Dr Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews
Associate Professor
School of Education
Faculty of Arts

Associate Professor Julie Matthews is Associate Head of Research in the School of Education.

She is a sociologist of education and her current projects focus on anti radicalisation education, and refugees and education. Her research expertise is in post-colonial and Foucauldian approaches to education, feminism, cultural diversity, internationalisation, globalisation and education policy issues.

Dr Matthews has undertaken studies in the fields of minority education, reconciliation, refugee education, anti-racist education, international education and education for sustainability.

She has published over 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers and delivered public lectures in Japan, China, Canada, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa.

Associate Professor Matthews supervises 7 PhD and MPhil students researching education policy and curriculum development in the areas of teacher professional development, sustainability education, EFL, English and Indigenous education. She has previously supervised to completion 11 PhD students, 3 MA students and 7 honours students.

She is interested in supervisions in the areas of:
Anti-radicalisation education;
Refugees and education;
Multiculturalism, reconciliation, antiracism;
International education, cosmopolitanism, globalisation, transnationalism.

Dr Matthews teaches courses in Qualitative Research Methods and supervises MEd student projects and dissertations.

Before joining the University of Adelaide in 2013 Dr Matthews was Associate Professor in Social Sciences, Director of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Associate Director of the Sustainability Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in The School of Education at The University of Queensland focused on internationalisation, and she is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sunshine Coast, Griffith University, and the University of Southern Cross.

Professional associations:

Associate Professor Matthews established and co-convened the Sociology of Education thematic group in the Australian Sociological Association (TASA from 2010-2013. She is a member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the International Sociological Association (ISA).

Community engagement:

Queensland Studies Authority Reference Committee for Humanities and Social Sciences. Committee responsible for providing expert curriculum and assessment advice on K-12 curriculum material and resources.

Queensland Office of Higher Education, Department of Education and Training. Panel responsible for assessment of higher education social science courses and programs.

Sunshine Regional Council Sustainability Advisory Panel. Panel Member.Advisory panel providing feedback and strategic advice on regional council policy.

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Dr Julie Matthews

Associate Professor Julie Matthews is Associate Head of Research in the School of Education.

She is a sociologist of education and her current projects focus on anti radicalisation education, and refugees and education. Her research expertise is in post-colonial and Foucauldian approaches to education, feminism, cultural diversity, internationalisation, globalisation and education policy issues.

Dr Matthews has undertaken studies in the fields of minority education, reconciliation, refugee education, anti-racist education, international education and education for sustainability.

She has published over 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers and delivered public lectures in Japan, China, Canada, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa.

Associate Professor Matthews supervises 7 PhD and MPhil students researching education policy and curriculum development in the areas of teacher professional development, sustainability education, EFL, English and Indigenous education. She has previously supervised to completion 11 PhD students, 3 MA students and 7 honours students.

She is interested in supervisions in the areas of:
Anti-radicalisation education;
Refugees and education;
Multiculturalism, reconciliation, antiracism;
International education, cosmopolitanism, globalisation, transnationalism.

Dr Matthews teaches courses in Qualitative Research Methods and supervises MEd student projects and dissertations.

Before joining the University of Adelaide in 2013 Dr Matthews was Associate Professor in Social Sciences, Director of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Associate Director of the Sustainability Research Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in The School of Education at The University of Queensland focused on internationalisation, and she is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sunshine Coast, Griffith University, and the University of Southern Cross.

Professional associations:

Associate Professor Matthews established and co-convened the Sociology of Education thematic group in the Australian Sociological Association (TASA from 2010-2013. She is a member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the International Sociological Association (ISA).

Community engagement:

Queensland Studies Authority Reference Committee for Humanities and Social Sciences. Committee responsible for providing expert curriculum and assessment advice on K-12 curriculum material and resources.

Queensland Office of Higher Education, Department of Education and Training. Panel responsible for assessment of higher education social science courses and programs.

Sunshine Regional Council Sustainability Advisory Panel. Panel Member.Advisory panel providing feedback and strategic advice on regional council policy.

Associate Professor Julie Matthews is currently Associate Head, Research in the School of Education. She is a sociologist of education with a background in education, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies and she has research expertise relating to cultural diversity, refugees, antiracism, reconciliation, and international and sustainability education.

Her work is orientated by issues of social and environmental justice and she uses postcolonial and feminist theories to examine and address the relationship between knowledge and power.

She has published over 100 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers and delivered public lectures in Japan, China, Canada, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa. 

    Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2012 - 2014 Associate Director, Sustainability Research Centre University of the Sunshine Coast
    2011 - 2014 Director of Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of the Sunshine Coast

    Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1997 University of South Australia Australia PhD, Making Spaces: ‘Asian’ Girls in School. A school ethnography investigating educational achievement and ‘Asian’ students.
    1983 University of Leicester United Kingdom PGCE, Social Studies/English as a Second Language, Thesis: Revealing Women: Combating the Male-bias in Sociology. A gender analysis of introductory sociology textbooks.
    1981 Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom BA (Hons), Anthropology / Sociology, Thesis: Education or Liberation: The Women of the Nomadic Tribes of Iran. An ethnographic study of education, social change and Iranian women.

    Journals

    Year Citation
    2013 Richards, R., Sano, M., Roiko, A., Carter, R., Bussey, M., Matthews, J. & Smith, T. (2013). Bayesian belief modeling of climate change impacts for informing regional adaptation options. Environmental Modelling & Software, 44, 113-121.
    10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.07.008
    2013 Matthews, J. (2013). Refugee Policy: a highly charged political issue. Social Alternatives, 32, 3, 3-6.
    2013 Matthews, J. (2013). The educational imagination and the sociology of education in Australia. The Australian Educational Researcher, 40, 2, 155-171.
    10.1007/s13384-012-0083-7
    2012 Matthews, J. (2012). Compassion, geography and the question of the animal. Environmental Values, 21, 2, 125-142.
    10.3197/096327112X13303670567215
    2012 Bussey, M., Carter, R., Keys, N., Carter, J., Mangoyana, R., Matthews, J. ... Smith, T. (2012). Framing adaptive capacity through a history-futures lens: lessons from the South East Queensland Climate Adaptation Research Initiative. Futures, 44, 4, 385-397.
    10.1016/j.futures.2011.12.002
    2012 MacGill, B., Matthews, J., Trevorrow, E., Abdulla, A. & Rankine, D. (2012). Ecology, ontology, and pedagogy at Camp Coorong. M/C Journal, 15, 3, 499-1-499-1.
    2012 Matthews, J. (2012). The sociology of education in Australia: a political and intellectual trajectory. International Journal of Sociology of Education, 1, 3, 292-313.
    10.4471/rise.2012.16
    2011 Smith, T., Daffara, P., O'Toole, K., Matthews, J., Thomsen, D., Inayatullah, S. ... Graymore, M. (2011). A method for building community resilience to climate change in emerging coastal cities. Futures, 43, 7, 673-679.
    10.1016/j.futures.2011.05.008
    2011 Matthews, J. (2011). Government funding of schools: can disadvantaged children slip through the system,. Education Matters, 21-25.
    2011 Carter, B. & Matthews, J. (2011). Understanding adaptation as part of a learning process. Society and natural resources, -.
    2011 Julie, M. (2011). Government funding of schools: can disadvantaged children slip through the system. Education Matters, -.
    2011 Garlick, S., Matthews, J. & Carter, J. (2011). Countering brutality to wildlife, relationism and ethics: Conservation, welfare and the 'Ecoversity'. Animals, 1, 1, 161-175.
    10.3390/ani1010161
    2011 Matthews, J. & Lawley, M. (2011). Student satisfaction, teacher internships, and the case for a critical approach to international education. Discourse, 32, 5, 687-698.
    10.1080/01596306.2011.620752
    2011 Matthews, J. (2011). Hybrid pedagogies for sustainability education. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 33, 3, 260-277.
