Assoc Prof Peta Mitchell

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Built Environment And Design
Studies In Human Society
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing
Language, Communication And Culture
Information And Computing Sciences
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services
Philosophy And Religious Studies

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Research Training Coordinator

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Peta Mitchell is a Chief Investigator, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, and Research Training Coordinator in QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). Her research focuses on digital geographies, location awareness and mobile media, algorithmic culture, and network contagion. Peta is author of Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity (Routledge, 2008) and Contagious Metaphor (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and co-author of Imagined Landscapes: Geovisualizing Australian Spatial Narratives (Indiana UP, 2016). She is also co-founder of the Cultural Atlas of Australia, an ARC-funded digital mapping project that explores Australian locations as they are represented in and through films, novels, and plays. Peta’s current and past funded research projects include

She is also on the editorial boards of a number of journals and book series, including


Additional information

Reference year
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellowship, Queensland University of Technology (2014-2018)
Reference year
Faculty research fellowship, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
Visiting fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh.
Digital Media, Location Awareness, and the Politics of Geodata
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
  • A controversy analysis of Tesla's (big) battery in Australia
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Jean Burgess
  • Dating apps and cultural contexts - investigating how Australia-based Chinese users present themselves on Tinder and Tantan
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Elija Cassidy
  • The Dynamics of Discursive Struggle in the Australian Twittersphere
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Axel Bruns, Dr Brenda Moon
  • Faces of Death and Injustice: Visual Social Media and Emotion in Activist Political Discourse and Popular Social Movements
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Tim Highfield, Professor Jean Burgess
  • Hijra Community-Based Organizations' Use of Social Media in India: Understanding Community Building and Representation Through Facebook
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Elija Cassidy
  • Constructing the 'everyday foodie': Contemporary consumption and identity
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Stephen Harrington, Dr Jason Sternberg
  • Network centric emergency management: options for filling a strategic void in interoperability thinking
    Masters by Research, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Melissa Haswell, Dr Paul Barnes