School of Arts

Dr Fleur Gabriel

Position: Lecturer, Film and Media
Study area: Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Gippsland Campus, Room 1e 225
Phone: 5122 6327


Doctor of Philosophy - Monash University - 2010
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Monash University - 2003
Bachelor of Arts (Communications) - Monash University - 2002



Bachelor of Arts


  • Technology, Power and Politics (BAKIP2003)
  • Freedom and Control in the Media (ATSGC 3451)
  • Contemporary Media Theory (ATSGC 2450/3450)
  • Media and Screen Contexts (FLMES1001/1002)


Fleur is a lecturer in the School of Arts and teaches in the area of communication and media studies. She completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Monash University, graduating with her PhD in 2010. Her thesis developed a deconstructive approach to youth and this work was published as a book in 2013. Fleur joined Federation University in January 2014.

Areas of expertise

Deconstruction, discourse analysis, youth identity and culture.

Research interests

Youth culture, identity construction and representation; youth and new media use; media culture; post-structuralist theory, deconstructive theory; textual and discourse analysis.


2014 Honours co-supervision, creative writing exegesis: Regina: A True Illusion.

2012 Honours supervision Dissertation title: Cultural and Political Discourse in Singapore: The Impact of New Media or Social Practices and Government.

2011 Honours supervision Dissertation title: Does WikiLeaks Serve the Public Sphere? An Examination of the Relationship Between Old and New Media Leaks and the Public Sphere.



Deconstructing Youth: Youth Discourses at the Limits of Sense (2013) Palgrave Macmillan: UK.

Refereed journal articles

Gabriel F.L., 2014, "Sexting, selfies and self-harm: Young people, social media and the performance of self-development", Media International Australia, Issue 151, pp.104-112.

Gabriel, F.L., 2009, Presumed innocent: the paradox of 'coming of age' and the problem of youth sexuality in Lolita and Thirteen, Platform: Journal of Media and Communication [E], vol 1, issue 1, University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication, Australia, pp. 47-65.

Refereed conference proceedings

Gabriel, F. (2013, October) "Sexting, self-harm and social networking: Young people, social media and the performance of self-development", Cultural Studies Symposium: Critical and Creative Reconfiguration, University of Ballarat. (unrefereed)

Gabriel, F. (2012, December) "Challenging the body of youth: A deconstructive response to the 'problem' of sexualisation in youth culture", Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference: Materialities: Economies, Empiricism and Things, University of Sydney. (unrefereed)

Gabriel, F. (2006, July), The paradox of 'coming of age': deconstructing youth identity in Lolita and Thirteen, Empowerment, Creativity and Innovation: Challenging Media and Communication in the 21st Century, 4 July 2006 to 7 July 2006, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association and the University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA Australia, p. 1.


  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
  • Australian and New Zealand Communications Association