Melissa Wolfe is a Visual Art and Media educator with 20 years experience in the Australian public and private secondary education sector. She works at Monash University as a lecturer in Visual Art and Media education. Melissa has an undergraduate degree in Fine Art (Photography), a Graduate teaching degree, a Masters degree in education (focusing on aesthetic and affective pedagogy) and a PhD.
Melissa has developed a creative research methodology that pragmatically applies Karen Barad’s theory of new materialism. Her filmic research, developed as a pre-service teaching aid, ‘Girls’ tales: experiences of schooling’, was released in December 2015 by Ronin Films.
Melissa’s research interests encompass a filmic synthesis of aesthetics, affect, interfaces, gender, technologies, and participatory research with a focus on pedagogy.