Professor Dugald Williamson

Associate Dean Teaching and Learning (0.5), Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Dugald Williamson

Phone: +61 2 6773 2036


Teaching Areas

Documentary studies
Film and television studies
Genre writing
Media and communications

Research Interests

Australian and international documentary
Communications history and policy
Media, civics and law
Scholarship of teaching and learning in media and writing

Research Supervision Experience

Honours and postgraduate supervision and examination

Documentary history, theory and criticism
Film studies
Television studies
Media theory and policy
Writing studies
Genre and narrative in media and literature


Selected publications


2011 Trish FitzSimons, Pat Laughren, Dugald Williamson, Australian Documentary: History, Practices and Genres. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

1993 Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson, On Pornography: Literature, Sexuality and Obscenity Law. London: Macmillan. New York: St Martin's.

1989 Authorship and Criticism. Sydney: Local Consumption Publications.

Articles, refereed conference papers, creative practice

2012 "Counter Signatures in Communication Pedagogy", in N. Chick, A. Haynie & R. Gurung (eds), Exploring More Signature Pedagogies. Sterling VA: Stylus, pp. 42-54

2010 "Media and Civics: A Pedagogic Strategy for Integrating Internet Research and Writing". Australian and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA) Conference Proceedings.

2009 '"Civic Realism": Documentary and the Unfinished Business of Citizenship". Australian and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA) Conference Proceedings.

2009 Dugald Williamson, Russell McDougall, Donna Brien. "An 'Odd Couple' for Teaching Writing: The Tutorial Takes on the Committee Meeting". International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20/3, pp. 362-372.

2009 "The Shot Between Spaces – Intervention: Katherine NT". Senses of Cinema, No. 52.

2008 "Documentary Law Stories'. ANZCA Conference Proceedings.

2007 "Mapping the Documentary Field: Independent Filmmaking and Television in Australia". International Journal of the Humanities, 5/9, pp. 217-224.

2006 "Problems in 'Political' Documentary: Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11". ANZCA Conference Proceedings.

2004 "Documentary and Civic Culture". Metro, No 143, pp. 61-65.

2000 Trish FitzSimons, Pat Laughren, Dugald Williamson. "Towards a Contemporary History of Australian Documentary". Metro, No. 123, pp. 62-72.

1999 Script Editor, The Fair Go: Winning the 1967 Referendum. Produced, written and directed by Pat Laughren; documentary in the ABC Inside Story series.

1997 "Screenwriting, Screen Teaching". Media International Australia, No. 85, pp. 93-101.

1987 "Language and Sexual Difference". Screen, 28/1, pp. 10-25.