Body Image Advert 2Date: December 7th 2018

Location: La Trobe University City Campus, 360 Collins St, Melbourne CBD, Australia

Time: 9:45am-5:30pm

Cost: Free Event

Registration: Limited availability (45 spots), first come best dressed.

Food & Drink: Morning & afternoon tea, and a light lunch will be provided.

Click here to be redirected to our registration site! (Available October 5th 2018) 


This one day symposium explores new social science and cultural studies research into male bodies, and the cultural and body modification practices through which contemporary masculinities are being constructed and performed. Local and international speakers working in gender, sexuality and trans* studies, men’s and masculinity studies, anthropology, sociology, cultural and media studies disciplines will present innovative research that contributes to current debates and research agendas on men, men’s health, and male bodies.

Registration opens at 9:45am, with the opening session at 10am.


Professor Kath Albury (Swinburne University, AU)

Dr Steven Angelides (La Trobe University, AU)

Professor Chris Beasley (University of Adelaide, AU)

Professor Gary Dowsett (La Trobe University, AU)

Dr Duane Duncan (Curtin University, AU; University of New England, AU)

Dr Renae Fomiatti (Curtain University, AU)

Dr Jamie Hakim (University of East Anglia, UK)

Dr J.R. Latham (University of Melbourne; Curtin University, AU)

Dr Kyle Mulrooney (University of New England, AU)

Professor Richard Pringle (Monash University, AU)

Dr Mair Underwood (University of Queensland, AU)

Dr Katinka Van de Ven (University of New South Wales, AU)

Dr Andrea Waling(La Trobe University, AU)


A downloadable PDF copy of the program is available now!Muscling Up Symposium Program

Beyond Body Image Program 7.12.2018

Information includes:

  • Speaker biographies, abstracts and twitter handles
  • How to get there on the day
  • Program agenda