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Professor Kerry Mallan

Faculty of Education,
Faculty Office - Education

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Name
Professor Kerry Mallan
Position(s)
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Education,
Faculty Office - Education
Discipline *
Literary Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3463
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (James Cook Uni. of North Qld), MEdSt (University of Queensland), GDT-Lib (Kelvin Grove C.A.E), BEdSt (University of Queensland), DipT (Mt. Gravatt C.A.E)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL)
  • Congress Convenor, IRSCL 19 th Biennial Congress IRSCL, 2011
  • Australasian Children’s Literature Association for Research (ACLAR)
  • Children’s Literature Association
Keywords

Children's literature, Young adult literature, children's film, gender and sexuality, utopianism, youth cultures, digital cultures

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Kerry is the Director of the Children and Youth Research Centre at QUT. Her work is cross-disciplinary and focuses on children’s literature, youth and popular culture, digital media texts and practices. Her particular research strengths are in textual analysis in relation to film and literary texts, and in the application of feminist and queer theories to the study of texts. Kerry has published 11 books, including 6 sole authored and 1 co-authored.  Her co-edited book, Youth Cultures: Texts, Images and Identities won the Honour Book Award by the International Research Society for Children’s Literature, 2003. Her most recent books are Secrets, Lies and Children’s Fiction  (2013) and an edited collection Picture Books and Beyond (2014). Kerry has a successful track record in competitive grant funding with ARC Discovery, ARC Linkage, ARC LIEF, Canada Asia Pacific Award, and Sheila Kimpton and Alice Creswick. She has also been successful with a number of Government and non-Government tender bids in relation to children and youth services and support. Kerry has delivered over 30 plenary and keynote addresses in Australia, Canada, China,  England, Finland, Indonesia (via translator), Ireland, Sweden, and Taiwan. She has been been an invited senior scholar to Roehampton University; Ningbo University; Beijing Normal University; University of Calgary; University of Alberta; Worcester University; Nanjing University; Soochow University; National Tapei University of Education; Fo Guang University. Kerry is joint editor of book series, Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature (Palgrave UK) and co-editor of Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature.

This information has been contributed by Professor Kerry Mallan.

Teaching

Kerry supervises HDR students working in diverse fields: children’s literature (and YA literature); media studies; school-community development projects; digital media; creative writing; creative photographic works;

This information has been contributed by Professor Kerry Mallan.

Experience

Kerry has responded to numerous invitations to give seminars and addresses at various international, national and state professional development programs, conferences, and seminars. These comprise different professional associations across literacy, children’s literature, English teaching, Foreign Languages Institutes, and teacher-librarianship.

This information has been contributed by Professor Kerry Mallan.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2008
Details
Invited to be on review board of the refereed journal 'Digital Culture and Education'.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2003
Details
International Research Society in Children's Literature Honor Book Award (2003) for 'Youth Cultures: Texts, Images, and Identities'.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2006
Details
The Children's Book Council of Australia Dame Annabelle Rankin Award, 2006 for 'Distinguished Services to Children's Literature in Queensland'.
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2005
Details
Invited scholar, Beijing Normal University to give a series of keynote lectures in Beijing and Shanghai.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2005
Details
Invited Senior Scholar, Norchilnet: Fourth Nordic Children's Literature Research Workshop (2005),
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2007
Details
Invited scholar, Children's Literature Institute Summer School, Roehampton University.
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2007
Details
Invited visiting scholar, University of Surrey, Roehampton

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Transformative Utopianism: Contemporary Children's Literature Responding to Changing World Orders from Glasnost to 11 September, 2001.
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0343372
Start year
2003
Keywords
children's literature; utopias
Title
Growing up in networked spaces: Tech-savvy youth constructing identities and forming social relations in online and offline worlds
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0665633
Start year
2006
Keywords
Youth; Identity; New media; Sociality; Cultural contexts; Globalisation
Title
Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future: Embedding Narrative and New Media in Urban Planning
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0882274
Start year
2008
Keywords
Community Engagement; Community Informatics; New Media; Urban Planning
Title
Fostering digital participation through Living Labs in regional and rural Australian communities
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100469
Start year
2014
Keywords
digital citizenship; rural & regional; digital literacy

Supervision