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Biography

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. She works as a senior lecturer in teacher (Media and Visual Arts) education and creative research methods. Melissa has an undergraduate degree in Fine Art (Photography), a Masters degree in education (focusing on aesthetic and affective pedagogy) and  her PhD was entitled Girls' Tales; experiences of schooling. Her film Girls Tales: experiences of schooling is available through Ronin films and was developed as a performative documentary that is a great resource for pre-service and practicing teachers who are interested in gender equity in the classroom.  It is available online or in DVD through Ronin films. http://www.roninfilms.com.au/feature/12626/girls-tales-women-discuss-experiences-of.html

Melissa's research encompass a filmic synthesis of aesthetics, affect, gender, creative and public pedagogies.

Research area keywords

  • Affect
  • Aesthetics
  • Gender
  • New Materialisms
  • Art
  • Film
  • Creative Methodologies
  • Sexuality Education
  • participatory inquiry

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Research Output 2011 2019

Re/active documentary: an artefact of dynamic force

Wolfe, M. J., 2019, Video-Based Research in Education: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Xu, L., Aranda, G., Widjaja, W. & Clarke, D. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 194-208 15 p.

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Response-ability: re-e-valuing shameful measuring processes within the Australian Academy

Wolfe, M. J. & Mayes, E., 13 Jun 2019, Time and Space in the Neoliberal University: Futures and Fractures in Higher Education. Breeze, M., Taylor, Y. & Costa, K. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 277-298 22 p.

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Smart girls traversing assemblages of gender and class in Australian secondary mathematics classrooms

Wolfe, M. J., 2019, In : Gender and Education. 31, 2, p. 205-221 17 p.

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Waving not drowning – The joyous feminist possibilities of single (un)becoming women

Wolfe, M. J. & Hook, G. A., Sep 2019, In : Women's Studies International Forum. 76, 6 p., 102269.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Affective violence: re/negotiating gendered-feminism within new materialism

Hook, G. A. & Wolfe, M. J., 17 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Gender Studies. 27, 8, p. 871-880 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

2016 PROSSER AWARD for visual methodology

Melissa Wolfe (Recipient), 2016

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AARE Early Career Researcher Award 2016

Melissa Wolfe (Recipient), 2016

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AARE Ray Debus Commendation Award

Melissa Wolfe (Recipient), 3 Dec 2017

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Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal 2016

Melissa Wolfe (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)