Doctor of Philosophy (University of New South Wales), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (University of New South Wales), Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland)
Dr Phoebe Macrossan has a Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) from the University of New South Wales. Her doctoral thesis examined the development of the American screen musical across film, television, music video and YouTube in the twenty-first century.
Dr Macrossan’s research interests are evolving digital screen formats and debates, with a focus on the intersections between popular music, screen studies and new media. She is a member of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAANZ) and a co-founder of the Sydney Screen Studies Network (SSSN). She has published on the Beatles jukebox musical Across the Universe, on musical television series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and on Beyoncé’s visual albums.
Dr Macrossan is currently a research associate on two projects at the Digital Media Research Centre:
- Independent Screen Production on the Gold Coast
- Existing systems, new languages: prototyping blockchain models for the book publishing industry to deliver rights management, royalties and audience engagement
- Macrossan P, (2018) Intimacy, authenticity and 'worlding' in Beyonce's Star Project, Popular music, stars and stardom p137-152
- Macrossan P, (2018) A double-layered nostalgia: 'The Sixties,' the Iraq War and The Beatles in Julie Taymor's Across the Universe (2007), Screening the Past p1-13