Dr Emma Hamilton

Dr Emma Hamilton

Open Foundation Online Convenor / Deputy Convenor Open Foundation

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

Career Summary

Biography

I am a Lecturer of History and Humanities in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFSC) and an early career researcher. I am an historian specialising in modern American and Australian histories, with a particular expertise in cultural histories, film and representation studies. I am especially interested in matters of culture and representation as they relate to historical methodologies, and histories of gender, sexuality, age, and race across time and place. My first scholarly monograph, Masculinities in the American Western Film, reflects on the nature of historical representations - and their connection to gender - in the American Western film genre in the 1950s and 1960s. A passionate enabling lecturer, I enjoy sharing in the educational journey of my students and working to find better ways to communicate historical ideas in the classroom. 

I am currently working on a number of projects related to my discipline-specific training including the completion of a co-edited book that examines the international Western via auteur theory (co-edited with Associate Professor Alistair Rolls, Peter Lang, forthcoming). I am also working on a number of projects related to enabling education and equity, including projects that examine online education and student experiences, enabling pedagogies and higher education pathways for diverse student cohorts.

It is my pleasure to convene the Open Foundation Online program and also function as the Deputy Convenor of the Open Foundation program at the Callaghan Campus. The Open Foundation program is the largest of its kind in Australia and has been successfully preparing students for entry into undergraduate pathways for over forty years; my roles allow me to work closely with, and provide support to, both students and colleagues in this important program.

Prior to my appointment in ELFSC I enjoyed working as a researcher on a range of projects broadly related to history and/or cultural studies, including ARC and AusStage funded projects at the University of Newcastle, Macquarie University and Flinders University. I have also taught widely, coordinating large enrolment American and Australian survey courses, and specialised courses related to African American experiences, women's history, sociology, and classical studies. I have taught using a variety of delivery modes including intensive, compressed, blended and entirely online courses across enabling and undergraduate programs. 


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Cultural Studies
  • Enabling Education
  • Film and History
  • Gender Studies
  • US and Australian History

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130103 Higher Education 20
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer in Humanities (Enabling) University of Newcastle
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2011 Conference travel costs award
University of Newcastle - School of Humanities and Social Science
2010 Conference travel costs award
University of Newcastle - School of Humanities and Social Science
2008 University Medal
University of Newcastle, Australia
2008 Faculty of Education and Arts Medal
The University of Newcastle, Australia
2008 Sarah Wheeler Award for History
University of Newcastle - School of Humanities and Social Science
2007 Sarah Wheeler Award for History
University of Newcastle - School of Humanities and Social Science

Distinction

Year Award
2010 Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association Postgraduate Representative
Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association

Scholarship

Year Award
2012 PhD Completion Scholarship
The University of Newcastle
2009 Australian Postgraduate Award
The University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EPHUMA304 Classical Studies
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 30/06/2015 - 30/12/2015
HIST1002 USA from Civil War to Superpower
School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle
Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 1/01/2015 - 30/06/2015
HIST3600 Women's History
School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle
Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 30/06/2014 - 30/12/2014
EPHUMA154 Social Enquiry
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 1/01/2014 - 30/06/2014
HIST3151 The African American Experience
School of Humanities and Social Science - Faculty of Education and Arts - The University of Newcastle
Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 30/06/2014 - 30/12/2014
EPHUMA303 Australian History (Intensive)
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 30/06/2013 - 30/12/2013
EPHUMA303 Australian History (Intensive)
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer and Tutor 30/06/2012 - 30/12/2012
EPHUMA131 Australian History
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
This course introduces students to the study of nineteenth and twentieth century Australian history at the tertiary level. Topics covered include race and gender relations, convict society, the growth of self-government, war and society and postwar developments. Emphasis is placed on academic skills, such as note taking, research, analysis and essay writing, which are widely applicable to the tertiary study of history and to humanities courses in general.

