Dr Louise St Guillaume

Lecturer and Discipline Coordinator, Sociology
BA Hons (UNDA), PhD (UNDA)

Email: louise.st.guillaume@nd.edu.au
Phone: 8204 4122

  • Biography

    Dr Louise St Guillaume is Discipline Coordinator of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) (Sydney campus).

    In 2015 Dr St Guillaume completed her PhD in the discipline of Sociology at UNDA (Sydney campus). Her PhD, 'The Same but Different', examined how people with a partial capacity to work are governed in policy changes to the income support system and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    Her current research interests include disability, income support, asylum and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social policy in Australia.

  • Teaching areas

    • Sociology
    • Social justice
  • Research expertise and supervision

    • Disability policy in Australia particularly in relation to the Australian social security system and disability care and support
    • Policy which governs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples particularly in relation to work and the Australian social security system
    • Asylum policy
    • Intersectionality
    • Southern Disability Theory
    • Governmentality

    Possible research topics:
    I am open to supervising projects in the areas above.

  • Book chapters

    • St Guillaume, L., Finlay, E., & Lam, C. (2018). Alternative Australia: (Re)constructing, ‘normality’ through Australian celebrities. In J. Raphael & C. Lam (Eds.), Personas and places: Negotiating myths, stereotypes and national identities (pp. 42-61). Toronto, New York: WaterHill Publishing.
    • Finlay, E. & St Guillaume, L. (2017). The Silent DisCo: Celebrity, disability and 'Rights not Charity'. In J. Raphael and C. Lam (Eds.). 'Becoming Brands: Celebrity, Activism and Politics' (pp. 32-43). Toronto: WaterHill Publishing.
  • Journal articles and proceedings

    • St Guillaume, L., & Thill, C. (2018). An intersection in population control: Welfare reform and Indigenous people with a partial capacity to work in the Australian Northern Territory. Disability and the Global South, 5(2), 1508-1530.
    • St Guillaume, L., & Finlay, E. (2018). Disabled mobility and the production of impairment: The case of Australia’s migration policy framework. Asia Pacific Review, 59(1), 119-131.
    • St Guillaume, L., & Finlay, E. (2018). The complexity of Adam Hills: Celebrity and disability. Celebrity Studies, 9(1), 126-130.
    • Lam, C., & St Guillaume, L. (2018). Grant’ing a voice: The representation, activity and agency of Stan Grant. Celebrity Studies, 9(1), 139-146.
    • St Guillaume, L. (2011) Critical race and disability framework: A new paradigm for understanding discrimination against people from non-English speaking backgrounds and Indigenous people with disability. Critical Race and Whiteness Studies e-journal, 7(1), 1-19. Retrieved from http://www.acrawsa.org.au/files/ejournalfiles/162CRAWSGuillaume714.pdf.
  • Conference papers

    • St Guillaume, L., & Finlay, E. (2018, December). Indigenous people with a partial capacity to work, income management and the Community Development Programme. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Deakin University.
    • St Guillaume, L., Sakakibara, J., & Reyna, J. (2018, December). An interdisciplinary work-integrated learning approach to teaching research methods to sociology and business students. Paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Deakin University.
    • St Guillaume, L. (2018, December). The value of applied sociology for teaching sociology. Presentation at The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Deakin University.
    • St Guillaume, L., Finlay, & Lam, C. (2017, November). Alternative Australia Panel: Stan Grant, Adam Hills and Dami Im. Panel presented at CMCS Conference: Bridging Gaps: National identity in persona, branding and activism, University of Western Australia.
    • St Guillaume, L. & Finlay, E. (2016, December). Disabled mobility: Forced migration, offshore processing and the production of impairment under Australian migration controls. Paper presented at Symposium on Transnational People-Movement and Social Rights, University of Sydney.
    • Finlay, E. & St Guillaume, L. (2016, July). More to the DisCo than Shak(ing) it Off: Celebrity, disability and ‘Rights not Charity’. Paper presented at CMCS International Conference Series: Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling?, Barcelona, Spain.
    • St Guillaume, L. & Thill, C. (2015, June). Listening across systems: Governing disability at the intersection of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and income support system in Australia. Paper presented at Critical Social Futures: Querying Systems of Disability Support Symposium, University of New South Wales.
  • Professional affiliations

    • Convener of the Teaching Sociology Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association
    • Member of the The Australian Sociological Association
  • Community engagement

    2016-2018 St Scholastica’s College, Glebe
    Presenting to Year 11 Society and Culture students ‘What is Sociology and why is it important?’

    2015 St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School, Arncliffe
    Presenting to Year 6 students ‘What is the Northern Territory intervention?’

    2013 Red Earth|Connecting students to remote Indigenous Australia

    2009 Refugee Council, NSW Adult Migrant English Service, Department of Education and Training Adult Migrant English Program Consortium

  • Awards

    2016

    • ‘Best Paper’ at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies Conference 'Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling?' in Barcelona, Spain

    2015

    • Nominated for an early career Teaching Award in the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Promoting Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Supervision, The University of Notre Dame Australia

    2014 

    • Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship

    2011 

    • University Postgraduate Award, The University of Notre Dame Australia

    2010 

    • Outstanding Academic Achievement in 2010 for Honours, First Place, The University of Notre Dame Australia
    • Winner of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA) essay competition (Non-Indigenous submission)
    • Winner of the Shop Distributive Alliance (SDA) Tertiary Education Assistance Program (TEAP)

    2009

    • Commendation for Upper Sociology, The University of Notre Dame Australia
    • Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteer Work, The University of Notre Dame Australia