Anne Harris

Assoc Professor

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Anne Harris, PhD is currently a full-time research fellow funded by an Australian Research Council Early Career Researcher (DECRA) Award (2014-2016) researching creativity in secondary schools. Anne is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and works primarily in the areas of creativity, diversity, performance and drama, and digital media. She is a native New Yorker and has worked professionally as a playwright, teaching artist and journalist in the USA and Australia. She holds both Master and Bachelor degrees from New York University where she studied playwriting and performance with Tony Kushner, Arthur Miller, Peggy Phelan and Eve Ensler among others. In addition to her plays, she has published over 50 articles and 6 books that address the arts, culture, and performance, including her latest book Critical Plays: Embodied Research for Social Change (Sense, 2014). 

Her editorial contributions to the field include the following journal special issues and book series:

2016 (forthcoming) - Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies on 'Creativity and Sexualities', co-edited with Yvette Taylor.
2015 - Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, "Cartographies: Skins, Surfaces, and Doings", co-edited w Stacy Holman Jones.
2015 - UNESCO Observatory Multidisciplinary Research in the Arts, "Critical Approaches to Arts Based Research" co-edited with Mary Ann Hunter.
2014 - Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, "Creative Pedagogies" co-edited with Stacy Holman Jones.

Co-editor: Australasian Review of African Studies journal (Australia) 2012-2015
Associate Editor (ABER): Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy (USA) - 2014-2015
Editorial Board member: Departures in Critical Qualitative Research journal (USA) 2013-present; Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy (USA) - 2013-2015; Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal (USA) 2014-present.
Editorial Board member (book series): Gender and Education, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, Yvette Taylor (Ed), 2014; Teaching Writing, Sense Publishers (2014, Patricia Leavy, Ed); Advisory Board: Studies in Arts-Based Educational Research Book Series (Springer).

Research interests

Ethnocinema; Creative Pedagogies; social inclusion and refugee education; sexualities and gender diversity; diasporic studies


  • Creativity
  • performance
  • drama
  • gender and sexuality
  • ethnography

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2008 2016

Creativity and Education

Harris, A. M., 2016, London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 156 p. (Creativity, Education and the Arts)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Ethnocinema and Video-as-Resistance

Harris, A. M., 2016, Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. Hickey-Moody, A. & Page, T. (eds.). London UK: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, p. 153 - 168 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Sexualities, creativities and contemporary publics

Harris, A. & Taylor, Y., 2 Sep 2016, In : Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 30, 5, p. 503-506 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

The Way We Weren’t: False Nostalgia and Imagined Love

Harris, A. M., 1 Dec 2016, In : Qualitative Inquiry. 22, 10, p. 779-784 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Video as Method

Harris, A. M., 2016, New York NY USA: Oxford University Press. 208 p. (Understanding Qualitative Research)

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookOtherpeer-review