    10.1080/10714413.2011.585288
    2010 Smith, T., Lynam, T., Preston, B., Matthews, J., Carter, R., Thomsen, D. ... Stephenson, C. (2010). Towards enhancing adaptive capacity for climate change response in South East Queensland. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2010, 1, Online-.
    2010 Matthews, J. & Garlick, S. (2010). Relational Learning sustainablity and wildlife in the ecoversity. Animals and Socieity, -.
    2009 Matthews, J., Garlick, S. & Smith, T. (2009). Ecoversity: towards a sustainable future. Journal of the World Universities Forum, 2, 3, 113-124.
    2009 Matthews, J., Smith, T. & Mangoyana, R. (2009). The Conquest of the Peri-Urban: Sustainability and Postcolonialism. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 5, 4, 125-134.
    2009 Matthews, J. & Singh, P. (2009). Visual methods in the social sciences: refugee background young people. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4, 10, 59-70.
    2008 Matthews, J. (2008). Schooling and settlement: refugee education in Australia. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 18, 1, 31-45.
    10.1080/09620210802195947
    2008 Gill, J., Matthews, J., Zannettino, L. & Carroll, T. (2008). Thesis writing as a feminist project: negotiating space for women's embodied selves in new scholarship. Australian Feminist Studies, 23, 56, 249-261.
    10.1080/08164640802068443
    2008 Matthews, J. & Aberdeen, L. (2008). Reconnecting: women and reconciliation in Australia. Womens Studies International Forum, 31, 2, 89-95.
    10.1016/j.wsif.2008.03.001
    2008 Gill, J., Matthews, J., Zannettino, L. & Carroll, T. (2008). Thesis Writing as a Feminist Project. Australian Feminist Studies, 23, 251-261.
    2008 Matthews, J. & Chung, K. (2008). Credible Witness: identity, refuge and hospitality. Borderlands, 7, 3, 1-15.
    2008 Ramirez, M. & Matthews, J. (2008). Living in the NOW: young people from refugee backgrounds pursuing respect, risk and fun. Journal of Youth Studies, 11, 1, 83-92.
    10.1080/13676260701728814
    2008 Garlick, S., Matthews, J. & Carter, J. (2008). Beyond the divide: University and community engagement, wildlife and relational ethics. Australasian journal of University Community Engagement, 3, 2, 5-16.
    2007 Matthews, J. (2007). Eurasian persuasions: Mixed race, performativity and cosmopolitanism. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 28, 1, 41-54.
    10.1080/07256860601082921
    2007 Matthews, J. (2007). Failing refugee students: schooling and settlement. The Queensland Multicultural Summit, State Library of Queensland., -.
    2006 Matthews, J. & Crowley, V. (2006). Museum, memorial and mall: Postcolonialism, pedagogies, racism and reconcilation. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 14, 236-277.
    2006 Palmer, V. & Matthews, J. (2006). Excising Democracy: Ethcial irresponsibility , refugees and migration zones. Social Alternatives, 25, 26-31.
    2006 Crowley, V. & Matthews, J. (2006). Museum, memorial and mall : postcolonialism, pedagogies, racism and reconciliation. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 14, 3, 263-277.
    10.1080/14681360600891878
    2005 Matthews, J. & Sidhu, R. (2005). Desperately Seeking the Global Subject: International Education, Citizenship and Cosmopolitanism. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 3, 49-66.
    2005 Matthews, J. (2005). Visual culture and critical pedagogy in "Terrorist Times". Discourse, 26, 2, 203-224.
    10.1080/01596300500143179
