School of Arts

Associate Professor Jacqueline Z Wilson

Position: Associate Professor
Study area: Social Work & Criminology
Location: Mt Helen Campus
Phone: 5327 9022
Email: jz.wilson@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

Master of Social Work (Qualifying) - Federation University - 2020

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education - Federation University - 2011

Doctor of Philosophy - Monash University - 2006

Bachelor of Arts (Honours 1A) Sociology and History - La Trobe University - 2002

Teaching

Program

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Biography

Jacqueline Wilson is an Associate Professor in Social Work and Criminology at Federation University Australia. She is a graduate of La Trobe University, where she was awarded the David Myer University Medal, and Monash University (PhD History). She has authored over fifty scholarly publications and is the sole author, editor and/or co-editor of five books, with research interests that broadly focus on Australia’s Welfare and Justice systems. Jacqueline is currently a chief investigator on several collaborative, and interdisciplinary research projects, including projects funded by the Department of Education and Training, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education and the Australian Research Council Discovery Awards. She is a reviewer for the Australian, Canadian and European Research Council Awards and has been an expert witness for an Australian Royal Commission.

Jacqueline has taught broadly at UG and PG levels across diverse disciplines such as Social Work, Education, Sociology, History and Criminology. She has held program and course leadership positions. Her teaching has received many accolades including an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching National Citation, a Vice Chancellor’s teaching citation and the prestigious Australian Financial Review in Education award.

Areas of expertise

  • Public history and Australia's institutional and carceral welfare systems for women and children since the convict era. For example: https://www.pffpmemory.org.au/
  • Out of home care and children transitioning out of care (Care leavers)

Research Interests

  • Child institutionalisation and incarceration
  • Dark tourism, prisons, welfare and the representation of women and children
  • Social Work, Activism and Advocacy
  • Social Policy

Supervision

Current doctoral/masters students.

Frank Golding – “History of Australia’s Child Welfare Systems” - Principal Supervisor

Siobahn Altham- "Representing ‘deviant’ children in out of home care" - Principal Supervisor

Kerry Murrell - "School mobility and school choice" - Principal Supervisor

Suze Radford – “Social media and the construction of Aboriginal female identity” – Principal Supervisor

Publications

Books and edited collections

2017: Wilson, J.Z., S. Hodgkinson, J. Piche & K. Walby (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism, Palgrave Macmillan (UK/USA).

2015: Michelle, D., J.Z. Wilson & V. Archer (eds), Bread ’n Roses: Voices from Australian Working-Class Academics, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

2014: Ashton, P., & J.Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2013: Brandenburg, R., & J.Z. Wilson (eds), Pedagogies for the Future: Leading Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

2008: Wilson, J.Z., Prison: Cultural Memory and Dark Tourism, New York: Peter Lang.

Book chapters (last 10 yrs)

2021: J.Z. Wilson & F. Golding, “The Forgotten Generation”, in P. Ashton & P. Hamilton (eds),

The History Industry in Australia, (accepted & forthcoming) London: Bloomsbury Academic Press

2019: Golding, F., & J.Z. Wilson, “Lost and Found: Counter Narratives of Dislocated families”, in N. Musgrove & K. Moruzi (eds), Children’s Voices from the Past, Cham (Switzerland): Palgrave Macmillan.

2019: Harvey, A., J.Z. Wilson, L. Andrewartha, & J. Humphries, “Innovation and Collaboration: Building an Evidence Base to Improve Educational Outcomes for Australians in Out-of-Home Care”, in P. McNamara, C. Montserrat, & S. Wise (eds), Education in Out-of-Home Care: International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Research, Cham (Switzerland): Springer.

2019: Wilson, J.Z., A. Harvey, P. Goodwin-Burns, & J. Humphries, “The Perfect Score: The Burden of Educational Elitism on Children in Out-of-Home Care” in P. McNamara, C. Montserrat, & S. Wise (eds), Education in Out-of-Home Care: International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Research, Cham (Switzerland): Springer.

2018: Wilson, J.Z., & K. Reeves, “The Loud Fences Campaign: Grass Roots Activism, Heritage and the Cultural landscape”, in P. Ashton & A. Trapeznik (eds), What is Public History Globally? Working with the Past in the Present, London: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

2018: Ashton, P., & J.Z. Wilson, “Remembering Dark Pasts and Horrific Places: Sites of Conscience”, in P. Ashton & A. Trapeznik (eds), What is Public History Globally? Working with the Past in the Present, London: Bloomsbury Academic Press.

2018: Wilson, J.Z., & K. Reeves, “Personalised Narratives of War: A Learning Strategy for Teaching Engaging History”, in T. Allender, A. Clark, & R. Parkes (eds), Historical Thinking in Australian Schools, Melbourne: Allen & Unwin.

2017: Wilson, J.Z., “Visual Criminology and Cultural Memory: The Aestheticization of Boat People”, in E. Carrabine & M. Brown (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Visual Criminology, London: Routledge.

2017: Wilson, J.Z., & I. Boyle, “Stasiland: Scrutiny and Surveillance at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen Prison”, in J.Z. Wilson, S. Hodgkinson, J. Piché, & K. Walby (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

2016: Wilson, J.Z., “Prison Graffiti”, in J.I. Ross (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, New York: Routledge.

