Adjunct Associate Professor
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyDr. Angela Dwyer is a sociologist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, at the Queensland University of Technology. Since joining the School in 2007, Angela has been a recipient of five Vice Chancellor’s Performance Fund awards, three for excellence in teaching in 2007 and 2008, and two for excellence in research in 2010 and 2012. She has been awarded funding to: investigate LGBTI police liaison officers in QLD, NSW and WA; to evaluate crime prevention in PCYCs in QLD; to examine the criminal justice experiences of young people with intellectual disabilities; and to evaluate Neighbourhood Watch QLD. She was invited to be a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool in the School of Sociology and Social Policy in 2012. Her current research interests are focused on how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people experience policing, and the broader impact of sexuality and gender diversity on criminal justice processes. Angela teaches in the areas of youth justice and professional skills. She is passionate about the pathologisation and demonisation of young people in the media and public culture, and her work seeks to overturn dominant thinking about young people as a social, criminal problem. Angela’s doctoral thesis, completed in 2006, was informed by this, and argued for rethinking the relationship between fashion models and young girls as a pedagogical relationship (where embodied knowledge is transmitted) rather than a pathological relationship.
Angela is currently the Undergraduate Director for the School of Justice. She developed a First Year Strategy for the School to further support students in their studies and established a mentor program for first year Justice students to ensure their transition to university work was supported. In the past, Angela has served as General Member of the The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Executive Committee for 2009-2010 and was Editor of the TASAWeb (http://www.tasa.org.au). She has established a scholarship for Sociologists Outside Academe to maximise the participation of non-academic sociologists with TASA. Prior to this, she was the elected postgraduate member for this committee. As well as making issues of postgraduate members known to the committee, she has also convened three postgraduate workshops for the Annual TASA Conference. Angela is a fully-accredited supervisor and is available to supervise research in any of her current research areas and other areas of interest listed below.
- Sexualities, Policing, and Criminal Justice Experiences
- Young People's Experiences of Youth Justice
- Sexualities, Schooling and Human Rights
- Sexualities and Policing Experiences
- Sexualities, Schooling and Human Rights
- Sex and Crime
- Youthful Identities, Criminality and Public Space
- Young People and Popular Culture
- Sociology of Deviance/Criminology
- Qualitative Research Methodologies
policing experiences, queer LGBTIQ, young people, police liaisons, sexuality, youth, gender, young girls, fashion model, media
- Dwyer A, (2015) Teaching young queers a lesson: How police teach lessons about non-heteronormativity in public spaces, Sexuality and Culture, 19 (3), pp. 493-512.
- Dwyer A, (2014) Pleasures, perversities, and partnerships: The historical emergence of LGBT-police relationships. In VR Panfil & D Peterson, Handbook of LGBT communities, crime, and justice, Springer, pp. 149-164.
- Dwyer A, (2014) 'We're not like these weird feather boa-covered AIDS-spreading monsters': How LGBT young people and service providers think riskiness informs LGBT youth-police interactions, Critical Criminology, 22 (1), pp. 56-79.
- Dwyer A, Ball M, (2013) GLBTI police liaison services: a critical analysis of existing literature, The 6th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference Proceedings 2012, pp. 11-18.
- Hayes S, Carpenter B, Dwyer A, (2012) Sex, crime and morality, Routledge/Willan.
- Dwyer A, (2012) Policing visible sexual/gender diversity as a program of governance, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 1 (1), pp. 14-26.
- Hayes S, Dwyer A, (2011) Queer cops in Queensland: Exploring LGBTIQ narrative histories in the Queensland Police Service. In M Ball & B Scherer, Queering Paradigms II: Interrogating Agendas, Peter Lang Publishing, pp. 277-293.
- Dwyer A, (2011) It's not like we're going to jump them: how transgressing heteronormativity shapes police interactions with LGBT young people, Youth Justice, 11 (3), pp. 203-220.
- Dwyer A, (2011) Policing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people: A gap in the research literature, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 22 (3), pp. 415-433.
- Dwyer A, (2011) 'Damaged goods': Riskiness and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people's interactions with police, Proceedings of the ANZCCC2010: The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, pp. 1-7.