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Melissa Wolfe is an educator with 20 years experience in the Australian public and private secondary education sector. She is also a practicing photographer and film-maker. Melissa is a senior lecturer in Creative Methods, Visual Art and Media education. She is a film-maker and photographer. She was awarded International Visual Sociology Association Prosser ECR award (2016) and the Australian Association for Research in Education ECR Award (2016). Her PhD entitled Girls Tales: experiences of schooling was awarded the Mollie Holman award for best education thesis (2016), Monash University, and a commendation award from the Australian Association of Educational Research (2017). Melissa’s feminist new materialist research in high schools utilizes a creative filmic research methodology, engaging with theories of affect, that takes account of race, gender, socio-economic status and public pedagogical practice. She is working towards greater equity and inclusivity in classrooms through promoting understanding of the aesthetic-affective within pedagogical practice. She draws on Karen Barad’s (2007) theory of agential realism and Rosi Braidotti’s (2019) posthuman thesis. Melissa’s feminist research interests in education encompass a filmic synthesis of aesthetics, affect, gender, and participatory creative methods.
Research area keywords
- New Materialisms
- Creative Methodologies
- Sexuality Education
- participatory inquiry
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Affect and the Making of the Schoolgirl: A New Materialist Perspective on Gender Inequity in SchoolsWolfe, M. J., 2022, 1st ed. New York NY USA: Routledge. 153 p. (Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education; vol. 23)
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
John Monash Science School Regional Exchange Program Report (conducted 2018 & 2019): What impact does the JMSS rural exchange program have in influencing rural participant pathway choices?Wolfe, M., 2020, Melbourne Vic Australia: Monash University. 46 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other ReportOpen AccessFile
Mayes, E., Wolfe, M. J. & Higham, L., Aug 2020, In: Emotion, Space and Society. 36, 8 p., 100703.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Wolfe, M. J. & Rasmussen, M. L., 2020, Mapping the Affective Turn in Education: Theory, Research, and Pedagogies. Dernikos, B. P., Lesko, N., McCall, S. D. & Niccolini, A. D. (eds.). 1st ed. New York NY USA: Routledge, p. 179-193 15 p. (Routledge Research in Education).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review