Our people

Our people

Global Literatures and Cultures is led by three stream leaders: Ulrike Garde and Alexandra Kurmann are located in the Department of International Studies (INTS), Jumana Bayeh is based in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations (MHPIR). Our centre includes researchers in areas such as International Studies, English (ENGL), Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies (MMCCS), and Ancient History (AHIST), reflecting our name ‘Global Literatures and Cultures’


All prospective members are welcome to send us an email providing details of their work and fields of research.

Stream Leaders

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Ulrike Garde

Associate Professor
Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 7051

Ulrike Garde’s research interests range across Intercultural German Studies, in particular German theatre, performing arts, literature and film. She explores how we create and perceive cultural identities in theatre, literature and film. Her current project investigates 'Multilingualism on the Berlin Stage'. Past research projects and publications have included studies on:...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Alexandra Kurmann

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 8809

Alexandra Kurmann is the Head of French and Francophone Studies. She completed a PhD in Comparative French and German Literature in 2014 at the University of Melbourne and a Masters in European Comparative Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She is a specialist in Vietnamese Diaspora Literature, she...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jumana Bayeh

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Phone: +61 2 9850 8854

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University. My research sits at the intersection of postcolonial studies and Middle East studies, especially the Arab Middle East and its diaspora. My main research interests include Arab diaspora literature and culture, the history of colonialism in the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

Stream Members

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Bronwen Neil

Professor
Department of Ancient History


Phone: +61 2 9850 7933

Bronwen Neil is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie, and member of the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre. She studied Linguistics, Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland (1987-1991), before undertaking a Master of Arts in Theological Research at Durham University, UK (1997/1998) and completing her PhD at...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jyhene Kebsi

Department of Sociology


Phone: 0298509491

Dr. Kebsi’s research and teaching focus on women and Islam, Arab feminism(s), transnational feminism(s), global literature and Arab women’s literature and cinema. Dr. Kebsi is affiliated with multiple transnational projects like the Human and Social Sciences Research Network Madaratmaarifia which is based at Tunis El-Manar University and the Literature, Environment, Gender and Human Rights (LEGH) Movement that is...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Benedicte Andre

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: 7029

Dr Bénédicte André is a Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, and the Director of Learning and Teaching in the Department of International Studies. Originally from Reunion Island, she completed her PhD at The University of Western Australia in 2014. Her first monograph, Iléité. Perspectives littéraires sur le vécu insulaire [Islandness. Literary Perspectives...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Tom Baudinette

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 8813

Thomas is Lecturer in Japanese Studies and the Department MRes Director. Thomas is the Faculty Representative for the ECR Network. Thomas joined the Department of International Studies in 2017. He holds a PhD and a BA(Hons, first class) in Japanese Studies from Monash University. Research To date, Thomas' research has utilized the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Susanne Binder

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 6881

Susanne Binder researches and teaches across the disciplines of German Studies and Egyptology in the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures and in the Department of Ancient History. Teaching In German Studies she teaches at intermediate and advanced level (GMN 311, GMN 414), preparing students for the Goethe-Institute exams...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Mio Bryce

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 7064

Mio Bryce is Head of Japanese Studies and has been developing and teaching a diverse range of units including Japanese language (from Introductory to Advanced), literature, manga/anime and popular culture, as well as a PACE unit, aimed at capturing and magnifying students' passion for Japanese culture and language....View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Louise D'Arcens

Professor
Department of English


Louise's main current research area is medievalism. Medievalism examines post-medieval receptions and constructions of the Middle Ages, and considers the impact of these constructions on modern cultural, political, and social life. Her current research is on comic representations of the medieval past, trans-historical emotion, and how ideas about the medieval...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Toby Davidson

Department of English


Phone: +61 2 9850 6792

  Toby Davidson is an Australian poetry scholar, creator, facilitator and editor. His research interests include Australian, New Zealand, British, Irish and American poetry, the public commemoration of writers and interactions between poetry and Australian politics. He is especially interested in supervising MRes or PhD theses on Australian literature (including...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Rhonda Davis

University Library (Archives & Collections)


Phone: +61 2 9850 7437
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Dr Cameron Edmond


