Projects per year
Therese Davis is Director of the Bachelor of Media Communication at Monash University. She has more than 20 years experience teaching screen and cultural studies at universities in Australia. Her research is primarily in the areas of Australian cinema and television, Australian Indigenous media, and women’s filmmaking. She is the co-author of the widely referenced Australian Cinema After Mabo (CUP, 2004) and author of The Face on the Screen: Death, Recognition and Spectatorship (Intellect, 2004). She is a recipient of two Australian Research Council Discovery grants: Working together: Indigenous and Non-indigenous Collaboration in Australian Film and Literature, with Prof Nancy Wright and Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing, University of Newcastle; and Australian Indigenous Film and Television: New Frames of Understanding, with A/Prof Chris Healy (University of Melbourne) and Dr Romaine Moreton (Monash). Therese and Romaine Moreton also received a Screen Australian Research and Publications Award.
Her collaborative research in Indigenous screen media has produced insights into Australian Indigenous film and television in its historical, social and institutional contexts. Her work has been published in national and international journals and, with Moreton and Healy, she produced a unique knowledge sharing online platform on Australian Film and Television: AITFV-research.net The website provides open access to the team’s extensive database of information on 200 films, a searchable bibliography of more than 800 scholarly works and reviews, and almost 100 annotated key policy documents from the 1970s to the present.
Therese’s research is primarily located in film and screen studies, but it also draws on and establishes new dialogues with debates in cultural theory, history, and Indigenous studies as evidenced in her publications. Throughout her career, she has maintained a strong interest in the relationship between theory and media practice in both her teaching and research. She is Chair of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival Board.
1/01/19 → 31/12/21
Healy, C. & Davis, T.
21/01/14 → 21/01/17
2/01/06 → 31/12/08
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment / Debate › Other
The Mother’s Day Protest and Other Fictocritical Essays By Stephen Muecke Rowman and Littlefield, 176 pp, 2016 ISBN 9781783488162: Reviewed by Therese DavisDavis, T. V., 2017, In : Australian Humanities Review. 61, p. 186-189 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Other › peer-review