Dr Genine Hook - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Genine Hook

PhD Monash

  • Lecturer in Sociology
+61 7 5456 5266
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Genine Hook

Dr Genine Hook studied Sociology and Education (Secondary) as an undergraduate at Monash University and her studies culminated in a PhD from the Faculty of Education at Monash University in May 2015. Her research explored the experiences of sole parents at universities in Australia and her thesis was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence in 2015. Genine's first book was published by Palgrave Macmillan (UK) in July 2016 titled; Sole parent students and Higher Education: Gender, Policy and Widening Participation. Dr Hook now works at USC lecturing in Sociology. The subjects she currently teaches include Family and Children in Society; Youth and Delinquency; Mixed Methods in Research; Social Inequalities. Her research focuses on gender, higher education, family-based violence, familial norms, feminist pedagogy and social policy.

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Research concentrations

  • Gender and Education Association
  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • #FEAS – Feminist Educators Against Sexism

Professional membership

  • Gender and Education editorial board member
  • Deputy SIG Convenor – Gender and Sexualities, TASA


  • Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence 2015, Faculty of Education, Monash University
  • ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme, University of Melbourne

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • Gender and Higher Education
  • Gender and the Family
  • Social Equity and Policy


Research areas

  • gender and higher education
  • gender and the family
  • social policy
  • queer theory and the family

Teaching areas

  • Introduction to Indigenous Australia
  • Social Welfare and Policy
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Gender and Sexualities