Ms Ingrid Matthews

Ms Ingrid Matthews

Casual Academic,
Professional Team (ssap)

Casual Academic - Sol - Spring 2,
Dean's Unit - School Of Law

Casual Academic - Sol - Spring 1,
Dean's Unit - School Of Law


Ingrid Matthews holds Bachelor degrees in Economics (UNE 1992) and Law (UNE 2008) graduating with the 2007 NSW Bar Association Human Rights Law prize. Ingrid is a mother of three who has worked with Aboriginal women escaping domestic violence in Alice Springs and is a founding volunteer with the award-winning Yellomundee Aboriginal Bush Care group. She is currently a sessional academic at the University of Western Sydney, teaching Legal Ethics and Jurisprudence at the School of Law, and research assistant on the Australian Research Council project Promoting young people's citizenship in a complex world at the UWS Institute for Culture and Society. She has co-authored (with Professor Bob Hodge) three peer-reviewed papers in cultural studies journals.

Ingrid is enrolled in an MA (Research) at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, supervised by Associate Professor Jake Lynch. Her thesis is on Western reporting of Israeli violations of humanitarian law, and she has co-presented several papers on the rights of Palestinian people at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney. Her thesis is provisionally titled Media Representations of Human Rights Law Violations in Gaza.

This information has been contributed by Ms Matthews.


  • LLB University of New England
  • BEc University of New England

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Professional Team (ssap)
  • Dean's Unit - School Of Law
  • Dean's Unit - School Of Law


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Location: EM.G.29

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200007 Law Foundation, 2012
  • 200649 Jurisprudence, 2012



  • Head, M., Mann, S. and Matthews, I. (2015), 'Law in Perspective: Ethics, Critical Thinking and Research ', : UNSW Press 9781742234540.

Chapters in Books

  • Matthews, I. (2015), 'Ben Zygier's story and Australia-Israel relations', Australia and Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political Relationship, Sussex Academic Press 9781845196882.
  • Matthews, I. and Arvanitakis, J. (2015), 'Academic boycott, divestment, sanctions : implications for Australia-Israel relations', Australia and Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political Relationship, Sussex Academic Press 9781845196882.
  • Matthews, I. (2013), 'Teaching and learning citizenship : from the margins to the centre', The Citizen in the 21st Century, Interdisciplinary Press 9781848882386.

Journal Articles

  • Arvanitakis, J. and Matthews, I. (2014), 'Bridging the divides : an interdisciplinary perspective on the teaching-research nexus and community engagement', Adelaide Law Review, vol 35, no 1 , pp 35 - 54.
  • Hodge, R. and Matthews, I. (2011), 'Critical incident analysis and the semiosphere : the curious case of the spitting butterfly', Cultural Studies Review, vol 17, no 2 , pp 300 - 325.
  • Hodge, R. and Matthews, I. (2011), 'Complexity theory and engaged research : critical incidents in the Sydney rail system', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol 25, no 6 , pp 887 - 901.
  • Hodge, R. and Matthews, I. (2011), 'New Media for Old Bottles: Linear Thinking and the 2010 Australian Election', Communication, Politics and Culture, vol 44, no 2 , pp 95 - 111.

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