Yarrow Andrew is a lecturer in early childhood education at Flinders University, Adelaide, who researches the gendered and classed politics of early childhood work. Yarrow’s wider research interests include emotional labour/capital, sexualities, pay equity issues and the nature of early childhood expertise, drawing also on 15 years of teaching experience in long day care settings. Yarrow’s work in early childhood settings have allowed them to witness more than 1000 young children struggling to understand and become part of the gender order, which has fuelled their interest in the sociological origins of a gendered world. Yarrow identifies as a non-binary trans person, and has been a long-time activist on LGBT+ issues, although still harbours heretical doubts about the political value of same-sex marriage rights.
Kythera Watson-Bonnice completed her B.A. and B.A.(Hons) at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology department. She has been teaching for more than 7 years in various Sociology units, both online and on campus. Kythera’s areas of research interest include gender, gender and sport, women and work, feminism and information technologies. Her current research focuses on femininities and non-dominant forms of female gender expression in heterosexual cis women.
Dr Genine Hook was awarded her PhD from the Faculty of Education at Monash University in May 2015. Her research was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence in 2015 and in July 2016 published her first book with Palgrave Macmillan UK titled; Sole parent students and Higher Education: Gender, Policy and Widening Participation. Dr Hook was invited to become a member of The La Trobe University College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) College Research Committee as the ERC representative, she is the deputy convenor of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) thematic group Gender and Sexualities. Dr Hook’s theoretical interests include gender performativity and queer theoretical frameworks, her research work includes gender and higher education; gender and familial norms; and social policy. Dr Hook currently works as a Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University Bundoora, Melbourne.