Daniel Carrigy

Daniel Carrigy

Lecturer, Education

Daniel Carrigy serves as a Lecturer in Education at Alphacrucis. He is passionate about student support and engagement, with a keen interest in helping future teachers develop strong confidence in syllabi and curriculum. He has previously worked at Macquarie University as a Sessional Lecturer and Unit Convenor in English and Multimedia, as well as at Excelsia College as a Sessional Lecturer in Education. Prior to academia, he was a History and English teacher in the NSW public school system.

His primary area of expertise is in the literary and visual representations of the American frontier, as well as the history of the American West. He is particularly interested in how representations of the American frontier reflect American identity and nationalism. His work has seen him invited to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Rowan University in the United States.


PhD (Candidate) (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title Chasing the Dawn’s Early Light: Manifest Destiny and American identity from Rabbit, Run to Westworld. 2023

MRes (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title Gender, Gentry, Petticoats and Propriety: Addison and Steele’s Construction of the Implied Female Reader in The Spectator. 2015

BADipEd (Macquarie University) 2013

Field of Research

Screen and digital media, Historical Studies, Graphics, augmented reality and games

Journal Article

  • 2017
    • Twomey, R. and Carrigy, D (2017). Richard Steele’s Female Readers and the Gender Politics of the Public Sphere.. Sydney Studies in English, 43 71-87.


Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Ghosts of Frontier Future: Westworld and the Resiliency of the Frontier in the American Imagination (2019), Literature and the Moving Image, Macquarie University, Australia, 01 Jan 2019
    • Post-War Pilgrims: Manifest Destiny and the Frontier Pilgrimage in the Post-War American Novel (2019), Pilgrimages and Tourism, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 01 Jan 2019
  • 2018
    • Manifest Desire: Pseudo-Stars and the Fifties Frontier in L.A. Confidential (2018), Stars and Screen, Rowan University, United States, 01 Jan 2018
  • 2017
    • Mad Men, Manifest Destiny and American Identity (2017), Camera-Stylo, University of Sydney, Australia, 01 Jan 2017

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