Dr Chad Habel

Dr Chad Habel
  • Biography/ Background

    Chad completed his PhD in English Literature at Flinders University in 2006. His research focussed on ancestral narratives and identity in the work of Irish-Australian authors Thomas Keneally and Christopher Koch, which has now been published as a book entitled Ancestral Narratives. He started casual lecturing and tutoring in English and related disciplines in 2001, and has also worked as and Academic Advisor at Flinders' Student Learning Centre. His current role involves coordinating and teaching in the University Preparatory Program at the University of Adelaide, and lecturing in the School of Education.

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  • Qualifications

    • Grad Cert Ed (Higher Ed) (Adelaide)
    • PhD (Flinders)
    • BA (Hons) (Flinders)
  • Research Interests

    • Game-based learning and assessment
    • Educational technologies and digital pedagogy
    • Constructive alignment and approaches to learning in tertiary education
    • Academic self-efficacy and student motivation
    • Social media in education
    • Academic integrity and plagiarism
  • Publications


    • Habel, C 2009, Ancestral Narratives: Irish-Australian Identities in History and Fiction, Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag, ISBN 978-3-639-04845-2

    Book chapters

    • Habel, C & Hope, A (in press). Little Big Learning: Subversive Play / GBL Rebooted. In Walker C et al (eds.), Playing the System: The Playful Subversion of Technoculture. Springer.
    • Habel, C 2009, "Christopher Koch: Crossing Sea Walls", in Susan Hosking, Rick Hosking, Rebecca Pannell and Nena Bierbaum (eds.), Something Rich & Strange: Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.
    • Habel, C 2012, “Roots and Rhizomes in Irish-Australian Cultural Memory”, in Oona Frawley (ed), Memory Ireland Volume 2: Diaspora and Memory Practices, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY.
    • Habel, C (forthcoming), "Irish Bamboo: Rhizomatic Cultural Identity in Recent Irish Non-Fiction", in Donal Macfarlane (ed.), A Race Divided.

    Peer-reviewed articles/conference papers

    • Muller, A & Habel, C 2012. Gaming to learn: Language in a clinical context. In C. Nygaard, N. Courtney & E. Leigh (eds.), Simulations, Games & Roleplay in University Education, Libri, UK.

    • Habel, CA & Habel, CS 2011. Measurement of Student Self-Efficacy in Marketing Courses (MARKESE). In M. Davies and S. Draper, The Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce Forum Proceedings (pp. 37-50), Melbourne, 11 February 2011.

    • Habel, C. 2010. VotApedia for student engagement in academic integrity eduation. ergo: the journal of the Education Research Group of Adelaide, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 15-25. Available: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/herga/ergo/0201/ergo_v2n1_p15-25.pdf
    • Habel, C. & Habel, C. 2010. Approaches to learning and student self efficacy in project-based Marketing education. In M. Devlin, J. Nagy and A. Lichtenberg (Eds.) Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education, 33 (pp. 321-333). Melbourne, 6-9 July, 2010. Available: http://www.herdsa.org.au/?page_id=1371
    • Habel, C 2007/8, “Irish Roots, Australian Rhizomes: Ancestry and Diasporic Cultural Identity in the Works of Thomas Keneally and Christopher Koch”, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 7, pp. 37-49.
    • Habel, C 2004, “Australians With Irish Ancestry”, in Sue Williams et al (eds.), The Regenerative Spirit Volume 2: (Un)settling, (Dis)locations, (Post-)colonial, (Re)presentations – Australian Post-Colonial Reflections, Adelaide: Lythrum Press, pp. 23-26.
    • Habel, C 2003, “Koch: From Dis to Boeotia”, in Nena Bierbaum et al (eds.), The Regenerative Spirit Volume 1: Polarities of Home and Away, Encounters and Diasporas, in Post-Colonial Literatures, Adelaide: Lythrum Press, pp. 84-90.
    • Habel, C 2001, “Christopher Koch, Out of Ireland: no more ‘Hiding the Stain’”, in Philip Mead (ed.), Australian Literary Studies in the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2000 ASAL Conference held at University of Tasmania, Hobart, 6-9 July 2000,Victoria: Association for the Study of Australian Literature, pp. 128-35.

