Dr Joyleen Christensen

Dr Joyleen Christensen

Program Convenor

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (Film, Media and Cultural Studies)

Career Summary

Biography

Joyleen Christensen is the Program Convenor of Foundation Studies programs at the Central Coast campus. She is also a Lecturer in Film and Literature in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre.

Joyleen is the recipient of a number of teaching and learning support excellence awards, including an OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, two Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support, a Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and the inaugural English Language & Foundation Studies Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Joyleen's research focuses on issues related to her chosen disciplines of film, literature, and cultural studies, as well as her interest in pedagogy and support strategies centred on enabling education. Her doctoral thesis - 'Where in the world is Andy Lau? Putting the 'popular' back into studies of Hong Kong popular entertainment' - examined the production and consumption of contemporary celebrity against significant social and historical movements in regional and transnational cultural relations over the last thirty years. In 2015, she was the recipient of the ELFSC Research Excellence Award and took up a position as a Visiting Scholar with the Centre for Cinema Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (Theatre), University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Adaptation studies
  • Audience and reception studies
  • Celebrity and stardom
  • Cultural studies
  • Digital humanities
  • Enabling education
  • Fan cultures
  • Film studies
  • Hong Kong and Chinese cinemas
  • Literary studies
  • Popular culture
  • Popular music
  • Television studies

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 40
130103 Higher Education 20
200212 Screen and Media Culture 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2003 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2008 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
12/06/2018 -  Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australia Equity Practitioners in Higher Education
Australia
13/12/2017 -  Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
Australia
2/11/2017 -  Popular Culture Association Popular Culture Association
United States
30/08/2017 -  Society for Cinema and Media Studies Society for Cinema and Media Studies
United States
31/05/2017 -  ALLY Network Member The University of Newcastle
Australia
15/05/2017 -  Ourimbah Occupational Health & Safety Committee The University of Newcastle
Australia
16/03/2017 -  National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia
Australia
1/01/2016 -  English Language & Foundation Studies Centre Board The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
Australia
14/12/2012 -  Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies
Canada
1/01/2012 -  Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013 English Language & Foundation Studies Centre Board The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/01/2009 - 4/04/2014 Asian Studies Association of Australia Asian Studies Association of Australia
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2017 -  Program Convenor (Foundation Studies - Central Coast) The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
15/03/2017 -  Central Coast Community College Board Director Central Coast Community College
Australia
1/01/2015 - 31/12/2015 Deputy Program Convenor (Foundation Studies - Central Coast) The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies
Australia
1/07/2014 - 31/12/2014 Acting Program Convenor (Foundation Studies - Central Coast) The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/07/2012 - 31/12/2012 Acting Program Convenor (Foundation Studies - Central Coast) The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2015 Academic Advisor The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies Centre
Australia
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2015 Mentor Coordinator The University of Newcastle
English Language & Foundation Studies Centre
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2018 ELFSC Health & Safety Award
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
2014 OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Office for Learning and Teaching

Research Award

Year Award
2015 ELFSC Research Excellence Award
English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle

Teaching Award

Year Award
2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle
2013 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for Enabling Programs
University of Newcastle
2012 Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2006 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Learning Support
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2015 FIST 240 Media Industries - Hong Kong case study: Andy Lau as a transmedia and transnational star
2015 FIST 300 Cult Cinema - Asian/Hong Kong cult cinema
2015 CNTO 301 Basic Cantonese I - Andy Lau and the popular representation of cultural identity

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2017 Johnnie To's 'Running Out of Time' - Cinema Salon@UBC Library, University of British Columbia
2015 Andy Lau and the popular presentation of cultural identity - Centre for Chinese Research, Institute of Asian Research - University of British Columbia
2015 Popular patriotism: How Hong Kong star Andy Lau rediscovered his cultural identity - Green College, University of British Columbia

Thesis Examinations

Year Level Discipline Thesis
2018 Honours Social Sciences "It's a love story, baby, just say yes": The role of text, paratexts, and intertexts in creating homoerotic interpretations in Sherlock Holmes and Captain America

