My current work builds on my bi-national post-graduate studies exploring representations of contemporary Indigenous Australian identity in two acclaimed theatre productions, contextualising the plays in their culturally specific production contexts and evaluating the aesthetic configuration of Indigenous and Western theatrical languages in regards to their decolonising capabilities. The project was supervised by Prof P. Eckersall (CUNY, New York, USA) and Prof A.-M. Horatschek (CAU Kiel, Germany) and has been published as a monograph by Routledge in 2019.
In addition to my academic work at iCinema (since 2014), I have also worked for UNSW’s Nura Gili Indigenous Programs Unit, the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Studies Program and Christian-Albrecht-Universität's English Department, having also conducted research into Indigenous petitions to the Government for the University of Sydney. Moreover, I have supported the arts and social change company Big hART Inc. as Associated Arts Manager on their ‘Namatjira’ and ‘Yijala Yala’ projects from 2011 to 2013. My professional background is further consolidated by work in education, print media, public broadcasting and marketing, for -among others- the ABC, Goethe Institut and Hamburg-based Thalia Theater, where I assisted in the company’s 2009 rebranding and supported the curation of the 2017 Theater der Welt festival.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Indigenous Performing Arts