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Tara Brabazon

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Background information and interests

Tara Brabazon is an international professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. She has worked in the United Kingdom, Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Canada. She has won the Australian National Teaching Award for the Humanities in 1998, along with other Awards in the areas of disability and cultural studies. In 2005, Tara won both the Murdoch University Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year and the Teaching Excellence Award. She is a former finalist for Australian of the Year and Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. It is also her privilege to be the Director of the Popular Culture Collective and to welcome you to this site.

Tara holds three Bachelor degrees: a first class honours in history, along with qualifications in Literature and Communication, and Professional Education (passed with distinction). She also has three Masters Degrees: a Research Masters in history (passed with distinction), a Master of Letters in cultural studies and a Master of Education, passed with first class honours. She received the Dean's Medal for her achievements in the Master of Education. She also holds a Doctor of Philosophy, which was passed without correction. At the end of 2001, she gained a Graduate Diploma in Internet Studies, again attained with Distinction. Tara has also completed a Master of Education with Honours. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Physical and Health Education.

She is the author and editor of eleven books: Tracking the Jack: A retracing of the Antipodes (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2000), Ladies Who Lunge: Celebrating difficult women (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2002), Digital Hemlock: Internet education and the poisoning of teaching (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2002), Liverpool of the South Seas: Perth and its popular music (editor; Perth: UWA, 2005), From Revolution to Revelation: Generation X, popular memory, cultural studies (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005), Playing on the periphery: sport, identity and memory (London: Routledge, 2006), The University of Google: Education in a (post)information age (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), The Revolution Will Not Be Downloaded: Dissent in the digital age (editor; Oxford: Chandos, 2008), Thinking Popular Culture: War, terrorism and writing (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), Popular Music: Topics Trends and Trajectories and Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0: After Avatars, Trolls and Puppets.

Tara is also a journalist, having written columsn for the Time Higher Education (THE) and the Observe in Sri Lanka.

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