Anna Hickey-Moody

Anna Hickey-Moody is a Professor of Media and Communications at RMIT University and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow 2017-2021. Between 2013 and 2016 Anna was the Director of the Centre for Arts and Learning at Goldsmiths College, London and Head of the PhD in Arts and Learning.  Anna has also held teaching and research positions at The University of Sydney, Monash and UniSA.

Anna is known for her theoretical and empirical work with socially marginalized figures, especially young people with disabilities, young refugees and migrants, those who are economically and socially disadvantaged, and men at the margins of society. She is also known for her methodological expertise with arts practice, or practice research, ethnography and methodological invention.

Her books include ”Imagining University Education: Making Educational Futures’ (Routledge, 2016), Youth, Arts and Education’ (Routledge, 2013), ‘Unimaginable Bodies’ (Sense Publishers, 2009) and ‘Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis’ (Palgrave, 2006).

Showing leadership in the fields across which she works, Anna has also edited a number of collected works: books and journal editions. Recently, she published a themed edition of the journal ‘Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies’ 2016 38(1)  and an anthology on art practice with Rowman and Littlefield (‘Arts, Pedagogy & Cultural Resistance’, 2015).

Anna has also published collections on disability and media, (‘Disability Matters’, Routledge, 2011) and Deleuze and social politics (‘Deleuzian Encounters’, Palgrave, 2006). Anna teaches and supervises in the areas of disability, youth culture, masculinity, arts practice as method and the cultural politics of schooling and aesthetics.

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ARC Linkage Project Success!

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