Adj Assoc Prof Emma Baulch

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Adjunct Associate Professor , School of Creative Practice

Phd (Monash University)

I study Indonesian media and popular culture from the perspective of everyday life. I am especially interested in the role media technologies play in the way people communicate and form communities. My PhD was a study of the role electric guitars played in shaping communities of amateur musicians in Bali in the late-1990s. My postdoctoral work examined how television and digital technologies influence the formation of pop music genres. I have an adjunct position at QUT and an ongoing position at Monash University Malaysia. There, my teaching and research activities examine the socio-historical implications of the spread of mobile phones, by considering the multiple layers and variants of power and capital they mediate.


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2012- 14: Lecturer   School of Culture, History and Language   College of Asia and the Pacific   The Australian National University

2009 – 2012: ARC Post-doctoral Fellow   Middle Classes, New Media and Indie Networks in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia’ (ARC Discovery Project), School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University

2006 – 2008: Senior Research Associate   ‘Finding a Voice: Making Technological Change Socially Effective and Culturally Empowering’ (ARC Linkage Project), Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

2003 –2005: Post-doctoral Fellow   ‘Indonesian Mediations’, Department of Anthropology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands