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Personal profile


David is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne. His research interests include critical approaches to English as a second/foreign language, Indigenous education, teacher and student identity, international schooling, and post-qualitative research methods. David teaches in a number of pre-service and postgraduate education programs.

Research area keywords

  • English as a Second Language
  • Indigenous Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Identity
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Difference
  • Diversity
  • Culture and society
  • Sociology of Education


WORKHELP Research Program

Bright, D. & Trieu, V. H. T.


Project: Research

Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion

Goold, L., Tudball, E., Forgasz, R., Fitzgerald, A. & Bright, D.


Project: Consultancy

Research Output

Exploring Deleuze's Philosophy of Difference: Applications for Critical Qualitative Research

Bright, D., 2020, 1st ed. Gorham ME USA: Myers Education Press. 107 p. (Explorations in qualitative inquiry)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Recognising students and teachers: difference and identity in international classrooms

Bright, D., 2020, In : Critical Studies in Education. 61, 1, p. 37-49 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching in Australia

Heffernan, A., Longmuir, F., Bright, D. & Kim, M., Nov 2019, Melbourne Vic Australia: Monash University. 21 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Open Access

Bringing monsters to life through encounters with writing

Honan, E., Bright, D. & Riddle, S., 2018, Writing with Deleuze in the Academy: Creating Monsters. Riddle, S., Bright, D. & Honan, E. (eds.). Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 1-14 14 p.

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

1 Citation (Scopus)


AARE Early Career Researcher Award

Bright, David (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Outstanding HDR Theses

Bright, David (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Illinois Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award

Bright, David (Recipient), 21 May 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

N.V. Varghese Prize for Comparative Education

Bright, David (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)