Course Coordinator 14/01/2016 - 14/06/2016
EPHUMA231 Australian History
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
This course introduces students to the study of nineteenth and twentieth century Australian history at the tertiary level. Topics covered include race and gender relations, convict society, the growth of self-government, war and society and postwar developments. Emphasis is placed on academic skills, such as note taking, research, analysis and essay writing, which are widely applicable to the tertiary study of history and to humanities courses in general.
Course Coordinator 15/06/2016 - 14/12/2016
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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
2016 Hamilton EL, Masculinities in American Western Films: A Hyper-Linear History, Peter Lang, Oxford, 280 (2016) [A1]

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hamilton EL, '"Australia. What Fresh Hell is This?": Conceptualizing the Australian Western in The Proposition', The Post-2000 Western: Contexts, Transnationality, Hybridity, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 131-146 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1057/9781137531285_8
2015 Hamilton EL, Saxby TR, '¿Draggin¿ the Chain": Linking Civil Rights and African-American Representation in The Defiant Ones and The Heat of the Night', Poitier Revisited: Reconsidering the Black Icon in the Obama Age, Bloomsbury, New York 73-96 (2015) [B1]
2011 Hamilton EL, 'Smiley', Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand, I. B. Tauris, London 153-157 (2011) [B2]

Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Hamilton EL, 'Such Is Western: An Overview of the Australian Western via Ned Kelly Films', Studia Filmoznawcze, 38 31-43 (2017)
DOI 10.19195/0860-116X.38.3
2015 Hamilton E, 'Cinematic homecomings: exile and return in transnational cinema', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 35 677-678 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/01439685.2015.1102440
2011 Hamilton EL, Saxby TR, ''Draggin the chain': Linking civil rights and African American representation in The Defiant Ones and In the Heat of the Night', Black Camera, 3 75-95 (2011) [C1]

Review (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hamilton EL, 'Book Review: Rebecca Prime, ¿Cinematic Homecomings: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema¿ (2015)
DOI 10.1080/01439685.2015.1102440
2012 Hamilton EL, 'Book Review: Karen R. Jones and John Willis, ¿American West: Competing Visions¿ (2012)

Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Hamilton EL, 'All Trussed Up? Australian Cowboys and Genre Entanglements', All Trussed Up? Australian Cowboys and Genre Entanglements (2017)
2017 Bennett A, Motta S, Hamilton E, Burgess C, Relf B, Leroy-Dyer S, et al., 'Theorising enabling pedagogies', Theorising enabling pedagogies (2017)
Co-authors James Albright, Sharlene Leroy-Dyer, Anna Bennett, Sara C Motta, Bronwyn Relf
2017 Irwin E, Dillon H, Fudge A, Stokes J, Weiler T, McRae K, 'Useful servant, dangerous master: a multi-faceted critical engagement with online and blended enabling education', Useful servant, dangerous master: a multi-faceted critical engagement with online and blended enabling education (2017)
Co-authors Evonne Irwin
2011 Hamilton EL, '¿Theorizing History in the Western Film: Towards a Hyper-Linear History¿' (2011)
2010 Hamilton EL, Saxby T, 'Draggin¿ the Chain¿: Representation in The Defiant Ones and The Heat of the Night' (2010)
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Hamilton EL, 'Introduction: Stories of Adolescence', Making Film and Television History: Australia and New Zealand ( pp.149-152). London: I.B Taurus (2011)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $223,626

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20171 grants / $2,000

Reinserting Student Voices into Discourses of Retention and Attrition in Online Enabling Education$2,000

Funding body: English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

Funding body English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Evonne Irwin (co-lead), Scott Sciffer, Valerie Djenidi

Scheme New Research Concept Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20162 grants / $221,626

Improving the ‘beaten track’: investigating alternative pathways to increase higher education participation for mature-aged low socio-economic status students in regional and remote Australia$201,676

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Project Team Doctor Bronwyn Relf, Ms Helen Cameron, Doctor Emma Hamilton, Dr John O'Rourke, Dr Nicole Crawford
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601088
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Enabling Pedagogies and Transitions$19,950

Funding body: Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Funding body Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
Project Team

Bennett, A., Motta, S., Hamilton, E., Leroy-Dyer, S., Gray, K., Burgess, C., Relf, B., Albright, J.

Scheme Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Dr Emma Hamilton

Position

Open Foundation Online Convenor / Deputy Convenor Open Foundation
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email emma.l.hamilton@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 4921 7133
Fax 02 4921 6933

Office

Room MCLG54
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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