2016: Wilson, J.Z., & F. Golding, “Muddling Upwards: The Unexpected, Unpredictable and Strange on the Path from ‘Care’ to High Achievement in Victoria, Australia”, in P. Mendes & P. Snow (eds), Young People Transitioning from Care: International Research, Policy and Practice, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

2015: Wilson, J.Z., & F. Golding, “Caring About the Past or Past Caring: The Contested Narratives of Memory”, in S. Swain & J. Skold (eds), In the Midst of Apology: Professionals and the Legacy of Abuse amongst Children in “Care”, Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.

2015: Wilson, J.Z., “Don’t Mention the ‘F’ Word: Using Images of Transgressive Texts to Teach Gendered History”, in T. Penny-Light, J. Nicholas, & R. Bondy (eds), Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2015: Michelle, D., J.Z. Wilson, & V. Archer, “A Working Class World-View in an Academic Environment”, in D. Michelle, J.Z. Wilson, & V. Archer (eds), Bread ’n Roses: Voices from Australian Working Class Academics, Rotterdam: Sense.

2014: Wilson, J.Z., P. Russell & S. McCart, “The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct and the National History Curriculum”, in P. Ashton & J.Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2014: Wilson, J.Z., & P. Ashton, “New Contexts in Australian Public History: Australia’s Institutionalised and Incarcerated”, in P. Ashton & J.Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2014: Ashton, P., & J.Z. Wilson, “Sites of Conscience: Remembering Disappearance, Execution, Imprisonment, Murder, Slavery and Torture”, in P. Ashton & J.Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2013: Wilson, J.Z., “Educational Dissonance: Reconciling a Radical Upbringing and a Conformist Career”, in R. Brandenburg & J.Z. Wilson (eds), Pedagogies For the Future, Rotterdam: Sense.

2013: Brandenburg, R., & J.Z. Wilson, “Pedagogies for the Future: Leading Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education”, in R. Brandenburg & J.Z. Wilson (eds), Pedagogies For the Future, Rotterdam: Sense.

2012: Wilson, J.Z., “The Incarcerated”, in P. Beilhartz & T. Hogan (eds), Antipodean Perspectives, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

2011: Wilson, J.Z., “Dark Tourism, National Identity and the Australian School Curriculum”, in E. Frew & L. White (eds), Tourism and National Identity: An International Perspective, Sydney: Routledge.

Refereed journal articles (last 10 yrs)

2020: Mendes, P., J.Z. Wilson, & F. Golding, “Child Protection Hypothetical Case Studies for a Virtual Archive: Professional Perspectives Versus the Lived Experience and Expertise of Care leavers in Victoria, Australia”, (awaiting online volume), British Journal of Social Work. Q1

2020,  McKemmish, S., et al, & Wilson, J.Z., “Decolonizing Recordkeeping and Archival Praxis in Childhood Out-of-Home-Care and Indigenous Archival Collections”, Archival Science, 20(21). Q1

2019: Wilson, J.Z., A. Harvey, & P. Mendes, “Changing Lives: Improving Care Leaver Access to Higher Education in Australia”, Oxford Review of Education, 45(4), 573-586. Q1

2018: Evans, J, & J.Z. Wilson, “Inclusive Archives and Recordkeeping: Towards a Critical Manifesto”, International Journal of Heritage Studies 24(8). Q1

2018: Rolan, G., et al., J.Z. Wilson, “Weapons of Affect: The Imperative for Transdisciplinary Information Systems Design”, Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55 (1). Q3

2018: Wilson, J.Z., P. Mendes, & F. Golding, “Hope Street: From Voice to Agency for Care Leavers in Higher Education”, Life Writing 15(4). Q1

2018: Wilson, J.Z., & F. Golding, “The Tacit Semantics of Loud Fences: Tracing the Connections between Activism and New Histories”, International Journal of Heritage Studies 24(8). Q1

2017: Ross, J.I., P. Bengtsen, J.F. Lennon, S. Phillips, & J.Z. Wilson. “In Search of Academic Legitimacy: The Current State of Scholarship on Graffiti and Street Art”, The Social Science Journal 54(4). Q2

2016: Wilson, J.Z., & F. Golding, “Latent scrutiny: Personal Archives as Perpetual Mementos of the Official Gaze”, Archival Science 16(1). Q1

2014: Wilson, J.Z., “Ambient Hate: Racist Graffiti and Social Apathy in a Rural Community”, The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice 53(4).

2014: Wilson. J.Z, “Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions”. National Museum Australia touring museum exhibition, Melbourne Museum, Museum and Society http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museumsociety (peer-assessed review article).

2014: Mendes, P., D. Michell & J.Z. Wilson, “Young People Transitioning from Out-of-home Care and Access to Higher Education: A Critical Review of the Literature”, Children Australia 39(4).

2013: Wilson, J.Z., “Redeeming Sites of Injustice: Human Rights and the Forgotten Australians”, Public History Review 20.

2011: Wilson, J. Z. “Australian Prison Tourism: A Question of Narrative Integrity”, History Compass 9(8).

2010: Wilson, J.Z., G. Marks, L. Noone, & J. Hamilton-Mackenzie, “Retaining a Foothold on the Slippery Paths of Academia: University Women, Indirect Discrimination, and the Academic Marketplace”, Gender and Education 22(5).

Associations and editorships

  • The Australian Association of Social Workers
  • The Parramatta Female Factory: Executive Board member
  • Society for the History of Children and Youth