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Personal profile

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.

Keywords

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

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Research Output 2011 2018

Girls’ tales: experiences of schooling: making a re/active documentary film

Wolfe, M. J. & Rasmussen, M. L., 2018, Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings. Kember, D. & Corbett, M. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 329-337 9 p.

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

Materialising effects of difference in sex education: the ‘absurd’ banana penis

Wolfe, M. J., 22 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Gender and Education. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Shameful interest in educational research

Mayes, E. & Wolfe, M. J., 5 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Studies in Education. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Affective schoolgirl assemblages making school spaces of non/belonging

Wolfe, M. J., 1 Nov 2017, In : Emotion, Space and Society. 25, p. 63-70 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Hook, G. A. & Wolfe, M. J., 16 Jun 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Gender Studies. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

2016 PROSSER AWARD for visual methodology

Melissa Joy Wolfe (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

AARE Early Career Researcher Award 2016

Melissa Joy Wolfe (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

AARE Ray Debus Commendation Award

Melissa Joy Wolfe (Recipient), 3 Dec 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal 2016

Melissa Joy Wolfe (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)