Books

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright (forthcoming), Emotion and Nostalgia in Oral Histories of Schooling: Memory, Education and Social Change (Under contract with Palgrave Macmillan)

Katie Wright & Julie McLeod (eds.), Rethinking Youth Wellbeing: Critical Perspectives. Singapore: Springer, 2015

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright (eds.), The Promise of the New and Genealogies of Educational Reform. Routledge, London, 2015

Katie Wright, The Rise of the Therapeutic Society: Psychological Knowledge & the Contradictions of Cultural Change. Washington, DC: New Academia, 2011. * 2012 Raewyn Connell Prize, Special Commendation, TASA

Journal Special Issues

Katie Wright, Shurlee Swain & Kathleen McPhillips (eds.), ‘The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’Journal of Australian Studies 42.2 (2018): 139-263. *Highly Commended, John Barrett Award for Australian Studies

Katie Wright, Shurlee Swain & Kathleen McPhillips (eds.), ‘The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’. Child Abuse & Neglect 74 (2017): 1-114

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright (eds.), ‘The promise of the new: Genealogies of youth, nation and educational reform in Australia’. Journal of Educational Administration and History Special Issue, 44.4 (2012): 283–293

Journal Articles 

Katie Wright & Alasdair Henry, ‘Historical institutional child abuse: Activist mobilisation and public inquiries’. Sociology Compass 13.12 (2019): e12754

Katie Wright, Johanna Sköld & Shurlee Swain, ‘Examining abusive pasts: Reassessing institutional violence and care through commissions of inquiry’Traverse Journal of History / Revue d’histoire (2018): 149-165

Katie Wright. ‘Challenging institutional denial: Psychological discourse, therapeutic culture and public inquiries’Journal of Australian Studies 42.2 (2018): 177-190

Katie Wright & Shurlee Swain. ‘Speaking the unspeakable, naming the unnameable: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’Journal of Australian Studies 42.2 (2018): 139-152

Katie Wright. ‘Remaking collective knowledge: An analysis of the complex and multiple effects of historical institutional child abuse inquiries’Child Abuse & Neglect 74 (2017): 10-22

Katie Wright. ‘Inventing the “normal” child: Psychology, delinquency and the promise of early intervention’. History of the Human Sciences 30.5 (2017): 46-67

Katie Wright, Shurlee Swain and Kathleen McPhillips. ‘The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’. Child Abuse & Neglect 74 (2017): 1-9

Shurlee Swain, Katie Wright & Johanna Sköld. ‘Conceptualising and categorising child abuse inquiries: From damage control to foregrounding survivor testimony’Journal of Historical Sociology 31.3 (2017): 282-296

Katie Wright and Emma Buchanan. ‘Education for international mindedness: Life history reflections on schooling and the shaping of a cosmopolitan outlook’Current Issues in Comparative Education 20.1 (2017): 68-83

Katie Wright. ‘Speaking out: Representations of child sexual abuse in media, memoir and public inquiries’. Red Feather Journal: An International Journal of Children in Popular Culture 7.2 (2016): 17-30

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright. ‘What does wellbeing do? An approach to defamiliarize keywords in youth studies’. Journal of Youth Studies 19.6 (2016): 776–792

Katie Wright. ‘Student wellbeing and the therapeutic turn in education’. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist 31.2 (2014): 141–152

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright. ‘Education for citizenship: transnational expertise, curriculum reform and psychological knowledge in 1930s Australia’. History of Education Review 42.2 (2013): 170–184 (Highly Commended Paper Award, Emerald Publishing)

Katie Wright. ‘“To see through Johnny and to see Johnny through”: the guidance movement in interwar Australia’. Journal of Educational Administration and History 44.4 (2012): 315–335

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright. ‘The promise of the new: genealogies of youth, nation and educational reform in Australia’. Journal of Educational Administration and History 44.4 (2012): 283–292

Katie Wright. ‘“Help for wayward children”: Child guidance in 1930s Australia’. History of Education Review 41.1 (2012): 4–19

Katie Wright. & Julie McLeod. ‘Public memories and private meanings: Representing the “happy childhood” narrative in oral histories of adolescence and schooling in Australia’. Oral History Forum/ Forum d’histoire orale 32 (2012)

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright. ‘The talking cure in everyday life: Gender, generations and friendship’. Sociology 43.1 (2009): 122–139

Katie Wright. ‘Engendering a therapeutic ethos: modernity, masculinity and nervousness’. Journal of Historical Sociology 22.1 (2009): 84–107

Katie Wright. ‘Theorizing therapeutic culture: Past influences, future directions’. Journal of Sociology 44.4 (2008): 321–336

