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Research interests

Dr Birut Zemits is the Assistant Dean Research in the College of Education. She has extensive experience lecturing in subjects related to language, art, film, academic writing and cultural issues. She teaches mainly in the area of Academic Language and Learning. Birut completed a PhD titled Ethno-eco dialogue: Filmmaking for sustainability, which provided an opportunity to bring together interests in creative practice, sociolinguistics and environmental education and she continues to maintain an interest in bringing these fields together. Her passion is for research as well as supporting the learning process at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. When not working, she enjoys filmmaking, painting, walking and gardening.

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Research Output

  • 9 Article
  • 2 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Conference Paper published in Proceedings
  • 1 Review article

How to communicate COVID-19 risk without fuelling anti-Chinese sentiment in Indonesia

Sibarani, R. A. O., Zemits, B. & Miller, S., 10 Mar 2020, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
  • Language at home and the school: resistance and compromise

    Zemits, B., Mullins, M. & Parry, T., Dec 2019, In : Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts. 25, p. 72-77 5 p., 6.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)
  • Supporting resilience in first year of university: Curriculum, consideration and cooperation

    Woolf, S., Zemits, B., Knight, S. & Janssen, A., 19 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Academic Language and Learning. 13, 1, p. A108-A123 15 p., 5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)

    The ecology of home David B. Zandvliet, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2016

    Zemits, B., Mar 2019, In : Australian Journal for Environmental Education. 35, 1, p. 90-92 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Datasets

    Ethno-Eco Dialogue Film and Thesis Dataset

    Zemits, B. (Creator), Charles Darwin University - Datasets, 2015



    Adult music students in a north Australian regional community: motivations for learning a musical instrument, perceived benefits and pedagogical considerations

    Author: Tan, K. H., Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Jarvis, M. (Supervisor), Zemits, B. (Supervisor) & Jonkman, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU


    Balancing on borderlines: printmaking pathways into multi-faceted identities of Australian-born Chinese

    Author: Lee, G. L., May 2013

    Supervisor: Jarvis, M. (Supervisor), Ash, A. (Supervisor), Wilson, C. (Supervisor) & Zemits, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Building bridges + connecting culture: creative collaboration with artists from the Tiwi Islands

    Author: Anderson, S., Mar 2015

    Supervisor: Zemits, B. I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Environmental art: activism, aesthetics and transformation

    Author: Dahlsen, J., 2017

    Supervisor: Zemits, B. I. (Supervisor), Jarvis, M. (Supervisor) & Cristaudo, W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Ethno-eco dialogue: filmmaking for environmental sustainability

    Author: Zemits, B. I., Mar 2010

    Supervisor: Kleinert, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU