Dr Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez

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    DMRC Graduate and Lecturer, School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology

    PhD (Queensland University of Technology, 2018)

    Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández is a Lecturer in Digital Media in the School of Communication at QUT, and member of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). She holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media from the Queensland University of Technology (2018), a MA from the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam, and a BA in Journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on the influence of digital media technologies in everyday communication, with particular attention to controversial practices on different platforms. This includes new forms of racist and anti-racist practices; visual content like political memes in relation to hate speech and platform governance; and the influence of algorithms in shaping everyday life. Ariadna has experience in developing new methods to study digital platforms, and her research has been published in Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, Convergence and other international, peer-reviewed journals.

    PhD Thesis: Platformed racism: The mediation and circulation of the Adam Goodes booing and war dance controversy on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook

    • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
    • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Nic Suzor
    • External supervisor: Dr Timothy Highfield
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