Therese Davis is Director of the Bachelor of Media Communication at Monash University. She has more than 20 years experience as a teacher. Her research is primarily in the areas of Australian cinema and television, theories of collaboration and cross-cultural exchange in film, Australian Indigenous media, and women’s filmmaking. She is the co-author of the widely referenced Australian Cinema After Mabo (CUP, 2004). She is also the author of The Face on the Screen: Death, Recognition and Spectatorship (Intellect, 2004). She is a recipient of two Australian Research Council Discovery grants.