Associate Professor Catriona Elder
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Dr Elder's areas of research expertise are in 20th-21st century Australian cultural identity, especially relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Australia. In particular she has intensively explored some of the ways in which non-Indigenous peoples think about belonging and has analysed both the pleasure and anxiety that inform narratives of national belonging. Specific projects have focused on assimilation in popular fiction; whiteness and government immigration and Indigenous policy in the 1950s and 1960s. This work has drawn on and contributed to the development of Critical Whiteness Studies and Settler Colonial Studies in Australia.
One current research project focuses on race, identity and the Australian historical television mini series (1970-2005). Dr Elder is exploring representations of belonging that are produced through television dramas about colonial history. Other areas of research include (post)reconciliation, nationalism and sexuality, and women and non-professional work in the 1950s-1960s
- SCLG4011 – Honours A
Barbara Bicego (co supervisor) (PhD) - Australian Women's Experiences in Bali.
Lyn Dickens (PhD) ‘On Being Mixed Race: Eurasian Identity, Race and Gender in Australia and Southeast Asia’
Mai-Maree Hansford (PhD) ‘Captivate, Activate: How stories engage people and help form activist publics’
Rebecca O’Brien (PhD) – ‘Native Title and Knowledge Production’
Olga Oleinikova (PhD) ‘Ukrainian Post-independence Migrants in Australia’
Jeff Ryan (PhD) - ‘Reclaiming Lost Ground: Indigenous Sovereignty and Resistance against the Northern Territory Intervention’ (Associate)
Roberta Quinn (PhD) - Family Law and Shared Parenting
Lyndel Spence (PhD) – Durkheim, Religion and Identity
Harriet Westacott (PhD) - Skilled Migrants and Friendship Networks
Kylie McKenna (PhD) Interdependent Engagement: Corporate Social
Responsibility in Bougainville and Papua. (enrolled: ANU).
Taweesak Sangkapreecha (PhD) Tertiary students and Online Searching Strategies
Pataraporn Jaruhirunsakul (Professional Doctorate) - Online Relationships in Thailand
Eun Suk Sa - (Professional Doctorate) Independence in the Contemporary Korean Print Media
Glenda Bonifacio,(PhD) 2003 Filipino Women and Their Citizenship in Australia: in Search of Political Space. University of Wollongong.
Angela Pratt, (PhD) 2003 Indigenous Sovereignty Never Ceded: Sovereignty, Nationhood and Whiteness in Australia. University of Wollongong.
Rosemary Montgomery, (PhD) 2004 Australian Girl Readers, Femininities and Feminism in the Second World War (1939-45): a Study of Subjectivity and Agency. University of Wollongong.
Erin Cahill, (PhD) 2005 Outlaws and their Mortgages: An Analysis of the Property (Relationships) Act 1984 (NSW) University of Wollongong. With Dr Fiona Borthwick.
Grants, Fellowships and Awards
- International Programme Development Fund, White Spaces?: Critical Whiteness Studies Network, $20000, 2010.
- Visiting Fellowship, Humanities Research Centre, Research School of Humanities, ANU, Canberra ACT, July-Dec 2007.
- 2006 - University of Sydney Research and Development Grant, Re-enacting non-Indigenous belonging in Australia: popular history 1960-2005. ($15000)
- 2003 - ARC IREX Award
Connections/Disconnections: Australia-India Comparative Studies ($45,000)
- 2002 - Awarded, University of Wollongong, Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
- 2001 - Educational Strategic Development Funds Grant, University of Wollongong. Tertiary Literacy Skills ($9000)
- 2001 - ARC Small Grant
Building an Electronic Bibliography (with Dr Cath Ellis) ($7000)
- 2000 - ARC Small Grant
Nation, Public Remembering and Identity ($6500)
- Elder, C. and K. Moore (eds) (2012) New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies, (Newcastle UK, CSP)
- Elder, Catriona (2009) Dreams and Nightmares of a White Australia: Representing Aboriginal Assimilation in the Mid-twentieth Century (Bern: Peter Lang)
- Elder, C. (2007) Being Australian: Narratives of National Identity, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
Chapters in Books
- Elder, C. (2012) ‘Re-enacting the Extreme: History, Bodies and Mawson’s Feats of Endurance; in Elder, C. and K. Moore (eds) (New Voices, New Visions: Challenging Australian Identities and Legacies, (Newcastle UK, CSP)
- Elder, C. and Whelan Y (2011), Tracing the Past in Dublin and Canberra: Memory History, Nation’ in Katie Holmes and Stuart Ward (eds.) Exhuming Passions: The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia Dublin, Irish Academic Press.
