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January 3, 2009 by Leanne McRae

Name: Dr Leanne Helen McRae

Work Address: Perth Institute of Business and Technology
Edith Cowan University

Email: lmcrae@westnet.com.au

Educational Qualifications
Tertiary Level

  • Doctor of Philosophy, "Questions of Popular Cult(ure)" supervised by Dr Tara Brabazon completed in 2003 at Murdoch University.
  • Master of Arts in Media Studies, "Aliens, Bodies and Conspiracies: Knowledge and The X-Files" completed in 1999 at Edith Cowan University.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies completed in 1996 at Edith Cowan University.

Secondary School
Attended Albany Senior High School and graduated in 1992 as Dux of Dance and Media Studies.

Work Experience

CURRENT POSITION
Lecturer in Media and Communications, Perth Institute of Business and Technology, June 1998-present

Courses taught:

Trimester One, Two & Three 2006 - present: Communications 1: Media and Mobility; Communications 2: Film and Cinema Studies; Media and Social Context
Trimester One 2006: Media and Social Context; Communications 1: Media and Mobility —Course designer; Creative Cultures: Innovation and Change
Trimester Three 2005: Media and Social Context; Communications 2: Film and Cinema Cultures; Creative Cultures: Innovation and Change
Trimester Two 2005: Media and Social Context; Communications 1: Media Industries
Trimester One 2005: Media and Social Context; Communications 2: Film and Cinema Cultures; Creative Cultures: Innovation and Change — Course coordinator and designer
Trimester One, Two & Three 2000-2004: Introduction to Media and Communication; Communications 1&2: Media Industries — Course coordinator and designer; Film and Cinema Cultures — Course coordinator and designer
Trimester Three 1999: Communication in the Workplace; Communications 2: Film and Cinema Cultures
Trimester Two 1999: Foundations in Media Studies 2; Communications 1: Media Industries
Trimester One 1999: Foundations in Media Studies 2; Communications 2: Film and Cinema Cultures
Trimester Three 1998: Communications 1: Media Industries — Course coordinator
Trimester Two 1998: Communications 2: Film and Cinema Cultures —Course coordinator

Offshore Coordinator for AUSI, the Australian Studies Institute in Nairobi Kenya ensuring quality control and moderation for CMM1113D Media and Social Context.

Online Sessional Staff member in Internet Studies for Curtin University and the Open University Australia, February – October 2011
Courses taught:
Internet Communities and Social Networks
The Internet and Everyday Life
Engaging Media

Guest Lecturer in Communication Strategies, Edith Cowan University, May 2010, first year module, delivery in Cross-Cultural Communication, and Convergent Communication

Sessional Staff member for the School of Communication and Arts, Edith Cowan University, February – June 2010
Courses taught:
Communication Strategies
Writing for the Media

Guest Lecturer in Practising Media Research, University of Brighton, Mandatory Module for Master of Creative Arts, September 2008 – February 2009, delivery in sonic session, and online discussion forum.

Lecturer in Media and Communications, Curtin International College, February-June 2005, February-June 2008

Courses taught:
Trimester One 2008: Communications 1: Media Industries
Trimester One 2006: Communications 1: Media Industries
Trimester Three 2005: Communications 1: Media Industries
Trimester One & Two 2005: Communications 1: Media Industries; Communications 2: Film and Cinema Cultures; Research Methods 1

Sessional Staff member in Communications and Creative Industries, Edith Cowan University, June-November 2003, July-November 2004

Courses taught:
Semester Two 2004: Documentary Film and Television at 2107/4107 level
Semester Two 2003: Introduction to Media and Communication at 1103/4103 level

Sessional Staff member in Media, Communications and Culture, Murdoch University, June 1999-November 2002

Courses taught:
Semester Two 2002: Senior Tutor, External Tutor and Webmistress: Introduction to Cultural Studies
Semester One 2002: Online Webmistress: Cultural Difference and Diversity
Semester Two 2000-2001: External Tutor and Online Webmistress: Cultural Difference and Diversity
Semester One 2000-2001: Introduction to Cultural Studies
Semester Two 1999: Introduction to Cultural Studies

