Head of Department

Name and contact details Research interests
 Professor Nicole Anderson
Location: Building Y3A, Room 257/258
Phone: (02) 9850 2258
Derrida Studies and deconstruction, visual culture (including film and art theory and criticism), social media, ethics, animal studies, gender studies, biopolitics, biocultures, and posthumanism

Academic staff

  Name and contact details Research Interests
 Dr Andrew Alter
Title: Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Music Studies
HDR Director, MMCCS
Location: Building Y3A, Room 253
Phone: (02) 9850 2118
South Asian music cultures, contemporary Australian transcultural musical expression, and Southeast Asian music cultures
 Dr Jeannine Baker
Title: Macquarie University Research Fellow
Location: Y3A 261
Phone: (02) 9850 2194
Media history (press and broadcasting), with an emphasis on women media workers; twentieth-century Australian history; Australian women's history
 Dr Iqbal Barkat
Title: Lecturer in Screen Production
Location: Building Y3A, Room 154
Phone: (02) 9850 2101
Independent Cinema; Early Soviet Cinema; Dance; Community Filmmaking; The Cinematic Practice of Dziga Vertov; The Philosophy of Alain Badiou
 Dr Margie Borschke
Title: Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 159
Phone: (02) 9850 2159

Media use, with an emphasis on copies and copying practices, and material culture; Cultural politics of intellectual property and the role of unauthorised use and reproduction in cultural history; Aesthetic dimensions of networked distribution and the persistence of analog media formats in digital culture

 Dr Jon Burtt
Title: Lecturer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193C
Phone: (02) 9850 2195
Intermedia performance, and combining dance, physical theatre, circus, interactive technology, video and text
 Professor Naren Chitty
Title: Professor
Location: Building Y3A, Room 160
Phone: (02) 9850 2160
Analyzing the concept of soft power as it might be applied in externally oriented public diplomacy or internally oriented governance; International communication and media theory and new media of international communication
 Dr Steve Collins
Title: Senior Lecturer in Multimedia
Location: Building Y3A, Room 191D
Phone: (02) 9850 2165
Technology, disruption, music industry, creativity and copyright law
 Dr Ian Collinson
Title: Lecturer in Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 191G
Phone: (02) 9850 2110
Psychogeographic media, space/place, music, politics and identity (especially national identity), and media audiences. These are all areas of potential areas of supervision
 Dr Denis Crowdy
Title: Senior Lecturer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193G
Phone: (02) 9850 2193
Melanesian music, ethnomusicology, mobile music and media technology, music software research
 Associate Professor Peter Doyle
Title: Associate Professor in Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 151
Phone: (02) 9850 2150
Sound studies and musicology, forensic photography, histories of Australian popular music, Australian popular cultures and 'true crime' writing
 Dr Lauren Gorfinkel
Title: Lecturer in International Communication
Location: Building Y3A, Room 165B
Phone: (02) 9850 2138
Chinese media, with a focus on the politics of national and ethnic identity in music-entertainment television in mainland China
 Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley
Title: Professor in Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 148
Phone: (02) 9850 8828
Media history (press, radio and television); twentieth-century Australian history and biography; and how history is presented in the media
 Dr Qin Guo
Title: Senior Lecturer in International Communication
Location: Building Y3A, Room 158
Phone: (02) 9850 2158
Development communication (including educational communication), intercultural communication and public diplomacy
 Dr Usha Harris
Title: Lecturer in International Communications
Location: Building Y3A, Room 165I
Phone: (02) 9850 2166
Environmental communication, communication for social change, participatory media focusing on process
 Dr Ilona Hongisto
Title: Lecturer in Media Studies
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193F
Phone: (02) 9850 2117
Documentary cinema, expanded cinema, transnationalism and minor cinemas, ethics of storytelling, philosophies of fabulation, media and cultural theory, new materialism and the more-than-human, media production and political economies
 Dr Diane Hughes
Title: Associate Professor
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193H
Phone: (02) 9850 2175
Vocal artistry, vocal pedagogy, contemporary singing, recording and producing, and popular music culture
 Dr Sarah Keith
Title: Lecturer, Music and Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193B
Phone: (02) 9850 2179
Popular music studies, Korean and Japanese popular music, the Australian music industries, music and cultural policy, music and screen media (including documentary, film, and games), music and performance technologies, and computer-mediated composition
 Jillian Kramer
Title: Scholarly Teaching Fellow
Location: Building Y3A, Room 152
Phone: (02) 9850 2252
Whiteness, race, politics, cultural legal studies, Australian media and social justice, learning and teaching and education.
 Professor Julian Knowles
Title: Professor
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193F
Phone: (02) 9850 2196
Technologically-mediated music and sound practices and the relationships between audio-visual media
 Dr Sabine Krajewski
Title: Senior Lecturer in International Communications
Location: Building Y3A, Room 165H  
Phone: (02) 9850 2167

