Dr Joanne Cassar is senior lecturer at the Department of Youth and Community Studies at the University of Malta. She has conducted research on sexual identities, the formation of masculinities and femininities and how these intersect with gendered discourses and are shaped by social and materialist constructs.
Her academic publications also examine the notion of belonging and voice in relation to refugees. She has presented papers in numerous international conferences and is an author of children’s books. She is also one of the authors of the Maltese National Youth Policy. Dr Cassar has carried out various research projects about young people on a local level as well as in collaboration with other European and international research partners.