    Non-Refereed Publications

    Book Reviews

    • [Review of Chris Arthur, Words of the Grey Wind: Family and Epiphany in Ulster and Irish Elegies] Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 10, 2010

    • [Review of Byrne, J et al., Affecting Irishness: Negotiating Cultural Identity Within and Beyond the Nation] Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 10, 2010

    • [Review of Brigid Rooney, Literary Activists: Writer-Intellectuals in Australia Public Life] Transnational Literature, vol 3, issue 1, 2010

    • [Review of A. Robert Lee (ed.), China Fictions/ English Language: Literary Essays in Diaspora, Memory, Story] Transnational Literature, vol. 2, iss. 2, available: http://fhrc.flinders.edu.au/transnational/current.html

    • [Review of Catherine Nash: Of Irish Descent: Origin Stories, Genealogy, and the Politics of Belonging] Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, volume 9, 2009
    • [Review of Babette Smith, Australia’s Birthstain: The Startling Legacy of the Convict Era] Journal for the Association for Study of Australian Literature (JASAL), 2009
    • [Review of Graham Dawson, Making Peace With The Past?: Memory, Trauma and The Irish Troubles] Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 2009
    • [Review of Serge Liberman, Where I Stand], Australian Book Review, no. 306, November 2008
    • [Review of Ouyang Yu, Bias: Offensively Chinese-Australian], Journal for the Association for Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) Vol 9 (2008)
    • [Review of D.M. Cornish, Lamplighter], Australian Book Review, No. 302, June-July 2008
    • [Review of Christopher Koch, The Memory Room], Reviews in Australian Studies, vol. 3, no. 4, 2008
    • “Carving Memory [review of Jane Urqhuart, The Stone Carvers]”, Quodlibet, April 2008.
    • “Martial Arts [Review of Lian Hearn, Heaven’s Net Is Wide and Kylie Chan, Blue Dragon]”, Australian Book Review, No. 297, December/January 2007/2008
    • “Tom’s Tapestry and Travels [Review of Thomas Keneally, Searching for Schindler]”, Australian Book Review, No. 295, October 2007
    • “Blurry Portrait [review of Jean-Francois Vernay, Water From the Moon: Illusion and Reality in the Works of Australian Novelist Christopher Koch]”, in Australian Book Review, No. 293, July/August 2007
    • “Dodging the Wars [review of Tom Keneally, The Commonwealth of Thieves]”, in Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 2006.
    • “Christopher Koch, Out of Ireland/Highways to a War [review]”, in Flinders Journal of History and Politics, Volume 21, 2000, pp. 155-7.

    Encyclopedia Entries/Annotations etc.

    Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (ABES): http://abe.informaworld.com/sabe/home

    • Noel Henrickson, “‘Vexilla Regis Prodeunt’: Myth and Allusion in Out of Ireland
    • Peter Pierce, “The Solitariness of Alex Miller”
    • Andreas Gaile, Fabulating Beauty: Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey
    • Bruce Scates, “My Brilliant Career and Radicalism”
    • Susan Sheridan: “Cold War, Home Front: Australian Women Writers and Artists of the 1950s”
    • Colin Dray: “The Golden Fish: On Reading J.S. Harry”
    • Jeffrey Poacher: “The Drowned World of Kenneth Slessor”
    • Elizabeth Webby, “Reading My Brilliant Career

    The Literary Encyclopedia: https://www.litencyc.com/

    • Christopher Koch, The Boys in The Island
    • Christopher Koch, Across the Sea Wall
  • Professional Associations

    • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
    • Association for Academic Language and Learning (co-opted member on Executive Committee)

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 28 Jul 2016