Professor Gerard Goggin
Chair of Department
Acting Director of Degree BA (Media and Communications)
Chair of Department
Phone: +61 2 9114 1218
FAX: +61 2 9351 5444
Location: Room 206, Footbridge Theatre Terrace, Access adjacent to Footbridge Theatre and Footbridge over Parramatta Road
A09a - Footbridge Theatre
Consultation Hours: Tuesdays 1-2pm, Wednesdays 11-12noon.
Mobile Phones and Media
A key part of Gerard's research has focussed on the cultural and social aspects of mobile phones and media. This has been underpinned by ARC Discovery grants. A 2004-2008 Australian Research Fellowship project Mobile Culture: A Biography of the Mobile Phone examined mobile phone culture and regulation. Gerard's current ARC Discovery project (2008-2010) is Young, Mobile, Networked: Mobile Media and Youth Culture in Australia, and is a collaboration with Associate Professor Kate Crawford.
Gerard's books on mobiles include:
Mobile Social Media: Networking Youth Cultures (with Kate Crawford; in preparation)
Mobile Technology and Place (edited, with Rowan Wilken; Routledge, 2012, under contract)
Global Mobile Media (Routledge, 2011)
Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media (Routledge, 2009; edited, with Larissa Hjorth),
Mobile Phone Cultures (Routledge, 2008; also a special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Culture); and
Mobile Media (2007, edited, with Larissa Hjorth).
Cell Phone Culture (Routledge, 2006)
Internet Cultures and Histories
Gerard also has a long-standing interest in Internet cultures and histories. He holds a four-year ARC Discovery grant (2009-2012) on Internet History in Australia and the Asia-Pacific for a comparative study of Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China. This is a collaborative project with Associate Professor Mark McLelland (Wollongong), Dr Haiqing Yu (UNSW), and Dr Kwangsuk Lee (Wollongong).
Internet History in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, 2010 - 2013
ARC Discovery Project ID: DP1092878, Total Funds Awarded: $630,000
Lead Chief Investigator (CI) Name: Prof Gerard Goggin
All Investigators: Dr Haiqing Yu, School of Languages and Linguistics, UNSW; A/Prof Mark McLelland, School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication, University of Wollongong (UW); Dr Kwang Suk Lee, UW
Internet History in Australia and the Asia‑Pacific will compare the development and uses of the Internet in Australia, with those of China, Korea, and Japan, key trading partners and innovators. This internationally significant project will provide an up‑to‑date history of the Internet in the world's most dynamic economic region, the Asia‑Pacific.
Internet infrastructure and technology is critical to Australia's economic, social, and cultural future, and this project aims to provide critical and timely insights to take forward national debate, policy, and practice. Findings will be reported through an innovative website, industry report and workshop, and targeted academic and general publications.
Young, Mobile, Networked: Mobile Media and Youth Culture in Australia, 2008 - 2010
ARC Discovery Project DP0877530, Total Funds Awarded: $397,095
* three-year study with Associate Professor Kate Crawford and Professor Gerard Goggin to investigate how young Australians aged 18-30 are using mobile media: from voice calls and text
* messaging, to mobile music, cameras, video and television.
* the first systematic, national study of mobile media and youth
* will provide detailed qualitative and quantitative data on the uses of new mobile technology in major capitals, regional centres, and remote towns.
* examines how mobile media and youth culture are being promoted and represented
* studies the everyday uses of mobile media by a range of different youth cultures in big cities and small towns
* observes the effects of mobile media on friendships, family and working life in Australia
Spreading fictions: distributing stories in the online age, 2010-2013
ARC Linkage Project LP100200656, Funding awarded: $219,000
Partner/Collaborating Organisation(s) Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia
Administering Organisation Swinburne University of Technology
As the first systematic, large scale, public analysis of audiovisual distribution in Australia, Spreading Fictions will greatly improve understanding of a vital area for Australia's economic and cultural future. The high priority governments give to policies encouraging local audiovisual productions reflects a belief in their cultural resonance at home and abroad and the economic significance of creative work. This project will help to maximise the effectiveness of those policies. As digital TV switchover proceeds and the National Broadband Network is built, data about how Australians are using more powerful, functional mobile devices and faster, cheaper fixed line access will be critical
Internet Histories (edited collection, in preparation)
Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia (UNSW Press, 2004).
Gerard also has an interest in disability research and policy, especially relating to technology and media. With the late Christopher Newell he is author of Digital Disability (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), and many other papers on technology, disability, and society. Their second book Disability in Australia: Exposing a Social Apartheid (University of New South Press, 2005) was awarded the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Arts Non-Fiction prize.
Gerard and Christopher edited a number of special issues on disability: ‘Disability, Identity, and Interdependence: ICTs and New Social Forms’, a special issue of Information, Communication & Society, 9.2 (June 2006); ‘Technology and Disability’. ‘Technology and Disability’, a double issue of Disability Studies Quarterly. 25. 2 & 25.3 (Spring & Summer 2005); a themed issue of the Australian Journal of Communication on ‘Disability and Diversity' (30.3, 2003). With Canadian colleagues, Gerard has also edited ‘Accessibility and Inclusion in Information Technologies’, a special issue of The Information Society 24.2 (2007). With Cassandra Loeser, Gerard is convening the ‘Disability and Communication’ stream of the 2011 Australian and New Zealand Communications Association conference (http://wms-soros.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ANZCA/Call+for+Papers.htm)
Forthcoming books include:
Disability and Media (with Katie Ellis)
Disability and Listening (edited collection with Cate Thill and Rosemary Kayess)
- Ellis, Kathleen and Goggin, Gerard. Disability and the Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Under contract.
- Wilken, Rowan and Goggin, Gerard, eds. Mobile Technology and Place. New York: Routledge, 2012. Under contract.
- Goggin, Gerard. New Technologies and the Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2011.
- Goggin, Gerard. Global Mobile Media. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.
- Book chapters
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘Telephone Media: An Old Story’. In The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Newness in Context, edited by David W. Park, Nicholas W. Jankowski and Steve Jones. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘Reading (with) the iPhone’. In Moving Data: The iPhone and My Media edited by Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘Global Internets: Media Research in the New World’. In Handbook of Global Media Research, edited by Ingrid Volkmer. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2011.
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘Disability Connections: Technologies, Politics, Prospects’. In The Unconnected: Social Justice, Participation and Engagement in the Information Society, edited by Paul M.A. Baker, Jarice Hanson and Jeremy Hunsinger, et al. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘Disability, Mobiles and Social Policy: New Modes of Communication and Governance’. In Mobile Communications: New Dimensions of Social Policy, edited James E. Katz. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction, 2011.
- Evers, Clifton and Goggin, Gerard. ‘Mobiles, Men and Migration: Mobile Communication and Everyday Multiculturalism in Australia’. In Migrations, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies. Ed. Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra, and Jane Vincent. New York: Routledge, 2011. In press.
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘Going Mobile’. In Handbook of Media Audiences, edited by Virginia Nightingale, 128-146. Cambridge and New York: Blackwell, 2010.
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘The Intimate Turn of News: Mobile News.’ In News Online: Transformation and Continuity, edited by Graham Meikle and Guy Redden, 99-114. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- Journal Articles
- Goggin, Gerard. ‘Laughing with/at the disabled’: The cultural politics of disability in Australian universities’. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 31.4 (2010): 469-481.
- Goggin, Gerard and Kate Crawford. ‘Moveable Types: The Emergence of Mobile Social Media in Australia’. Media Asia Journal, 37.4 (2010). Special issue on ‘Innovations in Mobile Use in the PAN-ASIA context’.
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