Dr Claire Charles

Dr Claire Charles


Research Interests

Research Focus

Since her own adolescence, Claire has sought to understand constructions of gender and sexualities, and how the school system mediates these constructs. As a former English teacher, and now sociologist of education, Claire’s research program advances understanding of how schools and young people – often those in highly privileged contexts – engage with social justice. She leads the current research project ‘Understanding gender perspectives amongst elite private boys’ school alumni: 1970-present’ working with colleagues Lucinda McKnight and George Variyan.

HDR Supervision

I have supervised 3 students to successful completion at Deakin and I currently supervise several students working on a range of projects concerned with social justice issues in schooling. 

In 2020 I will have capacity to take on 2 further PhD candidates and I am very happy to be contacted by potential candidates working within my areas of interest. 


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