Faculty in the Media

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February 2017

Faculty in the Media – 17 February 2017

  • The Guardian published an article by Honorary Associate Professor Michael Hogan from the School of Social and Political Sciences that argued the National Party needs to appeal to the concerns of its constituency to be sustainable.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times published an article co-authored by Research Fellows Ashley Townshend and Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about the influence of US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis on the White House’s Asia policy.
  • ABC News Online quoted Dr Susan Heward-Belle from the School of Education and Social Work about gendered violence in the popular television show Game of Thrones and levels of agency certain characters enact.
  • Huffington Post published an article by Zushan Hashmi, Policy and Research Coordinator of the South Asia Study Group, on racism towards Muslims not being a new concept.
  • Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Huffington Post about the use of the term ‘socialist’ as a modern political insult.
  • Smart Company republished an article on The Conversation by Dr David Byrne from the University of Melbourne about his research co-authored with Associate Professor Nicolas de Roos from the University of Sydney’s School of Economics on tacit collusion by petrol retailers.
  • Honorary Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, Professor Peter Hayes, wrote an article published on The Conversation about North Korea’s nuclear powers.
  • The Express Tribune (Pakistan) published an opinion piece by PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations about the popularity of former US President Barack Obama.

Faculty in the Media – 16 February 2017

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Nicolas de Roos from the School of Economics about a University of Sydney and University of Melbourne study on tacit collusion by petrol retailers. Channel 9 Melbourne, 3AW Melbourne, 2CC Canberra, Triple M Brisbane and WAVE FM also reported on the research. Co-author Dr David Byrne from the University of Melbourne spoke to 2SM Sydney, 2GB Sydney and ABC Gold Coast.
  • The Australian reported on the nominations for the prestigious Ashurst Business Literature Prize including Challis Professor of History Shane White for Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire and Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow Catherine Bishop for Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Mildura about the NSW Premier’s announcement on council amalgamations.
  • Honorary Associate in the Department of History, Professor Richard Waterhouse, spoke to ABC Central Coast about the anniversary of the Fall of Singapore.
  • Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the US President welcoming a closer relationship with Russia.
  • Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about who might replace recently departed US security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article about the history of leadership spills in Australian politics, published in The Conversation.
  • CNN (US) interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor from the United States Studies Centre about US national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation.
  • Voice of America (US) interviewed Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about the apparent assassination of a half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Faculty in the Media – 15 February 2017

  • Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article for The Conversation about strategies to sell economic reform in the age of political disillusionment.
  • ABC Radio Perth interviewed Dr David Byrne from the University of Melbourne about his research co-authored with Associate Professor Nicolas de Roos from the University of Sydney’s School of Economics on tacit collusion by petrol retailers, particularly in Western Australia. 6PR Perth, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun,Courier Mail and regional newspapers also reported on the study.
  • The Age reported on a study by the University’s School of Economics and University of Edinburgh, which found first-born children score higher than siblings in IQ tests as early as age one. The study was also reported on by International Business Times (US) and South China Morning Post.
  • Eleanor Gordon-Smith, PhD candidate in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about the ethics of protesting.
  • The Australian mentioned a new book by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations on leadership challenges in Australian politics.
  • SX Sydney mentioned Associate Professor Kane Race from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies will take part in an expert Q&A after a play performance, during the upcoming Mardi Gras.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC Radio (PM, Sydney) about the resignation of the US National Security adviser following concerns over his dealings with Russia.
  • The Telegraph (UK) quoted Dr Ian Gilligan from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the origins of clothing.

