JaneMaree Maher is Associate Professor in the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Monash University. Her research is focused on women’s work and family, and on motherhood and family life. She is currently involved in a range of projects that critically examine the interactions of families and societies. A number of these projects explore how neo-liberal discourses of health and consumption impact on the relationships between mothers and children and how families respond to circulating discourses about consumption and responsibility. Associate Professor Maher is also involved in a number of gendered violence projects focused on how criminal justice mobilises notions of femininity and masculinity in crime and punishment. In 2014, she won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Supervision, Faculty of Arts. She has published more than 50 journal articles and recent book publications include: Lindsay, J & Maher, J. (2013) Consuming Families: Buying, making, producing family life in the 21st century,  Routledge, London; Tanner, C., Maher, J & Fraser, S. (2013) Vanity: 21st Century Selves, Palgrave MacMillan, London; and Sex work: Labour, mobility and sexual services (with S. Pickering and A. Gerard, Routledge: 2013).