Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 5178|
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School of Humanities and Social Science
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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.
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 2002
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle, 1998
- Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle, 1997
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 1996
- Cultural Studies and Literature
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
|160699||Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified||35|
|209999||Language, Communication And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified||15|
|01/01/2006 - 01/12/2007|
I have to stay on top of administrative issues for both teaching and research.
- Cultural studies
- Indigenous Education
- Representations of indigenality in literature
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.