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Dr Claire Charles

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

c.charles@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46631

Research interests

Research Focus

As a sociologist of education, my research and scholarship focuses on advancing understanding of how contemporary educational contexts are preparing young people to engage with diversity and social justice issues in an era characterised by individualisation. With a strong focus on gender justice and gendered subjectivities, my research investigates an educational sector committed to increasing the participation of marginalised groups, and helping young people to work effectively as citizens in diverse, globalised contexts. These contexts are characterised and complicated by a decline in organised social movements related to class, race and gender, sexualities inequalities in the west. The theoretical resources and methodologies that inform my work are drawn from feminism, post-structuralism, sociology, and cultural studies.

HDR Supervision

I am very happy to be contacted by potential HDR candidates working within my areas of interest.

Affiliations

Australian Association for Research in Education
Gender and Education Association

Publications

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2017

An entrepreneurial adventure? Young women pre-service teachers in remote Aboriginal Australia

Dr Claire Charles

(2017), Vol. 61, pp. 179-188, Teaching and teacher education, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

School principals and racism: responding to Aveling

Dr Claire Charles, Ms Caroline Mahoney, Ms Brandi Nichole Fox, Prof Christine Halse

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 230-244, Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, London, Eng., C1

journal

Dangerous practices : the practicum experiences of non-Indigenous pre-service teachers in remote communities

Dr Glenn Auld, Ms Julie Dyer, Dr Claire Charles

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 165-179, Australian journal of teacher education, Mt. Lawley, W.A., C1

journal
2014

Elite girls' schooling, social class and sexualised popular culture

Dr Claire Charles

(2014), Oxon, Eng., A1

book
2013

Knowledge making by pre-service teachers on a professional placement experience in a remote Australian indigenous community

Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Claire Charles, Ms Julie Dyer, Dr Gary Levy, Mr Alan Marshall

(2013), pp. 1-7, ATEA 2013 : Knowledge makers and notice takers: teacher education research impacting policy and practice : Proceedings of the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference 2013, Brisbane, Qld., E1

conference

Cosmo girls: configurations of class and femininity in elite educational settings

Alexandra Allan, Dr Claire Charles

(2013), Vol. 35, pp. 333-352, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Oxon, Eng., C1

journal
2012

New girl heroes : the rise of popular feminist commentators in an era of sexualisation

Dr Claire Charles

(2012), Vol. 24, pp. 317-323, Gender and education, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Gender and computer games : what can we learn from the research?

Dr Claire Charles

(2012), pp. 127-133, Digital games : literacy in action, Kent Town, S. A., B1

chapter

Deleting the male gaze? Tech-savvy girls and new femininities in secondary school classrooms

Dr Claire Charles

(2012), pp. 177-194, Constructing the self in a digital world, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter
2010

Raunch culture goes to school? : young women, normative femininities and elite education

Dr Claire Charles

(2010), pp. 61-70, Media international Australia, St Lucia, Qld., C1-1

journal

Supergirl scorned : lessons about young femininity in an Australian television satire

Dr Claire Charles

(2010), Vol. 51, pp. 265-276, Critical studies in education, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Complicating hetero-femininities : young women, sexualities and girl power at school

Dr Claire Charles

(2010), Vol. 23, pp. 33-47, International journal of qualitative studies in education, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Cosmo girls : new configurations of class and femininity in elite educational settings

Dr Claire Charles, Alexandra Allan

(2010), pp. 1-1, AWGSA 2010 : Proceedings of the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association Conference 2010 : emerging spaces : new possibilities in critical times, , E1-1

conference
2008

'Go Grrrl!' : constructions of femininity in the textual practices of elite girls' schooling

Dr Claire Charles

(2008), pp. 1-13, AARE 2008 : Changing climates : education for sustainable futures. Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Association for Research in Education conference, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

conference
2007

Would the 'real' girl gamer please stand up? Gender, LAN cafes and the reformulation of the 'girl' gamer.

Prof Catherine Beavis, Dr Claire Charles

(2007), Vol. 19, pp. 691-705, Gender and education, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Digital media and girling at an elite girls' school

Dr Claire Charles

(2007), Vol. 32, pp. 135-147, Learning, media and technology, Abingdon, U.K., C1-1

journal

Exploring girl power : gender, literacy and the textual practices of young women attending an elite school

Dr Claire Charles

(2007), Vol. 6, pp. 72-88, English teaching : practice and critique, Hamilton, N. Z., C1-1

journal
2006

Developed and convened a symposium entitled exploring the gendered dimensions of young women's participation in digital culture

Dr Claire Charles

(2006), pp. 1-1, AARE 2006 : Conference papers, abstracts and symposia, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

conference

Elite girls' schooling in contemporary Australia : 'UnAustralia as 'girl power'.

Dr Claire Charles

(2006), pp. 1-1, CSAA 2006 : Proceedings of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference., Canberra, A.C.T., E1-1

conference
2005

Writing, English and digital culture

Prof Catherine Beavis, Dr Claire Charles

(2005), pp. 229-246, Writing = learning, Kent Town, S. Aust., B1

chapter

Challenging notions of gendered game play: teenagers playing `The Sims`

Prof Catherine Beavis, Dr Claire Charles

(2005), Vol. 26, pp. 355-368, Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education, London, England, C1

journal

The literacy practices of young women discussing sexed and gendered subjectivities : pedagogical spaces at school.

Dr Claire Charles

(2005), pp. 1-1, AARE 2005 : Creative dissent: constructive solutions : Proceedings of the 2005 Australian Association for Research in Education conference, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

conference

Cultural politics in the English classroom : textually dangerous territory?

Dr Claire Charles

(2005), Vol. 41, pp. 24-31, Idiom : journal of the Victorian association for the teaching of english, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2004

Re-thinking discourses of heterosexuality in single-sex girls' education

Dr Claire Charles

(2004), pp. 1-15, AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

conference

Heteroglossia : a space for developing critical language awareness?

Prof Brenton Doecke, A/Prof Alex Kostogriz, Dr Claire Charles

(2004), Vol. 3, pp. 29-42, English teaching : practice and critique, Hamilton, New Zealand, C1-1

journal

Heteroglossia : a space for developing critical language awareness?

Jill R Brown, Dr Claire Charles, Prof Brenton Doecke, A/Prof Alex Kostogriz

(2004), pp. 1-13, AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

conference

Grants

Industry and Other Funding

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program: Alignment with the Australian Curriculum and Australian Qualifications Framework

A/Prof Mary Dixon, Dr Claire Charles, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Julianne Moss

  • 2014: $4,291
  • 2013: $38,621

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2014

Lucinda McKnight

Thesis entitled: The Glitterbomb: Designing Curriculum and Identity with Girls' Popular Culture

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education