Aleesha Rodriguez

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    PhD Candidate

    Aleesha is a PhD student in the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT. She is an advocate for better society-nature relations and her research interest is on the intersection of the environment, technology, and society. Aleesha’s academic background includes history, ancient history, studies of religion, and sociology. She has an extensive background in customer relations and industry experience as a Mac and iOS technician for Apple. Aleesha’s Phd research combines digital media tools with ethnographic approaches to map public debate about battery storage in Australia. Her research aims to produce a better understanding of the impacts environmental technologies have, as sustainability initiatives.

    Thesis title: Issue mapping the Tesla battery: A site of greentech controversy in Australia

    • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell
    • Associate supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
    • Associate supervisor: Dr Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez