About Jo Coghlan
Jo Coghlan BA, Hons, PhD (UOW), GradCertAp(SCU)
Dr Coghlan has more than 15 years of experience as an academic in Sociology, Media and Cultural Studies, Human Rights, Social Policy and Australian and International Politics. Prior to her academic appointments at the University of Wollongong, the University of New South Wales, and Southern Cross University, Jo was a policy and media advisor in federal politics. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of New England, Armidale.
Current Postgraduate Supervision
Women Activists in Australian Social Policy
Welfare State and Social Impact Bonds
Journal articles (13)
Conceptualizing (re)worked narratives of the American family: From the American Dream to American decay in ‘new’ television The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture (2016)
American television family dramas have long functioned for broadcast networks as a metaphoric framework to affirm the values of the American Dream. Since the 1990s, American cable television providers have challenged this long-held practice. Originally ...
Six Feet Under: A Gothic Reading of Liminality, Death and Grief Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (2016)
Death is no longer considered a social taboo. News coverage reports death on a daily basis. Literature, art, film, and television have a long history of portraying death. Disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and social ...
Neoliberalism by stealth: exposing the flaw of neoliberal understandings of 'freedom' Social Alternatives (2015)
A foundational principle of classical liberalism was freedom from social and economic oppression. The contemporary neoclassical, or neoliberal, manifestation of classic liberalism applauds freedom but seems vague about the oppression it rejects. This is particularly ...
Stop the Votes: The seats where the asylum seeker issue resonates most The Conversation (2013)
The vexed issue of asylum seekers arriving by boat on Australian shores has dominated our political psyche for over a decade. Prime minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement shortly after returning to office that boat arrivals would ...
Reporting Megawati's bid for the Indonesian Presidency: framing and social reality Communication, Politics and Culture (2012)
This paper examines the relationship between episodic framing and the construction and maintenance of social realities in English-language reporting about Indonesian politics during the nation’s transition to democracy in 1998 and 1999. It evaluates framing ...
NT intervention and income quarantining Alternative Law Journal (2012)
In November 2011, the Minister for Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin announced welfare changes for Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. One of the measures announced was an extension of the 2009 Improving School Enrolment and ...
Reviewing Labor's internal reviews 1996-2010: looking forward, looking backward Melbourne Journal of Politics (2012)
Since 1966, and usually while in Opposition, the Australia Labor Party (ALP) has engaged in internal reviews. Often led by a former parliamentary leader, they seek to find solutions to crushing election defeats or to ...
The criminalisation of asylum seekers Alternative Law Journal (2011)
Recently announced changes to how and where Australia processes asylum seekers aim to distract voters from the federal government’s failures to fulfill its legal obligations to asylum seekers. Offshore processing is a poor legal and ...