Associate Professor Anne M Harris is a Principal Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor) in the School of Education and the Design and Creative Practice ECP.
Anne recently completed an ARC DECRA Fellowship investigating creative ecologies in secondary school and across the education lifespan.
Her research focuses upon the intersection of creativity, performance and digital media at both practice and policy levels, upon youth cultures and cultural, ethnic and gender diversities; and on performance and activism. The necessity of work across these areas—particularly the role of creative practice to inform/evoke/transform social change (specifically through public pedagogy, activism, and creative education)—is evidenced by the international uptake of my work and the ubiquitous hunger for more creative approaches to education, research and community/industry partnerships.
She is the creator and editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series Creativity, Education and the Arts, the ABER co-editor of the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy and on the editorial board of several journals and book series. She co-edited the following special issues: “Critical Approaches to Arts Based Research,” co-edited with Mary Ann Hunter and Clare Hall, UNESCO Observatory Multidisciplinary Research in the Arts (2014); “Creative Pedagogies” co-edited with Stacy Holman Jones, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2014); and “Sexuality, Culture and Creativity: Commodification and Contemporary Publics” co-edited with Yvette Taylor, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies (2016).
- PHD Victoria University (2010)
- Master of Fine Arts (Playwriting/Screenwriting) New York University (1995)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dramatic Writing, English) New York University (1994).
- Harris, A.,De Bruin, L. (2018). Secondary school creativity, teacher practice and STEAM education: An international study In: Journal of Educational Change, 19, 153 - 179
- Harris, A.,De Bruin, L. (2018). An international study of creative pedagogies in practice in secondary schools: Toward a creative ecology In: Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 15, 215 - 235
- Harris, A.,Holman Jones, S.,Faulkner, S.,Brook, E. (2018). Queering Families, Schooling Publics: Keywords, Routledge, New York, United States
- Harris, A. (2017). Ethnocinema and Video-Based Research In: Handbook of Arts-Based Research, Guilford Publications, New York, United States
- Harris, A.,Jones, S. (2017). Feeling fear, feeling queer: the peril and potential of queer terror In: Qualitative Inquiry, 23, 561 - 568
- Harris, A.,Davis, S.,Snepvangers, K.,De Bruin, L. (2017). Creative formats, creative futures In: Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 6, 48 - 61
- De Bruin, L.,Harris, A. (2017). Fostering creative ecologies in Australasian secondary schools In: Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42, 23 - 43
- Harris, A.,De Bruin, L. (2017). Training teachers for twenty-first century creative and critical thinking: Australian implications from an international study In: Teaching Education, 29, 234 - 250
- Jones, S.,Harris, A. (2016). Traveling skin: A cartography of the body In: Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 12, 1 - 27
- Harris, A.,Jones, S. (2016). Genderfication In: Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education, Springer, New York, United States
Competitive research funding (external and internal)
- Victorian Social Cohesion Research Grant, “Narratives of Digital Resilence” (with Tricia McLaughlin, Margaret Hamilton, and Stacy Holman Jones, and Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre and Minus 18), August 2017, $71,425.
- City of Melbourne (2018) (with Stacy Holman Jones) “What’s Your Story Melbourne,”: $20,000.
- Australian Technology Network of Univerisities (FAPESP) / Sprint: $17,200.
- Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2017-2021) #FT170100022 $853,984
- RMIT Design & Creative Practice Emerging Capability Platform funding Young people, digital play and creative citizenship (2017-2018) $35,000
- Darebin Council Arts Grant (with Stacy Holman Jones) $4,000 (2016-2017)
- Monash Engagement funding (Faculty of Education) $5,000 co-investigator Stacy Holman Jones (July 2016)
- Monash Interdisciplinary Research funding (Faculty of Arts) $12,460 co-investigator Stacy Holman Jones (May 2016)
- Monash Visiting Scholar funds for the 1st Critical Autoethnography Conference (August 2015) - $7000
- Australian Research Council Early Career Research Award (DECRA) 2014-2016 (awarded Dec 2013): $378,441.
- Maribyrnong City Council – (co-investigator) Art-Hope-Culture, Dec 2013: $3,000.
- Andrews Foundation - (co-investigator) Redesigning the Bridge: Crossing into Secondary School, Dec 2013: $8,000.
- Dissemination grant, Monash (for book The Creative Turn), September 2013: $2,000
- Small Grant, Monash University (for Creative pedagogies and practices in Victorian secondary schools), May 2013: $10,000.
- Engagement grant – Monash University (for Out / In Front: LGBTIQ Teachers in Victoria study, with Dr Emily Gray, RMIT). April 2013: $4,100
- Innovation Funds, Monash University (Creative CapaCITIES Aspirations project), November 2012: $16,000.
- Victoria Womens’ Trust (ART/HOPE/CULTURE), October 2012: $9,300.
- Hobson’s Bay City Council (Western Regions Councils' Working Group GLBTIQ Research Project), June 2012: $12,000.
- Feb 2012: “Meeting at the Crossroads: Online engagement with Gendered, Sexual and Cultural Diversities” – (organizer/facilitator) Diversity & Inclusion week funds: $1,000at State Library – partners Victorian AIDS Council, GMHC, Deakin Univ, Aust GLBTQ Multicultural Council (AGMC), YGLAM (Moreland Council).
- 2012 (Chief Investigator) “SAILing into Uni! Building and Strengthening Afghan- and African-Australian further education engagement in Melbourne’s South East” (Monash University development funds) $12,454.
- 2011-2012 (Chief Investigator) “Pathways Mapping Project (Culture Shack Phase 2)” (Victoria University Student Equity and Diversity Initiative Grants) $44,123.
- 2010-2011 (Chief Investigator) “Teaching diversities: Same sex-attracted young people, CALD communities, and arts-based community education” (VURDGS: Early Career Researcher Grant with Centre for Multicultural Youth) $28,186.
- 2010-11 (Chief Investigator) “CULTURE SHACK: Arts Processes as Foundation (Arts) Studies for CALD Young People from Refugee Backgrounds (Pumphouse Theatre),” - Victoria University Teaching & Learning Fund, $87, 497
- 2007-2009: Australian Postgraduate Award (national competitive PHD funding for degree) – (4 year funding awarded, but PHD was finished in 3 years), $97,000.
- Transforming 21st Century Creativity Education in Australasia. Funded by: ARC Future Fellowships Grant 2016 from (2017 to 2021)
- Narratives of digital resilience. Funded by: Department of Premier and Cabinet: Social Cohesion Research Grant 2017 from (2017 to 2019)
5 PhD Current Supervisions