Current research projects
Dr Brady's research is primarily concerned with the mediation of sexual and gendered subjectivities. She is currently working on a book that examines the cultural politics of same-sex kissing in the media.
Areas of supervision
- Gender, sexuality, and media cultures and texts
- Queer theories and representations of ‘queer”
- Celebrity Studies
- Gender, sexuality and New Zealand media
Brady, Anita. “The Transgendered Kiwi: Homosocial desire and ‘New Zealand identity’. Sexualities. 15(3): 2012.
Brady, Anita. “‘Remember When Lesbian Kisses Actually Meant You Were a Lesbian?’ Historicising Same-Sex Kissing.” The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture. 1(3): 2012. 285-296.
Brady, Anita. “‘This is Why Mainstream America Votes Against Gays, Adam Lambert’: Contemporary Outness and Gay Celebrity.” Celebrity Studies. 2(3): 2011. 292-304.
Brady, Anita. “’Could This Women’s World Champ Be A Man?’: Caster Semenya and the Limits of Being Human.” Antepodium. 2011.
Brady, Anita. “Camp Mothers of the Nation?: Reading Untouchable Girls.” New Zealand Journal of Women’s Studies. 24(1): 2010. 3-13.
Brady, Anita. “All Blacks, eyeliner, and Queer Eye: Metrosexuality and the 'crisis of homo/heterosexual definition.’” New Zealand Journal of Media Studies. 9 (2): 2006. 2-11.
Books and book chapters:
Brady, Anita and Tony Schirato. Understanding Judith Butler. London: Sage, 2011.
Brady, Anita. “’How Could It Hurt You When It Looks So Good?’: Commodity Culture and Queer Authenticity.” Queering Paradigms II: Interrogating Agendas. Eds. B. Scherer and M. Ball. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011. 13-28.
Professional links and responsibilities
Queer and Gender Area Chair, Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
Major achievements and awards
In 2012, Dr Brady was awarded a Victoria University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence