In Laura J. Shepherd (Ed.), Gender Matters in Global Politics: A feminist introduction to international relations (pp. 89-101) Abingdon, Oxen, U.K.: Routledge.

  • Sullivan, Barbara (2009). Human Trafficking. In Laura J. Shepherd (Ed.), Gender matters in global politics : A feminist introduction to international relations (pp. 89-102) London: Routledge.

  • Sullivan, B. A. (2007). Feminism and indigenous rights in Australia in the 1990s. In M. Haussman and B. Sauer (Ed.), Gendering the State in the Age of Globalization (pp. 39-58) Maryland, United States of America: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc..

  • Sullivan, Barbara Ann (2007). Pimps and Traffickers. In Flood, Michael, Gardiner, Judith Kegan, Pease, Bob and Pringle, Keith (Ed.), International encyclopedia of men and masculinities (pp. 482-483) London: Routledge.

  • Sullivan, B. A. (2004). Prostitution and Consent: Beyond the liberal dichotomy of 'free or forced'. In M. Cowling and P. Reynolds (Ed.), Making Sense of Sexual Consent 1st ed. (pp. 127-139) United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Ltd..

  • Sullivan, B. A. (2004). The women's movement and prostitution politics in Australia. In J. Outshoorn (Ed.), The Politics of Prostitution. Women's Movements, Democratic States and the Globalisation of Sex Commerce (pp. 21-40) United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sullivan, B. A. (2000). Sexual citizenship. In Wayne Hudson and John Kane (Ed.), Rethinking Australian citizenship (pp. 150-157) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Sullivan, Barbara Ann (2003). Can a Prostitute be Raped? Sex Workers, Women and the Politics of Rape Law Reform. In: Refereed Papers from the 2003 APSA Conference. Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, (pdf-1-pdf-22). 29 September-1 October 2003.

  • Sullivan, Barbara (2000). Rethinking prostitution and 'consent'. In: F. Castles and J. Uhr, Proceedings of the 2000 Conference of the Australasian Political Studies Assoc. 2000 Conference of the Australasian Political Studies Assoc, Australian National University, Canberra, (1-7). 3-6 October, 2000.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision