Dr Lauren Rosewarne

Lauren Rosewarne is political scientist who writes, researches and comments on sexuality, gender, feminism, the media, pop culture, public policy and politics. I also do freelance writing, editing and broadcasting.


Dr Rosewarne is the author of four books: Sex in Public: Women, Outdoor Advertising and Public Policy (2007), Cheating On The Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism (2009), Part-Time Perverts: Sex, Pop Culture and Kink Management (2011) and Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television (2012). Her fifth book – American Taboo – will be released in 2013.

Email: Irose@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: 0383446820
0422 484 593



Singer Tex Perkins is the latest celebrity seeking to enter politics. Dr Lauren Rosewarne asks whether a candidate's celebrity status is the best guage of their potential political effectiveness. 

Did sexism impact on the fate of Julia Gillard?
Lauren Rosewarne