Faculty in the Media – 14 February 2017

  • Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion discussed the religious origins of Valentine's Day on ABC Central West NSW. Professor Cusack was also interviewed on BBC Radio 5 on the same topic.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about geopolitical realities in the age of the Trump presidency.
  • Emeritus Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC Radio Melbourne about the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
  • Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the history of snake bite treatments in Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy about conflicting interests of the International Monetary Fund when it comes to global inequality. The article was also republished by Business Standard (India).
  • USA Today (US), Yahoo! (India), Business Standard (India) and International Business Times (Italy) reported on a study by Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics and economists from Edinburgh University, which found first-born children score higher than siblings in IQ tests as early as age one.
  • Forbes (US) referenced a new report by Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, about the impact of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet choices on Asia and Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 13 February 2017

  • Associate Professor Judy Yates from the School of Economics was quoted about Fairfax Media’s Political Persona Project that suggests housing prices might create a class system in Australia, published in the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • A column in the Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about turbulence within the Greens, largely in NSW politics.
  • The Daily Telegraph’s BW Magazine quoted Dr Nikki Brunker from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about the standardisation of schools and parents’ perception of the impact on their child’s education.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby from the Department of English about Dorothea Mackellar’s ‘My Country’ poem that has been honoured in UNESCO’s Register of Australian literature.
  • Channel 7 News (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth), Southern Cross Tasmania (Hobart), Sunrise Forbes (US), Cosmopolitan (Philippines), MSN (UK) and Health.com (US) reported University of Sydney and Edinburgh University researchers found first-born children score higher than their siblings in IQ tests as early as age one.
  • Professor Janette Bobis from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work was interviewed on 103.2 Dublin City about student engagement and teacher education in mathematics.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on SBS Cantonese about US President Donald Trump.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr David Byrne from the University of Melbourne about his research co-authored with Associate Professor Nicolas de Roos from the University of Sydney’s School of Economics on tacit collusion by petrol retailers. The article was also republished by the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times.
  • The Senior republished an article from The Conversation by Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History, about the history of snakebite treatments in Australia.
  • ABC PM interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the federal appeals court’s decision to block the US President’s executive order, restricting the travel of citizens from seven countries.
  • AFP, The China Post (Taiwan), The Taipei Times (Taiwan), The United Daily News (Taiwan), The Business Times (Singapore), The Malay Mail (Malaysia), Daily Sun (Bangladesh), The Economic Times (India), Nigeria Daily News, The Daily Caller (US), Breitbart (US), Le Parisien (France) and Gulf Times (UAE) quoted Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, about US President Donald Trump’s first conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Faculty in the Media – 10 February 2017

  • ABC News Radio interviewed Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network about British lawmakers formally agreeing to let the government begin the UK's departure from the EU.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Jonathan Englert, PhD candidate from Department of Media and Communications, on why Australians are such great inventors.
  • ABC North Coast NSW interviewed Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History about the history of snake bite treatments in Australia.
  • The Guardian, Adelaide Advertiser, The Independent (UK), The Times (UK), Evening Standard (UK), The Mirror (UK), Grazia (UK), ELLE(UK), North-West Evening Mail (UK), The Irish Mirror (Ireland), Newstalk (Ireland), BBC (Scotland), MSN (Sweden), Yahoo! (US), Fox (US), Bustle (US), Good Housekeeping (US) and Cosmopolitan (US) reported on a study by the University’s School of Economics and The University of Edinburgh, which found first-born children score higher than siblings in IQ tests as early as age one.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Mark Colyvan on Austrian mathematician and logician Kurt Gödel
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer and Research Assistant Rosemary Elkins from the School of Economics about bulk-billing rates.
  • Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History was referenced in an article on The Conversation about the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
  • Cosmopolitan mentioned Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was on their selection panel for choosing 50 of the most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and allied people in Australia.
  • Reuters (US, India), The Fiscal Times (US) and The Business Times (Singapore) quoted Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about a push for a wide-ranging inquiry into Australia's major banks.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) referenced a 2016 report by the United States Studies Centre on America’s role in the Asia-Pacific.