Sessional Staff member in Media Studies, Department of Communications and Multi-Media, Edith Cowan University, February 1997 to November 1998

Courses taught:
Semester Two 1998: Foundations in Media Studies 2
Semester One 1998: Media and Gender; Australian Television
Semester Two 1997: Film and Video 2; Media and Society
Semester One 1997: Media and Gender; Film and Video 1

Curriculum Development and Consultation
Curriculum Design:
New course for the Perth Institute of Business and Technology, "Mobilities: Movement and Identity" to focus on mobility studies, deglobalisation, postcolonialism, transgression of social, cultural, physical and political boundaries. June 2006.

Course Accreditation and Curriculum Design for new University Foundations Unit, Com 106, "Creative Futures: Innovations in Culture" to focus on creative industries at Perth Institute of Business and Technology, May 2004, $500.00

Course Amendment Proposal to redesign University Foundations course "Communications 1: Media Industries" into "Creative Futures: Innovation, Communication and Culture," at the Perth Institute of Business and Technology 31 March 2004

Redesign and re-accreditation of University Foundations courses "Communications 1: Media Industries" and "Communications 2: Film and Cinema Cultures" for the Perth Institute of Business and Technology March 2000

Project Leader:
IBT resource development to update teaching monograph for Communications 2 "Film and Cinema Cultures" for the Perth Institute of Business and Technology, January 2006, $500.00

IBT resource development to produce a teaching monograph for Communications 3, "Creative Futures: Innovation, Communication and Culture" at Perth Institute of Business and Technology, February-June 2005, $1500.00

IBT resource development to produce a teaching monograph for Communications 2, "Film and Cinema Cultures" at Perth Institute of Business and Technology, August-October 2003, $1500.00

Consultant:
Perth Institute of Business and Technology Certificate IV Foundations in University Studies course accreditation, 18 November 2003.

Research Appointments
Literature Review Coordinator, ARC application, "Financial Elderly Abuse and Reverse Mortgages" for the University of Western Australia, Centre for Advanced Consumer Research, March 2008

Senior Researcher and Creative Industrial Matrix Convenor for The Popular Culture Collective, www.popularculturecollective.com/creativeindustrialmatrix

Research Officer for ARC application "What is an Indigenous experience in tourism?: Mapping mobilities?" for Charles Darwin University, March-November 2004

Research Assistant assessing and applying a research framework for "Creative Cities: Immigration, diasporas and community" for Charles Darwin University, January-February 2004. Research coordinator: Professor Ian Buchanan.

Research Assistant for Charles Darwin University and Actualize Consulting and the Director of Innovation and Knowledge Economy in the Office of Territory Development, January 2004. Research coordinator: Professor Ian Buchanan.

Publications: Books
Liverpool of the South Seas: Perth and its popular music with the Popular Culture Collective published by UWA Press January 2005

The Revolution will not be Downloaded: Dissent in the Digital Age with the Popular Culture published by Chandos February 2008

Publications: Book Chapters
“A City of Sound,” in T. Brabazon, (ed.), What Would Brian Eno Do? Sonic Media for New Times, publication forthcoming in 2013

“My state had a mining boom and all I got was this lousy train-line,” in T. Brabazon, (ed.), City Imaging: Regeneration, Renewal, Decay, publication forthcoming in 2012

“Security and the City: The CHOGM Lockdown” in T. Brabazon, (ed.), City Imaging: Regeneration, Renewal, Decay, publication forthcoming in 2012

“A Postcolonial Provocation: Serenity,” in Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion, (London: Titan Books, 2012)

“Copyright and Couture: The Comme Il Faut Experience” in T. Brabazon (ed). Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0: Beyond Avatars, Trolls and Puppets, (Oxford: Chandos, 2012)

“Memory, Meaning and Mass Destruction,” in Cynthia Fuch and Joe Lockard (eds), Iraq War Cultures, (New York: Peter Lang, 2010)

"Cash for Corporeality: International students and the wealth of transgression" in T. Brabazon, (ed.), The Revolution will not be Downloaded: Dissent in the Digital Age (Oxford: Chandos, 2008)

