Associate Professor Kate Huppatz

Associate Professor Kate Huppatz

Discipline / Professional Field Leader, Sociology,
Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences

Associate Professor,
Sociology

Biography

Kate Huppatz is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Western Sydney University and joint Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sociology (Sage). Prior to joining WSU Kate completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Sydney (2007-2010) where she also studied for her honours degree and PhD in sociology (2003-2007). Kate is interested in exploring the role of culture in the production and reproduction of inequality. Her ongoing research is concerned with work and employment, social class, households and embodiment.  She has produced two edited books (with co-authors) and a sole authored monograph titled Gender Capital at Work: intersections of femininity, masculinity, class and occupation (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2012). She is currently working on her fourth book. 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Huppatz.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Sexualities and Genders Research Network (2013)
  • Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University (2014 - 2016)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences
  • Sociology

Contact

Email: K.Huppatz@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6290
Mobile:
Location: 3.8.11

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101609 Comparative Studies of Families and Kinship, 2012
  • 101612 Identity and Belonging, 2012
  • 101886 Brave New World: Negotiating Social Change in the 21st Century, 2012

Publications

Books

  • Huppatz, K., Hawkins, M. and Matthews, A. (2016), 'Identity and Belonging', : Palgrave Macmillan 9781137334923.
  • Huppatz, K. (2012), 'Gender Capital at Work : Intersections of Femininity, Masculinity, Class and Occupation', : Palgrave Macmillan 9780230251991.
  • Goodwin, S. and Huppatz, K. (2010), 'The good mother : contemporary motherhoods in Australia', : Sydney University Press 9781920899530.

Chapters in Books

  • Huppatz, K. (2018), ''What have I done?' : an exploration of the ambivalent, unimaginable emotions of new motherhood', Paths to Parenthood: Emotions on the Journey Through Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Early Parenting, Palgrave Macmillan 9789811301421.
  • Huppatz, K. and Dagistanli, S. (2017), 'Gender roles', The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118430866.
  • Hawkins, M., Huppatz, K. and Matthews, A. (2016), 'Introduction', Identity and Belonging, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137334923.
  • Huppatz, K. (2016), 'Gender', Identity and Belonging, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137334923.
  • Huppatz, K. (2016), 'Work', Identity and Belonging, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137334923.
  • Huppatz, K. (2015), 'Pierre Bourdieu : health lifestyles, the family and social class', The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137355614.
  • Huppatz, K. (2015), 'Theories of vertical segregation in feminized occupations : rethinking dominant perspectives and making use of Bourdieu', Handbook of Gendered Careers in Management: Getting In, Getting On, Getting Out, Edward Elgar 9781782547686.
  • Huppatz, K. (2015), 'Social class and the classroom : a reflection on the role of schooling and mothering in the production and reproduction of disadvantage and privilege', Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices, Cambridge University Press 9781107477469.
  • Goodwin, S. and Huppatz, K. (2010), 'The good mother in theory and research : an overview', The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, Sydney University Press 9781920899530.
  • Goodwin, S. and Huppatz, K. (2010), 'Mothers making class distinctions : the aesthetics of maternity', Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, Sydney University Press 9781920899530.

Journal Articles

  • Ewald, A., Gilbert, E. and Huppatz, K. (2020), 'Fathering and flexible working arrangements : a systematic interdisciplinary review', Journal of Family Theory and Review, vol 12, no 1 , pp 27 - 40.
  • Salter, M., Robinson, K., Ullman, J., Denson, N., Ovenden, G., Noonan, K., Bansel, P. and Huppatz, K. (2020), '[In Press] Gay, bisexual, and queer men's attitudes and understandings of intimate partner violence and sexual assault', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, .
  • Huppatz, K., Sang, K. and Napier, J. (2019), ''If you put pressure on yourself to produce then that's your responsibility' : mothers' experiences of maternity leave and flexible work in the neoliberal university', Gender, Work and Organization, vol 26, no 6 , pp 772 - 788.
  • Triandafilidis, Z., Ussher, J., Perz, J. and Huppatz, K. (2018), 'Young Australian women's accounts of smoking and quitting : a qualitative study using visual methods', BMC Women's Health, vol 18 .
  • Triandafilidis, Z., Ussher, J., Perz, J. and Huppatz, K. (2017), 'An intersectional analysis of women's experiences of smoking-related stigma', Qualitative Health Research, vol 27, no 10 , pp 1445 - 1460.
  • Triandafilidis, Z., Ussher, J., Perz, J. and Huppatz, K. (2017), 'Doing and undoing femininities : an intersectional analysis of young women's smoking', Feminism and Psychology, vol 27, no 4 , pp 465 - 488.
  • Triandafilidis, Z., Ussher, J., Perz, J. and Huppatz, K. (2017), ''It's one of those "It'll never happen to me" things' : young women's constructions of smoking and risk', Health, Risk and Society, vol 19, no 5-6 , pp 260 - 283.
  • Huppatz, K. and Ross-Smith, A. (2017), 'A discipline at the crossroads? : using a gender-inspired paradigm to reposition the sociology of work and employment', Journal of Sociology, vol 53, no 4 , pp 756 - 770.
  • Huppatz, K. and Goodwin, S. (2013), 'Masculinised jobs, feminised jobs and men's 'gender capital' experiences : understanding occupational segregation in Australia', Journal of Sociology, vol 49, no 2-3 , pp 291 - 308.
  • Huppatz, K. (2010), 'Respectability and the paid caring occupations: An empirical investigation of normality, morality, impression management and esteem in nursing and social work', Health Sociology Review, vol 19, no 1 , pp 73 - 85.
  • Huppatz, K. (2010), 'Class and Career Choice: motivations, aspirations, identity and mobility for women in paid caring work', Journal of Sociology, vol 46, no 2 , pp 115 - 132.
  • Ross-Smith, A. and Huppatz, K. (2010), 'Management, women and gender capital', Gender, Work and Organization, vol 17, no 5 , pp 547 - 566.
  • Huppatz, K. (2009), 'Reworking Bourdieu's 'Capital': feminine and female capitals in the field of paid caring work', Sociology, vol 43, no 1 , pp 45 - 66.
  • Huppatz, K. (2008), 'Feminism as capital : gender, class and mobility for women in paid care work', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, vol 3, no 5 , pp 121 - 126.
  • Huppatz, K. (2006), 'The Interaction of Gender and Class in Nursing: Appropriating Bourdieu and Adding Butler', Health Sociology Review, vol 15, no 2 , pp 124 - 131.

