Florence Chiew


  • 20 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Florence Chiew earned her PhD in Sociology at the University of New South Wales. She has published on a broad range of topics, including social theory, educational philosophy, the sociology of neuroscience, new materialist feminism and human–animal relations. Florence is an interdisciplinary researcher interested in how empirical data from the life and health sciences can be used to foster conceptual innovation in the humanities and social sciences. She is currently working on a new project idea around narrative medicine and storytelling. 

As higher degree research learning advisor, Florence is interested in forging supportive mentoring relationships with research candidates in ways that enhance their research experience and sense of belonging and community at the university. Her research training curriculum emphasises reflective practice, and includes workshops and courses on developing sustainable and creative writing practices, working effectively with critical feedback, and strengthening emotional self-awareness in the research process.

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Outputs 2011 2019

  • 20 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Chapter

Impressionable Biologies: an interview with Maurizio Meloni

Chiew, F. & Meloni, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Theory, Culture and Society. 36, 7-8, p. 249-259 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch


Methodological intimacies and the figure of the twins

Chiew, F. & Barnwell, A., Mar 2019, In : Sociological Review. 67, 2, p. 467-480 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

intellectual work
empirical research

A posthuman pedagogy with Rancière and Bateson

Chiew, F., 2018, In : Critical Studies in Education. 59, 3, p. 297-312 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Sensory substitution: the plasticity of the eye/I

Chiew, F., 2017, What if culture was nature all along?. Kirby, V. (ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 48-69 22 p. (New Materialisms).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Originary Synaesthesia

Chiew, F., 2 Jul 2016, In : Australian Feminist Studies. 31, 89, p. 263-266 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

personality development