Dr Sarah French
Lecturer in Higher Education
Dr Sarah French is Lecturer in Higher Education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE) and Academic Lead at Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE). She coordinates the Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research, the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership and the Melbourne CSHE’s suite of professional development programs for graduate researchers. Her current research includes projects in the areas of equity in higher education, affective engagement in teaching and learning, and career pathways for Australian HDR graduates.
Sarah is an interdisciplinary researcher with research interests spanning the fields of higher education, theatre and performance, cinema, cultural studies and gender studies. She has published widely in the areas of feminist theatre and performance, film and philosophy and higher education.
French, S. 2017. Staging Queer Feminisms: Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance 2005-2015. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
James, R., S. French & P. Kelly. 2017. Visions for Australian Tertiary Education. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne.
French, S. 2017. ‘Neoliberal postfeminism, neo-burlesque, and the politics of affect in the performances of Moira Finucane,’ in Elin Diamond, Denise Varney and Candice Amich (eds.), Performance, Feminism and Affect in Neoliberal Times. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
French, S. P. Kelly and R. James. 2017. ‘Futures for Australian Tertiary Education: Developing an integrated, coherent policy vision,’ in Richard James, Sarah French and Paula Kelly (eds.), Visions for Australian Tertiary Education. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne.
French, S & James, R. 2016. ‘Chapter 38: Australian Higher Education,’ in Christopher S. Collins, Molly N.N. Lee, John N. Hawkins and Deane E. Neubauer (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.583-595.
Refereed Journal Articles
Ryan, T., French, S. and Kennedy, G. 2019. ‘Beyond the Iron Triangle: Improving the quality of teaching and learning at scale.’ Studies in Higher Education.https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1679763
French, S., Mulhern, T.D. and Ginsberg, R. 2019. ‘Developing Affective Engagement in Science Education through Performative Pedagogies: The Performing Sciences.’ International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 27(5), 1-12.
Aston, R., Mulhern, T.D., Ginsberg, R. and French, S. 2018. ‘The Performing Sciences.’ Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Flinders University, 26-18 September 2018, 116-122.
French, S. 2018. ‘Talkin’ up to the White Woman’: Intersections of race and gender in Hot Brown Honey.’ Contemporary Theatre Review 28 (3): 320-331.
French, S & Kennedy, G. 2017. ‘Reassessing the Value of University Lectures.’ Teaching in Higher Education 22 (6): 639-654.
French, S. 2015. 'Radical Adaptation: Hypertextuality, Feminism and Motherhood in The Rabble's Frankenstein (after Mary Shelley). Australasian Drama Studies 65.
French, S. 2015. ‘The Feminist Performance Art of Brown Council: An Interview with Diana Smith.’ Double Dialogues 17.
French, S & Shacklock, Z. 2014. 'The Affective Sublime in Lars von Trier's Melancholia and Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life.' New Review of Film and Television Studies 12 (4) 339-356.
French, S., and Boucher, G. 2013. 'Viewing The Burlesque Hour: The Pleasures of the Masochistic Gaze.' Australasian Drama Studies 61: 6-23.
French, S. 2013. 'Creating Cultural Heat in The Burlesque Hour: An interview with Moira Finucane.' Australasian Drama Studies 61: 121-127.
French, S., and Boucher, G. 2011. 'Postfeminist Pleasure and Politics: Moira Finucane and The Burlesque Hour.' Australasian Drama Studies 58: 193-211.
French, S. 2010. '"If they don't see happiness in the picture at least they'll see the black": Chris Marker's Sans Soleil and the Lyotardian Sublime.' Image & Narrative, 11 (1): 64 81.
French, S. & Kennedy, G. 2016. Reassessing the Value of University Lectures. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the University of Melbourne. Available online at: http://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/resources/occasional-papers
French, S. & Kennedy, G. 2015. The Value of Campus in Contemporary Higher Education. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the University of Melbourne. Available online at:http://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/resources/occasional-papers
French, S. 2015. The Benefits and Challenges of Modular Higher Education Curricula. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the University of Melbourne. Available online at: http://melbourne-cshe.unimelb.edu.au/resources/occasional-papers