Intercultural communication and intercultural competence

 Dr Anthony Lambert
Title: Senior Lecturer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 149
Phone: (02) 9850 2148
Australian film and culture; identity and space; visual culture, representations of gender and sexuality in national contexts, and critical methodologies
 Dr Julie-Anne Long
Title: Lecturer in Dance and Performance
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193J
Phone: (02) 9850 2143
Identity and the performing female body, art and the everyday, collaborative art practices, participatory performance practices, the experience of place and the animation of space, site-specificity and performance, the potential of dance to engage in/lead interdisciplinary collaborations, writing for performance, embodied learning
 Professor Catharine Lumby
Title: Professor of Media
Young people, media consumption and relationships; Media content regulation in a convergent media environment; Social media and ethics; The future of journalism in the online and social media era; The role of education in preventing violence against women
 Dr Virginia Madsen
Title: Senior Lecturer in Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 2180
Phone: (02) 9850 2180
Sound and radio production, theory and history, auditory culture studies, new audio media and audio arts, and the history of public broadcasting with a particular emphasis on 'cultural radio' forms such as documentaries and features and their specific development in Europe, North America and Australia
 Dr Nicole Matthews
Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
Location: Building Y3A, Room 165C
Phone: (02) 9850 2152
Auto/biography, Deaf and disability studies, popular genres of broadcast and electronic media, and education, media in processes of social and political change
 Dr Wade Marynowsky
Title: Lecturer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 165E
Phone: (02) 9850 2126
Experimental and emerging art forms, including robotics, immersive and interactive installation, performance, music and video
 Dr Willa McDonald
Title: Senior Lecturer in Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 150
Phone: (02) 9850 2151
Creative non-fiction writing and literary journalism
 Dr Mary Mainsbridge
Associate Lecturer in Music
Office: Y3A 165E
Phone: (02) 9850 2175
Gestural interaction, audio-visual performance, embodiment and new musical instruments
 Mr Alex Mesker
Title: Associate Lecturer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193K
Phone: (02) 9850 2197
Computer music composition, synthesis, generative music and visuals, gestural motion tracking, and human computer interaction
 Professor Kathryn Millard
Title: Professor of Film and Creative Arts
Location: Building Y3A, Room 252
Phone: (02) 9850 2253
Creativity and collaboration, psychology and film, screenwriting, digital writing, screen performance, independent cinema, screen history, non-fiction, colour theory, visual culture, creative practices
 Dr Tom Murray
Title: Senior Lecturer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 191H
Phone: (02) 9850 2182
Screen directing, documentary production and writing; Indigenous media production; History storytelling, folklore, and audio-visual representation; Colonialism and screen history.
 Dr Intan Paramaditha
Title: Lecturer in Media and Film Studies
Location: Y3A 261
Phone: (02) 9850 2186
Media and cultural activism, gender and sexuality, religion and secularism, contemporary Asian film and media, particularly Southeast Asian and Indonesian cinema, media, citizenship, public and counterpublic, nation, transnationalism, and globalization
 Dr Karen Pearlman
Title: Lecturer in Screen Production
Location: Building Y3A, Room 193H
Phone: (02) 9850 2176
Creative practice and distributed cognition, editing skill, expertise and embodied cognition, movement and kinaesthetic empathy, screen dramaturgy, performance dramaturgy, dancefilm/screendance, cognitive studies of the moving image, Elizaveta Svilova and Dziga Vertov, women in film history
 Professor John Potts
Title: Professor in Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 165J
Phone: (02) 9850 2163
Culture and technology, digital media, media history, contemporary arts, and intellectual history
 Professor Joseph Pugliese
Title: Research Director, MMCCS
Location: Building Y3A, Room 252
Phone: (02) 9850 2162
Race, ethnicity, whiteness; bodies, technologies; cultural studies of law; migration, diaspora, refugees; and state violence
 Dr Maya Ranganathan
Title: Lecturer in Media and International Communication
Location: Building Y3A, Room 156
Phone: (02) 9850 2251
Media and political identities, with particular focus on South Asia
 Dr Adrian Renzo
Title: Lecturer in Contemporary Music
Location: Building Y3A, Room 155
Phone: (02) 9850 2155

