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Dr George Karpathakis


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6321, Mobile: 0421 885 255, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML6.111
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6321
Mobile: 0421 885 255
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML6.111  


George is a Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Post Grad Dip Comm Specialisation Media & Cultural Studies, Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Australian Institute of Technology.
  • Bachelor of Arts - Film and Television - Major in Directing, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 1985.
  • Diploma of Teaching, Western Australian Secondary Teachers College, 1974.


Recent Research Grants

  • Miners and Dealers: An Ethnographic Study of An International Trade,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $14,779.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G., (2017), Greg Pryor: The Yilgarn Chronicles screened with Gregory Pryor: Looking Glass exhibition at Art Gallery of Western Australia. Greg Pryor: The Yilgarn Chronicles, Art Galley of Western Australia Gregory Pryor: Looking Glass Website and on location, George Karpathakis.
  • Karpathakis, G., (2016), Pilbara Rock Pickers. Field Working Slow Making, Spectrum Project Space, Nien Schwartz and Annette Nykiel.
  • Karpathakis, G., (2016), Rock Stories: the discourse of rocks and rock collecting An installation consisting of a video and a collection of rocks: found, bought or gifted. Field Working Slow Making, Spectrum Project Space, Schwartz and Nykiel.
  • Karpathakis, G., (2014), Winter. The Perth Centre For Photography CLIP Awards, Perth Centre For Photography, Leigh Robb.
  • Karpathakis, G., (2013), Fostering Together: Biological children of foster carers speak out. Fostering Together: Biological children of foster carers speak out, Boutique Screenings by Wanslea.
  • Karpathakis, G., (2013), Contenders., Cultural Centre Screen, James St Amphitheatre, Perth Cultural Centre .

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Tasha: A Practice-based Problematisation Of Australian Comedy Cinema's Representation Of Gender, Family And Nationhood
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Film As Fairy Tale.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  On Fate And Fatalism: Photography And Fatal Theories
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Chinese Diaspora And Western Australian Nature (perth Region): A Study Of Material Engagement With The Natural World In Diasporic Culture

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Rise Of Regionalisation In The Asian Television Industry: A Case Study Of Trendy Drama 2000-2012
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The Composer As Bricoleur: Notions Of Contemporary Opera In The Genesis Of A Short Film
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Caught In The Frame: A Critical Analysis Of Australian Media Representations Of The Israeli-palestinian Conflict 2014-2015
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