Faculty in the Media – 9 February 2017

  • Professor Robyn Ewing from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work spoke to ABC Radio Canberra about teacher retention.
  • ABC Radio Sydney discussed Brexit and Britain’s history of seeking exit from other European powers with Dr Anne Rogerson from the Department of Classics and Ancient History.
  • BBC (UK), The Daily Express (UK), The Scotsman (Scotland), The Herald (Scotland), and Euronews (France) reported on a study from the University’s School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh, which found first-born children score higher than siblings in IQ tests as early as age one.
  • TIME (US) and Politico (US) reported Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations was part of a TIME panel discussion exploring the spread of populism in the US.

Faculty in the Media – 8 February 2017

  • ABC Radio Perth, 6PR Perth, West Australian, Channel 7 Perth and Channel 9 Perth interviewed Associate Professor Nicolas de Roos from the School of Economics about new research on collusion between petrol companies to raise prices.
  • Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about the ongoing controversy over Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar.

Faculty in the Media – 7 February 2017

  • Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times and The Land about the influence of wealth on people’s ability to adapt to change in society, investigated in new research from the Political Persona Project.
  • Associate Professor Helen Proctor and Research Associate Heather Weaving from the School of Education and Social Work spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about the history of school uniforms in Australia. Associate Professor Proctor was also interviewed by ABC Mid North Coast about the topic.
  • ABC Radio Sydney and Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the expected defection of Senator Cory Bernardi from the Liberal Party.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed PhD candidate Luke Craven from the Sydney Environment Institute and Department of Government and International Relations about his research on food systems and barriers to accessing fresh and nutritional food.
  • Bloomberg (US) and Yahoo! (US, Singapore) interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about US President Donald Trump's foreign policy plans in Asia.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC Radio Canberra about Australians' fascination with the Super Bowl and US culture in general.
  • Ed Blakely, Honorary Professor in Urban Policy at the United States Studies Centre, co-authored an article on The Conversation about what we can learn from disasters.

Faculty in the Media – 6 February 2017

  • Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History wrote an article on how the science of snake bite treatments has changed in The Conversation. The article was also republished across numerous APN Regional Media newspapers. Dr Hobbins was also interviewed on ABC Radio Hobart about the story.
  • The Herald Sun reported on a new study by Associate Professor Nicolas De Roos from the School of Economics that found petrol retailers have been engaged in tacit collusion.
  • The Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Telegraph (online) mentioned Associate Professor Donna O’Connor from the School of Education and Social Work compiled a report on injury rates for the NRL Research Board.
  • Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in ABC News Online about the inadequacy of data on the retention of teachers in the school system.
  • Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio National about his book on Federal and State Government leadership spills, called Disposable Leaders.
  • Dr Peter Chen, from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed om 2SER about Senator Cory Bernardi’s announcement he is to leave the Liberal Party and form his own party.
  • Professor James Curran from the University of Sydney was interviewed on ABC (7.30 Report, The Drum, News 24) and AFR Weekend about the history and future of the Australian-US alliance in light of the content of a phone call between Donald Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull being leaked. Professor Curran was also quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and BBC (UK) about the US, Australia alliance. Journalist Peter Hartcher also referenced Professor Curran’s commentary on the issue in an interview on ABC Radio Sydney.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was quoted in the Daily Telegraph and Courier Mail about the operational depth of the US-Australian alliance that will likely sustain crisis points. Professor Jackman also spoke to ABC Radio (AM, NewsRadio, Canberra) about the relationship between the US and Australia.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed in The Saturday Paper, Sky News and news.com.au about the difficulties the Australian government might have with US foreign policy, particularly in regards to the Asian region. AFR Weekend, CNN (US) and Sina (China) also quoted Ashley Townshend on China’s approach to diplomatic ties with South Korea and Japan in the context of US foreign policy.
  • Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre, Tom Switzer, was interviewed on ABC Radio (Adelaide, Mid North Coast) about the deal for the US to take asylum seekers from Manus Island, negotiated by the Australian Federal Government.
  • Slate (US) quoted Associate Professor Megan Mackenzie from the Department of Government and International Relations about academics from around the world boycotting conferences in the United States.
  • The Huffington Post published an extract by Dr Chin Jou in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, which demonstrated Trump’s "Muslim ban” echoes a similar immigration ban in the US back in 1924.

