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Dr Matthew Ball

Faculty of Law,
School of Justice


Dr Matthew Ball
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Other Studies in Human Society
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Identifiers and profiles

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
and associations
  • American Society of Criminology (Division of Critical Criminology)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology
  • Asian Criminology Society
  • The Pinnacle Foundation (mentor)
  • Legal Education Review (member, editorial board)
  • QUT Ally Network
  • The Channel
  • Queering Paradigms network

queer theory, sexuality, gender diversity, LGBT people and criminal justice, critical criminology, governmentality, poststructuralism, Foucault, CJRC

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Matthew is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice, having joined the school in 2008. His research focuses on the intersections between sexuality, gender, and criminal justice. Matthew has established an international research profile in the field of Queer Criminology, having written and edited three foundational books in the field – Criminology and Queer Theory: Dangerous Bedfellows? (Palgrave), Queering Criminology (co-edited with Angela Dwyer and Thomas Crofts, Palgrave), and a special issue of Critical Criminology titled ‘Queer/ing Criminology: New Directions and Frameworks’ (co-edited with Carrie L. Buist and Jordan Blair Woods).

Matthew 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). From 2012-2015 he was a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Sex, Gender, and Sexualities at Durham University.

Matthew is currently the Higher Degrees Research coordinator in the School of Justice. He has an ongoing role as a member of the QUT Ally Network, and has previously served as the Faculty of Law Equity chair.

This information has been contributed by Dr Matthew Ball.


Units currently taught

  • JSB171 Justice and Society
  • JSB262 Power, Government, and Justice
  • JSB184 Sex and Crime
This information has been contributed by Dr Matthew Ball.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Current supervisions

  • Animal Cruelty, Discourse and Power: A study of problematisations in the live export debate
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Belinda Carpenter, Dr Erin O'Brien
  • The Pursuit of Sex Through Tourism in Africa: Exploring the Discursive Peripheralization Nodes of Male Sex Workers
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor John Scott
  • Transgender Domestic Violence: An Analysis of the Transgender Community and Service Provision in Queensland
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)