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I joined the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the end of 2005 as the Coordinator of Humanities. I completed my PhD in English Literature and Politics, an Althusserian analysis of the novels of Katharine Susannah Prichard, in 1997 at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia. Previously Ive worked as a lecturer in the English Studies Program at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales, Australia from 1998-2005 and as a casual tutor in the Department of English and Communication Studies at the University of New England, also in NSW, from 1993-1997.
Since completing my doctoral studies, my research has concentrated on the representation of Indigeneity in a variety of different texts and media, including literature, film, childrens literature, popular culture, advertising, mega events (eg worlds fairs and Olympic Games) and museology. My work is informed by a variety of postcolonial, Marxist, whiteness and critical race theories. Ive been involved in two collaborative, interdisciplinary research partnerships:
Authenticity: Globalisation and Indigenous Culture With Professor Adam Shoemaker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia for which we received a 2 year Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (AUD84,000) in 2004-2005.
Critical Reconciliation Studies with Dr Catriona Elder, in the Sociology Department at the University of Sydney, Australia and Dr Angela Pratt, Office of the Health Minister, Australian Federal Parliament
I am on the editorial board of Studies in Australasian Cinema and the Journal of University Learning Experience and review for World Literatures in English. I have undertaken media broadcasts including being a panellist on Battle of the Books, Australian Literature episode. Broadcast on BBC4 Television and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporations Radio National Life Matters both in 2004.
I have also pursued a research interest in pedagogy and specifically the application of constructivist theories in the use of teaching and learning technologies in higher education, particularly in distributed learning settings. I was invited to give a keynote paper on Distributed Learning at the International Conference on Hybrid Learning, in Hong Kong in August 2008.
Ellis, C (2013) ‘Broadening the Scope and Increasing the Usefulness of Learning Analytics: The Case for Assessment Analytics’ British Journal of Educational Technology . ISSN 0007-1013
Ellis, C (2012) ‘Streamlining plagiarism detection: The role of electronic assessment management’ International Journal of Educational Integrity , 8 (2). ISSN 1833-2595
Ellis, C (2012) ‘The possessive logic of settler?invader nations in Olympic ceremonies’ Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change , pp. 1-19. ISSN 1476-6825
Ellis, C. and Folley, S. (2010) ‘Using Student Assessment Choice and eAssessment to Achieve Self Regulated Learning’. In: Fostering Self-Regulated Learning through ICT. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp. 89-104. ISBN 9781616929015
Ellis, C. and Folley, S. (2009) ‘The use of scoring rubrics to assist in the management of increased student assessment choice’. In: ALT-C 2009, 8-10 September 2009, Manchester, UK
Ellis, C. and Folley, S. (2009) ‘Improving Student Assessment Choice Using Blackboard's e-Assessment Tools ’. In: BbWorld Europe 2009, 6-8 April 2009, Barcelona, Spain
Ellis, C. and Folley, S. (2008) ‘Seeing whats invisible: exploring the further potential of the contributing student approach ’. In: ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide, 9 - 11 September 2008, University of Leeds, Leeds
Ellis, C (2008) ‘You Cant Do That in a Classroom!: How Distributed Learning Can Assist in the Widespread Adoption of Hybrid Learning Strategies ’. In: International Conference on Hybrid Learning 2008 (ICHL 2008), 13th - 15th August 2008, Hong Kong
Ellis, C. and Folley, S. (2008) ‘Getting a grip on quality: validation and eLearning in a quality assurance culture’. In: HERDSA 2008, 1st - 4th July 2008, Rotorua, New Zealand
Folley, S. and Ellis, C. (2008) ‘Harnessing the Power of Distributed Learning: the potential benefits for Higher Education in the United Kingdom’. In: Solstice Conference 2008: elearning and learning environments for the future, 5th June 2008, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK
