Bronwyn Davies is an independent scholar and writer based in Sydney, Australia. Some of her current writing projects are listed below. She travels extensively, lecturing, running workshops, and giving scholars feedback on their writing. She is a Professorial Fellow at Melbourne University.
In 2012 and in 2015 she was a visiting professor at the University of Ghent in Belgium from mid August to mid October, and in both these years visited the University of Arhus in Copenhagen. In 2012 she visited Mid-Sweden University in Sundsval, University of Helsinki, Oxford University, and University of Uppsala. In 2013 she was a visiting professor at the University of Georgia in Athens for two months. In 2015 she was a visiting professor at Waikato University in New Zealand.
My current research projects include:
- Family stories: an ethico-onto-epistemological study of the entangled lives of myself and my ancestors, drawing on stories from both my mother's and my father's side of the family, including stories of those of those who left the UK and Europe for the colony of New South Wales in the 1800s.
- Emergent Listening: Drawing on Deleuze, Nancy, and Bergson my latest book, Listening to Children re-thinks ethical pedagogical practice in the context of early childhood education.
- Focussing in particular on narrative, and asking what the new narratives are for children over the next decade, this project works with new versions of fairy stories for the next decade, beginning with a new version of The Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly by Pixie O'Harris published by the National Library of Australia in 2014.
- Rethinking disability: this study with my Belgian colleagues brings poststructuralist theory to bear on encounters with disability.