Ms Gabrielle Fletcher

Indigenous New Career Academic

The Wollotuka Institute (Indigenous Cultural Studies)

Career Summary

Biography

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 Studies Review

Gabrielle would never claim to be anybody in particular. What she might suggest is that she is [some] body within context. 

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.

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.

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

Qualifications

  • Master of Social Science, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Studies, Curtin University of Technology

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Culture and Language
  • Creative non-fiction/Ficto-criticism
  • Critical/Creative Thinking
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education - Indigenous pedagogies
  • Ethics
  • Historiography
  • Human Geography
  • Identity and Self-hood
  • Indigenous Pedagogies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Narratology
  • Spatial ethnography

Languages

  • Aboriginal English, so described (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education 20
200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies 70
190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Indigenous New Career Academic University of Newcastle
The Wollotuka Institute
Australia

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2005 'Day of Provocation' - School of Humanities Graduate Conference
Organisation: Curtin University of Technology Description: (Conference - non-published)

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2014 2014 Engagement Australia Conference - Engage and Innovate for Sustainability
Organisation: Engagement Australia
2008 'On Collaboration, Anthropology Colloquim
Organisation: Macquarie University Description: With Dr. Jenifer Dieger and Dr. Gillian Cowlinshaw
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Fletcher GL, 'Speaking from our CORE: Reviving Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract, Wagga Wagga (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Maree Gruppetta, Stephanie Gilbert
2014 Fletcher GL, 'The Floating CORE: Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Peer Reviewed Abstract, Wagga Wagga (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Maree Gruppetta
2014 Gruppetta 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)
Co-authors Maree Gruppetta, Stephanie Gilbert
2014 Gruppetta MM, Fletcher G, 'The Floating CORE: Indigenous Community as Pedagogical Practice', Engagement Australia, Wagga Wagga (2014)
Co-authors Maree Gruppetta
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Creative Work (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Fletcher GL, Messing with Jacob's Particulars, Australia, Oxford, England (2005)
2005 Fletcher GL, Culling the Episode, Australia, Oxford, England (2005)
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Creating a Theoretical Framework for 21st Century Aboriginal Pedagogies
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Ms Gabrielle Fletcher

Position

Indigenous New Career Academic
The Wollotuka Institute
The Wollotuka Institute
Academic Division

Focus area

Indigenous Cultural Studies

Contact Details

Email gabrielle.fletcher@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 4985 4567

Office

Room SAS123
Building Birabahn
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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