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Biography

Joanne is an ARC Future Fellow in Cultural Studies, researching the ways in which representations of childhood circulate in Australia to manage anxieties about national identity and history; and, particularly, the specific meanings attributed to Aboriginal children as sites of mediation, intervention, and impasse between settler-colonial and First Nations peoples. Most recently she is the author of Young and Free: [post]colonial ontologies of childhood, memory, and history in Australia (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016) and The Importance of Being Innocent: why we worry about children (Cambridge UP, 2011), and co-edited Critical Childhood Studies and the Practice of Interdisciplinarity Disciplining the Child (Lexington Books, 2015).

Research student supervision

I am available to supervise projects on the cultural significance of children and childhood and ontologies of childhood, and critical childhood studies more broadly; as well as social imaginaries of colonialism; critical race theory; feminist theory; and Nietzsche studies.

Current students

Dr Chistopher Peers, PhD candidate, The Family Under Erasure (Associate supervisor: Professor Nicole Anderson, Cultural Studies, MQ)

Ms Annie Sandrussi (as associate supervisor), PhD candidate, “Phenomenology and the Sexed Body” (Primary: Robert Sinnerbrink, Philosophy, MQ)

Sharri Lembryk (as associate supervisor), PhD candidate, “‘Anthropomorphic bias in animal ethics” (Joint primaries: Simon Lumsden and Karyn Lai, UNSW) 

 

Completed supervisions

Dr Emily Hughes, PhD, "Heidegger, Affectedness, and the Temporality of Being" (Associate: Simon Lumsden), awarded 2017, winner of the Dean of Arts Best Thesis Award (UNSW)

 

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, La Trobe University

Philosophy, Master of Arts (research), Australian National University

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Projects

Research Outputs

Young and free: [post]colonial ontologies of childhood, memory and history in Australia

Faulkner, J., 2016, London ; New York: Rowman & Littlefield. 230 p. (Continental Philosophy in Austral-Asia)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • The Importance of Being Innocent: Why we worry about children

    Faulkner, J., 2010, Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press. 167 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Outstanding Thesis Award

    Joanne Faulkner (Recipient), 15 Oct 2006

    Prize

  • Activities

    Rowman & Littlefield International (Publisher)

    Joanne Faulkner (Editor)
    2015

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    Childhood Vulnerabilty (Journal)

    Joanne Faulkner (Member of editorial board)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

    The Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (External organisation)

    Joanne Faulkner (Member)
    1 Jan 2017 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Cultural Studies Association of Australia (External organisation)

    Joanne Faulkner (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (External organisation)

    Joanne Faulkner (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Press / Media

    'Sharenting' alert: the risks of sharing pics of your kids online

    Joanne Faulkner & Wayne Warburton

    1/06/194/06/19

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Representations of children in television and film

    Joanne Faulkner

    5/04/13

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The Age of Innocence

    Joanne Faulkner

    19/03/11

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Childhood Innocence

    Joanne Faulkner

    24/02/11

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment