Denise Chapman

Dr. Denise Chapman is a counternarrative storyteller, spoken word poet, and critical autoethnographer who lectures in children’s literature, early literacy, and inclusive children’s media at Monash University. She has served as a literacy specialist focused on critical media literacy in Australia, Fiji, and the United States. Denise uses oral stories, children’s literature, poetry, and digital stories as counternarrative windows for liberation. She is currently exploring the lack of diverse transmedia stories for children and how this impacts children’s imagined possibilities. Collecting and analysing children’s literature, poetry, and digital media that centre the Global African experience is one of Denise’s passions.