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Biography

Rachael Gunn is an interdisciplinary and practice-based researcher interested in the cultural politics of breaking. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies (2017) and a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Music (2009) from Macquarie University. Her work draws on cultural theory, dance studies, popular music studies, media, and ethnography.

Rachael is a practising breaker and goes by the name of 'Raygun'. She was the Australian Breaking Association top ranked bgirl in 2020 and 2021, and represented Australia at the World Breaking Championships in Paris in 2021, and in Seoul in 2022.

Teaching:

Rachael has a range of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the areas of media, creative industries, music, dance, cultural studies, and work-integrated learning. She is currently teaching MMCC3150: Media Internship (PACE) and MMCC8045: Professional Practices.

Research Interests:

Breaking, street dance, and hip-hop culture; youth cultures/scenes; constructions of the dancing body; politics of gender and gender performance; ethnography; the methodological dynamics between theory and practice.

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