Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Dr Ian Collinson

Lecturer in MediaCL - ian_collinson JPG


Office: Y3A 191G

Phone: (02) 9850 2110

Undergraduate Teaching: MAS105MAS215MAS331


I have been teaching in the Department since 2009 having previously studied (BA HONS 1st class 1996, PhD 2003, GradCert ULT 2007) and taught at the University of New South Wales. While at MMCCS I have taught across all levels, from first-year through to postgraduate, in media and cultural theory and history.

I am currently supervising research projects investigating: the relationship between writing, walking, place and nation: global heavy metal, whiteness and masculinity; faerie spaces/places; and music video and social media.

My current research projects include a comparative analysis of environmentalism and heavy metal music in France, Norway and America. I have been a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music since 2005.

Research Interests

Psychogeographic media, space/place, music, politics and identity (especially national identity), and media audiences. These are all areas of potential areas of supervision.



Baldry, E., Hughes, M., Burnett, L., & Collinson, I,. Studying for Social Work, Sage, London, 2011.

Collinson, I., Everyday Readers: Reading and Popular Culture, Equinox: London, 2009.

Book Chapters

Collinson, I., 'Devopop: Pop-Englishness and Post-Britpop Guitar Bands', in Britpop & the English Music Tradition, eds Andy Bennett and Jon Stratton Ashgate: UK, 2010.

Collinson, I., 'Tis England's New voice: Anger, Activism and the ADF', in Sonic Synergies: music, technology, community, identity, (eds) Gerry Bloustein et al, Ashgate: UK, 2008.

Collinson, I., 'In the wild: Reading Brave New World and Blade Runner', in Creativity and Transformation, (ed.) Richard Madeleine, The English Association: Sydney, 2005.

Journal Articles

Collinson, I. (2014) 'A Land of Hope and Dreams? Bruce Springsteen & America's Political Landscape from The Rising to Wrecking Ball', Social Alternatives, v33n1, 67-72

Collinson, I, 'Singing Songs, Making Places, Creating Selves:' Football Songs & Fan Identity at Sydney FC, Transforming Cultures eJournal, Vol 4, No , 2009

Conference Proceedings (referred)

Collinson, I, 'England, Half English: The Ambivalent Nationalism Of Billy Bragg', Sounds and Selves selected proceedings from the 2005 IASPM Australia/New Zealand Conference, Wellington (NZ), IASPM-ANZ & Perfect Beat Publications: North Ryde (2007)