Staff Profile


Career Summary


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


Research keywords

  • Creative non-fiction/Ficto-criticism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Historiography
  • Human Geography
  • Identity and Self-hood
  • Indigenous Pedagogies
  • Narratology
  • Spatial ethnography

Research expertise

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
  • English

Fields of Research

200201Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies70
130301Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Education20
190400Performing Arts And Creative Writing10


'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)


Administrative expertise

Gabrielle has considerable experience in co-ordinating courses and units.


Teaching keywords

  • Aboriginal Culture and Language
  • Critical/Creative Thinking
  • Education - Indigenous pedagogies
  • Ethics
  • Indigenous Studies

Teaching expertise

Gabrielle has over eight years teaching experience within Indigenous higher education contexts, and has taught in a variety of programs across various coherencies.



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Journal article (3 outputs)

2015Fletcher GL, 'Self. Propagating | a strategy of encounter |', Cultural Studies Review, 21 220-231 (2015)
2009Fletcher GL, 'jar', Philament, August, 2009 116-119 (2009)
2007Fletcher GL, 'slight antrhopologies', Cultural Studies Review, 13 11-19 (2007)

Conference (4 outputs)

2014Fletcher GL, 'Speaking from our CORE: Reviving Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract, Wagga Wagga (2014)
2014Fletcher GL, 'The Floating CORE: Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract, Wagga Wagga (2014)
2014Gruppetta MM, Fletcher G, 'The Floating CORE: Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Engagement Australia, Wagga Wagga (2014)


2014Gruppetta MM, Fletcher G, Gilbert S, Conlan D, Kelly R, Chambers B, Griffith J, 'Speaking from our CORE: Reviving Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice.', Engagement Australia, Wagga Wagga (2014)


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Creative Work (2 outputs)

2005Fletcher GL, Messing with Jacob's Particulars, Australia, Oxford, England (2005)
2005Fletcher GL, Culling the Episode, Australia, Oxford, England (2005)

Grants and Funding

No funding.


Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.25

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

Current Supervision

ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy (Abor Studies)Co-SupervisorCreating a Theoretical Framework for 21st Century Aboriginal Pedagogies

Ms Gabrielle Fletcher

Work Phone 02 4985 4567
PositionIndigenous New Career Academic
The Wollotuka Institute
The Wollotuka Institute
Academic Division
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaIndigenous Cultural Studies
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308