Faculty in the Media

September 2014

Faculty in the Media – 29 September 2014

  • Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in Daily Examiner, Daily Mercury, Daily News, Toowoomba Chronicle, Northern Star, Morning Bulletin and Fraser Coast Chronicle articles about social media and politics. The Hindu Business Line (India), IBN Live (India), India.com (India) also reported on the research.
  • Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government was interviewed on 2UE Sydney Mornings about the proposal to introduce full taxpayer funded election campaigns.
  • Al Jazeera America (US) quoted Professor David Schlosberg from the Department of Government and International Relations about the campaigning tactics used by the green movement.

Faculty in the Media – 26 September 2014

  • The Sydney Morning Herald reports an expert panel including Professor Rodney Smith from Department of Government and International Relations and Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government, strongly opposed a full taxpayer funded model for elections. Dr Mills and Professor Smith were quoted in the article. Dr Stephen Mills was also quoted in another Herald article about some of the changes being considered by an inquiry into full public funding of elections.
  • An Australian article about the burka mentions a book by Professor Sahar Amer from the School of Languages and Cultures.
  • Manager Magazin (Germany) reported on research by Dr Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics into the relationship between grey matter in the brain and the likelihood of making risky investments.

Faculty in the Media – 25 September 2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek (US) reported on research by Dr Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics into whether the volume of grey matter in the brain can be a predictor for your attitude towards financial risk.
  • Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott from the Centre for International Security Studies was interviewed on 2UE Afternoons and ABC NewsRadio Webcast Drive about the lack of Australian medical personnel to help with the African Ebola crisis.
  • Dr Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in a Sydney Morning Herald article about a report that concludes while politicians are more likely to comply with donation laws following the ICAC hearings, compliance will not last because of the 'arms race' to win elections.

Faculty in the Media – 24 September 2014

  • The BBC , IFL Science and La Informacion.com (Spain) reported on the upcoming documentary about the Faculty's major archaeological project at Angkor Wat.
  • ABC Melbourne’s The Drum interviewed Professor Saher Amer from the School of Languages and Cultures about the recent calls to ban the burka.
  • The Guardian (UK) quoted Dr Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations in a story about a video produced by IS.

Faculty in the Media – 23 September 2014

  • The Conversation published an opinion piece by Adam Kamradt-Scott from the Centre for International Security Studies about Australia’s role in the Ebola crisis.
  • China Daily Asia (Hong Kong) mentioned the China Studies Centre in a story about the opening of a similar centre at Oxford University. Professor Kerry Brown is also quoted in the story.
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) published an opinion piece by Dr Sandra Seno-Alday from the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre about the safety of Southeast Asia as an investment destination.

Faculty in the Media – 22 September 2014

  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on 702 ABC Perth Mornings about the Scottish Independence referendum.
  • Dr Mark Melatos from the School of Economics was quoted in a Sydney Morning Herald article about China’s decision to ban imports of poorer quality thermal coal.
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Duncan Ivison, wrote an HSC exam guide published in the Conversation.

Faculty in the Media – 19 September 2014

  • Channel 9’s Today Show interviewed Dr Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about terrorism raids carried out in Brisbane and Sydney.
  • Sky Business News and Cruise Adelaide interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the referendum for Scottish independence.

Faculty in the Media – 18 September 2014

  • 2SM Sydney interviewed Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about University staff campaigning for the University to cut ties with Israeli academic institutions.
  • The Conversation published an opinion piece by Dr Victoria Grieves from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about Australian Aboriginal identity.

Faculty in the Media – 17 September 2014

  • The Australian quoted Professor Geoff Gallop from the Graduate School of Government about the government’s new Colombo Plan.
  • ABC Newsradio Melbourne Drive interviewed Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s reaction to involvement in Iraq.

Faculty in the Media – 16 September 2014

  • ABC News 24 Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s involvement in Iraq and support of the US. The channel also interviewed Tom Switzer on the same issue.
  • Radio Adelaide’s Orbit interviewed Professor Stephen Castles from the Department of Sociology and Social Work about sustainable migration.

Faculty in the Media – 15 September 2014

  • Dr David Kelly from the Department of English was quoted in an article in the Weekend Australian Review section about Hollywood’s current fascination with dystopian tales.
  • Professor Barry Spurr from the Department of English was quoted in a Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend magazine story about the unknown poet, Laurence Binyon.
  • Zee News (India), The Economic Times (India), Science Daily (US) reported on research by Dr Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics into the volume of grey matter in the brain being a predictor for your attitude towards financial risk.