- Elder, C. (2009) ‘Outback House, Land and Belonging in (Television) Re-enactment’ in Vanessa Agnew and Jonathan Lamb (eds.) Settlers and Creoles, London: Palgrave.
- Elder, C. (2009)‘Settling the Colonizer: Narratives of National Belonging in Re-enactment Television’ in Enric Castelló, Alexander Dhoest and Hugh O’Donnell (eds.) Narrating the Nation Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Elder, C. (2009) ‘Representing Assimilation: Bodies, Femininity and Fiction’, Catherine Kevin (ed) Feminism and the Body, Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Elder, C. (2005) I Spit on Your Stone: national identity, Women Against Rape and the cult of Anzac' in Maja Mikula (ed), Stretching Boundaries: Women, Revolt and Social Change, London: Routledge
- Elder, C. Pratt A. and Ellis C. (2004) Reconciliation Overboard: Indigenes, Immigrants and Whiteness in Constructions of Australian Nationhood in A. Moreton-Robinson (ed), Whitening Race: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism, Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press
- Elder, C. Pratt A. and Ellis C. (2001) Papering over the Differences: Australian Nationhood and the Normative Discourse of Reconciliation in Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope (eds.), Reconciliation, Multiculturalism, Identities: Difficult Dialogues, Sensible Solutions. Melbourne: Common Ground, Altona Vic.
Articles in Referred Journals
- Elder, C. (2010) Colonialism and Indigenous Dispossession in Against the Wind, Special Issue Television and the National Susan Turnball (ed) Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 399-409.
- Elder, C. (2007) Diggers' Waifs': Desire, Anxiety and Immigration in Post-1945 Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 38, No. 130, pp. 261-278
- Elder, C. (2007) ‘Reconciling a New Australia: Cinematic Representations of Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations in Post Reconciliation Australia’ Les Cahiers du CICLaS, Issue 11, pp. 135-148.
- Elder, C. (2006) with Angela Pratt and Cath Ellis, ‘Running Race: Reconciliation, Nationalism and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games’ International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Vol. 41, No. 2 pp. 181-200.
- Duncanson, K. Elder, C. and Pratt, M (2004) 'Entanglement and the Modern Australian Rhythm Method: Lantana's Lessons in Policing Sexuality and Gender' Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/portal/viewissue.ph
- Elder, C. (2003) Invaders, Illegals and Aliens: Imagining Exclusion in a 'white Australia', Law/Text/Culture, Vol. 7, pp. 221-50
- Elder, C. (2002) Making a Nation White: Representations of Assimilation in Gwen Meredith's Beyond Blue Hills: the Ternna-Boolla Story, Australian Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2002
- Elder C, (2010) ‘Memory and the Uses of the Past in Ireland and Australia’ IRCHSS/Australian Academies of the Humanities and Social Sciences workshop series, Canberra December, Dublin June.
- Elder C, (2009) ‘Taking stock: the why and how of changing research agendas’ Academy of the Humanities 40th anniversary symposium, National Library Canberra November.
- Elder, C. (2009) ‘National Narratives at the Tent Embassy and Reconciliation Place’, The Nation: Narratives and Community, CENS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Elder, C. (2008) ‘History on Television’ Australian Government Summer School for Teachers of Australian History, ANU, Canberra, ACT.
- Elder, C. (2007) ‘Remembering Women’s Working Lives: Oral History and the Everyday’, Writing Lives Workshop, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACT.
- Elder, C. (2012) ‘Love for the Nation: romance, land and identity in Historical television mini-series’, Biennial Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, Melbouren, June
- Elder, C. and Hunter, S. (2011) ‘Children, culture and colonization: child migration schemes and apology’, WUN Meeting on Uses and Abuses of Culture, 2011, Institute of Humanities in Africa (HUMA), Cape Town, South Africa July
- Elder, C. (2009) ‘Trauma and Memories of Work’, Feminist Research Methods: An International Conference, Stockholm University, Stockholm.
- Elder, C. (2008)‘Television, History, Land and Nation’, Television and the National’, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, November.
- Elder, C. (2008) ‘Re-enacting the Extreme: History, Bodies and Mawson’s Feats of Endurance‘, Imagining Antarctica, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
- Elder, C. (2007) 'Irish/English Belonging: Colonialism and the Australian Convict Television Mini-Series', Translating Cultures: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific 9th Biennial EASA Conference Copenhagen, Denmark
- Elder, C. (2007) 'Resettling the Settler: Non-Indigenous Belonging, Colonialism and Reality Television' Narrating the Nation: Television and Nationalism Reus, Spain.
- Elder, C. (2007) 'Enacting Settler Colonial Desire: History on Television', Settler Colonialism: the Fifth Galway Colonialism Conference, Galway, Ireland.