Dr Justine Humphry

BA (Hons 1st) UTS, PhD (Cultural Studies) UWS
Lecturer


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Biographical details

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 companyTilda Communicationsfrom 1998 to 2004.

Research interests

  • 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?

Teaching and supervision

Current Research Student

Agnes Mei Morrison

Selected grants

2013

  • Homeless and Connected: mobile phones and mobile internet in the lives of families and young people experiencing homelessness; Humphry J; Australian Communications Consumer Action Network ACCAN/ACCAN Grants Scheme 2013 Round.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Humphry, J. (2014). Visualising the Future of Work: Myth, Media and Mobilities. Media Culture and Society. [More Information]
  • Humphry, J. (2013). Demanding Media: Platform Work and the Shaping of Work and Play. Scan (Sydney): journal of media arts culture, 10(2).
  • Humphry, J. (2013). Officing: Mediating Time and the Professional Self in the Support of Nomadic Work. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. [More Information]
  • Humphry, J. (2011). Making an Impact: Cultural Studies, Media and Contemporary Work. M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 14(6), 1-13.

Conferences

  • Humphry, J. (2010). Just Turn it Off!: questioning the choice to use mobile ICT for work. The Australasian Sociological Association Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: The Australian Sociological Society.

Original Creative Work

  • Humphry, J., Sofoulis, Z., Bhattarai Upadhyay, V. (2011). Tributaries: A Directory of Social and Cultural Research on Urban Water, October 2011, (pp. 1 - 280). Sydney, Australia: Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Humphry, J. (2011). Mess or nest: do clean desk policies really help us work better? The Conversation.

2014

  • Humphry, J. (2014). Visualising the Future of Work: Myth, Media and Mobilities. Media Culture and Society. [More Information]

2013

  • Humphry, J. (2013). Demanding Media: Platform Work and the Shaping of Work and Play. Scan (Sydney): journal of media arts culture, 10(2).
  • Humphry, J. (2013). Officing: Mediating Time and the Professional Self in the Support of Nomadic Work. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. [More Information]

2011

  • Humphry, J., Sofoulis, Z., Bhattarai Upadhyay, V. (2011). Tributaries: A Directory of Social and Cultural Research on Urban Water, October 2011, (pp. 1 - 280). Sydney, Australia: Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney.
  • Humphry, J. (2011). Making an Impact: Cultural Studies, Media and Contemporary Work. M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 14(6), 1-13.
  • Humphry, J. (2011). Mess or nest: do clean desk policies really help us work better? The Conversation.

2010

  • Humphry, J. (2010). Just Turn it Off!: questioning the choice to use mobile ICT for work. The Australasian Sociological Association Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: The Australian Sociological Society.

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