Faculty in the Media

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April 2016

Faculty in the Media – 22 April 2016

  • Professor Danielle Celermajer from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy was a guest on ABC Radio National's The Minefield for a program about whether political ceremony can ennoble politics.
  • Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 720 ABC Perth about Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
  • The New Zealand Herald, Toronto Sun (Canada), the Boston Globe (US) and The Age mentioned research by Professor of Psychology and Music Dianna Kenny about the number of pop stars who die young, her research was mentioned as part of a story about musician Prince’s death.

Faculty in the Media – 21 April 2016

  • Professor Liam Semler from the Department of English was interviewed on 2BH (Broken Hill) about the work of William Shakespeare, 400 years on from his death.
  • Experts from the United States Studies Centre were interviewed about the New York primaries and the US Presidential campaigns of various candidates. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the primaries. Visiting Fellow Professor Leonie Huddy was also interviewed on ABC News 24 about the issue, and Dr David Smith spoke to ABC Alice Springs.
  • Lowy Interpreter published an article about effective policy responses to the South China Sea authored by Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, Ashley Townshend. Real Clear Defense republished the article.

Faculty in the Media – 19 April 2016

  • SBS World News Radio and ABC News 24 interviewed Dr Jennifer Hunt from the Centre for International Security Studies about the failure of OPEC countries to reach an agreement on oil production.
  • Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC (Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay) about a fall in the membership numbers of Australia’s political parties.
  • 702 ABC Sydney and Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the impending double dissolution election.
  • Visiting Research Associate Dr Nicole Hemmer from the United States Studies Centre authored an article about how Hillary Clinton might unify the Democrats, published in the Age.
  • Dr Tamson Pietsch from the Department of History was quoted in THE and Brietbart about the attention habits of undergraduate students.

Faculty in the Media – 18 April 2016

  • Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News 24’s Weekend Breakfast about the Prime Minister’s approach to the South China Sea dispute during his visit to China.
  • Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations spoke to Radio National about support for compulsory voting in Australia.
  • ABC Radio National (Canberra) interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures about Greek director Theo Angelopoulos.
  • Dr Claire Hansen from the Department of English was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney with former artistic director of the Bell Shakespeare Company, John Bell, about modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s work.
  • Honorary Professor Edward Blakeley from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about urban planning in Sydney in relation to his role as district commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission.
  • Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2GB Sydney about the President Barack Obama’s regret over the situation in Libya.
  • Education Review quoted Hussain Nadim, PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations, in an article about de-radicalisation programs in schools.
  • PhD candidate Klaus Raditio from the Department of Government and International Relations authored an article published in the Huffington Post about why the Prime Minister did not address human rights issues on his recent visit to China.

Faculty in the Media – 15 April 2016

  • Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History authored an article published in the Australian Financial Review about a Soviet spy’s attempts to repatriate displaced USSR citizens.
  • ABC Fact Check quoted Dr Phillip Toner from the Department of Political Economy about industrial dispute rates which are linked to enterprise bargaining cycles. Dr Toner was also quoted in The Drum on the same topic.
  • Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC (NewsRadio) about the history of chatbot development in light of Facebook considering an all-powered chatbox in its Messenger app.
  • Associate Professor of Gender and Culture Studies Kane Race was interviewed by ABC Lateline about the rise of ‘chemsex’.
  • 612 ABC Brisbane interviewed Dr Victoria Grieves from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about her project called Children of War: Australia and the War in the Pacific 1941 to 1944.
  • The Australian Financial Review reported on an Australian Securities and Investments Commission project on corporate whistleblowers, which is being conducted by a team of researchers including Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations.

Faculty in the Media – 14 April 2016

  • The Strait Times (Singapore) published an article authored by Professor Sahar Amer from the School of Languages and Cultures, arguing that Muslim women should not be judged by their dress choice.
  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, was interviewed on ABC Gold Coast about the impact of the recent primaries on the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
  • Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre Tom Switzer was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the Presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
  • The Advertiser Lake Times interviewed Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions about the Treasured Possessions project.
  • Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History was interviewed by The Huffington Post Australia about the medicines of yesteryear.

Faculty in the Media – 13 April 2016

  • Dr Elizabeth Riley was interviewed on 2UE about knowledge around the variants that children have around gender reassignment.
  • Damien Spry, Honorary Associate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was interviewed by 2SER about the SBS’ recently announced Asiavision.
  • Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed by 2SER about male modelling.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on ABC’s Lateline about Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and whether he can recover from recent losses in Wisconsin and Colorado.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the proposal to fund high speed rail floated by the Prime Minister and a Four Corners investigation involving Clive Palmer.
  • 774 ABC Melbourne interviewed Dr Alana Mann from the Department of Media and Communications about food insecurity in Australia.
  • Dr Xiaohuan Zhao, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, was interviewed by SBS Online about a Chinese funeral home 3D-printing body parts for damaged corpses.
  • The Express Tribune (Pakistan) published an opinion piece by Hussain Nadim, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about the Panama Papers.
  • Dr Nicholas Reimer from the Department of English was a guest on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story programme, talking about the “NuitDebout” protests in France.

