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Dr Stephanie Wescott is a feminist researcher and lecturer in humanities and social sciences in the Faculty of Education’s School of Education, Culture and Society. Using a feminist and social justice lens, her research examines how education practice and policy intersects with and is influenced by current socio-political conditions, and she is particularly interested in post-truth and its relationship to knowledge and expertise in education. At present, she is researching the influence of Andrew Tate on boys' behaviour in schools across Australia. Stephanie uses qualitative methodologies, including ethnography and discourse analysis, to examine the implications of these intersections for teachers' work and policy enactment. 

Stephanie has received multiple scholarships and awards for her research, including a Research Training Program scholarship, a Monash Graduate Excellence Award, a Monash Education Research Community Publication Award, an Australian Association for Research in Education Politics and Policy SIG HDR award and conference stipend, and a Monash Postgraduate Publications Award.

Stephanie has extensive experience communicating research to the popular media, as well as speaking on issues related to the teaching workforce more generally. Her op-ed writing has appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and she has appeared on The Project and Channel 9 News speaking on teaching, curriculum, and the teaching profession. Stephanie provides regular commentary to The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on issues related to teacher workforce and workload.

Stephanie's teaching committments include units in the Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching programs at Monash. Her teaching specialisation is in history and social sciences. 

She is currently accepting PhD students on topics related to education policy, policy sociology, feminst theoretical approaches and methodologies, and feminist research in education. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Policy
  • Post-truth
  • Education for Social Justice
  • Sociology of Education
  • Feminism
  • Manosphere
  • Gender Equity

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