Dr Aaron Humphrey

Aaron Humphrey
Lecturer
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts

Dr Aaron Humphrey is a researcher at the University of Adelaide and teaches in the department of media. His research combines critical analysis with creative practice to investigate the relationships between images and texts, and between media and society. He was recently awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence for his doctoral dissertation about comics and pedagogy.
His academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Composition Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, The Comics Grid and The Conversation. As a cartoonist, his comics are currently used in digital rhetoric courses and for postgraduate medical education. As a filmmaker, his short films have screened in festivals in Australasia and North America.
His current research projects include the use of comics and “graphic medicine” for medical education, visual discourse about asylum seekers within Australia and the historical development of emoji.
He is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and co-founder and co-organiser of ‘Inkers and Thinkers,’ Australasia’s annual academic conference devoted to comics and graphic narratives.

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Dr Aaron Humphrey

Dr Aaron Humphrey is a researcher at the University of Adelaide and teaches in the department of media. His research combines critical analysis with creative practice to investigate the relationships between images and texts, and between media and society. He was recently awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence for his doctoral dissertation about comics and pedagogy.
His academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Composition Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, The Comics Grid and The Conversation. As a cartoonist, his comics are currently used in digital rhetoric courses and for postgraduate medical education. As a filmmaker, his short films have screened in festivals in Australasia and North America.
His current research projects include the use of comics and “graphic medicine” for medical education, visual discourse about asylum seekers within Australia and the historical development of emoji.
He is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and co-founder and co-organiser of ‘Inkers and Thinkers,’ Australasia’s annual academic conference devoted to comics and graphic narratives.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor (sessional) University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Award Best Online Comics Studies Scholarship award United States
2016 Award Three Minute Thesis Finalist Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide Australia
2016 Award Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide
2015 Achievement J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Collaborative Arts Grant J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Australia $500
2014 Achievement J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Collaborative Arts Grant J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Australia $500
2014 Scholarship ThIncLab Research Commercialisation Accelerator Program Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide
2014 Achievement Mackay Hospital Foundation Grant Mackay Hospital Foundation Australia $5000
2012 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award Australia $75,894

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
2005 Chapman University United States BA

Journals

Book Chapters

Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

Year Citation
2014 Mutard, B., Cavcic, A., Pellegrin, A., Mayes, T. C., Viljoen, J. -M., Macfarlane, E., . . . Humphrey, A. S. (2014). Inkers and thinkers: the evolution of comics (No. Of Pieces: Nine hour symposium) [Exhibition]. www.inkersandthinkers.com.
2014 Mutard, B., Cavcic, A., Pellegrin, A., Mayes, T. C., Viljoen, J. -M., Macfarlane, E., . . . Humphrey, A. S. (2014). Inkers and thinkers: the evolution of comics (No. Of Pieces: Nine hour symposium) [Exhibition]. www.inkersandthinkers.com.
2014 Mutard, B., Cavcic, A., Pellegrin, A., Mayes, T. C., Viljoen, J. -M., Macfarlane, E., . . . Humphrey, A. S. (2014). Inkers and thinkers: the evolution of comics (No. Of Pieces: Nine hour symposium) [Exhibition]. www.inkersandthinkers.com.

Industry Partnerships

Date Engagement Type Partner Name
2016 - ongoing Consultant Research Skill Development for Curriculum Design and Assessment, University of Adelaide
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83134000
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Napier Building, floor 9
Room Number
923
Org Unit
Media

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