Dr Octavia Calder-Dawe
Research | Current
Octavia is a critical feminist social psychologist with a broad interest in how social knowledge shapes experience, desires and practices. She is particularly interested in thinking through the social justice implications of knowledge addressing gender and sexuality. Octavia is also interested in the theory and practice of transformative social change.
Octavia’s doctoral research is part of the Marsden funded ‘Pornography in the Public Eye’ research project. Octavia’s thesis is structured around the design and praxis of social change-oriented workshops and interviews with teenagers addressing mundane (hetero)sexism and gender inequality.
Teaching | Current
2016 Professional Teaching Fellow, The University of Auckland (course-coordinator and lecturer, Psych 726: Emotion and Identity)
2015-2016 Guest lecturer, Psych 208: Producing Psychological Knowledge
2014-2015 Guest lecturer, Psych 319: Psychology and Gender
2013-2016 Tutor, Psych 319: Psychology and Gender
Areas of expertise
Critical social psychology, feminist psychology, participatory research methods.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Calder-Dawe, O., & Gavey, N. (2016). Making sense of everyday sexism: Young people and the gendered contours of sexism. Women's Studies International Forum, 55, 1-9. 10.1016/j.wsif.2015.11.004
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Gavey
- Calder-Dawe, O. (2015). The Choreography of Everyday Sexism: Reworking Sexism in Interaction. New Formations, 86 (86), 89-105. 10.3898/NEWF.86.05.2015
- Calder-Dawe, O. (2014). Gender, sexism & social activism: A youth workshop resource (rev May 2014). Auckland, New Zealand: Sexual Politics Now, School of Psychology, University of Auckland. Pages: 115. Related URL.