Our people

Our people

CHE@MQ’s researchers span the fields of social and cultural history, literature, philosophy, communications, international studies, sociology, politics, anthropology, and law. Our membership also includes practitioners of writing (literary and media), film-making, and performance.

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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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Clare Monagle

Associate Professor
Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Phone: +61 2 9850 7918

Clare Monagle is a graduate of Monash and the Johns Hopkins Universities. She received her PhD in 2007. Between 2007 and 2014, Clare worked at Monash University. She came to Macquarie at the end of 2014. She is broadly interested in history of intellectuals in the Middle Ages, as well...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

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Dr Harry Blatterer

Department of Sociology


Phone: +61 2 9850 8069

Harry Blatterer's research centres on the changing meanings of friendship as an intimate relationship that is 'generative' - potentially life changing, invaluable for integration into new environments and supportive of a sense of self as well as personal change. Having outlined his sociological perspective on friendship in Everyday Friendships (Palgrave...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Malcolm Choat

Professor
Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts


Phone: +61 2 9850 7561

Malcolm Choat is Professor of Ancient History in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University. His current research interests centre on discourses of authenticity, debates over cultural heritage, and the reception of the ancient world. He is interested in the way the ancient world is experienced today, and our interactions...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Lloyd Cox

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Dr Cox's principal research and teaching areas are U.S. political history and foreign policy, globalization and nationalism, and the politics of emotions. Having completed a PhD that examined the relationship between accelerating globalization and intensified ethno-national conflict, he has since published articles on nationalism, globalization, U.S. foreign policy, comparative political-economic...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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Tanya Evans

Associate Professor
Centre for Applied History, Centre for Media History (CMH), Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations


Phone: +61 2 9850 8875

I am a public historian who specializes in the history of the family, motherhood and poverty. I am passionate about researching ordinary people and places in the past and co-creating historical knowledge with diverse communities. My first three books were about the history of 'illegitimacy', poverty and philanthropy. My third...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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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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Mr Adam Johnston


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Dr Gabriele Marranci


Dr Gabriele Marranci is an anthropologist by training, based at the Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney. Previously he was an Associate Professor at UWS, Australia, and then the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. Currently, he is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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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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Dr Nicole Matthews

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2152

Biography Dr Nicole Matthews lectures across media and cultural studies at the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney.  Nicole graduated from Adelaide University with a BA (Hons) in English and Politics in 1991 and undertook her PhD at Griffith University, graduating in 1998. ...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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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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Dr Chris Muller

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2161
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Ms Natalie Mylonas

Department of Ancient History, Department of Ancient History


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Ancient History. My doctorate, "Space, Emotion, and the Feminine 'Other' in Ezekiel 16," explores how space and emotion interact in the biblical text to characterise Jerusalem. My research interests include Late Antique Christianity, gender studies, cognitive linguistics, and the History of Emotions...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Karen Pearlman

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2176

Dr Karen Pearlman writes, directs and edits screen productions and she researches and writes about screen culture, feminist film histories, distributed cognition, and creative processes. Karen is a director of the multi-award winning Physical TV Company, through which she has developed, produced, directed, or edited numerous highly acclaimed short films,...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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Dr Kate Rossmanith

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2183

Biography Kate Rossmanith is an author, essayist, and academic. She is the author of Small Wrongs (Hardie Grant Books 2018), a hybrid work of nonfiction about remorse in the justice system and remorse in our everyday personal lives. Small Wrongs has been nominated for Australian and international literary awards, including being longlisted for...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Robert Sinnerbrink

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy


Phone: +61 2 9850 9935

Robert Sinnerbrink is Associate Professor of Philosophy and an ARC Future Fellowship recipient. As an undergraduate he studied medicine, creative writing, film, and philosophy. He received First Class Honours and the University Medal in Philosophy before being awarded his PhD on Hegel, Heidegger, and the Metaphysics of Modernity at the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Sarah Sorial

Associate Professor
Macquarie Law School


Phone: +61 2 9850 8826

I am an Associate Professor in Law at Macquarie University. Between 2008-2011, I was an ARC Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University (2008) and the University of Wollongong (2009-11). Between 2011-18, I was a senior lecturer and Associate Professor in Philosophy at UOW. I completed my undergraduate degrees in...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Chavalin Svetanant

Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures


Phone: +61 2 9850 7044

Chavalin Svetanant (チャワーリン・サウェッタナン・ชวาลิน เศวตนันทน์ ) is a Lecturer in Japanese Studies in the Department of International Studies, Macquarie University. She completed MA and PhD in 2003 at Kyoto University in Japanese linguistics. Before joining Macquarie in 2008, Chavalin was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Eastern Languages, Faculty of...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Miss Lise Waldek

Department of Security Studies and Criminology


Phone: +61 2 9850 1437

Lise Waldek is a Lecturer in the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University. She currently convenes courses on terrorism and political violence, counter terrorism, and the modern intelligence practioner.   Lise is CI on an ARC grant developing base-line data in relation to the engagement with and attitudes to...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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John Sutton

Professor
ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Centre for Elite Performance Expertise and Training (CEPET): Application University Research Centre, Department of Cognitive Science


Phone: +61 2 9850 4132

I am John Sutton, Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, Sydney.  See https://johnsutton.net/ for information, publications, links and more. I work in the philosophy of mind, cognition, and action, in cognitive psychology, and in the interdisciplinary cognitive humanities. My main research topics are autobiographical and collaborative memory, embodied memory and...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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