Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Paul Kelaita

PhD, Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

BArTh(Hons), University of New South Wales 

BA, University of New South Wales

Arts,Design & Architecture
Social Policy Research Centre

Dr Paul Kelaita is a postdoctoral fellow in the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the Social Policy Research Centre. He works on values in drug policy, focussing on policymaker and alcohol and other drug sector approaches to debate and reform. Paul is currently researching: how values inform drug policy debate; how the agenda gets set for the upcoming NSW Drug Summit; the conditions of support for drug policy reform; and models of drug regulation. 

Paul's previous research includes work on public health policy (COVID lockdowns), political participation (the marriage equality postal survey), and queer cultural geography (queer community and art practice in Western Sydney). He has extensive qualitative research experience across humanities and social science disciplines. This includes qualitative research design and implementation, research translation, and coordinating and providing research support on diverse, interdisciplinary projects utilising mixed methods. His PhD is in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney and focussed on queer histories and art practices in Western Sydney.

Phone
+61-2-9348-1792
Location
Goodsell, L1
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Kelaita P; Pienaar K; Keaney J; Murphy D; Vally H; Bennett CM, 2023, 'Pandemic policing and the construction of publics: an analysis of COVID-19 lockdowns in public housing', Health Sociology Review, 32, pp. 245 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14461242.2023.2170260
    Journal articles | 2023
    McLauchlan L; Kelaita P; Kowalski M; Ritter A, 2023, 'Post-retirement enlightenment syndrome: Worthy of investigation', International Journal of Drug Policy, 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104059
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kelaita P, 2022, 'Suburban vogue and other queer survival strategies', Cultural Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2022.2090016
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kelaita P, 2022, 'Tracks to gay elsewheres: cultural attachment and spatial imaginaries', Cultural Geographies, 29, pp. 531 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14744740211029286
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wallace L; Rawlings V; Kelaita P; Gauja A, 2021, 'Marriage Equality Blues: Method and Mess around the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey', Australian Feminist Studies, 36, pp. 260 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2021.2004538
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kelaita P, 2019, 'Why Karen Carpenter Matters', CULTURAL STUDIES REVIEW, 25, pp. 333 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v25i2.6893
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Kelaita P; McLauchlan L; Kowalski M; Ritter A, 2023, 'Post-retirement enlightenment syndrome: Understanding the conditions of support for drug policy reform', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, ANU, Canberra, 11 September 2023 - 13 September 2023
    Other | 2023
    Kelaita P; Ritter A, 2023, Legalising drugs? Improving the quality of the debate, , https://thepolicymaker.jmi.org.au/legalising-drugs-improving-the-quality-of-the-debate/
    Creative Written Works | 2023
    Kelaita P, 2023, Expressions of Pride: Sydney WorldPride 2023, The Saturday Paper
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Pienaar K; Kelaita P; Keaney J; Murphy D; Vally H; Bennett C, 2023, 'Pandemic policing and the construction of publics: An analysis of COVID-19 lockdowns in public housing', presented at ASHM
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Pienaar K; Kelaita P; Keaney J; Murphy D; Vally H; Bennett C, 2023, 'Pandemic policing and the construction of publics: An analysis of COVID-19 lockdowns in public housing', presented at International Sociological Association World Congree
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Kelaita P; Pienaar K; Keaney J; Murphy D; Vally H; Bennett CM, 2022, 'Pandemic policing and the construction of publics: An analysis of COVID-19 lockdowns in public housing', presented at Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, RMIT University, Melbourne, 01 December 2022 - 03 December 2022
    Reports | 2022
    Kelaita P; Pienaar K; Murphy D; Keaney J; Bogatyreva K; Vally H; Bennett CM, 2022, Communities As A Public Health Resource: Strengthening Covid-19 Responses
    Conference Posters | 2022
