Articles

2018

Riggs, D.W. & Bartholomaeus, C. (in-press 2018). Cisgenderism and certitude: Parents of transgender children negotiating educational contexts.

Riggs, D.W., Taylor, N., Signal, T., Fraser, H., & Donovan, C. (under review). People of diverse genders and/or sexualities and their animal companions: Experience of family violence in a bi-national sample. Journal of Family Issues.

2017

von Doussa, H., Power, J., & Riggs, D.W. (Online First, 2017). Family matters: Transgender and gender diverse peoples’ experience with family when they transition. Journal of Family Studies.

Hunter, S., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (Online First, 2017). Dilemmas in accounting for primary caregiving fathers in the media. Discourse, Context and Media.

Hunter, C., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (Only First, 2017). Constructions of primary caregiving fathers in popular parenting texts. Men and Masculinities.

Riggs, D.W., & Bartholomaeus, C., (Online First, 2017). Transgender young people’s narratives of intimacy and sexual health: Implications for sexuality education. Sex Education.

Bartholomaeus, C., & Riggs, D.W. (Online First 2017). Intending fathers. Heterosexual men planning for a first child. Journal of Family Studies.

Bartholomaeus, C., Riggs, D.W. & Andrew, Y. (Online First 2017). The capacity of South Australian primary school teachers and pre-service teachers to work with trans and gender diverse students. Teaching and Teacher Education.

Connellan, K., Bartholomaeus, C., Due, C., & Riggs, D.W. (Online First 2017). A systematic review of research on psychiatric mother-baby units. Archives of Women’s Mental Health.

Bartholomaeus, C., & Riggs, D.W. (Online First 2017). Daughters and their mothers: The reproduction of pronatalist discourses across generations. Women’s Studies International Forum.

Riggs, D.W., & Bartholomaeus, C. (Online First 2017). ‘It’s just what you do’: Australian middle class heterosexual couples negotiating compulsory parenthood. Feminism & Psychology.

Taylor, N., Fraser, H., & Riggs, D.W. (Online First 2017). Domestic violence and companion animals in the context of LGBT people’s relationshipsSexualities.

Riggs, D.W., Due, C., & Taylor, N. (2017). ‘I want to bring him from the aeroplane to here’: The meaning of animals to children of refugee or migrant backgrounds resettled in Australia. Children & Society, 31, 219-230.

Riggs, D.W. & Sion, R. (2017). Gender differences in cisgender psychologists’ and trainees’ attitudes toward transgender people. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 18, 187-190.

Riggs, D.W. & Toone, K. (2017). Indigenous sistergirls’ experiences of family and communityAustralian Journal of Social Work, 70, 299-240.

Riggs, D.W., & Blythe, S. (2017). Experiences of separation and divorce amongst foster and adoptive families: The need for supportive responsesAdoption and Fostering, 41, 75-81.

Riggs, D.W. & Treharne, G.J. (2017). Decompensation: A novel approach to accounting for stress arising from the effects of ideology and social normsJournal of Homosexuality, 64, 592-605. 

Hunter, S., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (2017). Hegemonic vs. a caring masculinity: Implications for understanding primary caregiving fathersSocial and Personality Psychology Compass, 11, 1-9.

2016

Due, C., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (2016). Diversity in Intensive English Language Centres in South Australia: Sociocultural approaches to education for students from migrant or refugee backgroundsInternational Journal of Inclusive Education, 20, 1286-1296.

Riggs, D.W., Fraser, H., Taylor, N., Signal, T., & Donovan, C. (2016). Domestic violence service providers’ capacity for supporting transgender women: Findings from an Australian workshopBritish Journal of Social Work, 46, 2374-2392.

Riggs, D.W. & Bartholomaeus, C. (2016). The desire for a child amongst a sample of heterosexual Australian couplesJournal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology, 34, 442-450.

Due, C., & Riggs, D.W. (2016). Care for children with migrant or refugee backgrounds in the school context. Children Australia, 41, 190-200.

Due, C., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (2016). Diversity in Intensive English Language Centres in South Australia: Sociocultural approaches to education for students from migrant or refugee backgroundsInternational Journal of Inclusive Education, 20, Experiences of school belonging for young children of refugee backgrounds.

Ward, L., Riggs, D.W., & Breen, L. (2016). Accounts of gender diverse university students who abstain from alcohol use. Psychology of Sexualities Review, 7, 39-47.

Riggs, D.W., & Bartholomaeus, C. (2016). Australian mental health professionals’ competencies for working with trans clients: A comparative studyPsychology and Sexuality, 7, 225-238.

