Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing

Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (English)

Career Summary

Biography

I received my PhD from Newcastle University in 2002. I have taught in both Aboriginal Studies and Literature. My research interests are in children's literature, Indigenous literature and Australian literature.

Research Expertise
My doctorate examine non-Indigenous representations of Indigenality in Australian children's literature. My first ARC Indigenous researchers grant looked at what young Murri youth liked to read. My second ARC Indigenous researchers grant is examining what "reading" actually means for Indigenous tertiary students. My ARC Discovery project with Professor Nancy Wright and Dr. Therese Davis is examining Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration in film and literature.

Teaching Expertise
I have taught in Aboriginal Studies since 1999. I also taugh in the School of Language and Media from 1999 to 2002. I taught with the Learning and Teaching Support Unit at the University of Southern Queensland from 2003 - 2006.

Administrative Expertise
I have to stay on top of administrative issues for both teaching and research. 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies and Literature
  • Cultural studies
  • Indigenous Education
  • Representations of indigenality in literature

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified 35
209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified 15
200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2006 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2007 Fellowship

ARC - Discovery - Indigenous Researchers' Development

ARC
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Collins-Gearing BM, 'Narrating the "Classic" on Stolen Ground: Anne of Green Gables', Anne Around the World, McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Montreal & Kingston, London, Ithaca 164-178 (2013) [B1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2011 Collins-Gearing BM, Huijser H, 'Blood is thicker than water: Stains on the land in Bra Boys', Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand, I. B. Tauris, London 26-30 (2011) [B2]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing

Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Abbas H, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Dancing with an Illegitimate Feminism: A Female Buginese Scholar¿s Voice in Australian Academia', M/C Journal, 17 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2014 Huijser H, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Shades of Indigenous Belonging in Samson & Delilah', New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences, 3 69-83 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2012 Kwaymullina B, Collins-Gearing BM, Kwaymullina A, Pushman T, 'Growing up the future: Children's stories and Aboriginal ecology', M/C Journal, 15 1-7 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2010 Collins-Gearing BM, Osland DM, 'Who will save us from the rabbits?: Rewriting the past allegorically', Looking Glass, The, 14 1-9 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing, Dianne Osland
2010 Collins-Gearing BM, 'Reclaiming the wasteland: Samson and Delilah and the historical perception and construction of Indigenous knowledges in Australian cinema', M/C Journal, 13 1-4 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2008 Collins-Gearing BM, 'Not all sorrys are created equal, some are more equal than 'others'', M/C Journal, 11 1-12 (2008) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2007 Huijser H, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Representing Indigenous stories in the cinema: Between collaboration and appropriation', International Journal of Organisations, Communities and Nations, 7 1-9 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2007 Collins-Gearing BM, 'Making sense of 'their' sense of place: Australian children's literature landscape on Indigenous Land', Journal of Children's Literature, 33 27-37 (2007) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2006 Collins-Gearing BM, Firth A, 'Incommensuraility: A Blackfella-Non-Indigenous Non-Conversation', Social Alternatives, 25 54-58 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2006 Collins-Gearing BM, 'Re-Reading Representations of Indigenality in Australian Children's Literature: a History', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 35 61-67 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2005 Wright NE, Collins-Gearing BM, 'The Rhetoric of Benevolence as an Impediment to the Protection of Indigenous Cultural Rights: A Study of Australian Literature and Law', Journal of Australian Studies, 85 57-68 (2005) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2004 Wright NE, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Comparative Study of the Status of Women in Canada and Australia', Australian Canadian Studies, 22 1-7 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2003 Collins-Gearing BM, 'Imagining indigenality in romance and fantasy fiction for children', Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature, 13 32-42 (2003) [C1]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Collins-Gearing BM, Smith RL, 'Disciplining English: The challenge of Indigenising the discipline', A Scholarly Affair. Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference. Program and Abstracts, Byron Bay, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Ros Smith, Brooke Collins-Gearing
2008 Collins-Gearing BM, 'White women trippin over: Non-Indigenous women and their need to represent the 'real' Indigenous sista', The Art of the Real: National Creative Non-Fiction Conference. Program, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2004 Wright NE, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Editorial', The Australian Canadian Studies, The University of Newcastle (2004) [E4]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
2003 Collins-Gearing BM, 'Non-indigenous dreaming in historical writing for children', Voicing Dissent, New Talents 21C: Next Generation Australian Studies No 76, Queensland, Australia (2003) [E2]
Co-authors Brooke Collins-Gearing
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $236,986

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20101 grants / $750

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, Byron Bay NSW, 7 - 9 December 2010, Byron Bay 2010$750

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000888
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

The 2008 International L.M. Montgomery Conference, The Univeristy of Prince Edward Island, 25/6/2008 - 29/6/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188665
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $16,000

Aboriginal identities within architecture and the built environment: Perceptions of a sample of indigenous and non-indigenous architects.$16,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Ms Tara Mallie, Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing, Professor Michael Ostwald
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186723
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20062 grants / $204,536

Working Together: Indigenous and Non-indigenous Collaboration in Australian Film and Literature$184,140

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing, Dr Nancy Wright, Dr Therese Davis
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185275
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reading as a cultural and historical practice$20,396

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186618
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20031 grants / $7,000

Appropriation of Indigenous Cultural Property in Australian Children's Literature, 1860-2000$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Dr Nancy Wright, Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182361
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $7,000

A study of what rural koori youth want and need in contemporary literature$7,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
Scheme Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0177999
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current12

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.95
PhD3.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Science and Mysticism as Double Seance in the Magical Realist Fiction of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Masters Explore Relationships Between Students Use of Fictional Literature on Advanced Empathy Skills
Social Work, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD 'Australia' in Australian Children's Fantasy
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD 'Indianness' and Outsiders: Novels of the British Raj and Contemporary India.
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Young Adult Dystopian Fiction and Representations of the Adolescent Body
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD A Study in Exploring and Innovating Contemporary Societal Issues and the Representation of Sexuality Through the Spectrum of the Young Adult Novel
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters Pilgrim at Tennant Creek
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters Dust in the Hearts
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Creative Writing: Realism and the Changing Nature of Young Adult Literature as a Genre
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD The Theatres of Post/Colonial Redaction: Mapping the Terrains of the Aboriginal Self
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Split River
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD The Moving and Sorrowful Voice That Cries Out: Trauma and Post-Structuralism in Turner Hospital's Fictional Prose
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Female Victimhood and Suicide in the Naturalistic Novel
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Eatdirtzian Geosophy: Approaching Ethical Reading Practices
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Dancing with Australian Feminism: Helen Garner's Postcards from Surfers Viewed from a Buginese Perspective with a Partial Translation into Indonesian
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD State of Origin
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Can Children's Literature Be Non-Colonising? A Dialogic Approach to Nonsense
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Questioning "Authentic" Aboriginal Architecture: An Analysis of Recent Cultural Centre Designs
Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD "Relating to Country": Listening, Reflecting and Relating to Contemporary Aboriginal Stories From Won:arua Country in the Hunter Valley
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing

Position

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

English

Contact Details

Email brooke.collins-gearing@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5178
Fax (02) 4921 6985

Office

Room MC145
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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