Claire is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Deakin University. Her research is concerned with how education operates as a site where young people and educators navigate broader social and cultural conditions that address them, and how their identity work might perpetuate and/or challenge forms of power and inequity. Applying feminist cultural theory to the study of education, she is internationally regarded for her work on gender issues in schooling, and particularly the gendered cultures of elite private schools.