Popular music aesthetics; Medley records, mash-ups, megamixes, and remixes; Sampling and appropriation in popular music; Popular music 'mainstreams' and Top 40 music; Gender and sexuality in popular music; Critical musicology

 Dr Kate Rossmanith
Title: Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
Location: Building Y3A, Room 191F
Phone: (02) 9850 2183
Performance studies, criminology, and creative nonfiction writing
 Dr Jane Simon
Title: Lecturer in Media
Location: Building Y3A, Room 165K
Phone: (02) 9850 2102 
hotography, artists' books, auto/biographical film, feminist film theory and feminist cultural theory
 Dr Yuji Sone
Title: Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies
Location: Building Y3A, Room 191E
Phone: (02) 9850 2186
The performing body and technology, Japanese technoculture, cross-cultural performance, nonhuman performance, and the relationship between performance persona and the performer's self
 Dr Undine Sellbach
Title: Lecturer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 149
Phone: (02) 9850 2118
Feminist theory, the environmental humanities and the posthumanities, with a special focus on feminist philosophy of science, performance philosophy, ethology and psychoanalysis.
 Dr Rowan Tulloch
Title: Lecturer in Media 
Location: Building Y3A, Room 191C
Phone: (02) 9850 2254
Video gaming and digital culture: question of how we theorise new technological forms and practices, and how our engagements with these new forms are shaped by our understanding of older technological forms
 Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson
Location: Building Y3A, Room 191B
Phone: (02) 9850 2126
Gender, media – particularly news and social media – law and language.
 Professor Sherman Young
Title: Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
Location: Building Y3A, Room 235
Phone: (02) 9850 6778
Internet studies, new media technologies, media convergence, media policy, copyright, video games, e-books, publishing studies and digital cultures

Professional staff

 Ms Lisa Cuffe
Title: Department Administrator
Location: Building Y3A, Room 255
Phone: (02) 9850 2257
 Ms Justine Martin
Title: Department Administrator
Location: Building Y3A, Room 250
Phone: (02) 9850 2250
 Ms Stephany Yeap
Title: Admin Assistant
Location: Building Y3A, Room 259
Phone: (02) 9850 2256

Technical staff

Name Contact
  Mr David Mitchell
Title: Technical Manager
Location: Building Y3A, Room 172
Phone: (02) 9850 2173
  Mr Marcus Eckermann
Title: Media Technical Officer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 172
Phone: (02) 9850 2172
  Ben Nash
Title: Technical Officer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 170
Phone: (02) 9850 2147
  Mr Peter Ring
Title: Radio Facilities Manager
Location: Building Y3A, Room 170
Phone: (02) 9850 2171
 Mr Mike Baber
Title: Technical Officer - Digital News Facilities 
Location: Building Y3A, Room 290
Phone: (02) 9850 2290
  Mr John Cook
Title: Technical Officer
Location: Building Y3A, Room 174
Phone: (02) 9850 2170
  Ms Tegan Sadler
Title: Music Technician
Location: Building Y3A, Room 170
Phone: (02) 9850 2200
  Ms Holly Robinson
Title: Technical Assistant - Performance & Screen Production 
Location: Building Y3A, Room 174
Phone: (02) 9850 2174

Adjunct Professors, Visiting Fellows, Honorary Associates

Name Contact
  Professor David Armstrong
Title: Adjunct Professor
  Professor Bruce Johnson
Title: Adjunct Professor
  Dr Ruth Harley
Title: Honorary Associate
 Dr Howard Gelman
Title: Honorary Associate
 Dr Tony McHugh
Title: Honorary Associate
 Dr Nigel Helyer
Title: Honorary Associate
 Professor Nikki Sullivan
Title: Honorary Associate
 Dr Justine Toh
Title: Honorary Associate
 Dr Craig Munro
Title: Honorary Fellow
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