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Dr Briony Lipton


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Dr Lipton’s research interests focus on gender, feminist theory and the body at work, including such areas as emotional labour, aesthetics, motherhood and sexuality in the workplace, and organisational space, place and materiality.



Dr Briony Lipton is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney Business School and Visiting Research Fellow in the Australia New Zealand School of Governance (ANZSOG) in the ANU Crawford School. Dr Lipton is working with Professor Ariadne Vromen (ANU) and Professor Rae Cooper and Dr Meraiah Foley (USyd) on an ARC Linkage project “Designing Gender Equality into the Future of Work” (LP190100966). 

Dr Lipton brings her expertise in using innovative qualitative methods to examine women’s experiences of work. Her research to date has focused on the gendered dimensions of academic life for women in Australian universities, exploring questions around gender, precarious work, merit, motherhood and embodiment. Dr Lipton completed her PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University and has published two research monographs Academic Women in Neoliberal Times and We Only Talk Feminist Here with Palgrave and over fifteen journal articles and book chapters. She tweets at briony_lipton. 




Expertise Areas

  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
  • Sociology of Education


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