TEACHING & SUPERVISION
Mobility, Culture and Communication (MECM 90003)
Masters level (5), 158 enrolments for 2019
This subject examines the transformations of urban life and social belonging by focusing on the related impact of human mobility and new media and communication technologies. It will critically engage with the dominant sociological models for explaining global movement and the emergence of global, mobile media, and will test their relationship to theories of the nation state, diasporic cultures and new urban formations. In particular it will examine the formation of new hybrid identities, cosmopolitan organizations, transnational modes of agency and social interaction. This subject will address the complex cultural transformation of public space and the public sphere in contemporary society. It will situate this discussion in relation to underlying fears towards outsiders and ambivalence towards the impact of new technologies and mobility in general. On completion of this subject, students will be familiar with alternative perspectives for understanding the relation between global flows and local affiliations, and for understanding the emergence of new social spaces and practices in the diasporic cultures of contemporary cities.
The Cosmopolitan Imaginary
Phd Seminar 8 enrolments for 2011-13
This subject will examine both classical and contemporary theories of cosmopolitanism. It will involve a close reading of key texts from Stoic philosophy, Immanuel Kant and a selection of key contemporary political and cultural theorists such as Anthony Appiah, Ulrich Beck and Gerard Delanty. It will then examine a range of artistic and cultural practices which are both locally grounded and globally oriented. The aim of the subject is to consider the possible relationship between the theoretical investigations into cosmopolitan ideals and contemporary artistic practices that articulate a cosmopolitan consciousness. In broad terms this subject will focus on the aesthetic concept of the imaginary and its relation to the normative concepts that define moral relations and universal political structures within the dominant theories on cosmopolitanism.
Principal supervisor and Co-supervision: Paula Lucia Muraca, Fiona Whitworth, Stephanie Hannon, Kim Mereine, Bree Elizabeth Trevena, Estelle Louisa Boyle, Fangyi Lu.
Associate Supervisor: Nur Shkembi, Charity Edwards, Edwina Bartell.
PhDs Completed and Career Pathways
Principal supervisor and co-supervisor: Mary Purcell 2019 (MacRobertson College), Jasmin Pfefforkorn 2019 (UoM), Simon Maidment 2018 (Senior Curator NGV), Isabella Offner 2017 (Learning Advisor, Cambridge Int. College UoM), Naomi Merritt 2014 (Lecturer, Uni SA), Gary Foley 2013 (Lecturer, VU), Vivian Gerrand 2013 (Erasmus Fellow), Peter Chambers 2012 (Research Fellow, UoM), Wendy Garden 2010 (Senior Curator, Monash Gallery), Anja Kanngiesser 2009 (Lecturer, UCL), Jane Button 2009 (Lecturer, UoM), Kristine Deftereos 2009 (Senior Administrator, Monash), Olivia Guntarik, 2007 (Senior Lecturer, RMIT), Les Morgan 2007 (Senior Lecturer, RMIT), Natalia Radawhyl 2007 (Consultant, Cultural industries), Kathy Temin 2007 (A/Prof, Monash), Sangeeta Sandrasegar 2004 (International artist), Geert Lovink 2003 (Professor, UvA).
Associate Supervisor: Roger Nelson 2017 (NTU Singapore), Daniella Trimboli 2015 (Research Fellow, RUPC), Marcos Periera Dias 2015, Dale Leorke 2015 (Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Design), Isabella De Solier 2010 (Research Fellow, VU), Silvana Tuccio 2009 (Visting Fellow, UoM), Jane Poynton, 2006 (freelance artist), Peta Stephenson, 2002 (Research Fellow, VU).
School of Culture and Communication
2018- 19 School of Culture and Communication, Chair of Research Committee.
2018-19 School of Culture and Communication, Member of School Executive.
2017 – ongoing Executive Committee Member for the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
2018 – ongoing Cultural Impact Advisory Group member, Chancellery.
2017 – ongoing Director of Research Unit in Public Culture.
2016 Appointment Committee, Head of School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
2014-16 Director of Research Unit in Public Culture.
2014 Member of Research Committee, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
2014 Member of Cultural Engagement, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
2014 Associate Professor promotion Committee for Justin Clemens, Robert Hassan, and Fran Martin, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
2014 Panel Member for Hallmark Research Initiative Grants Scheme.
2014 Member of group discussing Computing and Information Department Strategic Plan 2014-2017.
2014 Presentation on Linkage Grant developments at School of Culture and Communication Planning Day, June 5.
2013 Member of Research Committee, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
2013 Response to Chair for School Review Committee for Promotion and Tenure, Promotion letter for Associate Professor Lucy Davis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2013 Response to Chair for School Review Committee for Promotion and Tenure, Promotion letter for Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2013 Letter of Recommendation for the Promotion of Susan Brind to a University Readership, University of Glasgow.
2013 Professorial promotion Committee for Angela Ndalianis, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
2013 Participant in PhD project / art installation at RMIT University, July 12.
2011-12 Member of Appointment Committee for Head of School of Culture and Communication.
2012 Member of Appointment Committee for Lecturer B in Media and Communication
2012 Member of Appointment Committee for Macarthur Fellowship, Anthropology Program.
2010 Chair, Research and Research Training.
2008 Chair, Research and Research Training.
2008 Faculty Committee, Research and Research Training.
2007-08 School Shepherd for ARC applications.
2007-08 Chair, Workload Formula Review Committee
2007 School Committee, Research and Research Training.
2007 Postgraduate Co-coordinator for Media and communication and Cultural Studies.
2007 Selection Committee, Lecturer B, Cultural Studies.
Chair, Ethics Approval Committee.
Acting Director, Australian Centre.
Chair Australian Centre Response to Faculty Working Party on Australian Centre.
Chair, Australian Centre Review of undergraduate subjects.
Chair Australian Centre Board.
Chair RAKA Award. (2003-2004)
Chair Blazey Award.
Chair O’Hearn Award.
Selection Committee, Truganini Award.
Co-coordinator of Faculty Discovery Day.
Chair, Selection Committee for Australian Centre, Lecturer D.
Chair, Selection Committee for Australian Centre, Office Manager.
Chair, Hugh Williamson Committee.
Deputy Director, Australian Centre. (2002-2003)
Steering Committee, South Project.
Selection Committee, Australian Centre, Lecturer D.
Selection Committee, Australian Centre, Lecturer A.
Selection Committee. Australian Centre, International Program Manager.
Co-coordinator, Australia-Japan workshops.