Catharine Lumby




The (naked) girls next door

27 July 2010 | 0:00 - By Catharine Lumby

Strippers (and sex workers) tend not to play to stereotype.

Rear view: From the documentary Best Undressed

Rear view: From the documentary Best Undressed

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Lip service

02 June 2010 | 0:00 - By Catharine Lumby

Vaginas, perfect or not, are a compelling subject for a documentary. More than three decades after women's libbers were encouraging women to sit down with a mirror and learn to love their genitalia, discussing vaginas is still somewhat taboo.

Private (p)arts

Private (p)arts

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Polygamous Wives

27 October 2009 | 0:00 - By Catharine Lumby

Catharine Lumby ponders why monogamy remains central to the success of long term relationships and half-decent dinner parties.


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Transvestite Wives

12 October 2009 | 0:00 - By Catharine Lumby

In the female partners of male cross-dressers, Catharine Lumby sees the basis of an enduring love which confounds stereotypes.


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Manhunters: Sex Trips for Girls

28 September 2009 | 0:00 - By Catharine Lumby

Catharine Lumby watches British women looking for love and sex in the Dominican Republic and finds vulnerability in both them and the younger men they seek.


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About this Blog

Professor Catharine Lumby is the Director of the Journalism and Media Research at the University of NSW and a well-known public commentator.

Catharine Lumby Professor Catharine Lumby is the Director of the Journalism and Media Research at the University of NSW. She was formerly Chair of the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney. She holds an Arts (Hons)/Law degree from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Media Studies from Macquarie University.

Professor Lumby is the author of seven books and numerous book chapters and journal articles. She has been awarded five Australian Research Council grants and is a member of the ARC Cultural Research Network.

Professor Lumby is a well-known public commentator. She worked in print as a news reporter, feature writer and columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Bulletin magazine. She also worked as new reporter for the ABC.

Professor Lumby sits on the Education and Welfare Committee and the Research Committee of the National Rugby League, advising them on gender issues. She has been a member of the Australian Advertising Standards Board and the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

 
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