Emeritus Professor Kerry Margaret Mallan
Faculty of Education
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Kerry is the Director of the Children and Youth Research Centre at QUT. Her work is cross-disciplinary and focuses on children’s literature, youth and popular culture, digital media texts and practices. Her particular research strengths are in textual analysis in relation to film and literary texts, and in the application of feminist and queer theories to the study of texts. Kerry has published 11 books, including 6 sole authored and 1 co-authored. Her co-edited book, Youth Cultures: Texts, Images and Identities won the Honour Book Award by the International Research Society for Children’s Literature, 2003. Her most recent books are Secrets, Lies and Children’s Fiction (2013) and an edited collection Picture Books and Beyond (2014). Kerry has a successful track record in competitive grant funding with ARC Discovery, ARC Linkage, ARC LIEF, Canada Asia Pacific Award, and Sheila Kimpton and Alice Creswick. She has also been successful with a number of Government and non-Government tender bids in relation to children and youth services and support. Kerry has delivered over 30 plenary and keynote addresses in Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Indonesia (via translator), Ireland, Sweden, and Taiwan. She has been been an invited senior scholar to Roehampton University; Ningbo University; Beijing Normal University; University of Calgary; University of Alberta; Worcester University; Nanjing University; Soochow University; National Tapei University of Education; Fo Guang University. Kerry is joint editor of book series, Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature (Palgrave UK) and co-editor of Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature.more...