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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 30/08/2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 18/04/1996
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle, 15/05/1998
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle, 09/05/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Cultural Studies and 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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
200500Literary Studies50
160699Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified35
209999Language, Communication And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified15

Appointments

Fellowship
ARC (Australia)
01/01/2006 - 01/12/2007

Administrative

Administrative expertise

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

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Communications
  • Cultural studies
  • Indigenous Education
  • Representations of indigenality in 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.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Collins-Gearing BM, Firth A, 'Incommensuraility: A Blackfella-Non-Indigenous Non-Conversation', Social Alternatives, 25 54-58 (2006) [C1]
2006Collins-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]
2004Wright NE, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Comparative Study of the Status of Women in Canada and Australia', Australian Canadian Studies, 22 1-7 (2004) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

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2013Collins-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]
2011Collins-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]

Journal article (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Kwaymullina 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]
2010Collins-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]
2010Collins-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: Dianne Osland

2008Collins-Gearing BM, 'Not all sorrys are created equal, some are more equal than 'others'', M/C Journal, 11 1-12 (2008) [C1]
2007Huijser 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]
2007Collins-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]
2006Collins-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]
2006Collins-Gearing BM, Firth A, 'Incommensuraility: A Blackfella-Non-Indigenous Non-Conversation', Social Alternatives, 25 54-58 (2006) [C1]
2005Wright 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]
2004Wright NE, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Comparative Study of the Status of Women in Canada and Australia', Australian Canadian Studies, 22 1-7 (2004) [C1]
2003Collins-Gearing BM, 'Imagining indigenality in romance and fantasy fiction for children', Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature, 13 32-42 (2003) [C1]
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Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Collins-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

2008Collins-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]
2004Wright NE, Collins-Gearing BM, 'Editorial', The Australian Canadian Studies, The University of Newcastle (2004) [E4]
2003Collins-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]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$236,986

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2010 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020102010
GNo:G1000888

2008 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188665

2007 (1 grants)

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)

Project Team
Ms Tara Mallie, Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing, Professor Michael Ostwald
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,00020072007
GNo:G0186723

2006 (2 grants)

Working Together: Indigenous and Non-indigenous Collaboration in Australian Film and Literature$184,140
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing, Dr Nancy Wright, Dr Therese Davis
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$184,14020062008
GNo:G0185275

Reading as a cultural and historical practice$20,396
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,39620062007
GNo:G0186618

2003 (1 grants)

Appropriation of Indigenous Cultural Property in Australian Children's Literature, 1860-2000$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Dr Nancy Wright, Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020032003
GNo:G0182361

1999 (1 grants)

A study of what rural koori youth want and need in contemporary literature$7,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Brooke Collins-Gearing
SchemeRole
Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019991999
GNo:G0177999
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions11
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.25
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.98

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (English)Co-SupervisorPilgrim at Tennant Creek
20142018PhD (English)Co-SupervisorA Study in Exploring and Innovating Contemporary Societal Issues and the Representation of Sexuality Through the Spectrum of the Young Adult Novel
20142018PhD (English)Co-SupervisorRewriting the Feminine: The Female Hero in Young Adult Fantasy and Realist Literature and the Female Body as Public Spectacle
20142018PhD (English)Principal Supervisor'Indianness' and Outsiders: Novels of the British Raj and Contemporary India.
20132017PhD (English)Co-SupervisorCreative Writing: Realism and the Changing Nature of Young Adult Literature as a Genre
20122016PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Co-SupervisorThe Theatres of Post/Colonial Redaction: Mapping the Terrains of the Aboriginal Self
20112015PhD (English)Co-SupervisorWatermark: a Liminal Approach to Autobiographical Short Fiction
20112014PhD (English)Co-SupervisorSplit River
20102014PhD (English)Co-SupervisorFemale Victimhood and Suicide in the Naturalistic Novel
20092017PhD (English)Co-SupervisorThe Moving and Sorrowful Voice That Cries Out: Trauma and Post-Structuralism in Turner Hospital's Fictional Prose
20092013PhD (English)Co-SupervisorEatdirtzian Geosophy: Approaching Ethical Reading Practices

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (English)Principal SupervisorDancing with Australian Feminism: Helen Garner's Postcards from Surfers Viewed from a Buginese Perspective with a Partial Translation into Indonesian
2012PhD (English)Co-SupervisorState of Origin
2010PhD (English)Principal SupervisorCan Children's Literature Be Non-Colonising? A Dialogic Approach to Nonsense
2009M Philosophy (Architecture)Co-SupervisorQuestioning "Authentic" Aboriginal Architecture: An Analysis of Recent Cultural Centre Designs
2008PhD (Fine Art)Co-Supervisor"Relating to Country": Listening, Reflecting and Relating to Contemporary Aboriginal Stories From Won:arua Country in the Hunter Valley
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Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing

Work Phone(02) 4921 5178
Fax(02) 4921 6985
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnglish
Office
MC145,
McMullin,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/brooke-collins-gearing