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Dr. Denise Chapman is a counternarrative storyteller, spoken word poet, and critical autoethnographer who lectures in children’s literature and early literacy at Monash University. She’s served as a literacy specialist focused on critical media literacy in Australia, Fiji, and the United States. Denise uses oral stories, children’s literature, poetry, and digital images as counternarrative windows for social change and liberation.
She is currently exploring the lack of diverse transmedia stories for children and how teachers and parents see its impact on children’s imagined possibilities.
When she’s not spending her time collecting children's picturebooks and oral folktales, Denise enjoys creating visual poetry and obsessing over Sci-Fi pop culture media.
Denise has been a repeat guest on ABC Radio National, was runner-up at Poetryspective’s 2019 Retro Slam, and has also presented her artistic work at The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne’s Emerging Writers Festival, University of Melbourne’s Digital Studio, Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival, RMIT’s Present Tense non/FictionLab, 3CR, and the Community Reading Room’s Black Tourmaline.
In 2016, Denise received Monash University’s Faculty of Education Dean’s Award Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. She also served as a Deputy College Head for Monash University’s Aquila College for non-residential students from 2017-2019 and has also served as a student advisor for Monash University Education students in the Early Childhood/Primary course.
Her most recent publication entitled “The Crooked Room: Intersectional tap dancing, Academic Performing, and Negotiating Black, woman, Immigrant” is a critical poetic autoethnography that shares her wayfinding experience as an African American woman academic working in a White-privileged Australian university, trying to survive systems of oppression unacknowledged by those within the university space.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Research area keywords
- Media literacy
- Early Childhood Education
- Critical race studies
- Technology use
- Culturally responsive digital learning spaces
- Inclusive Education
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The crooked room: intersectional tapdancing, academic performing, and negotiating black, woman, immigrantChapman, D., 2021, Wayfinding and Critical Autoethnography. Iosefo, F., Holman Jones, S. & Harris, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 85-100 16 p. (ICQI Foundations and Futures in Qualitative Inquiry).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other › peer-review
Allen, K., Butler-Henderson, K., Reupert, A., Longmuir, F., Finefter-Rosenbluh, I., Berger, E., Grove, C., Heffernan, A., Freeman, N., Kewalramani, S., Krebs, S., D'Souza, L., Mackie, G., Chapman, D. & Fleer, M., 2021, In: Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 18, 3, 16 p., 03.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
A cultural-historical study of digital devices supporting peer collaboration in early years learning setting in one Saudi schoolSulaymani, O., Fleer, M. & Chapman, D., 2020, Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood: International Research Perspectives. Ridgway, A., Quiñones, G. & Li, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 113-127 15 p. (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development; vol. 30).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
Chapman, D., 2020, Smile 'cross the Oceans: Writings from West Words' African Literature Development Program. 1st ed. North Parramatta NSW Australia: WestWords, p. 19-20 2 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Creative Book) › OtherOpen Access
How does race play out in schools? A scoping review and thematic analysis of racial issues in Australian schoolsYared, H., Grové, C. & Chapman, D., 2020, In: Social Psychology of Education. 23, p. 1505-1538 34 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Research › peer-review
Kirsten Hausia (Contributor), Denise Chapman (Contributor), Emele Ugavule (Contributor) & Torika Bolatagici (Contributor)21 Jan 2021
Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and Events › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Denise Chapman (Speaker)9 Dec 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
Press / Media
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Kelly-Ann Allen, Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Andrea Reupert, Fiona Longmuir, Ilana Rosenbluh, Emily Berger, Christine Grove, Amanda Heffernan, Nerelie Freeman, Sarika Kewalramani, Shiri Krebs, Levita D'Souza, Grace Mackie, Denise Chapman & Marilyn Fleer
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