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Marcelle Freiman

Associate Professor
Department of English


Phone: +61 2 9850 6892

Marcelle Freiman is a published poet whose research focus is on Creative Writing and its practice, theory and pedgagogy. She has published articles on the practice and theory of Creative Writing, with a current  interest in cognition, creativity and theories of extended and distributed cognition in writing process. She also...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Michelle Hamadache

Department of English


Phone: +61 2 9850 8804

Michelle teaches English Studies and Creative Writing at Macquarie University. Michelle writes fiction and creative non-fiction, and is working on a history of Resettlement Camps in Algeria during the Algerian War for Independence from France (1954-62). She was an editor at Southerly until 2018 and is now Managing Editor at Mascara...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jane Hanley

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 6885

Jane Hanley investigates topics related to travel and tourism, migration, past and present popular culture in Spain, and contemporary Mexico within broad research areas including travel writing, transnational cultural production, and gender in Spanish-language popular culture. Her current research project is on the influence of transnational mobility and networks in different...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Ilona Hongisto

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


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Mr Alex Jackson


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Miss Reilly Keir


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Dr Sung-Ae Lee

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Sung-Ae Lee's major research focus is on fiction, film and television drama of East Asia, with particular attention to Korea. Her research centres on relationships between cultural ideologies in Asian societies and representational strategies. She is interested in cognitive and imagological approaches to adaptation studies, Asian popular culture, Asian cinema,...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mr Emilio Lomonaco

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


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Ms Michelle Mead


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Jane Messer

Associate Professor
Department of English


Phone: +61 2 9850 8738

My extensive teaching and research experience is drawn from working in universities in Australia, Germany and the USA for over twenty years (Macquarie, University of Technology, Sydney, Humboldt and Johns Hopkins universities). This experience includes extensive unit and program development, university reviews and renewals at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels,...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Kathryn Millard

Professor
Centre for Media History (CMH), Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2253

Kathryn Millard is a writer, interdisciplinary scholar and filmmaker with a passion for big ideas and new ways of combining images and text. Her films are internationally recognised and much awarded. Film critics have described Kathryn as someone who 'thrives on the thrill of investigation'. Psychology, colour, place and the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mr Chris Miller

Indigenous Strategy, Indigenous Strategy


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Dr Alys Moody

Department of English


Alys specialises in twentieth and twenty-first century European, American and world literature, with an emphasis on modernism and its contemporary and global heirs. Her research investigates how the persistence and proliferation of modernism's aesthetic ideas have shaped how authors, scholars and the public think about literature and its role in...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Ms Yunyu Ong


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Dr Lara Palombo

Department of Security Studies and Criminology


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Dr Stephanie Russo

Department of English


Stephanie Russo specialises in early modern and eighteenth-century women's writing. Her work has focused on exploring representations of politics, monarchy, power, and revolution. She has published widely on a range of female novelists of the eighteenth century, including Jane Austen, Mary Robinson, Frances Burney,  Charlotte Smith, Sarah Fielding, Mary Wollstonecraft,...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr John Severn

Department of Economics, Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures, Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


I am a Macquarie University Research Fellow in the Department of International Studies. My current research project examines the work of the Australian director Barrie Kosky, especially in relation to his approaches to community. My wider research to date has focused on theatre, opera, the musical, adaptation and community, with a...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Hsu-Ming Teo

Associate Professor
Department of English


Phone: +61 2 9850 7018

Hsu-Ming Teo is a literary novelist and cultural historian based in the English Department at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her first novel Love and Vertigo (2000) won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and was shortlisted for several other awards. It has been translated into Chinese, Thai, German and Italian. Her second...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Yue Wang

Associate Professor
Department of Management


Phone: +61 2 9850 8513
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Dr Can Yalcinkaya

Macquarie University International College, Macquarie University International College


Phone: +61 2 9850 5057

Dr Can Yalcinkaya is a Senior Teacher at Macquarie University International College, where he coordinates the Diploma of Media and Communication program. He is a researcher, a comic artist and musician, whose scholarly and creative work feed into each other. He is the convenor of the Graphic Social Science Research...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Rachel Yuen-Collingridge

Department of Ancient History, Department of Ancient History


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