Faculty in the Media

April 2015

Faculty in the Media: 27 April 2015

  • Professor of Music and Psychology, Dianna Kenny, was quoted in an article in the Weekend West (Perth) about careers in popular music.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News 24 Weekend Breakfast for the regular Sunday newspaper segment.
  • Dr Juanita Ruys from the Medieval and Early Modern Centre wrote an article about the TV show Game of Thrones and the fluid world of medieval gender in the Conversation.

Faculty in the Media: 24 April 2015

  • Dr Fiona Martin of the Department of Media and Communications wrote an opinion piece for Guardian Australia about the gender imbalance in online comments.
  • Bloomberg Business (US) quoted Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies on military spending in Asia.
  • Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, authored an article in The Conversation about alienation suffered by ANZAC veterans and the aftermath of the war.

Faculty in the Media – 23 April 2014

  • Associate Professor James Curran from the Department of History was interviewed on 2SM Sydney about the significance of Anzac Day and the importance of rhetoric in relation to this.
  • Professor David Schlosberg from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2SER FM about environmental sustainability in Western Australia.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Associate Professor Ruth Barcan from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the distinctions between cultural nudity and inappropriate nudity in an online context

Faculty in the Media – 22 April 2015

  • 2SM reported that the University will commemorate the Anzac centenary by installing hundreds of white crosses. Associate Professor Julia Horne from the Department of History was interviewed for the report.
  • Bloomberg (US) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre about how China views Hong Kong. Professor Brown was also quoted in International Business Times (US) about the obscene wealth on display by the children of Chinese government officials.

Faculty in the Media – 20 April 2015

  • Crikey and the Telegraph (UK) quoted Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications about the gender bias in comments on online news services.
  • BBC News (UK) quoted Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History about the significance of ANZAC Day.
  • Dr Bates Gill from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she will run for the US presidency.

Faculty in the Media – 17 April 2015

  • Buzzfeed reported on research by Dr Fiona Martin of the Department of Media and Communications into the comment sections of major international news websites.
  • Dr Peter Chen of the Department of Government and International Relations wrote about the final make-up of the NSW Upper House in an article for The Conversation.

Faculty in the Media – 16 April 2015

  • Professor Warwick Anderson from the Department of History gave a National Press Club Address which was broadcast by ABC.
  • Dr Patricia Ranald from the Department of Political Economy wrote an article in The Conversation about investor rights to sure governments.
  • Eastside FM interviewed Dr Louise Pryke from the Department of Classics and Ancient History about the history of the Assyrians.

Faculty in the Media – 15 April 2015

  • Women’s Agenda interviewed Dr Fiona Martin of the Department of Media and Communications about her research into the comment sections of major international news websites.
  • United States Studies Centre academics were quoted widely in relation to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential candidacy. Dr David Smith commented on the presidential candidacy and initial perceptions of the Clinton campaign launch on Sky News (Sydney) and 2SER FM. 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Tom Switzer about the launch and Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor was also interviewed on 2GB and 2SER FM about Clinton’s possible campaign strategy.

Faculty in the Media – 14 April 2015

  • ABC Four Corners interviewed James Brown from the US Studies Centre on the legacy of ANZAC in Australians’ current perception of war.
  • US Studies Centre academics were interviewed widely in relation to the announcement of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the US presidency in 2016. Professor Bates Gill was interviewed on Sky Business News Trading Day; Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor was interviewed on Radio National The World Today, ABC News 24 The Drum, 774 ABC Melbourne Breakfast, 2SM Sydney, 612 ABC Brisbane, 720 ABC Perth, 5AA Adelaide, HO FM Hobart and 6PR Perth; Tom Switzer was interviewed on Radio National PM, ABC News 24 Mornings, 2GB Sydney Night Time; John Barron was interviewed on ABC News 24 News Breakfast, ABC NewsRadio, 3AW Melbourne, ABC Gold Coast and 720 ABC Perth; and Dr David Smith was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney Evenings and 936 ABC Hobart.
  • Radio National's The World Today interviewed Associate Professor Judith Keene from the Department of History on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Birkenwald concentration camp.

Faculty in the Media – 13 April 2015

  • The Sydney Morning Herald and SBS TV World News reported that George Gittoes is the recipient of the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize. Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend magazine profiled Gittoes in light of the award. The West Australian, The Guardian, and Business Insider also reported on the award.
  • ABC TV Weekend Breakfast and ABC News 24 interviewed Dr Lynne Chester from the Department of Political Economy about the Federal Government’s Energy White Paper.
  • Vice Australia interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about rising support for the Greens in inner city suburbs. Dr Jackson was also quoted in a Star Observer piece about the political future of Labor’s Penny Sharpe.

Faculty in the Media – 10 April 2015

  • CNBC Asia interviewed Dr Mark Melatos about Greece’s recent economic talks with Russia and whether the former faces defaulting on future IMF debt repayments.

Faculty in the Media – 9 April 2015

  • Professor of Music and Psychology Dianna Kenny was interviewed on 5AA Evenings about the ‘27 Club’ and the premature deaths of musicians.
  • Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network wrote an opinion piece published in the Conversation about what success at the Paris summit should look like.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations write a piece published in the Conversation about the growing number of people voting before election day.

Faculty in the Media – 8 April 2015

  • ABC AM interviewed Sharon Elkind, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Asian Studies, about her research into cosplay – the practice of people dressing up as their favourite pop culture characters.
  • Bloomberg (US) quoted Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre in a story about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network published an article for the Conversation on why the Paris climate talks won’t be another Copenhagen.

Faculty in the Media – 7 April 2015

  • The Australian, Guardian Australia, Guardian (UK), The Independent (UK) and MSN (New Zealand) reported on research by Professor Dianna Kenny about musicians and their life expectancy.
  • Channel NewsAsia quoted Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations on the lifting of martial law in Thailand.

Faculty in the Media – 2 April 2015

  • Dr Stewart Jackson and Dr Amanda Elliot hosted a two-hour special edition of the Election Nerds podcast, on the night of the NSW election. The program featured a wide range of the University’s political experts.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News 24 about candidates for the US Presidency.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about early votes and campaigns in the 2015 NSW state election.

Faculty in the Media - 1 April 2015

  • Dr Sarah Phillips from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article in the Lowy Interpreter about the crisis in Yemen.
  • The American Interest (US) published an opinion piece by Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre about Singaporean’s founding father Lee Yuan Yew’s advice to Richard Nixon.