- Dr Matthew Ball
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
- Discipline *
- Criminology, Law
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Docotor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Justice (Honours) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Justice (Critical Criminology) (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
queer theory, sexuality, critical criminology, Foucault, governmentality, poststructuralism, justice, legal education
Matthew is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice, having joined the school in 2008.
Matthew has an established research profile in the area of sexuality and criminal justice, and has previously published on intimate partner violence in male same-sex relationships. He is also an active member of the Queering Paradigms collaborative research network, having co-convened the 2nd Queering Paradigms conference and edited Queering Paradigms II: Interrogating Agendas (2011, Peter Lang).
In 2012, Matthew was appointed as a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Sex, Gender, and Sexualities at Durham University. His current research interests focus on the intersections between queer theory and criminology.
Matthew also has an established research profile in Foucaultian theory and governmentality studies, particularly as applied to Australian legal education. He has published in this area, focusing especially on the formation of legal personae, social justice, and depression among law students. He is also a member of the editorial board of Legal Education Review.
Matthew is the co-author of Justice in Society (2012, Federation Press) and the co-editor of Crime, Justice, and Social Democracy: International Perspectives (2013, Palgrave MacMillan).
Matthew is currently the Honours program coordinator in the School of Justice, and the School of Justice equity representative. He has an ongoing role as a member of the QUT Ally Network, and has previously served as the Faculty of Law Equity chair and the postgraduate representative on the QUT Research Degrees Committee. In 2007, he also established a support group for queer-identifying law and justice students at QUT, and has actively sought the inclusion of issues relating to sexuality in the justice curriculum.
Units currently taught
- JSB171 Justice and Society
- JSB416 Advanced Research Management
- JSB262 Power, Government, and Justice
- Carpenter BJ, Ball MJ, (2012) Justice in society p1-242
- Ball MJ, (2012) Becoming a 'bastion against tyranny': Australian legal education and the government of the self, Law and Critique: journal of critical legal studies p103-122
- Scherer B, Ball MJ, (2011) Queering paradigms II : Interrogating agendas, Peter Lang Publishing Group
- Ball MJ, (2010) Legal education and the 'idealistic student': Using Foucault to unpack the critical legal narrative, Monash University Law Review p80-107
- Ball MJ, (2011) Gay men, intimate partner violence, and help-seeking: The incomprehensibility of being a victim, Queering Paradigms II: Interrogating Agendas p313-330
- Ball MJ, (2011) Governing depression in Australian legal education : power, psychology and advanced liberal government, Legal Education Review p277-301
- Ball MJ, Hayes SL, (2010) Same-sex intimate partner violence: exploring the parameters, Queering Paradigms p161-180
- Ball MJ, (2010) Governmentality and the reflection of legal educators: assessment practices as a case study, The Law Teacher p267-282
- Ball MJ, (2012) Power in legal education : A (new) critical and analytical approach, Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal p157-177
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.