Dr Maria Freij

Conjoint Lecturer

Faculty of Education and Arts

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
- Creative writing - Translation and Interpretation Studies

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Applied Linguistics, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Creative Writing
  • Studies of Interpretation and Translation

Languages

  • German (Fluent)
  • Swedish (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) 90
200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified 10

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Freij M, Aitken K, Archipelago, Archipelago Group, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [A3]

Chapter (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Maria Freij, Germov JB, 'A sociology of licit and illicit drugs', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 204-226 (2015) [B2]
Co-authors John Germov
2015 Maria Freij, Germov JB, 'Global risk and the surveillance state: a sociology of new terrorism', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 394-420 (2015) [B2]
Co-authors John Germov
2014 Germov J, Freij M, 'Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and Medicalisation', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 337-356 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors John Germov
2014 Broom D, Freij MHG, Germov J, 'Gendered Health', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 122-147 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors John Germov
2014 Freij MHG, Germov J, 'Drug Use and Abuse in Australia: Social Origins, Impacts, and Responses', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 280-297 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors John Germov
2014 Freij MHG, 'Part I: The poetry of Boris Vian', If I Say 'If': The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide 1-15 (2014) [B1]
2014 Freij MHG, 'On not Wanting to Die: Translation as resurrection', If I Say 'If': The Poems and Short Stories of Boris Vian, Adelaide University Press, Adelaide 299-305 (2014) [B1]
2011 Freij MH, Germov JB, 'Global risk and the surveillance state: A sociology of new terrorism', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 372-396 (2011) [B2]
Co-authors John Germov
2009 Germov JB, Freij MH, 'Media and health: Moral panics, sinners and saviours', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 347-363 (2009) [B2]
Co-authors John Germov
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Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Williams LT, Germov J, Fuller S, Freij M, 'A taste of ethical consumption at a slow food festival', Appetite, 91 321-328 (2015) [C1]

This paper examines the motives and experiences of attendees at a Slow Food festival to gain an understanding of how people engage with ethical consumer projects. Slow Food is a g... [more]

This paper examines the motives and experiences of attendees at a Slow Food festival to gain an understanding of how people engage with ethical consumer projects. Slow Food is a global social movement aimed at promoting food that is regionally, ethically, and sustainably produced, and convivially consumed. The movement uses culinary tourist events, such as food festivals and farmers' markets, to promote its philosophy and attract new members. There have been no empirical studies of ethical consumption using a Slow Food event as a case study. This study uses an ethnographic approach and a framework of virtue ethics to explore the views of people attending a major Slow Food festival in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in situ with 33 participants (19 consumers and 14 stallholders) to discover their rationales for attending the festival, and their perspectives on ethical consumption. Transcripts were coded and thematically analysed, resulting in three themes reflecting varying degrees of public virtues (altruistic motivations) and private virtues (personal wellbeing): the quest for virtuous lifestyles through ethical consumption, the importance of co-production, and the challenges of putting ethical consumer projects like Slow Food into daily practice. The findings reveal the manner in which virtue ethics affects foodways and highlights the contingent and challenging nature of practising ethical eating.

DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.066
Co-authors John Germov, Lauren Williams
2011 Germov JB, Williams LT, Freij MH, 'Portrayal of the slow food movement in the Australian print media: Conviviality, localism and romanticism', Journal of Sociology, 47 89-106 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1440783310369021
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Lauren Williams, John Germov
2010 Freij MH, 'Beneath the Surface and the Scars in Anthony Lawrence's Poetry', Mascara Literary Review, (2010) [C3]
2010 Freij MH, 'Translating Boris Vian's Je voudrais pas crever', Australian Journal of French Studies, 47 60-71 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3828/AJFS.47.1.60
2009 Freij MH, 'The lingering fog of childhood', Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, - 1-10 (2009) [C1]
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Germov JB, Williams LT, Freij MH, 'Slow food, slow progress: Experiencing the slow food movement in Australia', 2nd BSA Food Study Group Conference Programme. Programme by Session, London (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, John Germov
2010 Williams LT, Germov JB, Freij MH, 'Is the slow food movement driven by environmental sustainability, health concerns or conviviality?', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors John Germov, Lauren Williams
2008 Freij MH, 'The lingering fog of childhood: The image as truth in 'I Was Here'', The Art of the Real: National Creative Non-Fiction Conference. Program, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]

Creative Work (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Freij MH, Sugar, Meanjin, Carlton, VIC (2008) [J2]
2008 Freij MH, Ahus, 1986, O.L. Society Ltd., Melbourne, VIC (2008) [J2]
2008 Freij MH, Amber, Mascara Poetry Inc, Wahroonga, N.S.W (2008) [J2]
2008 Freij MH, Kindergarten (I), (II), (III), Mascara Poetry Inc, Wahroonga, N.S.W (2008) [J2]
2008 Freij MH, Shoeboxes, Softblow Poetry Journal, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2008 Freij MH, The Archipelago of Stockholm, 1990, Softblow Poetry Journal, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2008 Freij MH, Seal Rocks Lighthouse, Softblow Poetry Journal, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2008 Freij MH, Swimming, Softblow Poetry Journal, Singapore (2008) [J2]
2004 Freij MH, A place to call home, Uniwrite, Callaghan, NSW (2004) [J2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $10,000

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20101 grants / $10,000

ArtStart$10,000

Funding body: Australia Council for the Arts

Funding body Australia Council for the Arts
Project Team
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2010 Honours To Klagenfurt and Back
Literature, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2010 Honours Windows
Literature, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2010 Honours Beyond Hope
Literature, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Overflow
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD The Influence of Literature on the Pro-Environmental Attitudes of Environmental Educators
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Maria Freij

Position

Conjoint Lecturer
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email maria.freij@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6012
Fax (02) 4921 6933

Office

Room W321
Building Behavioural Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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