Dr Jennifer Maturi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Overview

Jenny Maturi is a social scientist. Jenny’s research interests include gendered violence, refugee and migrant studies, social movements and institutions, and feminist theory. Prior to academia Jenny worked in the human services for 15 years, mostly in domestic violence and refugee resettlement organisations. Building on this work experience, Jenny’s research has a particular focus on strategies addressing gendered violence at the level of policy, advocacy and front-line service delivery. Her work to date examines the inclusion and exclusion of marginalised groups from mainstream systems and institutions, and explores what can be done differently to address social inequalities. Jenny has published in international journals on intimate partner violence and refugee communities; gender, race, ethnicity and culture; and gendered violence in a broader context of structural inequalities aimed at addressing issues of social justice.

Research Impacts

Jenny’s research has contributed knowledge to mainstream policy and front-line interventions addressing gendered violence and has the potential for high impact research to industry translation. This impact is evidenced by ongoing partnerships with organisations addressing gendered violence and invited engagements on industry reference groups, networks and events.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Might include

    • alternatives alternatives to law
    • transformative justice
    • community solutions addressing domestic, family and sexual violence
    • a focus on the intersections of gender with multiple inequalities, such as race, disability and class
    • the inclusion and exclusion of marginalised groups

    This PhD would require you to apply for a UQ scholarship. If you are interested in this project and want more information, please contact j.maturi@uq.edu.au.

  • Might include:

    • a focus on gender equality with other intersecting inequalities
    • social work and policy responses to refugees and migrants in resettlement contexts, such as Australia
    • humantarian responses in conflict settings
    • human rights law and implementation
    • international development agendas, such as the sustainable development goals

    This PhD would require you to apply for a UQ scholarship. If you are interested in this project and want more information, please contact j.maturi@uq.edu.au.

  • Might include:

    • the inclusion and exclusion of marginalised groups
    • social work theories and their operationalisation, using a critical theory/praxis lens
    • histories of social work
    • experiences of front-line workers, or related topics such as the conditions that front-line workers operate in
    • governmentality

    This PhD would require you to apply for a UQ scholarship. If you are interested in this project and want more information, please contact j.maturi@uq.edu.au.

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Publications

Book

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Young, Charlotte, Burger, Sarah-Ann, O'Donnell, Karlee, Lattz, Miguel, Maturi, Jennifer, Povey, Jenny, Marshall, David, Austerberry, Sophie and San Martin Porter, Maca (2023). Community Support Program (CSP) evaluation findings workshop: snapshot 2. Findings Workshop for the Department of Home Affairs, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 11 October 2023. Brisbane, QLD Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Lee, Rennie, Burger, Sarah-Ann, O'Donnell, Karlee, Lattz, Miguel, Maturi, Jennifer, San Martin Porter, Macarena, Povey, Jenny and Marshall, David (2023). Community Refugee Integration Settlement Pilot (CRISP) Findings Workshop: snapshot 2. Findings Workshop for the Department of Home Affairs, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 10 October 2023. Brisbane, QLD Australia: The University of Queensland.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Might include

    • alternatives alternatives to law
    • transformative justice
    • community solutions addressing domestic, family and sexual violence
    • a focus on the intersections of gender with multiple inequalities, such as race, disability and class
    • the inclusion and exclusion of marginalised groups

    This PhD would require you to apply for a UQ scholarship. If you are interested in this project and want more information, please contact j.maturi@uq.edu.au.

  • Might include:

    • a focus on gender equality with other intersecting inequalities
    • social work and policy responses to refugees and migrants in resettlement contexts, such as Australia
    • humantarian responses in conflict settings
    • human rights law and implementation
    • international development agendas, such as the sustainable development goals

    This PhD would require you to apply for a UQ scholarship. If you are interested in this project and want more information, please contact j.maturi@uq.edu.au.

  • Might include:

    • the inclusion and exclusion of marginalised groups
    • social work theories and their operationalisation, using a critical theory/praxis lens
    • histories of social work
    • experiences of front-line workers, or related topics such as the conditions that front-line workers operate in
    • governmentality

    This PhD would require you to apply for a UQ scholarship. If you are interested in this project and want more information, please contact j.maturi@uq.edu.au.