Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER)

AUSCCER - Anna de Jong profile 2014

anna de jong

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TWITTER: @anadejong




  • 2012 - 2015: PhD Human Geography, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Hons 1), University of Wollongong

current research

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Mobilities
  • Identity, bodies, politics and pride parades
  • Feminist, queer and post-structural theories

My research interests are focused in three interconnected areas: sexualities; identity and belonging; and urban pride parades. Broadly, my current doctoral research explores return journeys to the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. Through this research I want to understand the multiple ways individuals make sense of their sexual identity, and the ways experience is produced through the spaces of ‘home’, journeys and pride parades. Drawing on feminist, queer, post-structural and embodied approaches, this work has led to an interrogation of the binaries festival/everyday, home/away, homosexual/heterosexual, female/male, belonging/alienation, rural/urban.


  • de Jong, A. (2015) Dykes on Bikes: mobility, belonging and the visceral, Australian Geographer, (46)1, pp.1-13.
  • de Jong, A. (2014) Using Facebook as a space for storytelling in geographical research, Geographical Research,
  • Waitt & de Jong (2014) Embodied geographies of alcohol and the weekend in the Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia, Leisure Studies, (33)2, pp.116-132.
  • de Jong, A. (2014) Book Review 'Reshaping gender and class in rural spaces' by Barbara Pini and Belinda Leach. Gender, Place and Culture, (21)3, pp.395-396.

conference and research papers

  • Anna de Jong, ‘Dykes on Bikes: mobility, belonging and the visceral’ at Australian Homosexuals Histories Conference, University of Technology Sydney, 28 November-29 November, 2014.
  • Anna de Jong, ‘Nomadic queer subjects: rethinking queer movement through return journeys to Mardi Gras' at Institute of Australian Geographers/New Zealand Geographical Society, Melbourne University, 30 June – 2 July 2014.
  • Anna de Jong, 'The road to Mardi Gras: motorbikes, subjectivity and visceral mobilities' at 11th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies Conference, Mornington Peninsula, 4-6 December 2013.
  • Anna de Jong, ‘Young people and well-being beyond the metropolis’ at American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Los Angeles, 11-14 April 2013.
  • Anna de Jong ‘Methodological implications of reconceptualising the rural as a progressive sense of place’ at Institute of Australian Geographers Annual Conference, Macquarie University, June 3-5 2012.

Non-academic projects

  • Gorman-Murray, A., Brickell, C. & de Jong, A (2014) Collaborative Art Project, ‘Over the Ditch’ at On Islands: Eramboo, 15 November-30 November, ISBN 978-1-63443-021-0.


  • EESC104: Human Geography: Sustainability, Cities and Cultures (practical teacher).

Awards and honours

  • Deans Merit List, both Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science, awarded 2011


  • Member of the Institute of Australian Geographers, 2012 to 2014


Last reviewed: 10 February, 2015