Hi, I’m Emma.
I’m a PhD candidate and academic from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. My research focuses on representations of female subjectivities in contemporary fairy-tale adaptations for young people, using feminist and media theoretical frameworks. I teach a number of university courses in the children’s literature and digital media disciplines at Deakin University and have a strong passion for teaching, and empowering our current generation.
I have been invited to contribute a number of chapters to the forthcoming book, The Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media and I have a forthcoming chapter in the 2016 book, Collecting Coins: The evolution and social impact of video game economics. I am co-editing a book on Shifting Landscapes: Diversity, Text and Young People that is to be published in 2017. I was on a research fellowship at The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg in 2015, where I taught a 3000 level course based around my fairy-tale research.
I am very passionate about advocating for animal rights and am an ethical vegan. My feminist practice extends beyond academia as I volunteer for Collective Shout and am the digital media manager for the Australasian Women and Genders Studies association. I am an avid music fan and I spend a lot of my time collecting records, listening to, and watching bands. This blog is a space for me to explore a number of topics, including my PhD research, my teaching practices, digital media, feminism, veganism, music, and the intersections between all of these things.