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Gipsy Hosking

Sch Psych Soc Work & Soc Pol


About me

Gipsy Hosking is a PhD student with the Centre for Social Change at the University of South Australia. Her foundation is in gender and sexuality studies. Her current thesis uses feminist theories of embodiment to explore the lived experience of invisible and contested chronic illness (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome & fibromyalgia). Further research interests also include intersectionality, disability/ability, research as social change, critical and creative methodologies and children of lesbian and gay parents.


But you dont look sick and other stories: Young adults embodied experiences of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Research publications

Hosking, G, Mulholland, M & Baird, B 2015, We Are Doing Just Fine: The Children of Australian Gay and Lesbian Parents Speak Out', Journal of GLBT Family Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 327-350.

Hosking, G & Ripper, M 2012, 'In the best interests of the (silenced) child: The mobilisation of children of lesbian and gay parents to reinforce heteronormativity', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 27, no. 72, pp. 171-188.

Hosking, G 2012, 'Children of lesbian and gay parents under the microscope: Representations in research and their self-representations', Flinders University of South Australia, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences


Centre for Social Change

AWGSA Member

TASA Member