Margaret teaches in the literature area in the School of Communication and Arts. Her particular teaching interest is contemporary and postmodern fiction.
Margaret is the author of Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia, a study of Australian feminist cultural memory. She is the co-editor of Terra-Recognita: New Essays in Australian Studies, Manifesting Australian Literary Feminisms: Nexus and Faultlines, and Things that Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer. She has also published numerous articles on feminist fiction and culture, and autobiography.
She has been a consultant to the National Museum of Australia, advising on a modern Australian women's movement collection. Her current projects include a monograph on the punk writer, Kathy Acker.