Riggs, D.W. (2016). Narratives of choice amongst white Australians who undertake surrogacy arrangements in IndiaJournal of Medical Humanities, 37, 313-325.

Riggs, D.W., Power, J., & von Doussa, H. (2016). Parenting and Australian trans and gender diverse people: An exploratory surveyInternational Journal of Transgenderism, 17, 59-65.

Due, C., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (2016). Experiences of school belonging for young children with refugee backgrounds. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 33, 33-53.

Riggs, D.W., & Bartholomaeus, C. (2016). Australian mental health nurses and transgender clients: Attitudes and knowledge. Journal of Research in Nursing, 21, 212-222. 

de Heer, N., Due, C., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (2016). ‘It will be hard because I will have to learn lots of English’: Experiences of education for children newly arrived in Australia. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 29, 297-319.

Riggs, D.W., Bartholomaeus, C., & Due, C., (2016). Public and private families: A comparative thematic analysis of the intersections of social norms and scrutiny. Health Sociology Review, 25, 1-17.

2015

Riggs, D.W., Colton, C., Due, C., & Bartholomaeus, C. (2015). Mundane transphobia in Celebrity Big Brother UK. Gender Forum, 56.

Riggs, D.W. & Bartholomaeus, C. (2015). The role of school counsellors and psychologists in supporting transgender people. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist.

Riggs, W. (2015). Australian foster carers’ negotiations of intimacy with agency workers, birth families and childrenFamilies, Relationships and Society, 4, 433-448.

Riggs, D.W., & Due, C. (2105). White Australian adoptive mothers’ understandings of birth cultures and familiesAdoption Quarterly, 18, 273-290.

Connellan, K., Riggs, D.W., & Due, C. (2015). Light Lies: How Glass Speaks. Communication Design Quarterly, 3, 15-24

von Doussa, H., Power, J., & Riggs, D.W. (2015). Imagining parenthood: The possibilities and experiences of parenthood among transgender people. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 17, 1119-31.

Riggs, D.W., von Doussa, H., & Power, J. (2015). The family and romantic relationships of trans and gender diverse Australians: An exploratory survey. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 30, 243-255.

Riggs, D.W. & Ogilvy, R. (2015). Professional Carer Experiences of Working with Young People in Specialist Care Placements in South Australia. Children Australia.

Riggs, D.W., Due, C. & Power, J. (2015). Gay men’s experiences of surrogacy clinics in India. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, 41, 48-53.

Hunter, S.C. & Riggs, D.W. (2015). Hegemonic masculinities and heteronormativities in contemporary books on fathering and raising boysBoyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8, 110-129.

Riggs, D.W. Ansara, Y.G., & Treharne, G.J. (2015). An evidence-based model for understanding transgender mental health in AustraliaAustralian Psychologist, 50, 32-39. 

Riggs, D.W. (2015). ’25 degrees of separation’ versus the ‘ease of doing it closer to home’: Motivations to offshore surrogacy arrangements amongst Australian citizens. Somatechnics, 5, 52-68.

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2015). Support experiences and attitudes of parents of gender variant children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 1999-2007.

Due, C., Mandara, M., & Riggs, D.W. (2015). Educators’ experiences of working in Intensive English Language Programs: The strengths and challenges of specialised English language classrooms for students with migrant and refugee backgrounds. Australian Journal of Education, 59, 169-181.

2014

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2014). A review of research on gay fathers’ reproductive journeys and parenting experiences. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, 40, 289-293.

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2014). ‘The contented faces of a unique Australian family’: Privilege and vulnerability in news media reporting of offshore surrogacy arrangements. Feminist Media Studies, 14, 869-872.

Riggs, D.W. (2014). What makes a man? Thomas Beattie, embodiment, and ‘mundane transphobia’. Feminism and Psychology.

Scholz, B. & Riggs, D.W. (2014). Sperm donors’ account of lesbian recipients: Heterosexualisation as a tool for warranting claims to children’s ‘best interests’. Psychology and Sexuality.

Collins, C., Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2014). The impact of pregnancy loss on women’s adult relationships. Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement.

Riggs, D.W. & Hanson-Easey, S. (2014). The invisibility of lesbian-mother families in the South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, 52, 23-33.

Riggs, D.W., Coleman, K., & Due, C. (2014). Healthcare experiences of gender diverse Australians: A mixed-methods, self-report survey. BMC Public Health, 14.

Ogilvy, R., & Riggs, D.W. (2014). Young people’s experiences of receiving individual packages of care in South Australia. Children Australia, 39, 49-54.