Faculty in the Media – 3 February 2017

  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in The Guardian about Australia adapting to Trump’s America in light of a phone call between Trump and PM Malcolm Turnbull. Professor Curran was also quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times, various Fairfax online media, The Telegraph (UK) and CNN (US) about the Australia-US alliance.
  • CNN (US) quoted Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the Trump-Turnbull phone call.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre commented on the Australian-US alliance on 2GB Sydney and ABC News 24.
  • Research Fellow Dougal Robinson from the United States Studies Centre was quoted on News.com.au, Financial Times (US), Newser (US) and The Hong Kong Standard about Australia's interactions with the United States.
  • ABC Adelaide interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre on the powers of US President Donald Trump and his nomination for the US Supreme Court’s new justice.
  • The Australian published an article by Visiting Fellow of the United States Studies Centre, Stephen Loosley, about Donald Trump’s leadership style.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the UK's Brexit strategy.
  • The New Daily quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the resignation of NSW Premier Mike Baird. Dr Jackson was also interviewed on ABC Mildura about Baird’s retirement from politics and the resignation of Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley from the frontbencher.
  • CNN (US), Quartz (US), The Guardian (UK) and Daily Star (UK) quoted Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about tensions between the US and China in the South China Sea.
  • CNBC (Asia Pacific) and Yahoo! (India) quoted Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the future of Mexico’s relationship with China as it becomes more independent from the US.

Faculty in the Media – 2 February 2017

  • Dr Penny O’Donnell from the Department of Media and Communications was quoted in The Australian about disruption in the media landscape particularly in online outlets that target younger audiences.
  • 2SM Sydney interviewed PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations about the impact of US President Trump’s executive order on immigration, which could inadvertently give rise to extremist views.
  • Financial Times (UK) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Malcolm Turnbull making one of the largest personal political donations in Australian history. Dr Chen was also quoted in The Land about the portfolios of trade and agriculture being combined within the NSW ministry.
  • ABC Radio National’s The World Today interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US President Trump’s announcement of Neil Gorsuch as the nominee for Supreme Court Justice.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2CC Canberra and ABC Newcastle about the US-Australian alliance during Donald Trump’s presidency. He was also interviewed on Channel 7’s Sunrise about Trump’s selection for new US Supreme Court judge.
  • Yahoo! (US, Canada), CNBC (US) and MSN (US) quoted Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor from the United States Studies Centre about former US President Barack Obama's US Supreme Court judge pick Merrick Garland.

Faculty in the Media – 1 February 2017

  • PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations authored an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today about the unintended implications of Trump’s executive order on immigration, including vulnerability to extremist views.
  • PhD candidate Luke Mansillo from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on TEN Eyewitness News (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) about a protest at a Sydney Young Liberals meeting and discussed the rise of extreme political views.
  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about the difference between debating in an online space and face-to-face.
  • The Conversation published an article by Rosemary Elkins and Associate Professor Stefanie Scourer from the School of Economics on what impact a Medicare rebate freeze would have on poorer Australians
  • The Conversation published an article about European public intellectual Claus Offe, authored by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations and Sydney Democracy Network. The Huffington Post (UK) republished the article.
  • Business Standard (India) published an opinion piece by Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about whether US President Trump’s policies are isolationist. Dr Smith was also quoted in The New Zealand Herald and Radio Live (New Zealand) about a new executive order banning the citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.
  • Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations co-authored an article published on Inside Story about the next steps in reforming parliamentary entitlements.
  • Emeritus Professor Suzanne Rutland from the School of Languages and Cultures was quoted in an article published by Australian Jewish News about hidden anti-semitism in Australian schools.