B Arts, D Education, M Literary Studies, GCert TESOL, PhD
Lecturer, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
Dr Wendy Keys is an expert in screen media studies with a background in audience research and policy specialising in children and young people, and an assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC). Wendy’s research adopts an approach that integrates industry and cultural analysis and is informed by contemporary debates in audience theory, media, communication and cultural studies, aesthetics and ethics, political economy, human geography and sociology. Her recent publications include: 'Sustaining Culture and the Role of Performing Arts Centres: Audiences' (with Ellison, D. Kukucka, S. & Woodward, I.) Griffith University 2011, ‘Queering Rurality: Reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post Geographically’ (with Pini, B. & Marshall, E) in Children’s Geographies 2016, 'Transgender rural childhoods: My Prairie Home’ in Mandrona A. and Mitchell, C. (eds) Our Rural Selves: Memory, Place and the Visual in Canadian Rural Childhoods. McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal 2017, and 'Aestheticising rural poverty: Representations of white working class youth in the documentary Rich Hill' (with Pini, B) Studies In Documentary Film (forthcoming) 2017.
Wendy convenes the courses 2102LHS Television Studies, 3305LHS Media Audiences and 3312LHS Australian Screen. In 2015 she received the Arts Education and Law Group Learning and Teaching Citation Award for her excellence in teaching at all levels, her use of blended learning approaches and self-sufficiency in developing rich media resources to support learning, and her ‘first in’ initiative with respect to learning design.
Field of expertise
- Film and Television Studies
- Media Audiences and Qualitative methodology
- Australian Screen Industry and Culture
- Screen Media for children and young people.
- Teaching & Learning: Curriculum Development, Student Success and Retention Initiatives.
Current teaching areas
- Television Studies
- Australian Screen
- Media Audiences