Projects per year
Dr Karla Elliott is a Research Fellow with the Focus Program Gender and Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention. Karla is particularly interested in the shifts and challenges in contemporary society surrounding gender, masculinities, work and mobility.
- Feminist theory
- Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities
- Narrative methods
Karla is currently a key researcher on the projects Investigating Adolescent Family Violence, and Identifying and Understanding Men's Risky Drinking Subcultures and Settings. Investigating Adolescent Family Violence is being carried out by a multidisciplinary Monash team with researchers from the School of Social Sciences, the Department of General Practice, and the Department of Social Work. Adolescent Family Violence is a distinct form of family violence that describes violence carried out by young people against family members. The project is funded by a Monash Affinity grant, and has collected experiences, stories and advice for best practice from practitoners and affected family members. This research will build knowledge in the area and form the basis of a national project. Identifying and Understanding Men's Risky Drinking Subcultures and Settings is funded by VicHealth, and seeks to understand how and why men drink alcohol, and the cultural and social factors influencing their perceptions of alcohol, risk, care and health.
Karla’s research interests centre on gender, men, masculinities in transition, and gendered and family violence.
Karla coordinates and teaches into the unit Gender, Violence and Society: Understanding Social Patterns. She has taught in Gender Studies and Sociology, including in the Monash units Gender, Theory and Society and Sex and the Media.
- Karla was an invited speaker and Visiting Fellow, DFG-KollegforscherInnengruppe “Postwachstumsgesellschaften”
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
14th – 27th January 2018
- Guest Researcher, Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies
Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
January 2016 – February 2016
- Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA), Executive Member, Social Media Officer
- International Network of Excellence Addressing Filial Violence
- The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Member
- The European Sociological Association (ESA)
- The German Society for Sociology (DGS)
- Center for Research on Men and Masculinities (CROMM) Network, Member
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned Report › Other
Research output: Other contribution › Other
Investigating adolescent family violence in Victoria: Understanding experiences and practitioner perspectivesFitz-Gibbon, K. E., Elliott, K. B. & Maher, J. M., 2 Aug 2018, Melbourne. 82 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other Report › Other
Negotiations between progressive and ‘traditional’ expressions of masculinity among young Australian menElliott, K. B., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Sociology. p. 1-16 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Activities per year
Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and Events › Public lecture/debate/seminar