Emma Maguire is an Associate Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Flinders University.
Emma has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Flinders University (2011), and a PhD in English Literature, also from Flinders University (2016). She is an award winning teacher of English and Creative Writing, and she was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence for her PhD thesis, Automedial Girlhoods: Reading Girls’ Autobiographical Practice in Digital Contexts.
She is currently working on a book about autobiographical strategies employed by girls and young women in contemporary digital media, which considers how such self-representations of youthful femininity are received and critiqued within culture. It is titled Girls, Autobiography, Media: Gender and Self-Mediation in Digital Economies (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan).
Her research interests include digital media, autobiography, gender, girlhood, narratives of sex and sexualities in contemporary life writing and the documentary, feminist media studies, critical theory and cultural studies, popular culture, Australian Gothic, and landscapes in gender in literature.
Emma is an organising member of the International Auto/Biography Association Students and New Scholars network, which she co-founded in 2014 with Maria Faini and Orly Lael Netzer and she is committed to finding new ways to encourage rich intellectual engagement through community building and collaboration.
Emma is also a co-founder of The Hearth Collective, a group of creatives who host regular events in Adelaide to support emerging writers and artists.
She is a member of the Flinders Life Narrative Research Group.
You can get in touch with Emma here.