Due, C., Riggs, D.W., & Augoustinos, M. (2014). Research with children of migrant and refugee background: A review of child-centered research. Child Indicators Research, 7, 209-227.

2013

Riggs, D.W. & Due, D. (2013). Mapping the health experiences of Australians who were female assigned at birth but who now identify with a different gender identity. Lambda Nordica, 19, 54-76.

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2013). Representations of reproductive citizenship and vulnerability in media reports of offshore surrogacy. Citizenship Studies, 17, 956-969.

Palasinski, M., Alison, L., & Riggs, D.W. (2013). Can computer-mediated communication increase adolescents’ sexually risky behaviours? American Psychologist, 68, 877-888.

Mclean, S., Riggs, D.W., Kettler, L., & Delfabbro, P. (2013) Challenging behavior in out-of-home care: Use of attachment ideas in practice. Child and Family Social Work, 18, 243-252.

Riggs, D.W. (2013). Impact validity: A politics of possibilities. Journal of Social Issues, 69, 797-803.

Connellan, K., Gaardboe, M., Riggs, D.W., Due, C., Reimscmidt, A., & Mustillo, L. (2013). Stressed spaces: Mental health and architecture. Health Environment Research and Design Journal, 6, 127-168

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2013). Moving beyond homonormativity in teacher training: Experiences from South Australia. Sex Education, 13, S99-S112.

Riggs, D.W. & Willing, I. (2013). ‘They’re all just little bits, aren’t they?’: South Australian lesbian mothers’ experiences of marginalisation in primary schools. Journal of Australian Studies, 37, 364-377

Riggs, D.W., Due, C., & Connellan, K. (2013). Duty stations and the regulation of space in mental health wards: A South Australian case study. Australian Community Psychologist, 25, 78-93.

Riggs, D.W. (2013). Colonisation and critical psychology in Australia. Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 10,79-87.

Riggs, D.W. (2013). Anti-Asian sentiment amongst a sample of white Australian men on gaydar. Sex Roles, 68, 768-778.

Riggs, D.W. (2013). Heteronormativity in online information about sex: A South Australian case study. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 14, 72-80.

2012

Cadwallader, J.R. & Riggs, D.W. (2012). The state of the union: Toward a biopolitics of marriage. M/C Journal, 15.

Due, C., Connellan, K. & Riggs, D.W. (2012). Surveillance, security and violence in a mental health ward: An ethnographic study of an Australian purpose-built unit. Surveillance and Society, 10, 292-302.

Palasinski, M. & Riggs, D.W. (2012). Young white British men and knife-carrying in public: Discourses of masculinity, protection and vulnerability. Critical Criminology, 20, 463-476.

Riggs, D.W. & Willsmore, S. (2012). Experiences of disenfranchised grief arising from the unplanned termination of a foster placement: An exploratory South Australian study. Adoption and Fostering, 36, 57-66.

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2012). Representations of surrogacy in submissions to a parliamentary inquiry in New South Wales. Techne, 16, 71-84.

Mclean, S., Kettler, L., Delfabbro,P.H., & Riggs, D.W. (2012). Frameworks for understanding challenging behaviour in out-of-home care. Clinical Psychologist, 16, 72-81.

Riggs, D.W. (2012). ‘Paradoxes of visibility’: Lesbian and gay parents in the Australian print media. Jindal Global Law Review, 4, 1-88.

Riggs, D.W., Webber, K., & Fell, G.F. (2012). Australian undergraduate psychology students’ attitudes towards trans people. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 8, 52-62.

Riggs, D.W. (2012). Intercountry adoption and the inappropriate/d other: Refusing the disappearance of birth families. Social Policy and Society, 11, 455-464.

Due, C. & Riggs, D.W. (2012). The terms on which child abuse is made to matter: Media representations of the Aurukun case. Australian Feminist Studies, 27, 3-18.

2011

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2011). (Un)common ground: English language acquisition and experiences of exclusion amongst new arrival students in Australian primary schools. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 18, 273-290.

Riggs, D.W. (2011). Loving otherwise: Race, relationality and respectability in Wilkinson v Kitzinger. Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, 7.

Riggs, D.W. (2011). Australian lesbian and gay foster carers negotiating the child protection system: Strengths and challenges. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 8, 215-226.

Due, C. & Riggs, D.W. (2011). Freedom to roam? Space use in primary schools with New Arrivals ProgramsOnline Journal of International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2, 1-16.

Palasinski, M., Riggs, D.W., & Zebialowicz, A. (2011).’You don’t do it in public’: Racism, respectability and responsibility in Celebrity Big Brother. Celebrity Studies, 2, 164-177.

