About Professor Gail Mason

Gail’s research revolves Criminal law; Criminology; Gender; Sexuality; Race; Hate crime; Feminist theory; Poststructural theory.

Gail is Co-Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology. Her research centres on crime, social justice and exclusion, particularly: racist and homophobic violence; hate crime law and punishment; and the legal construction of hatred. She is co-ordinator of the Australian Hate Crime Network and Chief Investigator on the ARC funded Hate Crime Law and Justice Project which is undertaking an international comparison of hate crime laws. She is also involved in research exploring resilience and gendered violence amongst former-refugee communities in Australia.

Gail has conducted research at/for the Victorian Department of Justice, NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the London Metropolitan Police Service, the Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission and the NSW Attorney-General’s Department. She is Executive Editor of Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology and Series Editor for the Sydney Institute of Criminology Monograph Series. Gail is currently the NSW representative on the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Management Committee and sits on the Corrective Services NSW Ethics Committee.

In 2008 Gail was awarded the Allen Bartholomew Award for the best article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. In 2009 she delivered the distinguished JV Barry Memorial Lecture in Criminology at the University of Melbourne. Gail has previously worked in Gender Studies at the University of Sydney, in Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and at the Australian Institute of Criminology.

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