Jack Hayes
B.Comn (1st)

Jack is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. His research expertise includes LGBTI+ representation in Australian politics, democratic and electoral health, and good governance in public service. Prior to commencing a PhD, Jack earned a Bachelor of Communication with First Class Honours from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. His Honours thesis, Politics and Queer Identity, published novel research on the experience of LGBTI+ identity in politics. He is a United States – Australia Alliance Next Generation leader alumnus, a core member of the Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Network, and a researcher at the Global Institute for Women's Leadership, chaired by the Hon. Julia Gillard AC, a multi-disciplinary research institute that brings together world-leading expertise across academic disciplines and fields in the areas of workplace gender equality and women's leadership. Jack’s PhD thesis examines the experiences of LGBTI+ diplomats working in international diplomacy. His research is from a global perspective, interviewing diplomats from around the world in order to map how LGBTI+ from around the world move through and shape diplomatic networks. His research combines Feminist Institutionalist and Queer theories in exciting new theoretical dimensions.

Research Interest

Jack's primary area of research interest is in the intersection of LGBTI+ personhood and the public sector, whether that be in international diplomacy, political office, or the Australian public service. In these highly regulated spaces, often funded entirely by public taxes, how are the rights of LGBTI+ people formalised and upheld? In addition to his research interest, Jack's expertise includes LGBTI+ representation in Australian politics and international diplomacy, democratic and electoral health, and good governance in public service.

HDR Supervisor/s

Mathew Davies

Thesis Title/Topic

The Cartography of Queer Diplomacy: the experiences of LGBTI+ people in international diplomacy

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