Associate Professor Harris examines how we can achieve social transformation through performance, creativity and digital media.
creativity, creative practice, digital ethnography, youth studies, gender and sexuality, social inclusion and diversity, arts and activism
Associate Professor Harris focuses on the intersection of creativity, performance and digital media at practice and policy level. Her work specifically examines how creative media (like performance) can inform or lead to social change and the intersection between education, research and community or industry partnerships.
Associate Professor Harris has 15 years of professional creative industries experience in playwriting, performance, multimedia production, dramaturgy and theatre company management. Associate Professor Harris has published more than 60 peer reviewed journal articles, as well as 10 books and 22 book chapters.
Associate Professor Harris earned her PhD from Victoria University in 2010, where she focused on young South Sudanese women’s diasporic experiences in Australia using an ethnocinema methodology.
Associate Professor Harris is a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Education. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University in the Faculty of Education and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. Associate Professor Harris has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge and Toronto.
Associate Professor Harris was awarded a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in 2017 and is based in the School of Education.