Faculty in the Media

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July 2017

Faculty in the Media – 21 July 2017

  • Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology was interviewed on SBS World News, Channel 10’s The Project and NITV about new evidence suggesting the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived in Australia 65,000 years ago, 20,000 years earlier than originally thought. Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, was also interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the research.
  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United Studies Centre, was interviewed on Sky News about US politics, including the news that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
  • Associate Professor Armstrong Osborne from the School of Education and Social Work was interviewed on Prime 7 Orange about the Wellington Caves ahead of a speleological conference in Sydney next week.

Faculty in the Media – 20 July 2017

  • Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology was quoted by the NY Times and ABC Online about new evidence suggesting the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived in Australia 65,000 years ago.
  • Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, was interviewed by The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and News.com.au about fears of rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. The article was syndicated nationally.
  • The Australian Financial Review published an op-ed by Associate Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about Australia’s post-Brexit trade agreement negotiations with the UK.
  • Dr Anne Rogerson from the Department of Classics and Ancient History spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about the role of leisure in the ancient Romans’ lifestyles.
  • Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government was quoted by Crikey and MSN about Donald Trump Jr’s interactions with Russia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Jennifer Mae Hamilton from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the ‘solarpunk’ subculture.

Faculty in the Media – 19 July 2017

  • ABC TV (Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart) reported that the University’s Fisher Library has a rare first edition of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, 200 years on from Austen’s death. Dr Olivia Murphy from the Department of English featured in the story.
  • Dr Christine Preston from the School of Education and Social Work was interviewed on Channel 7 (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) and Southern Cross Tasmania about smart toys for children being targeted by cyber criminals.
  • ABC Radio (World Today, Melbourne, Adelaide) interviewed Associate Professor James Reilly from the Department of Government and International Relations about censorship in China.
  • Mark Pesce, Honorary Associate in the Department of Media and Communications, was interviewed on ABC Radio (World Today, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Darwin, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast) and Triple j about the need for companies to be suitably insured against cyber-attacks.
  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United Studies Centre, was interviewed on ABC Radio National about US President Donald Trump’s approval rating and potential impeachment.
  • HuffPost Australia published an opinion article by Dr Steve Goergakis from the School of Education and Social Work on the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and its players.

Faculty in the Media – 18 July 2017

  • Dr Chin Jou from the Department of History was interviewed by KPFA Radio (US) about her book ‘Supersizing Urban America; How Inner Cities Got Fast Food With Government Help’.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed by RRR FM (Melbourne) about the new despotism of the 21st century.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United Studies Centre, about compulsory voting.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about a Gallup Poll that found US President Trump is the least popular US leader in the past 70 years.
  • Mark Pesce, Honorary Associate in the Department of Media and Communications, was interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra about the need for companies to be insured against cyber-attacks.
  • ABC Western Plains NSW interviewed Associate Professor Armstrong Osborne from the School of Education and Social Work about a study tour of the Wellington Caves ahead of a conference in Sydney next week.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about politics in Mexico.

Faculty in the Media – 17 July 2017

  • Professor Ian McCalman from the Department of History and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s Conversations with Richard Fidler.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, about Britain’s Brexit negotiations with the EU.
  • ABC Radio National replayed a Sydney Writers’ Festival panel, chaired by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics, about what happens when a language dies. The session included a pre-recorded audio segment from Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research.
  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United Studies Centre, was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about a call to rethink compulsory voting in Australian elections. The article was syndicated across Fairfax. The Washington Post, The Salt Lake Tribune (US) also quoted Professor Jackman in a story about how America is perceived by the international community.
  • PhD candidate Luke Mansillo from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted in the Sun Herald about Australia’s attitudes towards Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. The article was syndicated across Fairfax.
  • The Weekend Australian quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the US Studies Centre about how Australia should work with US President Donald Trump.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the latest news surrounding US President Donald Trump.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Olivia Murphy from the Department of English about the anniversary of Jane Austin’s death, mentioning the University’s library collection’s 1814 edition of Mansfield Park. The Sydney Morning Herald also mentioned the book in an article about the anniversary.
  • ABC Radio Perth interviewed Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop, Director of the Graduate School of Government, about mental health in the workplace. Professor Gallop was also quoted on ABC Online about his decision to leave politics.
  • PhD Candidate Robert Cutrer from the Department of English was quoted in the Adelaide Advertiser about the origins of dragons, made popular by Game of Thrones. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 14 July 2017

  • Luke Mansillo, a doctoral researcher in the Department of Government and International Relations, was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald regarding Australian public opinion about the monarchy.
  • Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Financial Times about the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and its players.
  • Bloomberg TV interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about President Trump's relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • Mid-West Times mentioned research from the School of Economics that found quality surf breaks could bring economic benefits to the area.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Megan MacKenzie from the Department of Government and International Relations about civilian deaths in war.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article published in The Conversation about price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry.

