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Dr Geoffrey Parkes

Dr Geoffrey Parkes
Name Geoffrey Parkes
Position Associate Lecturer (English Language/Academic Communications)
Section Language Centre
Office K208
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1053
Extension 1053
Email
Qualifications BA(Hons) USQ , PGCertLearnDev USQ , PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) ( 130207 )
  • Specialist Studies in Education ( 130300 )
  • Art Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified ( 190199 )
  • Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200299 )

Research interests
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teaching Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, Reading and Writing in the Digital Age, Composition, Academic Communication, Gay and Queer Studies, New Approaches to Teaching, Working with Students in Correctional Facilities

Professional memberships
National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia
TESOL International Organisation
Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities

Currently teaching courses/programs
EAP 7320 Communication Processes
EAP 7340 Critical Reading Skills
EAP7340 Academic English Skills
EAP 7350 Language of Research
TPP 7120 - Studying to Succeed
TPP7121 - Studying to Succeed Intensive

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
9 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Teacher, International Award Programs
Former Faculty Representative, University Learning and Teaching Systems Advisory Group
Former Course Coordinator - ENL1001, 2010; HMT1000, 2011; HMT2000, 2012.

Research most recent
Kong, Eric and Harmsworth, Sarah and Rajaeian, Mohammad Mehdi and Parkes, Geoffrey and Bishop, Sue and AlMansouri, Bassim and Lawrence, Jill (2016) University transition challenges for first year domestic CALD students from refugee backgrounds: a case study from an Australian regional university. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56 (2). pp. 170-197. ISSN 1443-1394 .

Mason, R & Parkes, G 2015, 'Regaining Lost Humanity: Dealing with Trauma in Exile, Trauma and Public Memory, Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies.

Parkes, Geoff (2013) He's gonna be a little gay: redneckognising the queer American family in Here comes Honey Boo Boo. In: 4th Annual Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference(PopCAANZ 2013), 24-26 Jun 2013, Brisbane, Australia.



Publications in ePrints

Kong, Eric and Harmsworth, Sarah and Rajaeian, Mohammad Mehdi and Parkes, Geoffrey and Bishop, Sue and AlMansouri, Bassim and Lawrence, Jill (2016) University transition challenges for first year domestic CALD students from refugee backgrounds: a case study from an Australian regional university. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56 (2). pp. 170-197. ISSN 1443-1394

Parkes, Geoffrey and Mason, Robert (2015) Regaining lost humanity: dealing with trauma in exile. In: Trauma and public memory. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., New York, pp. 163-173. ISBN 9781137406798

Parkes, Geoffrey (2015) Success for CALD students at USQ: where to from here? Discussion Paper. UNSPECIFIED . [Report]

Parkes, Geoff (2013) He's gonna be a little gay: redneckognising the queer American family in Here comes Honey Boo Boo. In: 4th Annual Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference(PopCAANZ 2013), 24-26 Jun 2013, Brisbane, Australia.

Parkes, Geoffrey (2010) Decorating the abyss: crafting a post-holocaust ethics of the self. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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