Creative arts & cultural studies research

The Creative Arts and Cultural Studies group focuses on the shifting boundaries around issues of racial and cultural diversity, gender and sexuality, and class.

Responding to the challenges of culture through theory and creativity, as well as digital technologies, the Creative Arts and Cultural Studies group is composed of award-winning writers, artists and thinkers.

Our team is concerned with how research can be translated and used outside of the institute.

Research areas

Our research areas include:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Class
  • Homelessness
  • Journalism
  • Digital Media
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Political Rhetoric and Practice
  • Fat Studies
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performance Studies
  • Media Streaming
  • Music Technology
  • Music Perception and Cognition
  • Autoethnography
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Caribbean Diasporas
  • Musicology

Research projects

  • First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour Count (PDF, 67.79 KB)
  • Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy
  • Grampians Roadmap to Zero Emissions
  • Incorporating recording technology into practical project-based music units in a contemporary tertiary music degree
  • Investigating the experiences of students participating in creative-arts short-term international mobility
  • Content pedagogy
  • The Ethics of Australian Women's Medical Care during Pregnancy
  • Cultural Diversity and Curriculum
  • Digital Content Production
  • VU Block Model® Pedagogy
  • Repatriation, Risk and Resilience among asylum-seekers and migrant families in Guatemala and Mexico
  • Attitudes Towards Secondary Use Of Health Information For Emergency Medicine Research Partner
  • Indigenous Health Ethics. An Appeal to Human Rights.

Our team

Find out who's in our research group, and read our researcher bios via the links.

Partners, funders & collaborators

  • Melbourne: City of Literature
  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Emerging Writers Festival
  • Williamstown Literary Festival
  • Feminist Writers Festival
  • ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
  • Wyndham City Council

Contact us

Natalie KonYu, program lead
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9919 2039