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Dr Ligia Pelosi

PhD (VicMelb), MEd (RMIT), GradDip (Ed Studies), B.Ed, DipTeach

Senior Lecturer, College of Arts & Education

Ligia Pelosi has worked in education for over 20 years, with 11 of those spent in higher education. Her work in primary schools was as a generalist and LOTE teacher, but most extensively as a music specialist. This experience positioned Ligia as a passionate advocate for embedding literacy learning within a creative arts framework, to create a meaningful and authentic language experience for students.

Currently, Ligia shares the role of Course Chair for the Bachelor of Education (P-12). She teaches in the Bachelor of Education (P-12) and the Master of Teaching (Primary). Ligia completed her PhD as a creative project – a novel and exegesis. Her research and writing to date is positioned within qualitative narrative methodologies in the field of literacy and creativity.


Pelosi, L. (2015), Reaching for the arts in unexpected places: Public pedagogy in the gardens, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 405-421.

Pelosi, L. (2015), The participant as evolving protagonist, Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 15, No.2, pp.112 – 120.

Pelosi, L. (2013), ‘Hello old friend: rediscovering oneself through a bricolage of narrative methodologies’, in Vicars, M & McKenna, T (eds.) Discourse, power and resistance down under, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 121-130.

Pelosi, L. (2012) 'The child, the heart, the arts – The literacy game: high stakes and risk avoidance', Creative Approaches to Research, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 101-113.


2016: Blogging towards understanding: rethinking the notion of data and its analysis’
Language, Literacy and Identity International Conference, Centre for the Study of Literacies – University of Sheffield

2015: Literacy education explored through the lens of fiction writing
19th European Conference on Literacy: Literacy in the new landscape of communication: research, education and the everyday – ALA Austrian Literacy Association, Klagenfurt

2013: A Minefield of Contradictions: Ethics in narrative research’
Association for Qualitative Research – Melbourne

2012: What happens when creative practices are absent from pedagogical interactions?’
Association for Qualitative Research – Darwin

Teaching responsibilities

Bachelor of Education

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Unit convenor

Professional membership

Areas of expertise

  • Creativity
  • Literacy
  • The Arts – Music Education

Contact details

+61 3 9919 4582