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Associate Professor Panizza Allmark

Associate Dean

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6956
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML13.233  

Panizza is the Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. She is also the coordinator of Media and Cultural Studies.


Panizza has undertaken a number of prominent leadership roles, such as Associate Dean, Program Director, Associate Head of School and course coordinator of the Masters of Professional Communications. Panizza is the chief editor of the internationally recognised journal, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, published by Taylor and Francis, which she has been involved with for over fifteen years. In 2018, she was a visiting Professor at Airlangga University, Indonesia.

She has mentored many early career academics and has been a regular invited speaker for journal publication seminars. Panizza has also been an invited speaker and given plenary and keynotes in the UK, US, Australia and Indonesia, in which she has discussed her work in the field of photography, visual culture, identity, feminism and urban space.

Panizza work has had a significant impact on feminist photography and art practice. For over twenty years Panizza has worked as a documentary photographer and has spent time across Asia, Europe, North and South America. Her PhD was the first in Australia to engage with feminist photographic practices, as a street photographer/photojournalist, and draws subversive critical attention to the body and female representations in the urban landscape. Écriture féminine, which traces a feminin writing of the body, which she has refocused as photographie féminine engages in a self-reflexive ethical photographic practice that subverts dominant representations and seeks to empower through its representation of lived experiences. Twenty years ago, Panizza curated the first feminist photographic exhibition in Western Australia at the Perth Centre of Photography. Since then her visual methodology has influenced a range of national and international artists. Panizza has had fifteen solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited in London, New York, Frankfurt, Shanghai and in Italy and Australia.

Professional associations

  • Leadership of Western Australia (Fellow)
  • Cultural studies Association of Australasia (CSAA)
  • International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA)
  • Centre for Creative Industries, Noongar Institute of WA (NIWA)
  • Association of Cultural Studies (ACS)
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)

Awards and recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2014 - ECU Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision
  • 2011 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2012 - ECU Faculty Research Fellowship
  • 2006 - ECU Faculty Award for Excellent for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching, Education and Arts
  • 2005 - ECU Faculty Award for Excellent for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching, Education and Arts

National and International Research Positions

  • Senior Editor of 'Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies'
  • Assessor for the Australian Research Council


  • PhD, Edith Cowan University.


Recent Research Grants

  • A hand up: Disrupting the communication of intergenerational welfare dependency,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2014 - 2019,  $555,088.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Green, L., Stevenson, K., Allmark, P., (2021), Disadvantaged children’s creative visualisation of possible futures. Tracing behind the image: An interdisciplinary exploration of visual literacy, 116-133, The Netherlands, Brill, DOI:
  • Allmark, P., (2021), Dangerous Women Feminism: Female Pop Music Artists’ Concert Tours and the Hostility That Has Ensued. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Women, Voice, and Agency, 134-158, Hershey, United States of America, IGI Global , DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4829-5.ch006.
  • Allmark, P., Stratton, J., (2020), Expression, Ethnicity and the Perth Nightclub Scene of the 1980s. Multiculturalism, Whitieness and Otherness in Australia, 41-72, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-50079-5_2.
  • Allmark, P., (2020), Shakaya Shakaya (2002). An Anthology of Australian Albums Critical Engagements, 83-98, New York, United States of America, Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Allmark, P., Wahyudi, I., (2016), Female Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Advocacy through Facebook and the Story of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih. The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and through Social Media, 19-40, London, UK, Anthem Press.

Journal Articles

  • Wahyudi, I., Allmark, P., (2020), Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong: Smartphone culture and activism. Masyarakat, Kebudayaan dan Politik, 33(2), 122-133, DOI: 10.20473/mkp.V33I22020.122-133.
  • Allmark, P., Wahyudi, I., (2019), Travel, sexuality and female Indonesian domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 33(5), 630-642, UK, DOI:
  • Allmark, P., Stratton, J., (2019), Into the groove: Experiencing difference in the Perth nightclub scene of the 1980s. Social Identities: journal for the study of race, nation and culture, 25(5), 704-723, UK, DOI: 10.1080/13504630.2018.1433532.
  • Wahyudi, I., Allmark, P., (2018), Print media as a migrant advocacy tool: A case of Indonesian language print media in Hong Kong. Masyarakat, Kebudayaan dan Politik, 31(3), 241-255, Indonesia, DOI: 10.20473/mkp.V31I32018.241-255.
  • Allmark, P., (2016), Pushing the boundaries: Weeds, Motherhood, Neoliberalism and Postfeminism. Outskirts: Feminisms along the Edge, 35(November ), 1-23, Online, University of Western Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Allmark, P., (2019), Making a Difference: Social Media, Photography, Activism and Women in Asian Contexts. International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, 1(7th–8th Dec 2018), 8p., online, EUDL European Union Digital Library, DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281801.
  • Allmark, P., Stevenson, K., Stotzer, T., (2017), Having a voice and being heard: Children’s communication through photovoice. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2017 - Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement, 14p., Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Allmark, P., (2016), Seeing the Outside In: Shopping Centres and Spectacle. Seeing the Outside In: Shopping Centres and Spectacle, G511ery London, G511ery.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The development of community cable television in taizhou and the rise of the Chinese middle class.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Participation in isolation: Female Indonesian migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong and media activism
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The gendered body in virtual space: Sexuality, performance and play in four second life spaces
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Selling the modern day tribe: The commodification of rave culture
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A voice through media for minority ethnicities: An analysis of taiwan indigenous television.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Uncertain surrenders: The coextistence of beauty and menace in the maternal bond and photography
  • Master of Communications by Research,  Deteksi's newspaper polls: The representation and commodification of Indonesian teenagers' identities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Photography and the paradigm of the trace.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Photography and the medium: A photographic dialogue in China.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A death in custody story: Critical reflexivity in journalism and writing
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Memory, truth and justice: A contextualisation of the uses of photographs of the victims of state terrorism in argentina, 1972-2012: communicating an intersection of art, politics and history.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The role of the internet in managing transition during women's middle years.
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