    2005 Sidhu, R. & Matthews, J. (2005). International Education for What? Under what Conditions? the Global schoolhouse project. Social Alternatives, 24, 8-12.
    2004 Matthews, J. (2004). www.antiracism: E-learning in multicultural and anti-racist education. Journal of Postcolonial Education, 3, 47-66.
    2002 Matthews, J. (2002). An ambiguous juncture: Racism and the formation of Asian femininity. Australian Feminist Studies, 17, 38, 207-219.
    10.1080/08164640220147979
    2002 Matthews, J. (2002). An Ambiguous Juncture: Racism and the Formation of Asian Feminity. Australian Feminist Studies, 17, 207-219.
    2002 Matthews, J. (2002). Deconstructing the Visual: The Diasporic Hybridity of Asian and Eurasian Female Images. Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Australian Context, -.
    2002 Matthews, J. (2002). Racialised schooling, 'ethnic success' and Asian-Australian students. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23, 2, 193-207.
    10.1080/01425690220137710
    2002 Matthews, J. (2002). International Education and Internationalisation are not the Same as Globalisation: Emerging Issues for Secondary Schools. Journal of Studies in International Education, 6, 4, 369-390.
    10.1177/102831502237642
    2001 Matthews, J. (2001). Should 21st Century Techno-Kids Care about Inequality. Social Alternatives, 20, 14-28.
    2001 Matthews, J. (2001). The growing gap. Social Alternatives, 20, -.
    2001 Matthews, J. (2001). Book Review: Schooling, Race, and Identity in Global Times by Daniel A.Yon. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, -.
    1999 Aberdeen, L. & Matthews, J. (1999). Judgements on Justice: Young people and Aboriginal reconciliation. Race Ethnicity and Education, 2, 2, 203-218.
    10.1080/1361332990020203
    1998 Matthews, J. M. (1998). Hybrid Muses and Other Sorts of Romances: Feminism Working Out of Postcolonial Theory. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 19, 315-325.
    1998 Matthews, J. M. (1998). Fleeing the Self in Pursuit of the Other. Change: Transformations in Education, 1, 109-117.
    1998 Matthews, J. M. & Aberdeen, L. (1998). Multiple Exits: Education Research, Aboriginal Reconciliation and Racialised Disinterest. Unpublished, -.
    1997 Matthews, J. (1997). A Vietnamese flag and a bowl of Australian flowers: Recomposing racism and sexism. Gender, Place and Culture, 4, 1, 5-18.
    10.1080/09663699725477
    1996 Matthews, J. M. (1996). Like Different Coloured Skin and Everything: 'Asian' Girls in School. Education Australia, 33, 12-15.
    1996 Matthews, J. M. (1996). Radical pedagogy discourse: a sceptical story. Curriculum Perspectives, 16, 39-45.
    1996 Matthews, J. (1996). What does it mean to be 'Asian' and female in a South Australian School?. South Austtralian Educational Leader, 7, 1-8.
    1994 Matthews, J. M. (1994). ... if radical education is to be anything more than radical pedagogy. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 15, 60-72.
    1994 Matthews, J. M. (1994). The Joke. Multicultural Teaching, 13, 35-36.
    1992 Matthews, J. (1992). 'Its alright Miss, init?' racial abuse in secondary schools. Multicultural Education, 10, 28-29 & 35-.
    1991 Juile, M. (1991). XI Sections of Fairyland. Multicultural Teaching, 9, 47-.
    1980 Matthews, J. (1980). The Repossesion. -.
    Matthews, J. & Lawley, M. (). Should we be satisfied with student satisfaction? International education and work integrated learningbwe be satisfied with student satisfaction? International education and work integrated learning. Discourse, -.

