Anna Hush

BA (Hons I), BSc (Adv)

PhD Candidate

Anna commenced her PhD in the Faculty of Law, UNSW, in 2017. Her research explores the politics of sexual violence in the neoliberal university in Australia. She is a tutor in the School of Social Sciences, teaching politics and international relations, and has previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. She is also a co-director of End Rape on Campus Australia, a national grassroots organisation that works to support survivors of sexual violence at Australian universities.

Areas of research

Feminist theory; political economy; higher education; social movements

Supervisors

Andrea Durbach, Louise Chappell, Nicholas Apoifis

Publications and presentations

Publications
Hush, A. (forthcoming, 2020) ‘What’s in a hashtag? Mapping the disjunct between Australian campus sexual assault activism and #MeToo’. Australian Feminist Studies.
Hush, A., 2019. ‘The imaginary institution of the university: Sexual politics in the neoliberal academy.’ Angelaki, 24(4): 136-150.
Celemajer, D., Churcher, C., Gatens, M., & Hush, A., 2019. ‘Institutional Transformations: Imagination, Embodiment and Affect’. Angelaki, 24(4): 3-21.
Hush, A. & Mason, A., 2019. ‘Education as the practice of freedom, from past to future: Student movements and the corporate university,’ Journal of Philosophy in Schools, 6(1): 84-115.

Conference presentations
Hush, A. ‘The construction of consent: Consent education in the neoliberal university’, paper presented at ‘Positioning the Politics of Consent in Law and History’, November 2019, UTS Law.
Hush, A. ‘Notes from the field’, presentation at ‘Sex and Consent in the Age of #MeToo’, November 2019, convened by the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics, Macquarie University.
Hush, A. ‘Beyond ‘consent as contract’: Transforming sexual imaginaries in higher education’, paper presented at the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, November 2018, Western Sydney University.
Hush, A. ‘Sexual violence and student resistance in Australian university communities’, paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association conference, November 2018, Deakin University.
Hush, A. ‘Education as the practice of freedom, from past to future: Student movements and the corporate university’, paper presented at ‘Headways: Progress and New Directions in the Arts & Social Sciences’, July 2018, University of New South Wales.
Hush, A. ‘Staying on the tightrope': Mobilising coalitions through precarity’, paper presented at the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy conference, December 2017, University of Tasmania.