Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Ruth Bacchus

Dr Ruth Bacchus

Profile

Ruth came to CSU as a mature-age student, and while studying worked as a research assistant and as a tutor in the Aboriginal Tutorial Assistance Scheme, at both secondary school and university levels. After graduating with First class Honours and a University Medal, Ruth worked as a casual, and later permanent, staff member of SH&SS.

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Teaching

Ruth teaches across a wide range of disciplines and subject areas, including Literature, Politics, Justice Studies, Sociology and Cultural Studies.

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Research

Ruth's research interests include literature, especially colonial and post-colonial writing, feminist thought and, more recently, theory and practice of learning and teaching.

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Publications

  • Upcoming and accepted by Wakefield Press, As you may already know: collected letters of Kate Llewellyn, edited with Dr Barbara Hill.
  • Sati and Performativity (2013) Australian Feminist Studies,28:76, 155-176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2013.789577
  •  Journeys West to Menindee CSU 2012 – a co-authored publication resulting from a Cultural Immersion Camp at Menindee, and participation in Cultural Competence Training.  
  • 2012 Participated in a DLT workshop: Combating Racism in the Classroom, and contributed to the resource developed as a result.    'Mother Teresa of Calcutta: The Romance of the Altruistic Woman and the Reproduction of Underprivilege'. University of New England, Armidale, October Conference Proceedings Educating Rita 1999.
  • With Professor Bob Meyenn and Associate Professor Judith Parker, 'Who does what to whom? Adolescent Fiction, Agency and Identity'. Presented by Professor Bob Meyenn at the Australian Association Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, Adelaide, November 1998. 
  • With Professor Bob Meyenn and Associate Professor Judith Parker, 'Recipes for Avoiding Limpness: an exploration of women in senior management positions in Australian Universities'. Presented by Professor Bob Meyenn and Associate Professor Judith Parker at The American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, U.S.A April 1996.

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