Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures


Clare Bradford

Professor/Visiting Trudeau Fellow
Deakin University

Contact: clarex@deakin.edu.au

Clare Bradford


Clare Bradford is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education on the Melbourne campus of Deakin University, Australia. Much of her research has centred on postcolonial readings of children’s texts, resulting in Reading Race: Aboriginality and Australian Children’s Literature (2001), which won both the Children’s Literature Association Award and the Book Award of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature, and Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children’s Literature (2007), which was named an Honour Book by the Children’s Literature Association. With Kerry Mallan, John Stephens and Robyn McCallum she published New World Orders in Contemporary Children’s Literature: Utopian Transformations (2008). In 2009 the Trudeau Foundation awarded Clare the first Visiting Trudeau Fellowship, and in 2010 she taught and conducted research at the University of Winnipeg. She was formerly the President of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature and has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (see story here).

Clare's report on her time in Winnipeg as a Visiting Trudeau Fellow published in the Deakin University Newsletter: Chills and thrills of eight months in Winnipeg

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