Monday, March 14, 2011

Angelina wins 2011 Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship


Angelina Hurley
2011 Fulbright Indigenous Scholar

“Humour of the marginalised is used to validate, humanise, normalise and celebrate a marginalised group or whatever the cultural distinctive is. Humour of the dominant culture often objectifies and dehumanises the marginalised ‘other’ to soften the sting of injustice.”
Angelina Hurley is undertaking a Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of Technology Sydney, and has won the 2011 Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship supported by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Through her Fulbright she plans to visit and undertake study and research at a couple of Institutes and organisations in Los Angeles and New York to gain further experience and skill in comedy writing for film and television. Her dream and goal is to write an Indigenous television series/sitcom which is also her Doctoral project.

“Professionally I would love to be a full-time writer. Through my research topic, ‘Blak Comedy and Indigenous Cultural Perspectives on Humour’, I am investigating the development of Australian Indigenous comedy,” Angelina said.  

“The genre of Indigenous comedy predominantly lives within the Indigenous community itself, unknown to mainstream Australia and is still to break through there.  It would be great to see more of it on mainstream television.”

“I intend for the final product of my studies to be something that appeals to all demographics. I hope it has the potential to reach international audiences.” Angelina said.

Angelina has a BEd (Secondary Teaching Art), Kelvin Grove Teachers College; a BEd (Adult Education) from UTS; and an MAA (Arts Management) from University of New South Wales.  Angelina was awarded the Myer Indigenous Scholarship to study Script Writing and Directing with the Australian Film and Television School, Sydney in 2008.

In her spare time she enjoys writing, swimming, yoga, the arts.

The prestigious Fulbright program is the largest educational scholarship of its kind, created by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright and the U.S. Government in 1946. Aimed at promoting mutual understanding through educational exchange, it operates between the U.S. and 155 countries. In Australia, the scholarships are funded by the Australian and U.S. Governments and corporate partners and administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission in Canberra. 

Angelina is one of 26 talented Australians to be recognised as a Fulbright Scholar in 2011. Applications for Fulbright Scholarships in 2012 open on 1 June, visit www.fulbright.com.au


44 comments:

  1. Elverina Johnson - that's too deadly sista. have somewhere to stop over when I go over again.xo

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  2. Holly Johnson - Congrats! I like how you casually mention it as "picked up a fulbright" lol...thats HUGE! Well done!!

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  3. John Harvey - Congratulations - Sounds amazing!! U still in Adelaide. We here for womad;)

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  4. Ebony Williams - CONGRATULATIONS Sista!! am so proud of ya !! Look NYC LOL !! you so deserve this opportunity and I have no doubt you will make the most it!! Ebs xx

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  5. Marilyn Miller - Yay!...gone public...gone viral....am so planning to visit you while you're there...congratulations again...you are an inspiration!...and by the way, can I get your autograph please before you're famous. M xx

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  6. Lissa Howard - Wow Angelina. Congratulations! What will you be studying over there?

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  7. Brenda L Croft - Fantastic news Angelina, huge congratulations! When are you going? Do you want some contacts? xoxo

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  8. Sherrilee Sirriss - omg!!! Too Deadly sis!!! Congrats to you :) xo

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  9. Anusha Lee - Congrats sis now not only do I see u as my beautiful tLented friend but also. Kick ass holiday destination lol well done u r fab

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  10. JM John Armstrong - Ange, really good to hear this news! Marvellous!

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  11. Kerry Reed-Gilbert - Congrats babe so proud of you thank goodnes for FB so you can tell us all about it: Pack warm for winter!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo ps I love NYC

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  12. Robyn Williams - Congratulations. What a great experience for you. New York is fantas

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  13. Rob Mokaraka - Rock them A.H :)

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  14. Shirley Kirk - you go girl! all da best from us a

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  15. Pete Jacobs - All the best cus

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  16. Lydia Miller - Congratualtions Sis, well deserved and what a great opportunity to sharpen that humour in NY with the best of their talent and experience-keep writing those wonderful funny stories and take it to the world and tell it like it is!

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  17. Kerry Klimm - New York today, Oscar tomorrow!!! Can NY handle this solid sista, YES THEY CAN.

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  18. Lynn Chapman - Go gettem girl!! Awesome news...

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  19. Glenda Tanna - Congrats Angelina, how fabulous for you.

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  20. Mitch Torres - So happy for you lady...you deserve it.....yaaayyyhh!!!

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  21. Adrienne Greene - Yooooooooouuuuu rock!

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  22. Joanne Brown - Take me!

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  23. Lina Kastoumis - Omg!!!!!!! Brilliant!! X

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  24. Paul Brant - Fantastic achievement congratulations and best wishes for the mental and physical journey you will be undertaking.

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  25. Darren Godwell - You bloody legend!!! Congrats for the achievement and steel for the work ahead.

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  26. Grace Kennelly - Congrats!!! Can't wait to see you :)

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  27. Leanne King - congratulations well earned have a great time come back with lots of stories

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  28. Briar Grace Smith - I met Romaine over here and she told me you had some news, but wouldn't say what it was. Too clever alright sis! Much aroha x

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  29. Alan Creed - what?? that's awesome!!! well done ;-)

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  30. Luana Coolwell-Sanders - U too deadly cousin!

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  31. Elizabeth Rose Kirstyn - Congrats Ange! you go girl!! That's an amazing achievement and I wish you all the best and wish you a beautiful journey throughout your stay in New York. You are talented and inspiring xoxo

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  32. Samantha Cooke - WOW ANGE!!!! WHY DIDN'T U TELL ME U ARE IN TOWN???? WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT TO HAVE SEEN U, ESP NOW U R STATES BOUND, U LUCKY SOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Lorena Allam - That is BRILLIANT! Congratulations!!

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  34. Rhonda Hagan - Deadly sis. Got your email. Can you please check your email?

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  35. Kim Tuhaka-Paulson - Too deadly sista!

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  36. Cinna Allison - Too fkn solid, Ms Hurley! Hurry that dot of yrs over here now. Hope to c u soon sis xo

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  37. Seleneah More - Congrats Sis. You are too deadly!!!!

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  38. Tess Allas - hey Ang. Am so proud of you. You deserve this. You work very hard for your achievments. I'm really really happy for you.

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  39. Andrea Fisher - Such a great achievement for a deadly sista girl ;)

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  40. Jade Christian- massive CONGRATS on winning the 2011 Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship!!! new adventures awaiting for you in New York xo

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  41. Nancia Jacqueline Guivarra - Congratulations, Angie, just read the good news. You'll have a fantastic time in New York. Maybe we'll just have to catch up there. xoxo

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  42. Trevarne Kay Wighton - Congrats. How long will u b in NY

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  43. Melissa Lucas - Well done Ange..have a ball over there.

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  44. Rhoda Roberts - brilliant Ange you go girl.

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