Dr Katharine Gelber, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of New South Wales. Katharineâ€™s research interests are in human rights, free speech and hate speech.
She has published Speaking Back: The Free Speech versus Hate Speech Debate (John Benjamins Ltd 2002), as well as articles in Review of International Studies, the Australian Journal of Politics and History, the Australian Journal of Political Science and the Australian Journal of Human Rights.
She is currently engaged as Chief Investigator on an ARC-funded large research project entitled â€™Securing Freedom: Political Speech in Australiaâ€™ (2006-2009). The project will examine freedom of political speech in contemporary Australian public discourse.