Conference Papers

  • Huppatz, K. (2004), 'Embodied Classed/Gendered Practice and Women's Occupational Pathways to Paid Caring Work', The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference Proceedings, .

Other Publications

  • 2019, 'Sorting it Out: Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GBTIQ) Men's Attitudes and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault', Report

Kate Huppatz's research examines contemporary gendered and classed identities and practices with a particular focus on the family and the workplace. Within her research Kate draws on and reworks Bourdieu's approach to gender and class.

Kate has co-edited a collection titled Identity and Belonging (2016) with Associate Professor Mary Hawkins and Dr Amie Matthews on the ways in which forms of identity and belonging have been impacted by globalisation as well as The Good Mother: contemporary motherhoods in Australia with Associate Professor Susan Goodwin which explores the different ways in which mothers are regulated in contemporary Australia. She has also authored a monograph titled Gender Capital at Work: intersections of femininity, masculinity, class and occupation (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2012) for which she researched how gender operates as 'capital' in several feminised occupations including nursing, social work, exotic dancing and hairdressing. She is currently working on her second sole authored monograph, Gender, Work and Social Theory. 

Current projects include an analysis of parents experiences working in academia (with Kate Sang and Jemina Napier), an exploration of gender relations in the defence force (with Selda Dagistanli) and an inquiry into the ways in which antenatal and parenting education is impacted by new technologies (with Alphia Possamai, Virginia Schmied and Pranee Liamputtong). 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Huppatz.

Previous Projects

Title: Improving the lives for Vietnamese single mothers: from the perspective of social policy
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Kate Huppatz and Helena Onnudottir
Years: 2017-03-20 - 2020-03-19
ID: P00023974
Title: Regulating Motherhood: understanding the relationship between mothering and class
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Kate Huppatz and Mary Hawkins
Years: 2011-09-13 - 2013-03-12
ID: P00020420

Supervision

Associate Professor Huppatz is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Support for Male Carers of Spouses With Dementia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Improving the quality of lives for Vietnamese single mothers: from the perspective of social policy
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Becoming Top Brass Mums: Exploring how Motherhood Affects Career Progression in the NSW Police Force
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Gender Integration: A Comparative Study in the Gendered Experience within Militaries
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: New Media and Young People: Responses to `Responsibilisation?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Invisible Boundaries: An Examination of Fathers' Perspectives on Flexible Work Practices
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Gender Progressive Islam: Social Implications in the United States and Malaysia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Breastfeeding Practices of Generation Y Women of the Greater Western Sydney Area
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Protestant Reformations, Cultural Revolutions: In a Supposedly Post-Christian Australia, how does Protestant Christianity Contribute To and Interact with the Construction of Normative Cultural Ideals of Gendered and Sexual Behaviour?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Support for Male Carers of Spouses With Dementia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Critical Exploration of the Quantified Self Movement: The Sociology of Self
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Relationships between the Cultural and Social Norms and Homophobia: A Case Study of the Middle East Contemporary Shared Sociocultural Factors
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: The Lived Experiences of Progressive Muslims: Exploring the Limits of Individualisation
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Sociology; Religious Studies
Thesis Title: The Development and Testing of a Taxonomy and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Intervention for Internalised Weightism: a Mixed Methods Exploration
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture
Thesis Title: Young Women's Contradictory Constructions and Experiences of Cigarette Smoking
Field of Research: Other Health

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