Social Science in the Pub: Can we trust social media?

Three social media researchers will discuss the question of whether or not we can trust social media, in response to questions from leading international digital media scholar, Julian Sefton-Green.

Join us for what promises to be a lively conversation!

Ariadna Matamoros Fernández is a Lecturer at the School of Communication and member of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at the Queensland University of Technology. She holds an MA from the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam, and a BA in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research explores the entanglement between technology and users’ practices in the cultural dynamics of race and racism online.

Jarrod Walczer has worked with Netflix, The New York Times, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Common Sense Media as a researcher, curator, and strategist. Walczer positions his academic and professional work between cultural studies, creative industries, audience/fan studies, and globalization studies. He is a Higher Degree Researcher in the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT.

Moneth Montemayor is a Head of Department at Fortitude Valley State Secondary College and President of the Australian Teachers of Media (QLD). She was previously Head of Department of Learning and Teaching and EALD at Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane. She has presented workshops at various conferences including International Middle Years of Schooling, National Australian Teachers of Media, ATOM QLD, and Drama QLD, with a focus on embedding digital pedagogy and peer to peer mentoring. She has also produced online educational resources for Australia’s SBS Learn and production company Matchbox pictures.

Provocateur: Julian Sefton-Green is a Professor of New Media Education at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. I have worked as an independent scholar and have held positions at the Department of Media & Communication, London School of Economics & Political Science and at the University of Oslo working on projects exploring learning and learner identity across formal and informal domains. He has been an Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK and the Institute of Education, Hong Kong and is now a Visiting Professor at The Playful Learning Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland and a visiting fellow at the LSE.

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