Dan Harris

Anne Harris is a core member of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and is Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University. Anne’s research focuses upon the intersection and impacts of creativity, performance and digital media at both practice and policy levels, its effects and affects within youth cultures and among and upon cultural, sexual and gender diversities, and on performance and activism.

Anne is an international expert in creativity, video methods, performance ethnography, creative and practice led research, and gender and sexuality research. She is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University Faculty of Education (Australia), and an Honorary Research Fellow at Nottingham University (UK).



Young people, digital play and diversity (funding pending)

What’s Your Story? – Celebrating Working Class Arts and Culture in Melbourne’s North (funded by Darebin City Council 2016-2018), co-investigator Stacy Holman Jones

Creative Capacities in Education and Policy (funded by ARC DECRA) 2014-2016

Art/Hope/Culture (funded by Victoria Womens’ Trust & Maribyrnong City Council 2012-2014), co-investigator Enza Gandolfo

Critical Autoethnography network and annual conference

Redesigning the Bridge: Crossing into Secondary School (funded by the Andrews Foundation ), co-investigator Jane Kirkby (2013-2014)


She is the author of over 60 peer reviewed journal articles, 22 book chapters, and 13 books including most recently: The Queer Life of Things (Lexington, forthcoming 2018, with Stacy Holman Jones); Feminist Research Praxis for the 21st Century (Guilford Press 2017, with Patricia Leavy); Writing for Performance (Sense Publishers 2016, with Stacy Holman Jones); Creativity, Religion and Youth Cultures (Routledge 2016) and Video as Method, (Oxford University Press 2015).


Co-edited the following journal special issues

2016 Continuum on ‘Creativity and Sexualities’, co-edited with Yvette Taylor.

2016 Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, co-edited w Stacy Holman Jones.

2015 – UNESCO Observatory Multidisciplinary Research in the Arts “Critical Approaches to ABR” co-edited with Mary Ann Hunter & Clare Hall.

2014 – Departures in Critical Qualitative Research “Creative Pedagogies” co-edited with Stacy Holman Jones.

2011 – New Community Quarterly (special issue, guest co-editors, Harris, A., Ollis, T. and Campbell, L.). Vol 9, No 3, Summer 2011. Issue 35.


  • 2013 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher (Monash University, Faculty of Education)
  • 2011 Women in Leadership award, Victoria University
  • Secomb Travel Award, 2008
  • Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship (PhD) 2007-2010
  • Patrick White Playwriting Award (finalist), 2006

Research interests

Digital media, performance theory and practice, cultural/sexual/gender diversities, ethnographies, creativity, design, practice-led research, feminist theory, posthum.


Massive and Microscopic: Making sense of COVID-19

As the world grapples with the fallout from the pandemic of 2020, people everywhere struggle to deal with everyday challenges.

Creativity in Education and Industry in Asia Pacific

This project examines the experiences of creative/cultural industries professionals as well as creative education scholars, across digital, technological, arts and science fields.


DERC’s research on COVID continues to surge ahead

July 21, 2020

We may have been in lockdown, but that didn’t stop DERC researchers from launching several projects to study the pandemic.