Riggs, D.W. & Russell, L. (2011). Characteristic of men willing to act as sperm donors in the context of identity-release legislation. Human Reproduction, 26, 266-272.

Riggs, D.W. & Palasinski, M. (2011). Young men view things differently. BMJ, 342, 2903.

Riggs, D.W. (2011). Let’s go to the movies: Filmic representations of gay foster and adoptive parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 297-312

Riggs, D.W. & Scholz, B. (2011). The value and meaning attached to genetic relatedness amongst Australian sperm donors. New Genetics and Society, 30, 41-58.

Riggs, D.W. (2011). Queering evidence-based practice. Psychology and Sexuality, 2, 87-98.

2010

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2010). Friendship, exclusion and power: A study of two South Australian schools with New Arrivals Programs. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35, 73-80

Riggs, D.W. (2010). ‘I’m not gay, but my four mums are’: Psychological knowledge and lesbian-headed families. Radical Psychology, 9.

Riggs, D.W. (2010). The educational experiences of lesbian-mother families: A South Australian study. LES Online, 2, 3-13.

Riggs, D.W. (2010). On accountability: Towards a white middle-class queer ‘post identity politics identity politics’. Ethnicities, 10, 344-357

Due, C. & Riggs, D.W. (2010). Representing ‘Australian land’. Mainstream media reporting of Native Title. International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 3.

Due, C. & Riggs, D.W. (2010). ‘Playing at the edges’: The use of playground spaces in South Australian primary schools with New Arrivals Programmes.Social Geographies, 5, 25-37.

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2010). Gay men, race privilege, and surrogacy in India. Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge, 22.

Riggs, D.W. & Due, C. (2010). The management of accusations of racism in Celebrity Big Brother. Discourse and Society, 21, 257-271.

Riggs, D.W. & Fell, G.R. (2010). Teaching cultural competency for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans clients. Psychology Learning and Teaching Journal, 9, 30-38.

2009

Riggs, D.W. & Patterson, A. (2009). The smiling faces of contemporary homophobia and transphobia. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 5, 185-190.

Due, C. & Riggs, D.W. (2009). Moving beyond English as a requirement to ‘fit in’: Considering refugee and migrant education in South Australia. Refuge, 26, 55-64.

Riggs, D.W., Delfabbro, P.H. & Augoustinos, M. (2009). Foster fathers and carework: Enacting alternate forms of parenting. Fathering, 8, 24-36.

Riggs, D.W. (2009). The health implications of emotion work undertaken by gay sperm donors. Feminism & Psychology, 19, 517-533. 

Riggs, D.W., Augoustinos, M. & Delfabbro, P.H. (2009). The role of foster family belonging in recovery from child maltreatment. Australian Psychologist, 44, 166-173.

Riggs, D.W., King, D., Delfabbro, P.H. & Augoustinos, M. (2009). ‘Children out of place’: Representations of foster care in the Australian news media. Journal of Children and Media, 3, 234-248.

Riggs, D.W. (2009). The ground upon which we stand: Reading sexuality through race. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 10, 42-46.

Riggs, D.W. & Augoustinos, M. (2009). Institutional stressor and individual strengths: Policy and practice directions for working with Australian lesbian and gay foster carers. Practice: Social Work in Action, 21, 77-90.

Riggs, D.W., McLaren, S., & Mayes, A. (2009). Attitudes toward parenting in a lesbian and gay community sample. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. 13, 51-61.

Riggs, D.W., Delfabbro, P.H. & Augoustinos, M. (2009). Negotiating foster families: Identification and desireBritish Journal of Social Work, 39, 789-806

2008

Due, C., & Riggs, D.W. (2008). ‘We grew here you flew here’: Claims to ‘home’ in the Cronulla riots. Colloquy, 16, 210-228.

Fell, G., Mattiske, J., & Riggs, D.W. (2008). Challenging heteronormativity in psychological practice with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients: A workshop. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 4, 127-140.

Riggs, D.W. (2008). All the boys are straight: Heteronormativity in books on fathering and raising boys. Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, 2, 186-202.

Riggs, D.W. (2008). Using multinomial logistic regression analysis to develop a model of Australian gay and heterosexual sperm donors’ motivations and beliefs. International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 6, 106-123.

Riggs, D.W. (2008). Lesbian mothers, gay sperm donors, and community: Ensuring the well-being of children and families. Health Sociology Review, 17, 232-240.

Riggs, D.W. (2008). White mothers, Indigenous families, and the politics of voice. ACRAWSA e-journal, 4.

Riggs, D.W. (2008). Towards a ‘non indifferent’ account of child protection. Australian Feminist Studies, 23, 375-388

Riggs, D.W. & Delfabbro, P.H. (2008). Economies of care: Recognition and remuneration of foster carers. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 10, 94-104.

