Current Research Students and Projects

Current Research Students and Projects

Christel Antonites

Thesis title: Closing the digital gender divide in South Africa: Evaluating the role of small-scale digital inclusion initiatives

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy

Abdul Aziz

Thesis title: Rohingya diaspora: Negotiating identity and integration in the digital age

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Michael Dezuanni
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell

Malcolm Burt

Thesis title: What makes an ideal virtual reality amusement experience?

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Christy Collis
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Mirko Guaralda

Xu Chen

Thesis title: Dating apps and cultural contexts — investigating how Australia-based Chinese users present themselves on Tinder and Tantan

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell

Delfi Chinnappan

Thesis title: Hijra Community-Based Organizations’ use of social media in India: Understanding community building and representation through Facebook

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell

Tegan Cohen

Thesis title: Political platforms: A comparative analysis of the privacy law responses to data-intensive political campaigning using social media in Australia, the US and the UK

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Mark Burdon
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Nic Suzor

Souleymane Coulibaly

Thesis title: Developing digital inclusion for better health outcomes within African migrant and refugee communities in Australia

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Michael Dezuanni
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy

Bryan Crawford

Thesis title: The art and science of storytelling in the digital age

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Kevin Sanson
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Helen Klaebe

Claire Darling

Thesis title: Remaking authority: A critical exploration of established and emergent digital news organisations and their news-making practices in a post-truth era

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals

Ehsan Dehghan

Thesis title: The dynamics of discursive struggle in the Australian Twittersphere

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Brenda Moon

Sean Di Lizio

Thesis title: Imaginary containers and imaginary coins: e-publishing using smart contracts

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dan Angus
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Patrik Wikström

Fiona Drummond

Thesis title: Mapping Australian cultural and creative activity in regional and remote areas: Place-specific hotspot characteristics analysis

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Christy Collis
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Greg Hearn

Oliver Eklund

Thesis title: The regulatory gap: Subscription video-on-demand services and local content regulation

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Amanda Lotz
  • Associate supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham

Akhmad Firmannamal

Thesis title: The role of social media for Indonesia’s presidential communication strategy

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Terry Flew
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Clive Bean

Sofya Glazunova

Thesis title: Contemporary Russian political news on the Internet in Russian (2018) and American (2016) Presidential elections

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Clive Bean
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Angela Romano

Lisa Harrison

Thesis title: What makes an influencer? Personal branding strategies of successful social media users

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. John Banks
  • External supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Ruth Bridgstock

Guy Healy

Thesis title: Australian YouTubers: A deep dive among the disruptors

  • Principal supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. John Banks

Yuan Jiang

Thesis title: Framing the Belt & Road Initiative: Chinese soft power narratives and Australian and Russian Media

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Terry Flew
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Sophie MacIntyre

Bondy Kaye

Thesis title: Golden pagodas and platinum albums: Investigating copyright and musical artists in Myanmar

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Patrik Wikström
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Kylie Pappalardo
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Kevin Sanson

Katherine Kirkwood

Thesis title:  Superfood me: The changing landscape of food media, identity, and everyday culinary politics

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Jason Sternberg

Dennis Leeftink

Thesis title: No tool is a box: Unpacking embedded knowledge to chart digital methods, tools and workflows

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Daniel Angus
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns

Amanda Levido

Thesis title: The implementation of media arts in primary schools

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Michael Dezuanni
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Phoebe Hart

Kelly Lewis

Thesis title: Faces of death and injustice: Visual social media and emotion in activist political discourse and popular social movements

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell
  • Associate supervisor: Dr T. J. Thomson

Haili Li

Thesis title: Rela and HER: A study of dating application cultures among Chinese queer women in Australia

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess

Samuel Lobao

Thesis title: Exploring the impacts of 3D-printing mechanisms towards intellectual property licensing

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Matthew Rimmer
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Kylie Pappalardo

Smith Mehta

Thesis title: The new screen ecology and content creators in India

  • Principal supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Kevin Sanson

Jay Mogis

Thesis title: Measuring the value of music usage metrics across cultural, legislative and financial networks

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Patrik Wikström
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Nic Suzor

Silvia Ximena Montana Nino

Thesis title: Re-examining the autonomy in the journalistic field: Changes and interdependencies between new and traditional actors

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Axel Bruns
  • External supervisor: Adjunct Prof. Folker Christian Hanusch

Gabriela Monteiro Lunardi

Thesis title: “The ‘zoeira’ never ends”: The role of Internet memes in contemporary Brazilian culture

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington

Zin Mar Myint

Thesis title: Peace journalism and conflict reporting practices in Myanmar

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Angela Romano
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Christy Collis

Judy Newton

Thesis title: The impact of social media activism and communication on the Australian community’s awareness of and response to human exploitation and forced labour

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Molly Dragiewicz
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Erin O’Brien

Bikalpa Rajbhandari

Thesis title: Propertisation of machine generated non-personal data

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Nic Suzor
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Mark Burdon
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Jo Gray

Robert Rattle

Thesis title: Shifting meanings of privacy in the geoaware smart city

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Markus Rittenbruch

Camila Nunes Rinaldi

Thesis title: The advertising experience of non-binary Instagram users

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy

Aleesha Rodriguez

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

Samantha Ryan

Thesis title: Exploring the potential for storytelling as a way of culturally mapping water resources in the Solomon Islands

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Verena Thomas
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Christina Spurgeon

Tariq Segal

Thesis title: Long duration dialogue with an intelligent virtual agent

  • Principal supervisor:  Assoc. Prof. Dan Angus
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Renata Meuter

Yu Shan

Thesis title: Immersive digital media: virtual reality content in China’s creative industries

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Christy Collis
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Debra Polson

Godwin Simon

Thesis title: Digital Nollywood: Implications of digital distribution for the Nigerian video industry

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Kevin Sanson
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Tess Van Hemert

Jessica Stevens

Thesis title: Bridging the gap between education and access to education through the use of OER

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Nic Suzor
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Kylie Pappalardo

Kirsty Unger

Thesis title: The automation of decision making in revenue administration: The complexity of the legal issues in an administrative law framework

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Anna Huggins
  • Associate supervisor: Dr Felicity Deane
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Nic Suzor

Jarrod Walczer

Thesis title: Unboxing culture on YouTube: Where genre, production practices, and social formations converge

  • Principal supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Michael Dezuanni
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess

Brydon Wang

Thesis title: Machine superintendence: Automating contract administrative functions and the role of the trusted intermediary in Australian standard form construction contracts

  • Principal supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Mark Burdon
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Nic Suzor
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Sharon Christensen

Yi Wang

Thesis title: Knowledge exchange and innovation in the Creative Industries: A comparative analysis of Brisbane and Shenzhen through the Triple Helix framework

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Greg Hearn
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Terry Flew

Alice Witt

Thesis title: Evaluating the content moderation processes of online platforms according to the rule of law values of certainty and equality

  • Principal supervisor: Prof. Nic Suzor
  • Associate supervisor: Prof. Patrik Wikström

Xiaoting Yu

Thesis title: Influencer culture in China: Tracing labor in social media entertainment

  • Principal supervisor: Distinguished Prof. Stuart Cunningham
  • Associate supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Kevin Sanson

 

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