Faculty in the Media – 12 April 2016

  • Dr Kathy Cleland from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on Radio National for a special on arts and the connected future.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald published a feature about research and literature inspired by the devastation which hit north-eastern Japan on 11 March 2011, and quoted Tamaki Tokita, Postgraduate Teaching Fellow from the International and Comparative Literary Studies Program.
  • Northside Radio’s Filipino program interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, and the School of Social and Political Sciences about territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
  • Quartz (US) published an article co-authored by Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations about wealthy countries which are also failed democracies, as supported by her research with the Electoral Integrity Project.

Faculty in the Media – 11 April 2016

  • The Conversation published an article by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about 18th Century Enlightenment.
  • Honorary Associate Dr Damien Spry from the Department of Media and Communications co-authored an article published in The Conversation about the cultural diplomacy benefits of hosting a Eurovision Song Contest equivalent in Asia.
  • Dr Patricia Ranald, Research Associate from the Department of Political Economy, wrote an article published in the Canberra Times about a US mining company using a free-trade agreement to pressure the federal government to pay compensation over cancelled licences.
  • Conversations with Richard Fidler broadcast a special program, commemorating the life of Bob Ellis which mentions he is an alumnus of the University of Sydney.

Faculty in the Media – 8 April 2016

  • Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed on Radio National’s Life Matters and 774 ABC Melbourne about the advantages of having more plus-sized models in the industry.
  • Arts Hub quoted Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures about the Greek philosopher Aristotle's lessons for the modern art sector.
  • The Illawarra Mercury, Launceston Examiner, Border Mail and Newcastle Herald published an article by Professor Rodney Smith and Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma from the Department of Government and International Relations about how Australian elections compare to other countries, based on their research on the Electoral Integrity Project.
  • 720 ABC Perth interviewed Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre, Tom Switzer, on the outcome of the Wisconsin primaries.
  • A United States Studies Centre report on US philanthropy was referenced on ABC News 24.

Faculty in the Media – 7 April 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Age published an article by Professor Rodney Smith and Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma from the Department of Government and International Relations about how Australian elections compare to other countries, based on their research on the Electoral Integrity Project.
  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about the history of the US-Australian alliance.
  • Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was quoted in the Illawarra Mercury and [http://www.advertiserlaketimes.com.au/story/3833254/project-for-isolated-seniors/?cs=309||The Advertiser Lake Times]] about a new project which will see seniors in Wollongong reflect on the emotional value of their precious keepsakes.
  • Business Insider reported on a recent review by Emeritus Professor Adrian Pagan from the School of Economics of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
  • Research Associate in the United States Studies Centre, Tom Switzer, authored an article in The Australian and was interviewed on Sky News about the impact of the Wisconsin primary results on the US election. The Australian Financial Review published an article by Professor Simon Jackman, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre, on the same topic.

Faculty in the Media – 6 April 2016

  • The Australian quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about the value of studying Asian languages.
  • National Seniors reported on the Treasured Possessions project being led by Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions.
  • ABC Radio National Late Night Live mentioned an upcoming Sydney Democracy Network event ‘Anarchism Today’.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations about US elections ranking among the worst according to the Electoral Integrity Project.

Faculty in the Media – 5 April 2016

  • Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on ABC (NewsRadio, Radio National, 702 Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Central Coast, North Coast NSW, Western Plains) and SBS Greek Radio about the teachings of Aristotle in light of his Sydney Ideas address on 5 April.
  • The Age published an article by Visiting Research Associate, Dr Nicole Hemmer, from the United States Studies Centre about the feminist response to Donald Trump.
  • St Marys-Mt Druitt Star reported that Dr Beth Yahp from the School of Literature Arts and Media will speak about her memoir, Eat First, Talk Later, at Blacktown City Library next month.
  • The Express Tribune (Pakistan) mentioned PhD student Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations moderated a panel discussion on Pakistan’s civil service.
  • The Epoch Times (China) interviewed Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about millennial voters.
  • Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies wrote an opinion piece for the Conversation about the need for more large men in fashion.
  • An obituary for Bob Ellis published in The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Age, and Australian Financial Review reported Bob Ellis, alumnus of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and former Honi Soit editor, has passed away.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece by Dr Nicholas Reimer from the Department of English about the ‘Let Them Stay’ campaign.

Faculty in the Media – 4 April 2016

  • The Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Herald Sun, Perth Now, Daily Telegraph and News.com.au quoted Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about the ways in which people utilise social and mobile media.
  • Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics was interviewed on ABC (612 Brisbane, Sunshine Coast) about the universality of the word ‘huh’.
  • 2UE Sydney quoted Professor Elspeth Probyn from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about research which shows dominant body language is perceived as attractive in a lot of cases.
  • The Australian reported on a report prepared by the US Foundation Funding for Australia, part of a larger project involving the United States Studies Centre, about Australia’s approach to philanthropy.
  • The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, and Daily Telegraph reported Bob Ellis, alumnus of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and former Honi Soit editor, has passed away.

Faculty in the Media – 1 April 2016

  • Professor Elspeth Probyn from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed by ABC Online about ‘manspreading’.
  • Dr Anna Boucher, senior lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences, was quoted in a Sydney Morning Herald and Stock and Land article about changes in the demographics of Australian residents born overseas.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about comments made by US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.Dr Rebecca Johinke from the Department of English was interviewed by THE about setting students the task of editing and authoring entries for the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • Aged Care Insite interviewed Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions about her Treasured Possessions project. SeniorAu also reported on the new project.
  • Australian Jewish News reported that Dr Avril Alba from the School of Languages and Cultures is going to interview author Lily Brett at this year’s annual Yom Hashoah ceremony.