Gabrielle Lorraine Fletcher is a Gundungurra woman from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, and is a descendent of The Gully People of Katoomba Falls. She has a background in Critical and Cultural Studies/Indigenous Studies and Creative Writing, and holds a Master of Social Science (Distinction) from the University of Newcastle and post-graduate qualifications from Curtin University of Technology, Perth.
She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle. Her thesis considers bureaucratic theatres as fields of enactment, how the authentic Indigenous self is negotiated within them, and how these spaces may be inflected towards meaningful Indigenous place.
Gabrielle is employed as an Indigenous New Career Academic at The Wollotuka Institute. She has also taught at Macquarie University, the University of Western Sydney and Curtin University.
Prior to this, Gabrielle worked within Aboriginal Community organisations. This work has provided a significant grounding in Indigenous Knowledges, cultural engagement and lived experience that provides a deep and ongoing philosophical anchor for her teaching and research.
She has had her creative work published in Salt: International Journal of Poetry and Poetics and Cultural Studie Review.
Gabrielle would never claim to be anybody in particular. What she might suggest is that she is [some] body within context.
- Master of Social Science, University of Newcastle, 08/07/2011
- Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Studies, Curtin University of Technology, 10/02/2006
- Creative non-fiction/Ficto-criticism
- Cultural Studies
- Human Geography
- Identity and Self-hood
- Indigenous Pedagogies
- Spatial ethnography
Gabrielle is currently co supervising one Honours student who is examining Aboriginal Women's narratives in the criminal justice system; and an MPhil Candidate whose research topic centres on Indigenous pedagogy.
She is also completing her own Doctoral dissertation interrogating post-colonial theatres of redaction and Aboriginal self-hood, and continues to engage in other research projects on Indigenous pedagogy and cultural performance, including creative writing for publication.
- Aboriginal English, So Described
Fields of Research
|200201||Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies||70|
|130301||Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Education||20|
|190400||Performing Arts And Creative Writing||10|
|'Day of Provocation' - School of Humanities Graduate Conference|
Curtin University of Technology, Australia (Keynote Address)
|'On Collaboration, Anthropology Colloquim|
Macquarie University, Australia (Panelist)
|2014 Engagement Australia Conference - Engage and Innovate for Sustainability|
Engagement Australia, Australia (Concluding Plenary International Panel)
Gabrielle has considerable experience in co-ordinating courses and units.
- Aboriginal Culture and Language
- Critical/Creative Thinking
- Education - Indigenous pedagogies
- Indigenous Studies
Gabrielle has over eight years teaching experience within Indigenous higher education contexts, and has taught in a variety of programs across various coherencies.
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
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Journal article (3 outputs)
|2015||Fletcher GL, 'Self. Propagating | a strategy of encounter |', Cultural Studies Review, 21 220-231 (2015)|
|2009||Fletcher GL, 'jar', Philament, August, 2009 116-119 (2009)|
|2007||Fletcher GL, 'slight antrhopologies', Cultural Studies Review, 13 11-19 (2007)|
Conference (2 outputs)
|2014||Fletcher GL, 'The Floating CORE: Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract, Wagga Wagga (2014)|
|2014||Fletcher GL, 'Speaking from our CORE: Reviving Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract, Wagga Wagga (2014)|
Creative Work (2 outputs)
|2005||Fletcher GL, Messing with Jacob's Particulars, Australia, Oxford, England (2005)|
|2005||Fletcher GL, Culling the Episode, Australia, Oxford, England (2005)|
Grants and Funding
|Number of current supervisions||2|
|Total current UoN Masters EFTSL||0.25|
|Total current UoN PhD EFTSL||0.4|
For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.
|Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2014||2016||M Philosophy (Abor Studies)||Co-Supervisor||Creating a Theoretical Framework for 21st Century Aboriginal Pedagogies|
|2014||2018||PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)||Co-Supervisor||Examining Holistic approaches to Policy Supporting Australian Aboriginal Women in the Criminal Justice System: From the Perspectives and Experiences of Aboriginal Women|
Ms Gabrielle Fletcher
|Work Phone||02 4985 4567|
|Position||Indigenous New Career Academic|
The Wollotuka Institute
The Wollotuka Institute
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Focus Area||Indigenous Cultural Studies|
Callaghan NSW 2308