"Breaking Down Barriers: B-boys and B-girls" in T. Brabazon, (ed.), Liverpool of the South Seas (Perth: UWA Press, 2005), pp. 53-62

"Another side of life: Downsyde" in T. Brabazon, (ed.), Liverpool of the South Seas (Perth: UWA Press, 2005), pp. 172-179

"Breaking with Beni Benz" in T. Brabazon, (ed.), Liverpool of the South Seas (Perth: UWA Press, 2005), pp. 147-154

Publications: Articles
REFEREED
“Postwork and Pedagogy: The casualisation of knowledge, employment and expertise,” Journal for Employability and the Humanities issue 3, 2009, http://www.uclan.ac.uk/ahss/ceth/files/LMcRae.pdf

"Classroom Couture: The incident of the open-toed shoe" Julie Mango: Online Journal of Creative Expressions, special edition of Education and Transformative Pedagogy, Summer, 2007, www.juliemango-publications.com

"The Redhead Review: Accelerated modernity and popular cultural studies", History of Intellectual Culture, vol. 6, no. 1, 2006 www.ucalgary.ca/hic/website/2006vol6no1/forum/forum_mcrae.html

"Jingling the single: The iPodification of the music industry" with Tara Brabazon, Felicity Cull and Mike Kent, published by Australia Quarterly, vol. 77, no. 3, 2005, pp. 26-36

"Jesusland: Corporate Globalisation, Mike Moore and the Rise of the Religious Right" Bad Subjects, Issue 72, February 2005, bad.eserver.org/issues/2005/72/mcraeempire.html

"Writing and resistance: Trainspotting", In-between: Essays and Criticism in Literature, vol 13, no. 2, 2004, pp. 117-133

"Dangerous adventures in memory: Changi", Metro Magazine, no. 139, 2004, pp. 74-78

"Rethinking tourism: Edward Said and a politics of meeting and movement", Tourist Studies vol. 3, no. 3, December 2003, pp. 235 – 251

"Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Male Defeat," Bad Subjects, no. 61, September 2002, eserver.org/bs/61/macrae.html

"The Postmodern Prometheus: Collective experience and the carnivalesque," Transformations, no. 3, May 2002, www.equ.edu.au/transformations

"Rollins, representation and reality: Lifting the weight of masculinity," M/C Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, 2001, www.media-culture.org.au

NON-REFEREED
"The postgraduate publication" Murdoch University Guide to postgraduate study, 2006/07

"Deconstructing Madonna" published by Online Opinion, www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=4346, 21 April 2006

"Live and Kicking: Baby Boomer politics and the post-work generation", published in the review section of M/C Journal reviews.media-culture.org.au/article.php?sid=1342, 31 October 2005

"Is digital literacy killing critical consciousness" published by Online Opinion, www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=2810, 1 December 2004

"Where is Euro 2004?" published by the Popular Culture Collective, www.popularculturecollective.com/whereiseuro2004, July 2004

"The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S McNamara," film review, published by the Popular Culture Collective, www.popularculturecollective.com/fogofwar, July 2004

"Why Should She Get Over It?: Naomi Wolf vs Sexual Harassment," published by Online Opinion, www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=2084, 23 March 2004

"Lara Croft: Raiding the ruins of postcolonial righteousness," published by Online Opinion, www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=852

PUBLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW
"The Thin Line Between Entertainment and War" under review as a book chapter in Iraq War Culture.

Publications: Reviewing duties
2003: Book reviewer for Southern Review, Review Editor: A/Prof Ian Buchanan

Articles in Preparation
"The Death of Cultural Studies"
"Bodies of knowledge: Working in an international classroom"
"Pitt Politics: Avatars and Armani"

Awards
Honorary Research Associate, Murdoch University, November 2002-November 2003.

