Melissa Wolfe works at Monash University as a lecturer in Visual Art and Media education. She has developed a creative filmic research methodology, ‘re/active documentary’, specifically for utilization in educational research that takes account of public pedagogical practice. She pragmatically applies Karen Barad’s (2007) theory of agential realism as a conceptual framework. Wolfe’s 2015 film, Girls’ tales: experiences of schooling, was developed as a pre-service teaching aid and was released in December 2015 through Ronin Films. Wolfe’s research interests encompass a filmic synthesis of aesthetics, affect, gender, technologies and participatory creative methods.
She was recently awarded (April) the International Visual Sociology Association 2016 Prosser ECR award for her research project Girls’ tales: experiences of schooling.