    Books

    Year Citation
    2014 C. Joseph & J. Matthews (Eds.) (2014). Equity, opportunity and education in postcolonial Southeast Asia. UK: Routledge.
    10.4324/9781315815145
    2014 C. Joseph & J. Matthews (Eds.) (2014). Equity, opportunity and education in postcolonial Southeast Asia. UK: Routledge.
    10.4324/9781315815145
    2012 Services, B. I. (2012). Reconciliation and pedagogy. P. Ahluwalia, S. Atkinson, P. Bishop, P. Christie, R. Hattam & J. Matthews (Eds.) UK: Routledge.
    10.4324/9780203118986
    2012 Services, B. I. (2012). Reconciliation and pedagogy. P. Ahluwalia, S. Atkinson, P. Bishop, P. Christie, R. Hattam & J. Matthews (Eds.) UK: Routledge.
    10.4324/9780203118986
    2003 Hickling-Hudson, A., Matthews, J. & Woods, A. (2003). Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education. Flaxtion: Post Pressed.
    2001 Hickling Hudson, A., Matthews, J. & Woods, A. (2001). Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education. Flaxton: Post Pressed.

    Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Smith, T., Low Choy, D., Thomsen, D., Serrao-Neumann, S., Crick, F., Sano, M. ... Carter, R. (2015). Adapting Australian coastal regions to climate change. In B. Glavovic, M. Kelly, R. Kay & A. Travers (Eds.), Climate change and the coast: building resilient communities (pp. 269-284). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
    2014 Matthews, J. & Nagata, Y. (2014). Pedagogies of the Japanese diaspora: racialization and sexualization in Australia. In G. Tsolidis (Ed.), Migration, diaspora and identity: cross-national experiences (pp. 141-155). Germany: Springer.
    10.1007/978-94-007-7211-3_9
    2014 Joseph, C. & Matthews, J. (2014). Understanding the cultural politics of Southeast Asian education through postcolonial theory. In C. Jospeh & J. Matthews (Eds.), Equity, opportunity and education in postcolonial Southeast Asia (pp. 12-31). UK, USA: Routledge.
    2014 Garlick, S. & Matthews, J. (2014). University responsibility in a world of environmental catastrophe: cognitive justice, engagement and an ethic of care in learning. In P. Inman & D. L. Robinson (Eds.), University engagement and environmental sustainability (pp. 9-28). United Kingdom: Manchester University Press.
    10.7228/manchester/9780719091629.003.0002
    2013 Matthews, J. & Garlick, S. (2013). The Role of the University in a World of Crisis: Environmental Sustainability and the Ecoversity. In K. Johansson, G. Lassbo & E. Nehls (Eds.), Inside the New University: Prerequisites for a Contemporary Knowledge Production (pp. 147-161). The Netherlands: Bentham Science Publishers.
    2012 Hattam, R. & Matthews, J. (2012). Reconciliation as a resource for critical pedagogy. In P. Ahluwalia, S. Atkinson, P. Bishop, P. Christie, R. Hattam & J. Matthews (Eds.), Reconciliation and pedagogy (pp. 10-28). London UK: Routledge.
    2012 Matthews, J. (2012). Sociology of education in Australia. In V. Ivanova & A. Osipiov (Eds.), Global Sociology of Education (pp. 272-289). Russia:
    2010 Matthews, J. & Waterman, P. (2010). Sustainable literacy and climate change: engagement, partnerships, projects. In W. L. Filho (Ed.), Universities and climate change (pp. 83-88). USA: Springer.
    10.1007/978-3-642-10751-1_6
    2010 Matthews, J. (2010). Engaged learning for climate change: the perils and potentials of collaborative partnerships and projects. In W. L. Filho (Ed.), Universities and climate change (pp. 221-229). USA: Springer.
    10.1007/978-3-642-10751-1_18
    2008 Matthews, J. & Hattam, R. (2008). Did Buddha laugh? A pedagogy for the future. In M. Bussey, S. Inayatullah & I. Milojevic (Eds.), Alternative Educational Futures: Pedagogies for Emergent Worlds (pp. 223-233). The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
    2007 Matthews, J. (2007). Deconstructing the Visual: The Diasporic Hybridity of Asian and Eurasian Female Images. In A. K. Sahoo & B. Maharaj (Eds.), Sociology of Diaspora: A Reader (pp. 749-773). New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
    2006 Tikly, L. (2006). Globalisation and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Postcolonial Analysis. In A. Hickling Hudson, J. Matthews & A. Woods (Eds.), Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education
    2004 Hickling-Hudson, A., Matthews, J. & Woods, A. (2004). Education, Postcolonialism and Disruptions. In A. Hickling-Hudson, J. Matthews & A. Woods (Eds.), Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education Flaxtion: Post Pressed.
    2004 Matthews, J. & Aberdeen, L. (2004). Racism, Racialisation and Settler Colonialism. In A. Hickling-Hudson, J. Matthews & A. Woods (Eds.), Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education (pp. 193-210). Flaxton: Post Pressed.
    2000 Matthews, J. (2000). Violent Visions and Speachless Days: Corporeality and the Politics of the Image. In I. Ang, S. Chalmers, L. Law & M. Thomas (Eds.), Alter/Asians: Australian-Asian Identities and Popular Culture (pp. 25-41). NSw: Pluto.
    Matthews, J. & Garlick, S. (). Relational Learning, Sustainability and Wildlife in the Ecoversity. In Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

    Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2010 Matthews, J. (2010). USC Sustainablity Research Centre.
    2010 Matthews, J. (2010). Animal synonyms: Fauna, creatures, beasts, wildlife and us. The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, 6–8 April 2010, Adelaide, Australia.
    2010 Matthews, J. (2010). Education for Sustainablity: A manifesto for the future. Sunshine Coast TAFE Staff Conferences 'Train to Sustain'.
    2010 Eddy, E. & Julie, M. (2010). "Insert Title". TASA.
    2009 Matthews, J. (2009). USC presentations. Invited lecture.
    2009 Tamba, E. & Matthews, J. (2009). Building Alliances and Connections between International Offices and Academics. APAIE Conference, ‘Asia-Pacific Higher Education: Developing Leadership and Enhancing Harmony.
    2009 Lawley, M., Matthews, J. & Fleischman, D. (2009). Improving the International Student Experience: The Role of Community Engagement. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Annual Conference.
    2009 Matthews, J. (2009). The Australian Education System and Theoretical Approaches to ESL Teaching. Invited lecture.
    2009 Garlick, S., Matthews, J. & Carter, J. (2009). Brutality to Wildlife, Relationalism and Ethics: Conservation, Welfare and the 'Ecoversity'. Minding Animals Conference.
    2009 Matthews, J. (2009). Will Insects Inherit the Earth? Climate Change, Sociology and Education. TASA.
    2008 Matthews, J. & Garlick, S. (2008). Wildlife and the Ecoversity. Centre for Sustainable Futures Conference: All Our Futures - Education Waking to Threat, Hope and Possibility.
    2008 Matthews, J. & Garlick, S. (2008). Wildlife in the Ecoversity [PowerPoint Presentation]. Centre for Sustainable Futures Conference: All Our Futures - Education Waking to Threat, Hope and Possibility.
    2008 Matthews, J. (2008). Postcolonialism and the Education of Refugees. First ISA Forum of Sociology.
    2005 Matthews, J. (2005). Missionary Tears: The Pedagogy of Race Mixing. Postcolonial Theory and the Troubling of International Education Research Symposium, American Association of Research in Education Conference.
    2002 Matthews, J. (2002). Teaching the Terrified in Wake of the Terror Identity, Visuality and Pedagogy in Terroist Times.
    2001 Matthews, J. (2001). ‘Nothing Good Ever Came Out of Japan’: Racial mixes and the Limits of Diaspora. Transforming Cultures/ Shifting Boundaries: Asian Diasporas and Identities in Australia and Beyond.
    1997 Matthews, J. M. (1997). Foucault: Landscapes of Place and Theories of Power in Spacing. Images of the Urban..
    1997 Matthews, J. M. (1997). Racism and the Construction of "Asian" Femininity. School Days: Past, Present and Future.
    1996 Matthews, J. (1996). Voyeurs and ventriloquists: epistemic violence, epistemic privilege and colonising practice. The Sixth International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women.
    1996 Matthews, J. (1996). Postcolonial theory: from the edge to the ledge. Education Research Forum.
    1995 Matthews, J. C. Y. -. U. O. S. A. (1995). The invasion of a self-deconstructivist or what's discourse analysis got to do with it?. Critical Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Research and pedagogy Conference.

    Theses

    Year Citation
    1997 Matthews, J. M.; (1997); Making Spaces: Asian Girls in School;
    1983 Matthews, J.; (1983); Revealing women: Combating the male bias in sociology;
    1981 Matthews, J.; (1981); Education or liberation: the women of the nomadic tribes of Iran;

    Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant, 2010–2013. Negotiating a Space in the Nation: the case of the Ngarrindjeri. Investigates governmentality in relation to caring for country, community leadership and governance, economic development, media representation and international coalition building. 

    The South East Queensland Climate Adaptation Research Initiative (SEQ CARI)/CSIRO, 2009 - 2011, Australian Department of Climate Change, Queensland Government, Griffith University, University of Queensland and CSIRO. Investigated the adaptive capacity theme of the initative.

    Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant, 2005–2007. Schooling, globalisation and refugees in Queensland. Analysed international, national and state policy informing the education of refugee background students. 

    Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant, 2004–2006. Rethinking reconciliation and pedagogy in unsettling times. Recognising that 'reconciliation' is a contested concept with different kinds of salience in different political contexts, the project explored the conceptual and pedagogical foundations of reconciliation imperatives in Australia and South Africa.

    Current Teaching

    Qualitative Research Methods (MEd)

    Research Projects (MEd)

    Previous Teaching

    Education, Culture and Diversity

    Education, Access and Equity

    Gender and Society

     

    I am  interested in topics adopting postcolonial theoretical approaches which investigate educational issues in relating to secondary schooling, higher education, teacher education, professional development, pedagogy, curriculum and policy development in the following areas;

    • Anti-radicalisation education;
    • Refugees and education;
    • Multiculturalism, reconciliation, antiracism;
    • International education, cosmopolitanism, globalisation, transnationalism;
    • Education for sustainability. 

    Current  PhD Supervisions

    - African Refugee Students and Strengths Based Education  (external).

    - Sustainable Schools going Global: An Edploration of Impliementing 'Eco-schools' across Cultures (external).

    - Inclusive Policy in Practice: HIV Community Planning in the US (external).

    Current MPhil Supervisions

    -The Relationship of Teacher Professional Development and Accountablity to Student Learning Outcomes.

    -Cultural Heritage Education and Place-based Learning in the South Australian context: The Representation of Aboriginal People in the study of Iconic Landmarks.

    -An Exploration of the 2006 National Curriculum for English Language, and its Delivery in Government Primary Schools in Sindh, Pakistan.

    -Power And Emergence in Remote Education.

    Previous Supervisions

     11 PhD students, 2 MA students and 7 Honours students.

    Position
    Associate Professor
    Phone
    83131561
    Campus
    North Terrace
    Building
    Nexus 10 Tower - Marjoribanks Wing
    Room Number
    8 15
    Org Unit
    School of Education

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