Scholarships Attained
Murdoch University Completion Scholarship July-November 2002

Teaching and Assessment Reviewing Duties
2004:
Referee for Stephen Mallinder's PhD proposal "Music, Memory and Movement"
External Referee for Murdoch University's Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Supervision Award

2003:
External assessor for PhD proposal "Internet and Governance in China" written by Kay Hearn for the University of Canberra
External referee for Murdoch University's Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Supervision Award

Public Presentations and Conferences
"Hijacking the consciousness: Teaching critical literacies in an age of postwork, leisure and terror," presentation for the School of English and Media Studies, Massey University, 19 November 2007

"Monster in your Parasol? Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and secular romance," Guest lecture for Literary and Cultural Studies: Fantasy and Culture, Curtin University, unit coordinator Dr Ann McGuire, 17 October 2007

"Gender and Popular Music" module design presentation for Liverpool John Moores University, 27 July, 2007

"UnAustralian spaces of simulation and seduction" online digital photography display created with Antonio Cerrone and accepted for gallery presentation at the Cultural Studies Association of Australia annual conference held at Canberra, ACT, 6 December 2006.

Mistress of Ceremonies for Liverpool of the South Seas book launch, 11 March 2005

"The Sharp Edges of Empire" presentation for annual conference of the Australian Cultural Studies Association, held at Murdoch University, 9-11 December 2004

"Teaching International Students" seminar at Macquarie University, 15 July 2004

"Big Gay Cultural Studies" presentation for "Utility of Cultural Studies", annual conference for Australian Cultural Studies Association, held at Melbourne University, 4-8 December 2002

"Super-masculinity" presentation for "Transdisciplinarity", annual conference for Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, held at Edith Cowan University, July 2001.

"Knowledge and The X-Files" presentation seminar for the Master of Arts programme at Edith Cowan University, March 1997

Staff/Professional Development Activities
CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
2005:
Local Government Week, 8-12 August 2005, Burswood International Resort, Perth, Western Australia
WAMi Perth Music Conference, 26 February 2005,

2004:
Australian Cultural Tourism Conference, 11-13 February 2004, Burswood International Resort, Perth, Western Australia

SEMINARS
2006:
Terrorism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives — Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Western Australia
Lifestyle Capitalism
Social Capital: Or How to Stop Bowling Alone

2005:
Moving Knowledge: Translating global complexities
Dreams of Home: Mobility, culture and communication

2004:
Beyond Fight Club and Body Hair
Susan Faludi: From Backlash to Stiffed
Popular Music

2003:
Popular Memory
Multiliteracies
Fat is a Feminist Issue
The (Post) Tourist Papers

2002:
Paul Virilio and Accelerated Culture — with Professor Steve Redhead
Repetitive Beat Generation — with Professor Steve Redhead
Making Trouble: Men, Women and Politics

2001:
A Study of Man: Problems and Potentials

1997:
Hong Kong Action Cinema
Effective Teaching in Tutorials

PRESENTATIONS
"The postgraduate publication" Murdoch University, 2 August 2006

"Past the postgraduate post: Life after a PhD" Murdoch University, 2 November 2005

"Supervision and time management: Completing higher degrees" Murdoch University, 12 October 2005

"Giving Them Wings: Supervisors, students and the postgraduate experience," 18 August 1999.

CO-PRESENTER
"Postgraduate problems and possibilities" Murdoch University, 24 February 2004

"Postgraduate orientation: entering higher degree study", Murdoch University, 3 March 2000

Curatorial Duties
1998-continuing
Development of the PIBT library resources for media studies, screen studies, cultural studies and creative industries. Responsible for assessing the appropriate reading and research needs for communications and cultural studies at PIBT, AIBT and AUSI. Duties to date involve ordering over 2000 books to improve the monograph collection.

Media Performances
Weekly presenter of "Cultivation" on RTR FM "Morning Magazine" 2006 — 2007

Interviewed by Peter Barr "Breakfast" RTR FM Thursday 27th January 2005

Guest on Radio National "Life Matters" with Julie McCrossin 25th August 2004

Interviewed by Stephen Mallinder "Morning Magazine" RTR FM Wednesday 24th September 2003

Interviewed on ABC Radio 720 "Afternoons with Verity James," 10th September 2003

Professional and Community Memberships
WES — World Education Services, www.wes.org

The Sloan Consortium —A Consortium of Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education, www.sloan-c.org

The Centre for Education Research at the University of New England

Referees upon request

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