Dr Justine Humphry
BA First Class Hons (Media and Communications), UTS, Sydney
PhD (Cultural Studies), Centre for Cultural Research, UWS, Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9036 9960
Address: Room S353, A20 - John Woolley
Dr Justine Humphry is a Lecturer in Digital Cultures in the School of Letters, Arts and Media. She was awarded a PhD in 2010 from the University of Western Sydney for her research on the daily use of ICT in the workplace by professional knowledge workers and cultures of mobility and flexibility. Justine has been involved in community and digital media since 1994. She has lectured and tutored in media & communications, cultural studies, sociology and now digital cultures and has reviewed a number of multimedia games for ABC Radio.
Justine’s research interests include the discourse and practices of new media technologies and their social, organisational and environmental implications. She has embarked on new research examining the intersections of homelessness, mobile phones and mobility in contemporary Australian society and continues to write about ICT and new media cultures in organisational settings.
Justine previously worked at Macquarie University (2009-2010), University of Western Sydney (2007-2009) and the University of Technology, Sydney (1990-1994). She was the Managing Director of an IT company Tilda Communications from 1998 to 2004.
- Discourse of new technologies. How is ‘the new’ of technology articulated and what are the discourses that shape their emergence and development over time?
- The social, cultural and environmental implications of media and technology change.
- The changes to practices that come about through new media technologies. What is their impact on the use and perception of space and time, the organisation of labour and work-life interaction.
- New forms of social inclusion and exclusion. What is their relationship to information and communication technologies including mobile and internet services and tools?
Humphry, Justine (2012). “Visualising the Future of Work: Myth, Media and Mobilities”, Journal of Media, Culture and Society, Special Issue: Mediated Mobilities. Expected publishing date: 2013/early 2014. (accepted)
Humphry, Justine (2012). Book Review of Youth,Society and Mobile Media in Asia, Journal of Japanese Studies, Vol 32, Issue 3. (in press)
Humphry, Justine (2011). “Making an Impact: CulturalStudies, Media and Contemporary Work”, Journal of Media and Culture (M/C Journal), December 2011
Humphry, Justine (2011). “Mess or nest: do clean desk policies really help us work better?”, The Conversation, August 30th, 2011
Humphry, J., Z.Sofoulis , V. Bhattarai Upadhyay (2011). Tributaries: A Directory of Social and Cultural Research on Urban Water. National Water Commission, Canberra. (publication expected in November 2011)
Humphry, Justine (2010). “Just Turn it Off!: questioning the choice to use mobile ICT for work”,
TASA Conference Proceedings, The Australasian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Macquarie University, December 7-9, 2010
Humphry, J., E. Lally (2009) Blue Mountains Cultural and Community Information: Integration Development Strategy Final Report, Centre for Cultural Research (CCR), University of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC), Sydney.
Justine Humphry (2005). Book Review of Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe and Misa Matsuda, Published in 2005 by
The MIT Press
Current Supervising Postgraduates
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