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Associate Professor Debra Dudek

Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2551
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.206  

Debra is an Associate Professor within the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (English), Canada, 2001.


Recent Research Grants

  • A comparative investigation into Australian adolescents’ perceptions of harm from accessing online sexual content,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2019 - 2023,  $721,094.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Dudek, D., (2018), The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Twilight Saga, and The Vampire Diaries., 214, New York, Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Dudek, D., (2018), 'Love: it will kill you and save you, both’: Love as Rebellion in Recent YA Dystopian Trilogies. Affect, Emotion, and Children's Literature: Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults, 161-174, New York, USA, Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Dudek, D., (2020), Silent sequences and ontological entanglement in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival and Pat Grant’s Blue. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 2020(Article in Press), 11p., United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2020.1782957.
  • Dudek, D., (2018), Seeing the Human Face: Refugee and Asylum Seeker Narratives and an Ethics of Care in Recent Australian Picture Books. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 43(4), 363-376, Johns Hopkins University Press, DOI: 10.1353/chq.2018.0044.
  • Dudek, D., (2016), Good relationships mean good lives: Warrior-Survivor Identity/ies in David Alexander Robertson’s 7 Generations. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, 43(1), 39-50, DOI: 10.1353/crc.2016.0007.
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