DR Christiaan De Beukelaer

DR Christiaan De Beukelaer

Positions

Overview

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  • Christiaan De Beukelaer is a Lecturer in Cultural Policy in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. He teaches into the MA in Arts and Cultural Management and is a Research Associate of the Research Unit in Public Cultures.

    He obtained his PhD (From Cultural Development to Culture for Development: The Music Industries in Burkina Faso and Ghana) at the University of Leeds (with David Hesmondhalgh & David Lee). And holds a first degree in  Musicology (BA, University of Amsterdam) and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Studies (MA, University of Leuven) and Development Studies (MSc, University of Leuven). 

    In 2012, he won the Cultural Policy Research Award for his doctoral research. The award from the European Cultural Foundation (which existed between 2004 and 2013), served to support researchers (up to 35 years old) who explore topics in the field of comparative cultural policy research.


    His research focuses in particular on two areas:

    First, he works on the cultural economy , or the interplay between cultural industries, cultural contexts, and social justice. Christiaan holds two major grants in this area: the Australia Research Council funded Discovery Project (DP180102074) UNESCO and the Making of Global Cultural Policy with lead CI Deborah Stevenson (Western Sydney University) and fellow CI Justin O'Connor (Monash University) and Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund project Stretching the Celluloid Ceiling: Women’s Creative Agency in the Emergent Pacific Film Industry with Chief Investigator Polly Stupples (Victoria University, Wellington) and fellow Partner Investigator Katerina Teaiwa (Australian National University, Canberra).

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Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • Christiaan is a co-Chief Investigator on an Australia Research Council funded Discovery Project (DP180102074) 'UNESCO and the Making of Global Cultural Policy ' with lead CI Deborah Stevenson (Western Sydney University) and fellow CI Justin O'Connor (Monash University), as well as Partner Investigators June Wang (City University of Hong Kong), Avril Joffe (University of the Witwatersrand), Constance DeVereaux (Colorado State University), and Yudhishthir Raj Isar (American University of Paris).

    He is also a Partner Investigator on a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund project 'Stretching the Celluloid Ceiling: Women’s Creative Agency in the Emergent Pacific Film Industry ' with Chief Investigator Polly Stupples (Victoria University, Wellington) and fellow Partner Investigator Katerina Teaiwa (Australian National University, Canberra).   

Awards

Education and training

  • PGcert, University of Melbourne 2018
  • PhD, University of Leeds 2016
  • MSc, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 2011
  • MA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 2010
  • BA, University of Amsterdam 2009

Awards and honors

  • Cultural Policy Research Award, European Cultural Foundation, 2012
  • Graduate Scholar Award, Global Studies Conference, 2011
  • Excellence Scholarship, Honorary Chancellor Roger Dillemans Fund, 2010

Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • I am available for supervision for projects related to my research interests, as described in my profile.

    Currently, I supervise the following PhD student as principal supervisor:
    • Madeleine Cowell ('Cost Disease in the Australian Symphony Orchestra Sector'), with Kate MacNeill

    As associate supervisor, I supervise the following PhD students:

    • Brian Long ('Co-Operating for a Better Way? Is Player-Governance in Orchestras Sustainable?'), with Kate MacNeill
    • Josephine Churk ('Towards a New "Development Economy" in Africa: A Case Study of Smartphone Communication in Tanzania'), with Ingrid Volkmer