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Qualifications: BA(Hons), PGCE, MA, PhD.
Christine began her with career with twelve years of teaching in community, further and adult education. During this time she developed Access to HE provision, community-based courses for adults and Women's Studies courses.
Prior to taking up the post of Dean at Huddersfield she was Head of Education and Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University.
She has particular interests in the transformative potential of literature and cultural studies in education and this has been the main focus of her research. Much of her work has concentrated on the use of popular romantic fiction and teen fiction. She co-authored a book for Routledge on the representation of education and educators in popular fiction, and has just completed a chapter on the transformative power of film and fiction for The Handbook of Transformative Learning, edited by Cranton & Taylor.
Christine's contribution to academia has been rewarded with a Teaching Fellowship Award 2010. This is the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.
Current Research Interests
Jarvis, C (2013) ‘Fiction, Empathy and Lifelong Learning’ International Journal of Lifelong Education . ISSN 0260-1370
Jarvis, C (2012) ‘Learning to lose: weight loss classes and personal transformation ’ Studies in the Education of Adults , 44 (2), pp. 136-154. ISSN 0266-0830
Jarvis, C (2012) ‘The re-appearance of the disappearing heroine. The case of Buffy Summers and Bella Swan’. In: Slayage 5 on the Whedonverses, 12th - 15th July 2012, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Jarvis, C (2012) ‘Fiction and Film and Transformative Learning’. In: The Handbook of Transformative Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice. : Jossey-Bass. pp. 486-502. ISBN 9780470590720
Jarvis, C. and Burr, V. (2012) ‘The transformative potential of popular television: the case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Journal of Transformative Education . ISSN 1541-3446
Jarvis, C (2010) ‘Practicalities not prejudices: HE admissions and 14-19 diplomas’ Research in Post-Compulsory Education , 15 (4), pp. 441-454. ISSN 1359-6748
Jarvis, C. and Burr, V. (2010) ‘TV teacher: how adults learn through tv viewing’. In: Looking back, looking forward: learning, teaching and research in adult education past, present and future. Proceedings of 40th Annual Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults. University of Sussex: Centre for Continuing Education, in conjunction with SCUTREA. . ISBN 978-0-904242-68-3
Jarvis, C. and Burr, V. (2010) ‘TV teacher: how adults learn through tv viewing’. In: SCUTREA 2010 Proceedings. : SCUTREA. . ISBN 9780904242683
Jarvis, C (2010) ‘I'm cookie dough: what viewers learn from watching BtVS’. In: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses 4, 3rd-6th June 2010, Florida, USA
Jarvis, C (2009) ‘Unlearning curves: how adult learning about weight loss is constructed through slimmers stories’. In: SCUTREA 2009 Proceedings. : SCUTREA. . ISBN 9780904242669
Jarvis, C (2009) ‘I run to Death: Renaissance Sensibilities in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Slayage: the online international journal of Buffy studies , 7 (3). ISSN 1546-9212
Jarvis, C (2008) ‘A monster ate my teacher: the demon-teacher interface in BtVS’. In: The Supernatural Diegesis in Popular Fiction Annual Conference Association for Research in Popular Fictions 2008, Saturday 22nd-Sunday 23rd November 2008, Liverpool, UK
Jarvis, C (2008) ‘Becoming a woman through Wicca’. In: Twenty First Century Teenager: Media Representation, Theory and Policy, 10th-12th July,2008, Leeds, UK
Fisher, R., Harris, A. and Jarvis, C. (2008) Education in popular culture: telling tales on teachers and learners . London: Routledge . ISBN 978-0-415-33242-2
Jarvis, C (2008) ‘Becoming a Woman Through Wicca: Witches and Wiccans in Contemporary Teen Fiction’ Children's Literature in Education , 39 (1), pp. 43-52. ISSN 00456713
Burr, V. and Jarvis, C. (2007) ‘Imagining the Family: Representations of Alternative Lifestyles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Qualitative Social Work , 6 (3), pp. 263-280. ISSN 1473-3250
Jarvis, C. and Adams, D. (2006) ‘Dressed to kill: fashion and leadership in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Slayage: the online international journal of Buffy studies , 21 (6.1). ISSN 1546-9212
Jarvis, C (2006) ‘Using fiction for transformation. Fostering transformative learning in the classroom. Challenges and innovations’ New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education , 2006 (109), pp. 69-77. ISSN 1052-2891
Jarvis, C (2006) ‘Shifting perspectives on death: using BtVS with 1st year undergraduates considering renaissance attitudes towards mortality’. In: Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses 2, 25th - 28th May 2006, Gordon College, Georgia, USA
Jarvis, C (2006) ‘Using fiction for transformation’ New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education , 2006 (109), pp. 69-77. ISSN 1052-2891
Jarvis, C. and Burr, V. (2005) ‘'Friends are the family we choose for ourselves': Young people and families in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Young , 13 (3), pp. 269-283. ISSN 1103-3088
Jarvis, C (2005) ‘Real stakeholder education? Lifelong learning in the Buffyverse ’ Studies in the Education of Adults , 37 (1), pp. 31-46. ISSN 0266-0830
Jarvis, C. and Adams, D. (2005) ‘Dressed to kill: fashion and leadership in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. In: Bring Your Own Subtext: Social life, human experience and the works of Joss Whedon, 29 June - 1 July 2005, University of Huddersfield
Jarvis, C (2004) ‘Buffy's contribution to anti-oppressive practice’. In: Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 28 - 30 May 2004, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Jarvis, C. and Burr, V. (2004) ‘"Friends Are the Family We Choose for Ourselves": Young People and Families in BtVS ’. In: Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 28 - 30 May 2004, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Jarvis, C (2004) ‘"Wow, They're All So Identical": Choosing Conformity or Death as an Adult Learner in the Buffyverse’. In: Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 28 - 30 May 2004, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Jarvis, C (2003) ‘Desirable reading: the relationship between women students' lives and their reading practices ’ Adult Education Quarterly , 53 (4), pp. 261-276. ISSN 0741-7136
Zukas, M., Fenwick, T., Harris, A., Jarvis, C., Malcolm, J. and Pratt, D. (2003) ‘The 'Good' Teacher? Constructing Teacher Identities for Lifelong Learning’. In: AERC 2003 Proceedings of the 44th Annual Adult Education Research Conference. California, USA: San Francisco State University. pp. 471-478.
Jarvis, C. and Harris, A. (2002) ‘Popular teachers: constructing the profession’. In: SCUTREA (Standing conference on university teaching and research in the education of adults) 32nd annual conference, 2-4 July 2002, University of Stirling
Jarvis, C (2001) ‘Travellers' tales: from adult education to lifelong learning... and beyond’ Studies in the Education of Adults , 33 (2), pp. 95-99. ISSN 0266-0830
Jarvis, C (2001) ‘School is Hell: gendered fears in teenage horror’ Educational Studies , 27 (3), pp. 257-267. ISSN 0305-5698
Jarvis, C (2000) ‘Hungry heroines: the exploration of a 'Generative Theme' in romantic fiction’. In: Consuming for pleasure: selected essays on Popular Fiction. Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University; Association for Research in Popular Fictions. . ISBN 0952797804
Jarvis, C (2000) ‘Reading and knowing: how the study of literature affects adults' beliefs about knowledge’ International journal of lifelong education , 19 (6), pp. 535-547. ISSN 0260-1370
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