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Dr Catherine Orian Weiss is a Lecturer in sociology based at the Albury-Wodonga Campus. She works in feminist and anti-racist theory, and she is also a qualitative researcher. Her theoretical work is mostly in the area of gender, work and migration, focusing on theorising the relationship between sexuality and care. Her qualitative research includes work on contemporary lesbian identity. Catherine has worked as a translator and interpreter for over a decade, and part of her research relates to this expertise. She is currently working on a project on multilingual emergency alerts in regional Australia which explores the ways in which communities in regional Australia who prefer to communicate in languages other than English access information about emergencies such as bushfires and floods, with the aim of improving access to emergency information for these communities.


Alongside her academic work, Catherine has been active as a researcher in the Victorian women’s health sector since 2010, where she has conducted qualitative feminist research on topics related to gender and climate change, gender and disaster, women’s poverty, and domestic violence.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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