Katie Wright & Margaret Robertson. ‘Keeping connected: Young people, identity and schooling’. Curriculum Leadership 5.22 (13 July 2007)

Book Chapters

Katie Wright, ‘Trauma talk: Recognising the political in the therapeutic culture’. In The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures, 421-434. Edited by Daniel Nehring et al. London: Routledge, 2020

Julie McLeod and Katie Wright, ‘Critical policy studies and historical sociology of concepts: Wellbeing and mindfulness in education’. In Deana Leahy et al. eds, Social Theory and Health Education: Forging New Insights in Research, 93-103. London: Routledge, 2020

Katie Wright and Emma Buchanan, ‘Educational psychology: Developments and contestations’. In Tanya Fitzgerald, ed, The International Handbook of Historical Studies in Education: Debates, Tensions, Directions, 495-515. London Springer, 2020

Katie Wright, ‘From targeted interventions to universal approaches: Historicizing mental health and wellbeing’. In Katie Wright. & Julie McLeod, eds. Rethinking youth wellbeing: critical perspectives, 197–218. Singapore: Springer, 2015

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright, ‘Inventing youth wellbeing’. In Julie McLeod & Katie Wright, eds. Rethinking youth wellbeing: critical perspectives, 1–10. Singapore: Springer, 2015

Katie Wright, ‘To see through Johnny and to see Johnny through: The guidance movement in interwar Australia’. In Julie McLeod & Katie Wright, eds. The Promise of the New and Genealogies of Educational Reform, 35–55. London: Routledge, 2015 (Republished article)

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright, ‘The promise of the new: Genealogies of educational reform in Australia’. In Julie McLeod & Katie Wright, eds. The Promise of the New and Genealogies of Educational Reform, 1–11. London: Routledge, 2015 (Republished article)

Katie Wright, ‘Mum’s the word: Therapy culture and maternal ambivalence’. In Petra Bueskens, ed. Mothering and Psychoanalysis: Clinical, Sociological & Feminist Perspectives, 445–461. Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press, 2014

Katie Wright, ‘Therapy culture’. In Peter Beilharz & Robert Manne, eds. Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, 302–312. Black Inc: Melbourne, 2006

Exhibition and film

Katie Wright et al. Citizen activism: Reclaiming childhood Rights. In Democracy. Are You In? Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra, 2020.

Public Knowledge Resources

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright, Schooling Memories: A Collection of Oral History Interviews. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne, 2020

Katie Wright, Shurlee Swain & Johanna Sköld, The Age of Inquiry: A Global Mapping of Institutional Abuse Inquiries. Melbourne: La Trobe University, 2017

Conference Papers (full papers refereed and published) 

Katie Wright. ‘Childhood, public inquiries and late modernity’. In Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities, Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference,  Adelaide, 2014

Katie Wright. ‘The therapeutic school: Historicizing debate about educational policy and practice’. In Local Lives/Global Networks, Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference, Newcastle, 2011

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright. ‘Social values and schooling: Curriculum, counselling and the education of the adolescent, 1930-1970s’. In Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane, 2009

Katie Wright. ‘Towards a cultural sociology of whistleblowing’. In Reimagining Sociology, Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference, Melbourne, 2009

Katie Wright. ‘Making private pain public: Psychology, counselling and therapeutic culture’. Refereed Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Australian Sociological Association and the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand, Auckland, 2007

Katie Wright. ‘The arrival of therapeutic culture in Australia: Modern life, masculinity and the problem of nerves’. In Sociology for a Mobile World, Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference, Perth, 2006

Katie Wright. ‘The psychotherapeutic self: Purchasing self-care and the promise of transformation’. In New Times, New Worlds, New Ideas, Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference, Armidale, 2003

Julie McLeod & Katie Wright. ‘Shaping the self through psychotherapeutic means: Gender and cross-generational perspectives’. In Educational Research, Risks and Dilemmas, NZARE/AARE International Conference Proceedings, Auckland, 2003

Reports

Katie Wright. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Institutional Cultures, Policy Frameworks and Social Change. Canberra: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. 

Katie Wright. Short report on workshop: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Canberra: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. 

Katie Wright. International Baccalaureate Programmes: Longer-term Outcomes. Bethesda, MD, USA: International Baccalaureate Organization, 2015

Invited Reviews and Other Non-Refereed Publications

Katie Wright. Invited commentary on The Rise of the Therapeutic Society, following awarding of Raewyn Connell Prize, Special Commendation. Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association, August 2013, 36.

Katie Wright. ‘Review of Elemér Hankis, The toothpaste of immortality: Self-construction in the consumer age. Thesis Eleven 98.1 (2009): 149–152.

Katie Wright. ‘Drastic Plastic’. Australian Book Review, November 2008, 34–35.