Dr Lekkie Hopkins’ professional background is as an archivist, radio broadcaster, oral historian and teacher.
- Association for the Study of Australian Literature
- Australian Association of Writing Practitioners
- Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association
- Oral History Association of Australia
Awards and Recognition
University and National Teaching Awards
- 2005 - Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 2006 - CAAUT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning For developing and articulating a passionate pedagogy that inspires students to thrive, to strive for excellence, and to become lifelong learners.
- 2004 - Life member, Centre for Research for Women, WA
- 2011 - One of 100 women to be inducted into UNIFEM’s inaugural Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame, to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day.
Research Areas and Interests
Dr Lekkie Hopkins’ research work is feminist, qualitative and poststructuralist. She is particularly interested in the history of social protest, and has recently worked with a team of researchers to write a life story of former Australian senator Patricia Giles. In the past decade she has collaborated on research projects investigating services to people who experience interpersonal violence in Western Australia; workplace responses to domestic and family violence in Western Australia; the writing of collective biography; and the uses of narrative in qualitative research.
- Feminist poststructuralist theories and research methodologies
- Social activisms
- Oral history
- Arts-based research methodologies