Mary Lou Rasmussen
My principal research is in the area of sexualities, gender and education. I am the author of Becoming Subjects: Sexualities and Secondary Schooling (Routledge, 2006) and co-editor, with Talburt and Rofes, ofYouth and Sexualities: Pleasure, Subversion and Insubordination in and out of Schools, Palgrave, 2004). In 2010 I co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Currently, I am working on an edited collection (with Louisa Allen and Kathleen Quinlivan) Interrogating the Politics of Pleasure in Sexuality Education: Pleasure Bound (Routledge, 2013) and I am co-editing (with Daniel Marshall) a special issue of Sex Education on innovative methodologies in Sex Education research. I am also co-editing (with Christina Gowlett) a special issue of Discourse that problematizes the role of queer theory in education research. I am Chief Investigator of an ARC project Sexuality Education in Australia and New Zealand: Responding to cultural and religious difference (with Louisa Allen, Clive Aspin, Kathleen Quinlivan and Fida Sanjakdar), and, I am a Partner Investigator on a Canadian SSHRC grant Affective Beginnings: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in teacher education (with Jen Gilbert, Jessica Fields and Nancy Lesko). I am on the editorial board of the Journal Sex Education (Routledge), and, on the book series Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education (Springer).