Doctor Debra Keenahan

Doctor Debra Keenahan

LECTURER,
Humanitarian and Development Studies (SSAP)

Lecturer,
Humanitarian & Development Studies

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Wollongong
  • BA University of Wollongong

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Humanitarian and Development Studies (SSAP)
  • Humanitarian & Development Studies

Contact

Email: D.Keenahan@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 045
Mobile:
Location: P.G.46
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Publications

Books

  • Roffey, C., Darcy, M., Keenahan, D. and Varua, M. (2012), 'Developing a Common Language between Corporations and Small Community Organisations : A Resource Handbook', : University of Western Sydney 9781741082395.

Chapters in Books

  • Keenahan, D. and Leonard, R. (2004), 'Introduction', A Fair Go: Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355618.
  • Keenahan, D. (2004), 'Social Justice for the Disabled in Australia. The Timeless Request.', A Fair Go: Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355618.
  • Leonard, R. and Keenahan, D. (2004), 'Conclusion. Strategies for Addressing Injustice.', A Fair Go: Some Issues of Social Justice in Australia, Common Ground Publishing 1863355618.

Conference Papers

  • Keenahan, D. (2019), 'Disability aesthetics and empathy : a logical fit for a desirable outcome, but how to get there', International Conference on The Arts in Society, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Keenahan, D. (2017), 'Little big woman : revealing the female dwarf figure through the lens of feminist disability aesthetics', DISART International Symposium, Grand Rapids, Mich..

Exhibitions

  • 2019, 'Awkward Conversations'
  • 2019, 'Debra Keenahan: The Empathy Clinic: Being Debra, #Belittled'
  • 2017, 'Hanging on for Dear Life'
  • 2017, 'Little Big Woman: Condescension'
  • 2017, 'Awkward Conversations'
  • 2016, 'Champions of Human Rights'
  • 2015, 'Eleanor Roosevelt'
  • 2015, 'Imagine all the people living life in peace (John Lennon)'
  • 2015, 'Typical Day, Typical Place, A-Typical Woman'
  • 2015, 'Muse-ing'
  • 2015, 'My Art Teacher'
  • 2014, '3 Portraits in Graphite (Freedom Art Prize for Human Rights)'
  • 2014, 'Ang San Suu Kyi; Julia Gillard; Che Guavara (watercolour and graphite portraits)'
  • 2014, 'Leader of a Democracy ; Speaker Author & Ex PM'
  • 2014, 'Fun at 52 - Family Life ; My Child'
  • 2014, 'With the Going Down of the Sun'
  • 2014, 'Ann Frank; Mabo; Mallala'
  • 2013, 'Many Women, Much Wisdom'
  • 2013, 'Documenting Lives, Witnessing Rights'
  • 2012, 'Vertical Canvas - Somewhere Over There'
  • 2012, 'Hey Hey Mama Art Prize!'
  • 2012, 'Art Exhibition by the Nepean Art Group'
  • 2012, 'Freedom values : equity-social hetoric, misapplication ; Freedom I - a therapeutic experience ; Rlease'
  • 2012, 'We're just good friends; Literally'

Previous Projects

Title: Moral Politics: Metaphorical Worldviews of Conservatives and Progressives - An Australian Pilot Study
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Debra Keenahan
Years: 2005-08-10 - 2006-10-15
ID: P0014716
Title: Finding a Common Language for the Corporate and Community Sectors
Funder:
  • Western Sydney Community Forum
Western Researchers: Michael Darcy, Debra Keenahan and Maria Estela Varua
Years: 2008-07-01 - 2010-07-31
ID: P00016261
Title: Finding a Common Language for the Corporate and Community Sectors
Funder:
  • Westpac Foundation
Western Researchers: Michael Darcy, Debra Keenahan and Maria Estela Varua
Years: 2007-02-01 - 2009-12-31
ID: P0015499

Supervision

Doctor Keenahan is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Between "Philanthropy" and "Corporate Strategy": A Critical Analysis of Power, Resistance, Motivation and Process within Community-Corporate Engagement
Field of Research: Human Welfare Studies And Services

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