Ellis, C. and Folley, S. (2008) ‘Students writing their own lectures with a wiki and the CSA’. In: Handbook of research on hybrid learning models: advanced tools, technologies and application. Pennsylivania, USA: IGI Global. . ISBN 1605663808
Ellis, C (2008) ‘You Cant Do That in a Classroom!: how distributed learning can assist in the widespread adoption of hybrid learning strategies ’. In: Hybrid learning and education. : Springer. pp. 1-16. ISBN 9783540851691
Elder, C., Pratt, A. and Ellis, C. (2006) ‘Running Race: Reconciliation, Nationalism and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games ’ International Review for the Sociology of Sport , 41 (2), pp. 181-200. ISSN 1012-6902
Ellis, C., Elder, C. and Pratt, A. (2006) ‘Unity in diversity: indigenous spaces in the Parliamentary Zone’. In: Sharing Spaces: Indigenous and non-Indigenous Responses to Story, Country and Rights. Australia: The Australian Public Intellectual Network. . ISBN 9781920845209
Ellis, C (2004) ‘Helping Yourself: Marlo Morgan and the Fabrication of Indigenous Wisdom’ Australian Literary Studies , 21 (4), pp. 149-164. ISSN 0004-9697
Ellis, C., Elder, C. and Pratt, A. (2004) ‘Whiteness in constructions of Australian nationhood: Indigenes, immigrants and governmentality’. In: Whitening Race: essays in social and cultural criticism. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. pp. 208-221. ISBN 9780855754655
Ellis, C (2003) ‘The Triumph of Ideology: Katharine Susannah Prichards Goldfields Trilogy’. In: Frank Hardy & the Literature of Commitment. Victoria, Australia: Vulgar Press. pp. 199-219. ISBN 0 9580794 1 2
Ellis, C. and Elder, C. (2002) ‘Achieving objectives and overcoming obstacles through online teaching and learning ’ UniTeaching , 3 (1), pp. 1-3.
Ellis, C., Elder, C. and Pratt, A. (2001) ‘Papering over the differences: Australian nationhood and the normative discourse of reconciliation’. In: Reconciliation, multiculturalism, identities: difficult dialogues, sensible solutions. : Common Ground. pp. 135-147. ISBN 9781863350792
Ellis, C. and Shoemaker, A. (2001) ‘The Empire of British Airways’. In: Compr(om)ising Post/colonialism(s): Challenging Narratives and Practices. Sydney, Australia: Dangaroo Press. pp. 159-173. ISBN 0864186460
Ellis, C (2000) ‘A strange case of double vision’ Overland (158), pp. 75-79. ISSN 1444-3163
Ellis, C. and Percy, A. (2000) ‘Building online essay writing support tools’. In: Flexible Learning for a Flexible Society: ASET/HERDSA 2000 Joint International Conference, 2 - 5 July 2000, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia , pp. 239-250
Ellis, C (1999) ‘'Intimate strangers'’. In: The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 342. ISBN 9780521495257
Ellis, C (1999) ‘'Miss Peabody's inheritance'’. In: The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 435-436. ISBN 9780521495257
Ellis, C (1999) ‘'Monkey grip'’. In: The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 442. ISBN 9780521495257
Ellis, C (1999) ‘'Come in Spinner'’. In: The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 145. ISBN 9780521495257
Ellis, C (1999) ‘'Sugar heaven'’. In: The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 610. ISBN 9780521495257
Ellis, C (1998) ‘Socialist realism in the Australian literary context: with specific reference to the writing of Katharine Susannah Prichard’. In: The Point of Change: Marxism, Australia, History, Theory. : University of Queensland. pp. 137-144. ISBN 9780867767520
Ellis, C. and McPherson, J. (1997) ‘The master's apprentices’. In: Disciplining Rita: Symposium Proceedings : how does a woman impact our research teaching, administration and other professional activities within Academe?. : University of New England. pp. 23-27. ISBN 9781863894364
Ellis, C (1996) ‘Re-writing Feminism in Katharine Susannah Prichard's 'Intimate strangers'’. In: Crossing lines: formations of Australian culture. Adelaide: Association for the Study of Australian Literature. pp. 208-212. ISBN 9780646281827
Ellis, C (1995) ‘A tragic convergence: a reading of Katherine Susannah Prichard's 'Coonardoo'’ Westerly , 40 (2), pp. 63-71. ISSN 0043-342X
Completed Doctoral Supervisions
2005 Gay Breyley Memory, Music and Displacement in the Minor Memoirs of Evelyn Crawford, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Lily Bretty PhD, University of Wollongong.
2006 Tamara Mabbott-Athique Textual Migrations: South Asian-Australian Fiction PhD, University of Wollongong.