Carolyn D’Cruz is a senior lecturer and program convenor for Gender Sexuality and Diversity Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Communications at La Trobe University.
Her research and teaching includes continental philosophy, social semiotics, political theory and ‘history from below’ with a focus on various social movements. She is the author of Identity Politics in Deconstruction: Calculating with the Incalculable (Ashgate, 2008) and has published in a range of journals in the areas of philosophy, film, gender, sexuality and life writing. Her current research projects concern social movements in Australian Democracy and culture wars, and politics, aesthetics and alterity in film-philosophy. Much more of a slacktivist than activist these days, her aim is never to lose heart in the fight for justice.