Faculty in the Media – 13 July 2017

  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United Studies Centre, was interviewed on Triple j about Donald Trump Jnr releasing emails that revealed he met with Russian officials during the US election. Professor Jackman also wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about public opinion towards the US and China.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2GB Sydney, ABC Radio Adelaide, 6PR Perth and nine.com.au about the Donald Trump Jnr emails.
  • Dr Chris Pepin-Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC’s The Drum where the discussion included Donald Trump Jnr‘s emails, a potential carbon tax and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s meeting with the Queen.

Faculty in the Media – 12 July 2017

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump Jnr and his meeting with a Russian lawyer.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Professor Nick Enfield, Chair of the Department of Linguistics, about the Post-Truth Initiative and their project to develop a potential ‘bullshit detector’.
  • The Australian mentioned Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark from the School of Economics in an article on the lack of senior women in economics.

Faculty in the Media – 11 July 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about ABC journalist Chris Uhlmann's take on US President Donald Trump's performance at the G20 summit, the video of which went viral. Professor Smith was also interviewed on ABC Radio Perth about the video.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor James Reilly from the Department of Government and International Relations about China’s relationship with North Korea.

Faculty in the Media – 10 July 2017

  • On Monday 10 July A/Prof. Bronwyn Winter was interviewed by the Finnish News Agency on the current situation and future prospects in Turkey since the 2016 attempted coup.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News TV Sydney and Sky News about the latest news about US political and US President Donald Trump.
  • The Weekend Australian quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about sanctions being imposed on North Korea. Wall Street Journal (US) and MSN (US) quoted Associate Professor Hastings about his research on North Korea’s overseas smuggling networks.

Faculty in the Media – 7 July 2017

  • Radio National interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies about the upcoming Pop-up Globe Theatre in Melbourne, the architectural plans of which are based on his research into the original structure. Associate Professor Fitzpatrick was also quoted in The Australian about the project and The Weekly Review, Broadsheet Melbourne and Time Out Melbourne covered the story.
  • Dr Christine Preston from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work was interviewed on ABC TV (Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney) about a new book on quantum physics written for young children.
  • In a segment for NAIDOC week, ABC Radio Sydney featured an interview with Evelyn Araluen, a PhD candidate in Indigenous literatures, talking about the Bundjalung language.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications about Facebook’s community standards and censorship.
  • ABC NSW Country Hour interviewed a group of students from the School of Education and Social Work after they visited Pine Point Station to learn about equine assisted learning.

Faculty in the Media – 6 July 2017

  • Associate Professor Lily Rahim from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC WA Statewide Drive about a feud involving the family of the Prime Minister of Singapore.
  • 2SM Sydney interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations and Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about the upcoming G20 summit in Germany. Dr Boucher was also interviewed on 2TM Tamworth about the summit.
  • Sky Business News interviewed Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics about geopolitical influences on market movements.
  • Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History wrote an article published in The Conversation analysing a single scene from the movie Jaws.
  • Claire Hansen from the Department of English published a review in The Conversation of an upcoming Sydney production of The Rover.
  • The Conversation published an article by Meera Atkinson from the School of Literature, Art, and Media encouraging non-Indigenous Australians to read Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors.

Faculty in the Media – 5 July 2017

  • Troy Henderson, PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy, was interviewed ABC News TV (Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth) about universal basic income being trialed in Canada and Europe.
  • Associate Professor Lily Rahim from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News TV (Sydney) about a feud involving the family of the Prime Minister of Singapore.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s relationship with the media.

Faculty in the Media – 4 July 2017

  • ABC News TV interviewed Ed Blakely, Honorary Professor at the United States Studies Centre, about US politics and President Donald Trump.
  • Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on ABC NSW’s Statewide Drive about inequalities between urban and rural areas and the impact of the Government’s decentralisation program. The Guardian also quoted Emeritus Professor Stilwell about the program.

Faculty in the Media – 3 July 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History about Australia’s fear of snakes.
  • The Australian published an article by Brendan Thomas-Noone and Dougal Robinson from the US Studies Centre about military spending in the US.
  • Business Insider (US) republished an article by Dr Alana Mann, Chair of the Department of Media and Communications, about the global food system, which is under threat in the post-truth era. The article was originally published on The Conversation.
  • Associate Professor James Reilly from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in AFP about China and US relations in light of tension with North Korea.