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Dr Lekkie Hopkins

Lekkie is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University, 2001.
  • Diploma of Education, Sydney Teachers College, 1970.
  • Bachelor of Arts, James Cook University, 1969.


Recent Research Grants

  • Biography of Doris Eaton Research Project,  Njamal People's Trust,  Grant,  2012 - 2016,  $25,000.
  • Patricia Giles: A biographical study,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $40,111.
  • Freedom from fear program impact of domestic violence in the workplace project,  Office for Women`s Policy WA,  Grant,  2003 - 2005,  $45,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Hopkins, L., (2016), The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman., 228, Fremantle, WA, Fremantle Press.

Journal Articles

  • Hopkins, L., (2013), Articulating Everyday Catastrophes: Reflections on the Research Literacies of Lorri Neilsen. M/C Journal. A Journal of Media and Culture, 16(1), online, Australia, Queensland University of Technology.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Eaton, D., Hopkins, L., Ingamells, A., (2016), Giveaway. Westerly 61.1, Nedlands, Western Australia, Westerly Centre, UWA.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Producing The Moon: An Account Of The Festival Of Perth: 1953-1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  No Place For A White Woman? An Exploration Of The Interplay Of Gender, Race And Class On Power Relations Experienced By White Western Women In Cross- Cultural Settings
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Feeling The Fleshed Body: The Aftermath Of Childhood Rape
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Diva Voice: Reimagining The Diva In Contemporary Feminist Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Sex, Death And Desperation: Infanticide, Neonaticide And Concealment Of Birth In Colonial Western Australia

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Plants, People And Place: Cultural Botany And The Southwest Australian Flora
  • Master of Arts,  "often Treated Harshly": Girls And Young Women In 1957 Perth.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Material Murmurings.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  "sink Or Swim: A Memoir" And "writing Memoir: Truths, Tensions, Transitions: An Essay."

Adjunct Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Lilith's Daughters: Distilling The Healing Wisdom Of Women After Abortion
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