Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies
Ms Jillian Kramer
Scholarly Teaching Fellow
Office: Y3A 152
Phone: (02) 9850 2252
Undergraduate Teaching: CUL223, CUL321
OUA Teaching: MECX223, MECX210, MECX120, MECX310, MECX340, MECX300
Jillian completed a BA in Media and Cultural Studies (Hons) at Macquarie University in 2011, and is currently completing her PhD. Drawing on the settler-colonial, whiteness and critical legal studies frameworks, her thesis examines the 2007 Northern Territory Intervention. It aims to explore the foundational role that race, specifically whiteness, plays in reproducing the settler-colonial order within political rhetoric, media discourse and legislation.
She teaches units that examine aspects of everyday life, from cultural objects such as kitsch, to contemporary news media, graffiti, politics and Australian laws. Using a range of critical theories, these units aim to raise questions about the politics of taste, race media, social justice and power.
Jillian's research interests lie in studies of whiteness, race, politics, cultural legal studies, Australian media and social justice. She is also interested in studies of learning and teaching and education.
Kramer, Jillian (forthcoming). 'Securing Sovereignty: Private Property, Indigenous Resistance and the Rhetoric of Housing,' in H Randall-Moon and R Tippet (eds), Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technology and Corporeality, Palgrave Macmillan, London
Kramer, Jillian (2016). '(Re)mapping Terra nullius: Hindmarsh, Wik and Native Title Legislation in Australia,' International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, v29, no. 1, pp. 191-212
Kramer, Jillian (2015). 'Legitimising Fictions: The Rule of Law, the Northern Territory Intervention and the War on Terror, Law Text Culture, v19, pp. 127-153
Kramer, Jillian (2012). 'Protecting White Australia: John Howard's announcement of the Northern Territory Emergency Response and the ongoing Colonial Project,' NEO: Journal for Higher Degree Research Students in Social Sciences and Humanities, v3.