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Assoc Prof Kelly McWilliam

Assoc Prof Kelly McWilliam
Name Kelly McWilliam
Position Associate Professor (Communication and Media)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office A437
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4606
Extension 4606
Email
Qualifications BA(Hons) Griffith , GCertArts Qld , PhD Qld
Homepage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kelly_Mcwilliam
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Dr Kelly McWilliam is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland and the Immediate Past President of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia. Her research focuses on contemporary screen media with emphases in Australian, queer, and genre cinemas, as well as screen media impact more broadly. Kelly's most recent books are Australian Genre Film (with Mark David Ryan, Routledge, 2021) and Ana Kokkinos: An Oeuvre of Outsiders (Edinburgh University Press, 2019). Her previous books include Screen Media: Analysing Film and Television (with Jane Stadler, Allen and Unwin, 2009) and Story Circle: Digital Storytelling Around the World (with John Hartley, Blackwell, 2009). Kelly has also completed work on two ARC Linkage Projects worth more than $400,000; is a past member of the ARC Cultural Network; and a past winner of the USQ Research Excellence Award for Early Career Researchers. She is currently the Strategic Alignment Director and an Academic Team Leader in the School of Humanities and Communication, and the Founding Chair of the Queensland Screen Studies Network.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Communication and Media Studies ( 200100 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 200200 )
  • Screen and Media Culture ( 200212 )
  • Cinema Studies ( 190201 )
  • Film, Television and Digital Media ( 190200 )
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality ( 200205 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Gender ( 390406 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Cinema Studies ( 360501 )
  • Screen And Digital Media ( 360500 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )

Research interests
film and media; gender, sexuality, and media; Australian screen media and cultures; queer screen media and cultures; screen ethics and aesthetics; genre; popular culture

Professional memberships
Past President, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (http://csaa.asn.au)
Founding Chair, Queensland Screen Studies Network
Member, Screen Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand
Member, Society of Cinema and Media Studies
Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Former Member, ARC Cultural Research Network (http://www.uq.edu.au/crn)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CMS3007 Reading World Cinema
CMS3013 New Media
CMS8006 OzFilm
MSD1000 Understanding Media
MSD2500 Reading Film
MSD2550 Television and Streaming Platforms

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Strategic Alignment Director, School of Humanities & Communication
Academic Team Leader/ENRICH Supervisor, School of Humanities & Communication
USQ Ally

Research most recent
McWilliam, Kelly and Mark David Ryan, eds. Australian Genre Film. London: Routledge, 2021.

Ryan, Mark David and McWilliam, Kelly (2021) Australian genre film studies. In: Australian genre film. Routledge Advances in Film Studies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, pp. 1-25. ISBN 978-1-138-60314-1

McWilliam, Kelly (2021) Courting the romance film. In: Australian genre film. Routledge Advances in Film Studies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, pp. 138-152. ISBN 978-1-138-60314-1

McWilliam, Kelly (2021) ‘Growing up was never easy’: coming of age in the teen film. In: Australian genre film. Routledge Advances in Film Studies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, pp. 170-185. ISBN 978-1-138-60314-1


Research most notable
GRANTS:
ARC Linkage Project LP0884097 ““Promoting Youth Wellbeing through Participatory Digital Media”, Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham, Professor Robert King, Professor Judy Drennan, Dr Kelly McWilliam, Dr Jane Burns, and Carl Kuddell.

ARC Linkage Project LP0777006 “The Uses of Romance for New Demographics and Multimedia Platforms”, Distinguished Professor John Hartley, Dr Glen Thomas, Michelle Laforest, and Dr Kelly McWilliam.


Publications in ePrints

McWilliam, Kelly ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3991-4593 and Gildersleeve, JessicaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7694-5615 (2022) Queer disorientations in Only the Brave, Head On, and Blessed. Studies in Australasian Cinema. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1750-3175

McWilliam, Kelly ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3991-4593 and Ryan, Mark David (2021) Australian genre film. Routledge Advances in Film Studies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York. ISBN 978-1-138-60314-1

Ryan, Mark David and McWilliam, KellyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3991-4593 (2021) Australian genre film studies. In: Australian genre film. Routledge Advances in Film Studies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, pp. 1-25. ISBN 978-1-138-60314-1

McWilliam, Kelly ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3991-4593 (2021) Courting the romance film. In: Australian genre film. Routledge Advances in Film Studies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, pp. 138-152. ISBN 978-1-138-60314-1

McWilliam, Kelly ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3991-4593 (2021) ‘Growing up was never easy’: coming of age in the teen film. In: Australian genre film. Routledge Advances in Film Studies. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, pp. 170-185. ISBN 978-1-138-60314-1

View full listing in ePrints

Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Screen and Media Culture ( 200212 )
  • Cinema Studies ( 190201 )
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality ( 200205 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Gender ( 390406 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Cinema Studies ( 360501 )
  • Screen And Digital Media ( 360500 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )


Research topics