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PREP8000 Writing Academic Essays
The University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/01/2010 - 31/12/2017
PREP7600 Academic Survival Skills
The University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/01/2009 - 31/12/2015
EPHUMA160 Film Studies
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2008 - 31/12/2008
EPHUMA122 Newstep English
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2008 - 31/12/2008
FILM1002 Contemporary World Cinema & Its Contexts
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2008 - 31/12/2008
FILM1010 Film and Television Studies
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2006 - 31/12/2008
FILM1910 Introduction to Film and Television Studies
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2007 - 31/12/2007
FILM3020 The Australian Cinema
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2006 - 31/12/2006
FILM3001 Television in Australia
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/01/2005 - 31/12/2005
FILM3004 Contemporary European Cinema
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2005 - 31/12/2005
FILM3100 Genre Study: The Horror Film
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/01/2005 - 31/12/2005
ENGL1040 Australian Literature: Narratives of Identity
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/01/2003 - 31/12/2003
EPHUMA306 Literature & Film
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator | Lecturer 1/07/2003 - 31/12/2014
EPHUMA144 Literature & Film: Identities
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator | Lecturer 1/01/2003 - 31/12/2018
EPHUMA244 Literature & Film: Genre & Adaptation
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator | Lecturer 1/07/2003 - 31/12/2018
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Publications

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


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Christensen JJ, ''East meets West meets East again': The Good, The Bad, The Weird and the Transnational Dialogue of Auteurs', Unbridling the Western Film Auteur: Contemporary, Transnational and Intertextual Explorations, Peter Lang, Oxford 183-201 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.3726/b13339
2014 Christensen JJ, 'Lost in translation: Disrespect and the importance of cultural nuance in Hong Kong/Hollywood cinematic relations', Hollywood and the World, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 89-98 (2014) [B1]

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Christensen JJ, 'The Great Wall fails to bring down the barriers in a lacklustre Chinese-US epic, The Conversation 1-1 (2017)
2012 Christensen JJ, 'We are all the same, we are all unique': The paradox of using individual celebrity as metaphor for national (transnational) identity', Humanity, 2012 11-24 (2012) [C2]

Conference (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Christensen JJ, 'Away from prying eyes: Queer spaces and the performance of intimate relations in contemporary supernatural television', 2018 Popular Culture Association National Conference, JW Marriott Indianapolis (2018)
2018 Christensen JJ, 'What is and isn't there: The extraordinary presence/absence of queerness in In the Flesh', 9th Annual PopCAANZ Conference, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (2018)
2017 Christensen JJ, 'What comes first - the ship or the story? The role of ship fandoms in the success of the Shadowhunters television series', 2017 Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference, University of Wollongong (2017)
2017 Christensen JJ, 'A Chinese odyssey: Andy Lau and the re-creation of a national celebrity identity', 2017 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies Conference, University of Western Australia (2017)
2016 Christensen JJ, Hunt JW, 'Engaging mature-aged learners: Evaluating the engagement of students in the open access Open Foundation enabling program', 3rd Biennial Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand Conference, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Jaime Hunt
2016 Christensen JJ, '75 years on... Captain America's contemporary altered ego', Superhero Identities Symposium, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia (2016)
2016 Christensen JJ, 'You are not alone: Supernatural fandom and the #SPNFAMILY Crisis Support Network', 7th Annual International PopCAANZ Conference, Sydney University Village (2016)
2015 Hunt JW, Christensen J, Shah M, 'Examining student engagement in enabling programs', 3rd National Association of Enabling Educators Australia Conference, Sydney (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Mahsood Shah, Jaime Hunt
2015 Christensen JJ, 'All things to everyone: Andy Lau's performance of a hybridised national celebrity identity', Journal of Intercultural Studies Conference, CUNY, New York (2015) [E3]
2014 Christensen JJ, 'Approaching celebrity studies from (more than) One Direction: A model for deconstructing the contemporary boy band', Celebrity Studies 2nd Biennial Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London (2014) [E3]
2014 Christensen JJ, 'The production and reception of global celebrity: Marketing Andy Lau', Film and Media 2014 - Visions of Identity: Global Film and Media, Institute of Education Conference Centre, University of London (2014) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'Infernal departures: Examining the production and reception of Hollywood/Hong Kong remakes and adaptations', 1st Global Conference. Hollywood and the World, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, '"Let the world know we are all Chinese": The role of the music video in Andy Lau's 'New' patriotism', 4th Annual PopCAANZ Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'Andy Lau ... Unforgettable', Another World of Popular Entertainments, Newcastle, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'When knowledge 'clicks': Facilitating a flexible classroom through the use of in-class technology', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013 Hunt JW, Christensen JJ, 'Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Jaime Hunt
2013 Christensen JJ, 'When knowledge 'clicks': Facilitating a flexible classroom through the use of in-class technology', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Hunt JW, Christensen JJ, 'Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning', National Association of Education Enablers Australia Conference 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013 Christensen JJ, 'When Atticus met Eminem and Ennis met Obi-Wan: Enabling learning through the use of film adaptation', Teaching Adaptations Symposium Program, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [E3]
2012 Christensen JJ, 'The charisma of Andy Lau: Cultural instability and the role of the celebrity in nationalist discourse', Celebrity Studies Inaugural Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E3]
2012 Christensen JJ, 'A big BOOST: Enhancing student engagement through packaged academic and peer support', Conference Handbook. Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand Inaugural Conference 2012, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) [E3]
2012 Christensen JJ, 'Bridging the gap: Andy Lau Tak-wah and the porous borders of Chinese national cinema', 19th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Parramatta, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011 Christensen JJ, 'Enabling efficacy: Promoting self- and collaborative efficacy within enabling education programs', Book of Abstracts. 1st International Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E3]
2010 Christensen JJ, 'What more can I do? Linking student learning to proactive lecturer practices', New Zealand Association of Bridging Educators 9th National Conference. Programme, Wellington, NZ (2010) [E3]
2009 Kavanagh KO, Christensen JJ, 'Social Inclusion in a Distance Education Context', 3rd National Conference of Enabling Educators Abstracts, Toowoomba, QLD (2009) [E3]
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Christensen JJ, 'Celebrity Chat interview - Thor: Ragnarok, gender, and fandom', (2018) [O1]
2018 Christensen JJ, 'ABC Radio Interview with Rhianna Patrick', (2018) [O1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Christensen J, Where in the world is Andy Lau? Putting the 'popular' back into studies of Hong Kong popular entertainment, University of Newcastle (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 12
Total funding $110,862

