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PhD Researchers

Current PhD Researchers in the Department of Media and Communications

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Husseina Ummayma Ahmed-2018

Husseina Ummayma Ahmed

Project: Gendered Agency in Northern Nigeria

Ville Aula-2018

Ville Aula

Project: Hacking big data into knowledge: experts, data, and material practices in civic hacking

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Lewis Bush

Project: The implications of automation and artificial intelligence for visual journalism

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Cerian Calonmôr

Project: “Treat Yo’ Self” - The Commodification and Co-Option of Activist Self-Care

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Ronggan Chen

Project: Networked Young Chinese: a discourse analysis of nationalism in contemporary China

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Vanessa Ciccone

Project: Inclusivity at digital media organizations: negotiating ideologies through discourse

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Lisa Derand

ProjectThe self-mediation of indigenous grassroots activists

Louise Marie Hurel

Louise Marie Hurel Silva Dias

Project: Shifting Infrastructures of Power: repurposing knowledge and configuring maintenance in cybersecurity governance

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Kate Gilchrist

Project: Singledom and female subjectivity: fantasy, popular culture and lived experience

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Zoë Glatt

Project: "Don’t forget to like, subscribe and turn on the bell notifications!" An Ethnography of YouTube Creators’ Labour

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Kat Higgins 

Project: (In)secure Australia: policing, legitimacy and the mediated subject of security

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Runze Hu

ProjectThe Cultural Dynamics and Use of Immersive Virtual Environment Technologies in Users' Everyday Life

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Ruhi Khan

Project: Feminism 3.0 and the Black Box Society: Encountering gendered violence in the age of artificial intelligence  

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Paula Kiel

Project: Digital afterlives and the transcendence industry: contemporary social constructions of death in Western societies

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Nora Kroeger

Project: Civil society stakeholders in media governance: An exploratory study on the impact of civic participation on media policy-making in the Taiwanese Anti-Media Monopoly case

Jessica Kong 2018

Jessica Kong

Project: Protest music: Exerting emotional-musical power in connective action

AfroditiKoulaxi2017

Afroditi-Maria Koulaxi

Project: The mediation of migration

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Sebastian Lehuede

Project: Data Governance, Collective Autonomy, Decolonial Thinking

 

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Winnie (Winifred) Li

Project: Silences, identity, and a 'remaking of the self': Exploring social media narratives by rape survivors

Songyin Liu

Songyin Liu

Project: Perceived internet anonymity and transgender identity in contemporary China

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Ludmila Lupinacci Amaral

Project: Live, here and now: experiences of immediate connection through social media

Henry Lyons

Henry Lyons

ProjectLessons for democracy from the ‘ground up’: An ethnography of how ‘third spaces’ contribute to political participation and wider political life

GeorgeMaier2017

George Maier

Project: Valued capital(s) and devalued labour in London’s “Gig Economy”

EMazzoli-2018

Eleonora Maria Mazzoli

Project: Governing digital societies: powers and counter-powers of the European audiovisual media industry in a datafied-networked society

RodrigoMunoz2017

Rodrigo Muñoz-González

Project: The nostalgia economy: Netflix and new audiences in the digital age

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Miriam Rahali

Project: Gender, media and consumer behavior

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Gal Ravia

Project: Live memory: Holocaust memory and the holographic encounter

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Paul Rohde

Project: Thriving families in the Digital Age: Advancing our understanding of the relationship between family well-being, family values, and self-directed experimentation with digital media and technology

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Rob Sharp

Project: Cultural citizenship and participatory creative practice as alternative media

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Svetlana Smirnova

Project: Self in self-tracking: exploring the implications of the practice on our sense of selfhood

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David Threlfall

ProjectBritish campaign rhetoric and its relation to the evolution of the communications environment and the public sphere, 1945-2019

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Asha Titus

Project: Datafication of Government: Mapping Data-driven practices in Public Sector Service Delivery

 

Anri Van Der Spuy

Anri Van Der Spuy

ProjectDigital inequality in the global South: from an Internet of Opportunity to an Internet of Risk?

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Ziyan Wang

Project: Imagining an emancipatory labour movement? The mediated political struggle of Chinese migrant workers in transitional China

WuHao2017

Hao Wu

Project: Media, individualisation, and changing family relations in contemporary China

Chenhao Ye

Chenhao Ye

Project: The transformation of the Party-state’s policy on digital news media in China: Political Economy, Hegemony and Stratification  

SsuHanYu2017

Ssu-Han Yu

Project: Mediating democratic politics: Generational understanding of democracy and identification with Taiwan

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Xiaoxi Zhu

Project: Globalization of the Chinese film industry: Representation, nationalism, power struggle