Participant Info

First Name
Katharine
Last Name
Gelber
Country
Australia
University
University of Queensland
Keywords
Free speech, hate speech, speech regulation, human rights, Australian politics
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I have expertise in freedom of speech, and speech regulation, with a focus on hate speech and terrorist-related speech. I have conducted comparative research on the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

I have recently completed a large research project with Prof Luke McNamara on the impact of hate speech laws on public discourse in Australia.

I have also recently completed a large research project, “Free Speech after 9/11” which is a comparative examination of the impact of counter terrorism policy on freedom of speech in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Recent Publications

Gelber, K 2016 Free Speech After 9/11, Oxford University Press, Oxford (forthcoming).

Gelber, K & McNamara, L 2016 ‘Evidencing the harms of hate speech’, Social Identities, DOI: 10.1080/13504630.2015.1128810.

Gelber, K & McNamara, L 2015 ‘The effects of civil hate speech laws: lessons from Australia’, Law and Society Review 49(3): 631-664.

Dunne, T & Gelber, K 2015 ‘Argumentation and the Responsibility to Protect: The case of Libya’, in Kurt Mills and David Karp (eds) Human Rights Protection in Global Politics: Responsibilities of States and Non-State Actors, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke: 288-308.

Gauja, A & Gelber, K 2015 ‘The French Court’ in Rosalind Dixon and George Williams (eds) The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne: 311-326.

Gelber, K & McNamara, L 2014 ‘Changes in the expression of prejudice in public discourse in Australia: assessing the impact of hate speech laws on letters to the editor 1992-2010’ Australian Journal of Human Rights 20(1): 99-128. [Datafile at: doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.766].

Gelber, K & McNamara, L 2014 ‘Private Litigation to address a Public Wrong: A study of Australia’s regulatory response to ‘hate speech’’, Civil Justice Quarterly 33(3): 307-334.

Gelber, K & McNamara, L 2013 ‘Freedom of speech and racial vilification in Australia: ‘The Bolt case’ in public discourse, Australian Journal of Political Science 48(4): 470-484.

Gelber, K 2013 ‘Secrecy provisions in Australian counter terrorism policy: violating international human rights standards?’ Australian Journal of Human Rights 19(2): 25-46.

Gelber, K 2012. ‘Political Culture, Flag Use and Freedom of Speech’, Political Studies, 60(1): 163-179.

Media Coverage

Gelber, K 2016 ‘Free Speech, ABC Radio National Sunday Extra, 21 August, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/free-speech/7766226.

Gelber, K 2016 ‘The Australian Liberty Alliance and multiculturalism’, ABC Capricornia Radio, 3 March.

Gelber, K 2015 ‘When words fail: comparing Islamic State to the Nazis misses the mark’, The Conversation, 9 September, https://theconversation.com/when-words-fail-comparing-islamic-state-to-the-nazis-misses-the-mark-47093.

Gelber, K 2015 ‘Free Speech After 9/11’, Academic Minute (http://academicminute.org/2015/05/katharine-gelber-university-of-queensland-911-and-free-speech/, also syndicated on radio throughout northeast United States and on Inside Higher Ed https://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2015/05/21/911-and-free-speech), 21 May,

Country Focus
Australia

Research Areas

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