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About Dr Dallas J Baker

Dr Dallas J Baker BA Humanities (Griffith), BA(Hons)(QUT), MA (Writing) (Swinburne), PhD (Griffith)
Dr Dallas J Baker is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University and an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern
Cross University. At SCU Dallas undertakes research and teaching in the disciplines of Creative Writing and Communication and Cultural Studies.
Dallas was born and raised in Toowoomba, Queensland. After completing his Honours degree, he became a Buddhist monk. Over the next five years he travelled to Japan and the USA on a number of different occassions. Since then, Dallas has lived mostly in small towns on the mid and far north coast of NSW.
Dallas completed his PhD in Written Communication at Griffith University and has a number of research interests that include writing (practice and pedagogy), Queer Theory, Buddhism and queer ethics. In his PhD research, he explored Queer Theory and its application to subjectivity in the contexts of creative practice, Practice-Led Research (PLR) and Creative Writing pedagogy.
Dallas has presented his research at various conferences and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and edited anthologies. He has also published a number of creative works, including a book of travel writing "America Divine: Travels in the Hidden South". Dallas is also the managing editor of the peer-reviewed queer creative writing publication Polari Journal (
Dallas has a long-standing committment to human rights, diversity and equity, especially with regards to stigmatised and marginalised groups.
Dallas is passionate about education as a pathway to individual freedom and enrichment and as a force for positive social change.


Present Adjunct Fellow, Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480


Books (2)

Journal articles (8)

Book chapters in edited anthologies (5)

Book reviews (4)

Thesis (1)

Conferences (2)

Creative works (12)