Dr Andy Kaladelfos

Dr Andy Kaladelfos

Senior Lecturer

PhD: University of Sydney, 2010. 

BA (Hons), First Class: University of Sydney, 2003

Law & Justice
School of Law, Society & Criminology

Dr Andy Kaladelfos (They/Them) is Senior Lecturer in Criminology in School of Law, Society and Criminology University of New South Wales. Andy is the Co-Convenor of the Gendered Violence Research Network, and a Co-Lead of the Community of Practice in Inclusive Research with Queer, Trans, and Intersex People.

Andy's research specialities are sexual and gender-based violence, queer criminology, immigration regulation, and homophobic and transphobic violence. Originally trained in history, Andy's research is interdisciplinary, using methods and approaches from historical studies, legal studies, criminology, psychology, feminist studies and digital humanities to analyse how experiences of and responses to violence change over time, to examine the nature of the criminal justice system, and the shifting relationship between law and society. Andy's research combines quantitative and qualitative methods to explain longitudinal trends in changing legal, political, and social contexts.

Andy is the author of dozens peer-reviewed publications on these topics, has held numerous large-scale national grants including the current ARCDP (2020-2025) ‘Australian Violence: Understanding Victimisation in History’ and ARCDP ‘Responding to Sexual Harm: An Australian Historical Criminology Approach’ (2024-2027). Prior to UNSW, Andy was Senior Research Fellow at the Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University (2012-2018) and co-creator of 'The Prosecution Project', a history of the criminal trial in Australia.

Andy is a proud transmasculine, non-binary and queer person. Andy was the first trans person appointed as UNSW Equity, Diversity and Inclusion champion role, the 'Gender Equity' co-champion (2021-23), and has sat on EDI boards at UNSW since 2018, and has been involved many LGBTIQ community organisations over the course of 20 years.

Andy works with system-impacted colleages and students in the UNSW Criminology programme in participatory action initiatives to design better classroom, educational, and social supports for those most acutely impacted by the criminal legal system. Learn more 

Andy is available for honours & masters supervision on any areas relating to their interests, but not currently taking on new PhD students.