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20181 grants / $81,246

ECR HDR Candidate Scholarship$81,246

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Scheme Research Advantage - ECR HDR Candidate Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20141 grants / $5,000

Research travel grant - Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education$5,000

Funding of travel to the UK to undertake a research projects involving benchmarking and fact finding activities and participation in sharing of practice and research related to access, equity, widening participation and student success in post-secondary education.

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20132 grants / $3,468

Scholarship - Improving Access to Higher Education Conference$2,968

Attendance at the Improving Access to Higher Education Conference, Sydney, 17-18 April 2013

Funding body: Criterion

Funding body Criterion
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Postgraduate travel bursary - Teaching Adaptations Symposium$500

Attendance at the Teaching Adaptations Symposium, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 4-5 February 2013

Funding body: University of Tasmania

Funding body University of Tasmania
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Postgraduate Travel Bursary
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20125 grants / $17,089

HEPPP project grant - BOOST Open Foundation (Ourimbah)$9,220

Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Description: Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) project grant funding for a combined academic and peer support program for students in the Open Foundation enabling program at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah campus.

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Scholarship - Shangri-La University Alliance Southern China 10-day cultural tour$3,000

Scholarship for Shangri-La University Alliance Southern China 10-day cultural tour, China, 4-14 April (All expenses paid)

Funding body: Confucius Institute

Funding body Confucius Institute
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Scholarship - Evaluating & Optimising Social Inclusion in Tertiary Education: Measurement & Evaluation for Improved Participation Conference$2,968

Scholarship for attendance at the Evaluating & Optimising Social Inclusion in Tertiary Education: Measurement & Evaluation for Improved Participation Conference, Melbourne, 29-30 May 2012

Funding body: Criterion

Funding body Criterion
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Scholarship - Research Higher Degree Completion$1,526

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Postgraduate bursary - Inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal Conference$375

Postgraduate Bursary Description: Postgraduate bursary for registration at Inaugural Celebrity Studies Journal Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, 12-14 December 2012

Funding body: Celebrity Studies Journal

Funding body Celebrity Studies Journal
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Postgraduate Bursary
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20111 grants / $2,859

Scholarship - Measuring & Improving Student Engagement & Experience Conference$2,859

Scholarship, Measuring & Improving Student Engagement & Experience Conference, Melbourne, 22-23 November 2011

Funding body: Criterion

Funding body Criterion
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20101 grants / $200

Postgraduate travel bursary - Asia-Pacific Week$200

Postgraduate travel bursary for attendance at Asia-Pacific Week, Australian National University, Canberra, 8-11 February 2010

Funding body: Australian National University

Funding body Australian National University
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Postgraduate Travel Bursary
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20021 grants / $1,000

Scholarship - History Department Summer Scholarship$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Joyleen Christensen

Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Dr Joyleen Christensen

Position

Program Convenor
ELFSC
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Focus area

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Contact Details

Email joyleen.christensen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4348 4190
Links Personal webpage
Twitter
Personal Blogs

Office

Room HO 1.69
Building Humanities Office
Location Ourimbah Campus
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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