Associate Professor Kate Huppatz is Discipline Lead of Sociology and Associate Dean, Research (School of Social Sciences), at WSU. She specialises in the study of gender (especially women and girls), work and occupations, family, mothering, social class, and gender violence. Her writing creatively engages with Pierre Bourdieu, feminist theory and intersectionality. Her recent empirical research has explored intersectional experiences of gendered violence in workplaces and relationships as well as gender equity in academia. Dr Huppatz’s publications include the books: The Good Mother’ (with Sue Goodwin, 2010), ‘Gender Capital at Work’ (2012), ‘Identity and Belonging’ (with Hawkins and Matthews, 2016), and ‘Gender, Work and Social Theory’ (2023). She completed her term as joint Editor-in-Chief of ‘Journal of Sociology’ in 2020.