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Dr. Kelli Fuery

Associate Professor, Interim Director of the Center for Creative and Cultural Industries in Wilkinson College
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Creative and Cultural Industries
Expertise: Contemporary Visual Culture; Film Theory; Psychosocial and Cultural Theory
Office Location: Becket Building 211
Phone: 714.744.2183
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Macquarie University, Bachelor of Arts
Murdoch University, Ph.D.


Kelli Fuery did her B.A. (Hons) at Macquarie University in Critical and Cultural Studies, graduating in 1995 with a First. Her first graduate teaching appointment was at Royal Holloway, University of London in the Media Arts department teaching Film Theory and Analysis, Film History, and Television Studies where she enjoyed teaching with a focus that balanced practice and theory. Since then Kelli has held posts contemporary film, media and cultural studies at Monash University, the University of Newcastle, Australia, and in the (now) School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. She completed her PhD (2005) at Murdoch University in Critical Theory, Film and Visual Culture. 

Society of Cinema and Media Studies; NECS European Network for Cinema and Media Studies; Cultural Studies Association (CSA); Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions; Editorial Committee of Fibreculture Journal;Editorial Board Member for Arts Future Book Series, Glyphi Press, UK.; Reviewer for Theory, Culture and Society

Book Chapters and Journal Articles
‘On Being Tricked’ in The American Journal of Psychoanalysis (in press)
(2010) “The Trace-Image: Identity and the Migrant Body” in Eve Rosenhaft, David Dolowitz et. Al (eds.) Traces: The Material Residue of Migration. Liverpool University Press (forthcoming)
(2008) “The Use of Arts in Indigenous Health: The Case of Young Mothers and Teenage Pregnancies” P. Fuery, R. Smith, K. Rae, R. Burgess and K. Fuery in Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice
(2008) New Media: Culture andImage. Palgrave Macmillan
(2006)  'The Pharmakon of the Apocalypse' in H. Schwartz and C. Gutierrez (eds.) The End That Does: Art, Science and Millennial Accomplishments New York: Equinox Press
(2003) Visual Cultures and Critical Theory (co-authored with P. Fuery). Edward Arnold: London, released in the USA by Oxford University Press. This book is currently being translated into Korean, to be published by Mijin Press, Seoul

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

2016, ‘On Being Tricked’, The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 76, 1, pp. 35-56.
(2013) with P. Fuery, ‘Agitational Ethics’ in Conradiana (vol. 43. 2, 3) University of Texas Press