Academic Teaching

Tara lectures, tutors, and facilitates seminars for various tertiary-level units in academic screen, cinema, and media studies at various universities across Melbourne, Australia.

Victorian College of the Arts (Current role)

Lecturer, Screen Culture and Aesthetics — School of Film and Television, Faculty of Fine Art and Music

The University of Melbourne

Lecturer, Co-coordinator, and Tutor, Hollywood and Entertainment — Screen and Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

Tutor, Media, Identity and Everyday Life — Screen and Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

Invited Guest Lectures

“Transmedia, Superheroes, and Seriality,” screening Wonder Woman (2017), in Hollywood and Entertainment — Screen and Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

“Global Hollywood” in Media, Identity and Everyday Life — Screen and Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

“Transmedia Worlds,” screening Captain America: Civil War (2016), in Screen Media and Mediated Experiences — Screen and Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

“Transmedia: History, Theory, Practice,” screening Prometheus (2012), in Contemporary Film and Cultural Theory — Screen and Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

“Media Franchises and Global Entertainment” in Perspectives in Global Media Cultures — Media and Communications, School of Culture and Communication

“From Sequel to Franchise,” screening The Avengers (2012), in Hollywood and Entertainment — Screen and Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

RMIT University

Tutor, Introduction to Cinema Studies — School of Media and Communications

Tutor, Popular Cinema — School of Media and Communications

Monash University 

Tutor, Introduction to Television Studies — Film and Screen Studies, School of Media, Film, and Journalism

Research Supervisor (Masters level), Industry Research Project — Media and Communications, School of Media, Film, and Journalism

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