I’m a journalist from Sydney, Australia and I’m based in New York City. I’m a Senior Front Page Editor at HuffPost.
My writing about politics and pop culture has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, Marie Claire, The New Republic, and many other outlets in the US, Australia and France. I make regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. Until 2015, I was a Senior Columnist at Feministing, the world’s most-read feminist publication, where I blogged about gender, politics, pop culture and body image.
I am a Facilitator and Senior Fellowship Leader at The OpEd Project. The OpEd Project is social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. Its goal is to increase the number of underrepresented voice contributing to key commentary forums—which feed all other media, and drive thought leadership across all industries—and create a world in which the best ideas, regardless of where or whom they come from, will have a chance to be heard and shape society and the world. Through The OpEd Project, I’ve taught at Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell and Emory universities, and in cities across the U.S.
I have a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. My academic work focused on Hollywood romantic comedies; my doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power. You can read it here, if you really want to.