Faculty in the Media – 12 September 2014

  • Channel 7 News (Sydney) interviewed Dr Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about expectations that the federal government will raise the level of terror threat in Australia.
  • Al Jazeera English interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International relations about Tony Abbott’s first year as Prime Minister.
  • Al Jazeera English also interviewed Dr Chris Chesher from Digital Cultures about the world’s most expensive video game, Destiny.

Faculty in the Media – 11 September 2014

  • 6PR interviewed Professor Robert Slonim of the School of Economics about research into how prize-linked saving can increase low income household saving.
  • SBS published a comment piece by Dr Sarah Walsh from the Department of History about the overthrow of Chile’s democratically elected President, Salvador Allende, in 1973.
  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 4BC Brisbane Mornings about the death of a man at Byron Bay who was attacked by a shark.

Faculty in the Media – 10 September 2014

  • Vogue interviewed Dr Jennifer Germon about transgender and androgynous rights.
  • Sky Business News interviewed Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about Australia’s relationship with China. The Age and Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Professor Brown in relation to China being named the world’s biggest economy.
  • 东北网 (China), Global Times (China) and 滴答网 (China) reported on the Moon Festival event hosted by the China Studies Centre, Confucius Institute and the University of Sydney Union. Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence is quoted in the story.

Faculty in the Media – 9 September 2014

  • Digital Cultures tutor Chris Rodley wrote a two-part Buzzfeed post explaining post-Structuralism with hipster beards. Here are parts one and two.
  • Yahoo! Finance (US) interviewed Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith from the Department of Government and International Relations about the relationship between Russia and Ukraine.
  • People’s Daily (China), 2ornews (China) reported on the Moon Festival event hosted by the China Studies Centre, Confucius Institute and the University of Sydney Union. Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre are both quoted in the story.

Faculty in the Media – 8 September 2014

  • Spectrum in the Sydney Morning Herald reported on bespoke magazines and interviewed Dr Megan Le Masurier from the Department of Media and Communications.
  • The Epoch Times (US) re-published an opinion piece by Rodney Taveira from the US Studies Centre following the death of comedian Joan Rivers.
  • BBC (UK) quoted Dr Bates Gill from the US Studies Centre in a story about Tony Abbott’s first year as Prime Minister.

Faculty in the Media – 5 September 2014

  • Spectator (UK) published on opinion piece on Ebola by Professor Peter Curson from the Department of Government and International Relations.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Le Monde (France) mentioned a new book by Professor Catherine Walby and Dr Melinda Cooper for the Department of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • Sina English (China) quoted Dr Patricia Ranald from the Department of Political Economy in a story about the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Faculty in the Media – 4 September 2014

  • 702 ABC Sydney Drive interviewed Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby from the Department of English about the representations of WWII in culture on the 75th anniversary of the start of the war.
  • 666 ABC Canberra Drive interviewed with Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about Tony Abbott’s decision to open an embassy in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Dr Grant Bollmer from the Department of Media and Communications wrote an article about who’s to blame when iCloud is hacked published in The Conversation. The piece was republished by The Jakarta Globe (Indonesia).

Faculty in the Media – 3 September 2014

  • Scientific American (subscription needed) published an opinion piece about language communication co-written by Professor of Linguistics Nick Enfield.
  • Time Out Sydney profiled 28-year-old MECO graduate Kip Williams, resident director at the Sydney Theatre Company.
  • The Monthly quoted Dr Rebecca McNamara from the Medieval and Early Modern Centre about a research project looking into reactions to suicide during medieval times.

Faculty in the Media – 2 September 2014

  • Canberra Times published an opinion piece about the G20 summit by Dr Michael Smith from the United States Studies Centre.
  • Omid Tofighian from the Department of Philosophy was interviewed on ABC Radio National Drive about rap music.
  • Sun Sentinel (US) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre in a story about urban migration in China.

Faculty in the Media – 1 September 2014

  • Professor Michael Humphrey of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy was interviewed on Channel Ten Eyewitness News about Britain's decision to raise its terrorism threat level.
  • ABC News 24 Sydney’s Weekend Breakfast interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations on a variety of topics including: deregulation, the rise of ISIS and Scottish independence.
  • Channel 9 Darwin News and WIN Hobart interviewed Dr Adrian Hearn from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about Cuba, its need for infrastructure and the impact of trade sanctions.