Riggs, D.W. (2008). Reading interrelationality: The racial politics of academic research. Dark Matters, 3.

Riggs, D.W. (2008). ‘The blighted germs of heterosexual tendancies’: Reading Freud in (be)hindsight. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 18, 131-139

2007

Riggs, D.W. (2007). Queer theory and its future in psychology: Exploring issues of race privilege. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 39-52.

Riggs, D.W. & Augoustinos, M. (2007). Learning Difference: Representations of diversity in storybooks for children of lesbian and gay parents. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 3, 81-95

Riggs, D.W. (2007). Psychology, individualism and activism: Challenging discourses of ‘equality with’ in the same-sex marriage debate. Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, 3, 185-194.

Riggs, D.W. (2007). How do bodies matter: Understanding embodied racialised subjectivities. Dark Matters, 2.

Riggs, D.W. (2007). Turning the screw: The double terror of whitenessAthanor, 10, 392-400.

Riggs, D.W. (2007). Re-assessing the foster care system: Examining the impact of heterosexism on lesbian and gay applicants. Hypatia, 22, 192-212.

Riggs, D.W., Augoustinos, M. & Delfabbro, P. (2007). ‘Basically it’s a recognition issue’: Validating a foster parent identity. Family Matters, 76, 64-69.

Riggs, D.W. (2007). On being ‘acceptable’: State sanction, race privilege, and lesbian and gay parents. Reconstruction: Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Journal, 7.

2006

Riggs, D.W. & Choi, P.Y.L. (2006). Heterosexism, racism and health psychology: Challenging or colluding with privilege? The Psychologist, 19, 288-291.

Riggs, D.W. (2006). ‘This reads like a conspiracy theory’, or; Mundane heterosexism hurts too! Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7, 310-313.

Riggs, D.W. (2006). ‘What’s love got to do with it’? Ambivalence and the national imaginaryInternational Journal of Critical Psychology, 16, 32-52.

Riggs, D.W. (2006). ‘Serosamenes or ‘serodifference’?: Resisting polarised discourses of identity and relationality in the context of HIV. Sexualities, 9, 431-444.

Riggs, D.W. & Walker, G.A. (2006). Queer(y)ing right: Psychology, liberal individualism and colonisation. Australian Psychologist, 41, 95-103

Riggs, D.W. (2006). Developmentalism and the rhetoric of ‘best interests of the child’: Challenging constructions of families and children in foster care . Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 2, 57-89.

Riggs, D.W. (2006). Bodies at the border: Contingency, hegemony and materiality. Philament: An Online Journal of the Arts and Culture, 9.

2005

Riggs, D.W. & Augoustinos, M. (2005). The psychic life of colonial power: Racialised subjectivities, bodies and methods. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 16, 445-467. 

Riggs, D.W. (2005). Who wants to be a ‘good parent’? Scientific representations of lesbian and gay parents in the news media. Media-Culture Journal, 8.

Riggs, D.W. (2005). Caught ‘n ‘e frame?: The gender illusionist within heteropatriarchy. Philament: An Online Journal of the Arts and Culture, 7.

Riggs, D.W. (2005). Locating control: Psychology and the cultural production of ‘healthy subject positions’. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 9, 87-100.

2004

Riggs, D.W. (2004). The politics of scientific knowledge: Constructions of sexuality and ethics in the conversion therapy literature. Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review, 5, 6-14.

Riggs, D.W. (2004). Benevolence and the management of stake: On being ‘good white people’. Philament: A Journal of the Arts and Culture, 4.

Riggs, D.W. (2004). ‘We don’t talk about race anymore’: Privilege, power and critical whiteness studies. Borderland Ejournal, 3 (2).

Riggs, D.W. (2004). Challenging the monoculturalism of psychology: Towards a socially accountable pedagogy and practice. Australian Psychologist, 39, 110-126.

Riggs, D.W. (2004). Resisting heterosexism in foster carer training: Valuing queer approaches to adult learning and relationality. Canadian Journal of Queer Studies in Education, 1.

Riggs, D.W. (2004). Understanding history as rhetorical strategy: Constructions of truth and objectivity in debates surrounding Windschuttle’s Fabrication. Journal of Australian Studies, 82, 37-49.

Riggs, D.W. & Augoustinos, M. (2004). Projecting threat: Managing subjective investments in whiteness. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 9, 216-224.

2003

Riggs, D.W. (2003). Repressing a privileged location: Exploring the uncanniness of white belonging in Australia. Analysis, 12, 97-112.

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