  • Books | 2016
    Featherstone L; Kaladelfos A, 2016, Sex Crimes in the Fifties, Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Piper A; Kaladelfos A, 2023, 'Criminal Certainties: Knowable, Unknowable, and Transformable Criminals in Nineteenth-Century Cultural Representations', in Finnane M (ed.), A Global History of Crime and Punishment in the Age of Empire, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 189 - 211
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Kaladelfos A; Piper A, 2022, 'Criminal Justice after the Convicts: A History of the Long Twentieth Century', in Cane P; Ford L; McMillan M (ed.), The Cambridge Legal History of Australia, Cambridge University Press, pp. 605 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108633949.026
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Kaladelfos A, 2022, 'Sexual violence, racism, and the death penalty', in A History of Crime in Australia Australian Underworlds, Taylor & Francis
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Finnane M; Kaladelfos A, 2019, 'Australia’s Long History of Immigration, Policing and the Criminal Law', in Billings P (ed.), Crimmigration in Australia Law, Politics, and Society, Springer, pp. 19 - 37, https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811390920#aboutAuthors
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Kaladelfos A, 2019, 'Uncovering a Hidden Offence: Social and Legal Histories of Familial Sexual Abuse', in Piper A; Stevenson A (ed.), Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives, Monash University Press, Carlton, Vic, pp. 63 - 77, https://publishing.monash.edu/books/gva-9781925835304.html
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Kaladelfos A; Featherstone L, 2017, 'Race and Ethnicity in Sex Crimes Trials', in Mason R (ed.), Legacies of Violence in Modern Australia, Berghahn Publishing, pp. 217 - 232, https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvss40bc
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Kaladelfos A; Featherstone L, 2016, 'Sexual Assault by Teachers: Historical Legislative, Policy, and Prosecutorial Responses', in Smaal Y; Kaladelfos A; Finnane M (ed.), The Sexual Abuse of Children: Recognition and Redress, Monash University Publishing, pp. 20 - 34
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Kaladelfos A, 2013, ''Until Death Does Part Us’: Male Friendship, Intimacy, and Violence in Late Colonial Australia', in Willett G; Smaal Y (ed.), Intimacy, Violence and Activism: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI, Monash University Publishing, pp. 39 - 55
  • Edited Books | 2016
    Smaal Y; Kaladelfos A; Finnane M, (eds.), 2016, The Sexual Abuse of Children, Monash University Press, Carlton, Vic., https://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/tsaoc-9781876924171.html
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Brady B; Rosenberg S; Newman CE; Kaladelfos A; Kenning G; Duck-Chong E; Bennett J, 2022, 'Gender is dynamic for all people', Discover Psychology, 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s44202-022-00054-2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kaladelfos A; Smaal Y, 2019, 'Sexual violence and male prisons: an Australian queer genealogy', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 31, pp. 349 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2019.1641881
    Journal articles | 2018
    Finnane M; Kaladelfos A; Piper A, 2018, 'Sharing the archive: Using web technologies for accessing, storing and re-using historical data', Methodological Innovations, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2059799118787749
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kaladelfos A; Finnane M, 2018, 'Immigration and criminality: Australia’s post-war inquiries', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 64, pp. 48 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12425
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kaladelfos A, 2018, 'Gender, Victimisation and Prosecutorial Discretion in the Attrition of Sexual Offences', Law and History, 86, pp. 86 - 86, https://heinonline-org.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/lwanhist5&id=282&collection=journals#
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zajac R; Westera N; Kaladelfos A, 2018, 'The “Good Old Days” of Courtroom Questioning: Changes in the Format of Child Cross-Examination Questions Over 60 Years', Child Maltreatment, 23, pp. 186 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077559517733815
    Journal articles | 2017
    Finnane M; Kaladelfos A, 2017, 'British Migrants, Criminality and Deportation: Shaping the Australian Post-war Approach', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 45, pp. 339 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2017.1294240
    Journal articles | 2017
    Westera N; Zydervelt S; Kaladelfos A; Zajac R, 2017, 'Sexual assault complainants on the stand: a historical comparison of courtroom questioning', Psychology, Crime and Law, 23, pp. 15 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2016.1217334
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zajac R; Westera N; Kaladelfos A, 2017, 'A historical comparison of Australian lawyers’ strategies for cross-examining child sexual abuse complainants', Child Abuse and Neglect, 72, pp. 236 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.07.010
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zydervelt S; Zajac R; Kaladelfos A; Westera N, 2017, 'Lawyers' Strategies for Cross-examining Rape Complainants: Have We Moved beyond the 1950s?', British Journal of Criminology, 57, pp. 551 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw023
    Journal articles | 2016
    Finnane M; Kaladelfos A, 2016, 'Race and justice in an Australian court: Prosecuting homicide in Western Australia, 1830-1954', Australian Historical Studies, 47, pp. 443 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2016.1194442
    Journal articles | 2014
    Featherstone L; Kaladelfos A, 2014, 'Hierarchies of Harm and Violence: Historicising Familial Sexual Violence in Australia', Australian Feminist Studies, 29, pp. 306 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2014.958122
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kaladelfos A; Featherstone L, 2014, 'Sexual and gender-based violence: definitions, contexts, meanings', Australian Feminist Studies, 29, pp. 233 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2014.958121
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kaladelfos A, 2013, 'The dark side of the family: paternal child homicide in Australia', Journal of Australian Studies, 37, pp. 333 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2013.813574
    Journal articles | 2012
    Kaladelfos A, 2012, 'The Politics of Punishment: Rape and the Death Penalty in Colonial Australia, 1841–1901', History Australia, 9, pp. 155 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2012.11668407
    Journal articles | 2012
    Kaladelfos A, 2012, 'The condemned criminals: Sexual violence, race, and manliness in colonial Australia', Women's History Review, 21, pp. 697 - 714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2012.658186
    Journal articles | 2010
    Kaladelfos A, 2010, 'Murder in Gun Alley: Girls, grime and gumshoe history', Journal of Australian Studies, 34, pp. 471 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2010.519104
    Journal articles | 2009
    Kaladelfos A, 2009, '"Call All Male Offenders By Their RIght Name": Masculinity and the Age of Consent', Melbourne Historical Journal, Special Issue, pp. 1 - 19
  • Submissions to Government | 2020
    Atkinson M; Asquith N; Kaladelfos A; Steer G; Hawila M, 2020, The NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues: Inquiry into Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010, , https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lcdocs/submissions/67294/0013%20-%20Australian%20Hate%20Crime%20Network.pdf
    Submissions to Government | 2019
    Kaladelfos A; Fileborn B; Smaal Y; Featherstone L; Robinson S, 2019, Submission to Inquiry Into Gay and Transgender Hate Crimes between 1970 and 2010, , https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lcdocs/submissions/62552/0019.%20Panel%20of%20criminologists.pdf
    Other | 2017
    Finnane M; Kaladelfos A; Piper A; Smaal Y; Blewer R; Durnian L, 2017, The Prosecution Project Database, , https://prosecutionproject.griffith.edu.au/
    Other | 2016
    Kaladelfos A, 2016, Across the Seas: Australia's Response to Refugees, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/qre.2016.36