Dr Margaret Henderson

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52338


Margaret teaches in the literature area in the School of Communication and Arts. Her particular teaching interest is contemporary and postmodern fiction.

Margaret is the author of Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia, a study of Australian feminist cultural memory. She is the co-editor of Terra-Recognita: New Essays in Australian Studies, Manifesting Australian Literary Feminisms: Nexus and Faultlines, and Things that Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer. She has also published numerous articles on feminist fiction and culture, and autobiography.

She has been a consultant to the National Museum of Australia, advising on a modern Australian women’s movement collection. Her current projects include a monograph on the punk writer, Kathy Acker.

Research Interests

  • Feminist material culture
  • The writings of Kathy Acker
  • Cultural poetics of the women's movement
  • Postmodernism
  • Subcultures of sport (particularly motorcycling and surfing)


  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Henderson, Margaret (2013). Album: Horses. In Alison Bartlett and Margaret Henderson (Ed.), Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer (pp. 19-30) Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Bartlett, Alison and Henderson, Margaret (2013). Working with feminist things: the wunderkammer as feminist methodology. In Alison Bartlett and Margaret Henderson (Ed.), Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer (pp. 1-16) Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2006). The best motorbike: The Ducati 916 superbike. In A. McKee (Ed.), Beautiful things in popular culture (pp. 124-143) Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2002). "The Big Business of Surfing's Oceanic Feeling: Thirty Years of Tracks Magazine.". In Ronald Strickland (Ed.), Growing Up Postmodern: Beoliberalism and the War on the Young First ed. (pp. 141-167) Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.

  • Henderson, M. (2001). Amanda Lohrey. In Jane Eldridge Miller (Ed.), Who's who in contemporary women's writing (pp. 194) London: Routledge.

  • Henderson, M. (2001). Finola Moorhead. In Jane Eldridge Miller (Ed.), Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing (pp. 221-223) London: Routledge.

  • Henderson, M. (2001). Frenzy of the Invisible? Porn in the Field of Lesbian Vision. In J. Keith Atkinson and Justin J. Finnerty (Ed.), Queer in the 21st Century: The Body - Queer and Politic (pp. 131-151) Fortitude Valley, Qld: Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2001). Questions of the Visible and the Invisible: The Visual and Performing Arts.. In John Angus and Stephen Cox (Ed.), Queer in the 21st Century: Challenge and Response (pp. 45-46) Fortitude Valley: Gay and Lesbian Welfare Association.

  • Henderson, M. A. (2000). Male fantasy. In Richard Nile (Ed.), The Australian legend and its discontents (pp. 250-266) Queensland: University of Queensland Press.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision