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Dr Joanne Cassar
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Dr Joanne Cassar

Dr Joanne Cassar


Senior Lecturer
Youth & Community Studies
Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Room 204
Binja Cassar Pullicino
Youth & Community Studies
University of Malta
contact+356 2340 3414

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Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • sexualities
  • sexuality education
  • gender studies
  • the social construction of femininities and masculinities
  • teenage pregnancy
  • body image

Selected Publications

Cassar, J. 2014, "You could be surprised how sweet and caring some guys are: Girls' writings about sexuality, romance and conflict" in Gender and Conflicts: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices, eds. G. Frerks, A. Ypeij & R. König, Ashgate, London, pp. 193-215.

Cassar, J. 2013, "How can I lose my shyness...? The exploration of self-knowledge through peer mediated articulations" in Youth Responding to lives: An International Handbook, ed. A. Azzopardi, Sense Publishers, London, pp. 245-258.

Clark, M. & Cassar, J. 2013, Leisure trends among young people in Malta, Office of the Commissioner for Children and Agenzija Zghazagh, Malta.

Cassar, J. 2012, "Living in different worlds and learning all about it: Migration narratives in perspective" in International Handbook On Migration, Minorities, and Education - Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Processes of Learning, eds. Z. Bekerman & T. Geisen, Springer, Netherlands, pp. 153-168.

Galea, S., Attard Tonna, M. & Cassar, J. 2011, "Young migrant women in the making: Educational experiences in Maltese secondary school" in Young Migrant Women in Secondary Education: Promoting Integration and Mutual Understanding through Dialogue and Exchange, ed. The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, University of Nicosia Press, Nicosia, pp. 87-124.

Cassar, J. 2010, "Milani - Harsa 'l Quddiem b' Lura" in Lorenzo Milani. Bejn Ilbierah u Llum, ed. C. Borg, Horizons, Malta, pp. 379-388.

Cassar, J. 2009, "Being a lesbian is no sin: Religion, sexuality and education in the lives of female students", Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 45-67.

Cassar, J. 2007, "Unveiling Desires: Adolescents' hidden graffiti about sexualities and romantic relationships in schooled settings", International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 179-184.

Cassar, J. 2004, "Religion" in Sociological Aspects of the Maltese Islands, eds. G. Cassar & J. Cutajar, Indigo, Malta, pp. 77-99.


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