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A/Prof. Christopher Scanlon



Associate Professor


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Comm & Creative Arts


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2004



Chris holds a PhD in Politics from Monash University and is a respected journalist, researcher and academic.

Chris has been published in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Courier-Mail, The Canberra Times, Crikey, Business Spectator, The Monthly, Overland and Arena Magazine. Between 1999-2009 he served as both a co-editor and the online editor of the highly regarded Arena Magazine.

His latest book is Raising Girls Who Like Themselves co-written with his wife Kasey Edwards and published by Penguin Random House.

Chris has co-authored The Chess Raven Chronicles, a young adult fantasy fiction series with his wife Kasey Edwards under the pen name Violet Grace. The books in the series are The Girl Who Fell and The Girl Who Chose, published by Black Inc.

In 2013 he received an Office Learning and Teaching National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for his work in developing, a magazine for emerging journalists.

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Bringing Up Boys Who Like Themselves

Kasey Edwards, Christopher Scanlon

(2023), Melbourne, Vic., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

Raising Girls Who Like Themselves

Kasey Edwards, Christopher Scanlon

(2021), Melbourne, Vic., A1


The DWeb and journalism

C Scanlon

(2021), Vol. 43, pp. 31-42, Australian Journalism Review, Bristol, Eng., C1

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The Girl Who Chose : The Chess Raven Chronicles

Violet Grace, Christopher Scanlon, Kasey Edwards

(2019), pp. 1-401, The Girl Who Chose : The Chess Raven Chronicles, Melbourne, Vic., JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The Girl Who Fell

Violet Grace, Christopher Scanlon, Kasey Edwards

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Integrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship into all undergraduate courses: The case of La Trobe University in Australia

Silvia McCormack, Christopher Scanlon

(2017), pp. 101-126, Teaching and learning entrepreneurship in higher education, Faringdon, Eng., B1

book chapter


Christopher Scanlon

(2014), pp. 10-16, Overland, Mt Eliza, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Renegotiating Community Life: Arts, agency, inclusion and wellbeing

Martin Mulligan, Christopher Scanlon, Nicky Welch

(2008), Vol. 1, pp. 48-72, Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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Creating Community Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities

Martin Mulligan, Kim Humphery, Paul James, Christopher Scanlon, Pia Smith, Nicky Welch

(2006), Melbourne, Vic., A1-1


Theorizing the decline of linguistic diversity

Christopher Scanlon, Michael Singh

(2006), Vol. 2006, pp. 1-24, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Managing risks and opportunities in multilingual knowledge economies: The possibilities of ethical investment movement to sustaining biolinguistic diversity

Michael Singh, Christopher Scanlon

(2003), Vol. 8, pp. 8-17, 3L Language, Linguistics and Literature: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies, Selangor, Malaysia, C1-1

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A Step to the Left? Or Just a Jump to the Right? Making Sense of the Third Way on Government and Governance

Christopher Scanlon

(2001), Vol. 36, pp. 481-498, Australian Journal of Political Science, London, Eng., C1-1

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