    Pienaar K; Murphy D; Keaney J; Bennett C; Kelaita P; Vally H, 2022, 'All in this together?’ COVID-19 responses, diverse communities and practices of care', presented at ASHM - COVID-19 responses, diverse communities and practices of care.
    Creative Written Works | 2021
    Kelaita P, 2021, Wish fulfilment, or pishing into the wind, The Companion Companion Reader as part of the exhibition To Companion a Companion, Fernando do Campo, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, ttp://www.companioncompanionreader.com/
    Reports | 2019
    Kelaita P; Neimanis A; Grgic G; Nicholson J, 2019, Submission to DVC Education – Graduate Qualities Project, Tutorial Tracking Feasibility Study (Pilot)
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Kelaita P, 2019, Collective Fantasies: ‘The TV Show’ at Wollongong Art Gallery, Art Monthly Australasia
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Kelaita P, 2019, Luke Roberts, he National 2019: New Australian Art, curated by Isobel Parker Philip, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Clothilde Bullen, and Anna Davis, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks, and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2019, ttps://www.the-national.com.au/artists/luke-roberts/mars-rusting/
    Creative Written Works | 2019
    Kelaita P, 2019, Review: I still thought you were looking (2019) by Tom Polo at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Running Dog
    Other | 2019
    Kelaita P, 2019, Assyrians in the Aerotropolis, , https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/essay/assyrians-in-the-aerotropolis/
    Theses / Dissertations | 2019
    Kelaita P, 2019, Suburban Queer: Infrastructure and Art in Greater Western Sydney
    Creative Written Works | 2018
    Kelaita P, 2018, Review: How Deep is Your Love (2018) by Yiorgo Yiannopoulos at Firstdraft, Running Dog
    Creative Written Works | 2018
    Kelaita P, 2018, Review: Suburbia (2018) at Cement Fondu, Running Dog
    Creative Written Works | 2018
    Kelaita P, 2018, Review: The Public Body .03 (2018) at Artspace, Running Dog
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Kelaita P, 2018, 'Exhibiting Queerness in Western Sydney', presented at Pride of Place: Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Mardi Gras, University of Sydney, Sydney, 25 June 2018 - 26 June 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Kelaita P, 2018, 'Faggots in the Suburbs', presented at Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference. Aesthetics, Politics and Histories: The Social Context of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne, 05 December 2018 - 08 December 2018
    Creative Written Works | 2017
    Kelaita P, 2017, Queer Attachment in Bathurst, Review: The Unflinching Gaze: photo media and the male figure at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Runway Conversations
    Creative Written Works | 2017
    Kelaita P, 2017, Review: Princes Highway (2017) by JD Reforma at 55 Sydenham Rd, Running Dog
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Kelaita P, 2016, 'Queering the Commute: Art and Infrastructure in Suburban Sydney', presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, U.S., 29 March 2016 - 02 April 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Kelaita P, 2016, 'Suburban Queer', presented at Crossroads in Cultural Studies, University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, 14 December 2016 - 17 December 2016
    Creative Written Works | 2015
    Kelaita P; Létourneau L, 2015, Review: Xavier Le Roy, Open Rehearsals 16 November 2015, Temporary Title, 2015, Kaldor Public Art Projects: Blog
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Kelaita P, 2015, 'Hi-Vis: Suburban Semiotics in I Think I’m a Poof', presented at Minor Culture: Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 01 December 2015 - 03 December 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Kelaita P, 2015, 'Lost Online: Screening History, Community and Generation in the Facebook groups Lost Gay Melbourne and Lost Gay Sydney', presented at New Directions in Screen Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, 18 June 2015 - 19 June 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Kelaita P, 2015, 'Queer Spaces of Collaboration: Representing the City and the Suburbs in Boytown', presented at Libidinal Circuits: Scenes of Urban Innovation III, University of Liverpool, Liverpool U.K., 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015
    Creative Written Works | 2014
    Kelaita P, 2014, Continuities, Ruptures, and Repetitions in Queer Politics and Activism, The BREAKUP, curated by Luke Létourneau, 107 Projects