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Mara Davis Johnson

Mara Davis is an early-career academic with a PhD from UNSW. Mara also holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from UOW, awarded in 2011 with First Class Honours and the University Medal, as well as a degree in music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she majored as a flautist. She writes about musical theatre and Australian theatre.


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, University of Wollongong
  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales


    University of New South Wales, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2016 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Music Studies
  • 2011 
    University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)