Faculty in the Media

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April 2018

Faculty in the Media – 19 April 2018

  • ABC’s WA Statewide Drive interviewed Dr Chris Pepin-Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about how the public and media react to shark attacks.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Anne Rogerson from the Department of Classics and Ancient History about burial process and culture in ancient Greece and ancient Rome.
  • Yahoo! Finance (US) quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the benefits of compulsory voting.

Faculty in the Media – 18 April 2018

  • Australian Jewish News quoted Emeritus Professor Suzanne Rutland from the School of Languages and Culture about the formation of Israel.
  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the Vatican offering classes in exorcism to Catholic priests.

Faculty in the Media – 17 April 2018

  • ABC Radio National replayed a panel discussion about the evolution of various human species which featured Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about language and grammar.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Meredith Lake, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, about Australia’s declining biblical literacy.
  • Sina and IFeng (China) referred to a book published by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy in which he discussed the Chinese middle class doubling by the middle of the century.

Faculty in the Media – 16 April 2018

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about current tensions between the US, Syria and Russia. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia. The Australian also quoted Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about recent events in Syria.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre about China’s plans to establish a military base in Vanuatu. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • A column in Courier Mail quoted Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications about his research into why people use dating apps. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Weekend Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about her recent Australian Financial Review article into the lack of evidence suggesting there was a conspiracy to sack Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975.
  • Weekend Australian quoted Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about the general decline in crime across Australia since the early 2000s.
  • AFR Weekend quoted Elsina Wainwright, Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about Nikki Haley, the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • 5AA Adelaide interviewed Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about the history of industrial relations in Australia.
  • ABC Radio Newcastle interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the superstitions around Friday the 13th.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about the US’s actions towards Syria and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about tensions between the Australian and Chinese governments.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Meredith Lake, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, about Australia’s declining biblical literacy.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the Commonwealth Games medal tally and Australia’s interest in the event.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Olga Oleinikova from the School of Social & Political Sciences about the Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine.

Faculty in the Media – 13 April 2018

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Jane Park from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the representation of race in Wes Anderson’s new film Isle of Dogs.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about how new words are introduced in the age of the internet.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announcing his retirement.
  • ABC Radio South East interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about the formation of her community’s new Ngarigo Indigenous Corporation and their aspirations to gain a stronger presences across a number of sectors.

Faculty in the Media – 12 April 2018

  • ABC Radio Central Victoria interviewed Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s statement to a US Senate hearing.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright, Director of the Institute of Open Adoption Studies, about local adoption in Australia.
  • SBS Online quoted Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about what would happen if US President Donald Trump sacked Robert Mueller who is investigating whether there was Russian interference in the US election.

Faculty in the Media – 11 April 2018

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison about a new partnership between ABC and the University of Sydney for five Australian PhD researchers in the humanities to participate in an ABC media residency.
  • Professor Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre featured on ABC’s panel show The Drum.
  • The Guardian quoted Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, on the plan to split Sydney into three separate cities.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Prime Minister losing his 30th Newspoll in a row.

Faculty in the Media – 10 April 2018

  • SBS TV interviewed Professor Robert Slonim from the School of Economics and Professor Ellen Garbarino from the Business School about their research into how hand ratios can determine factors such as financial risk taking.
  • Channel 9’s Today discussed the app, iWitnessed, mentioning it was developed by researchers at the University of Sydney.
  • Live Science (US) quoted Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about the neuro underpinnings that make people take financial risks.
  • EduResearch Matters published an article by Dr Alison O’Grady from the School of Education and Social Work about how schools should commemorate ANZAC Day.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about thousands of artefacts still missing from Iraq’s national museum.
  • The Conversation interviewed Professor Michael Dirkis from Sydney Law School about what should happen when a tax officer and the tax office get something wrong.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite and Professor Peter Goodyear in the School of Education and Social Work about how universities should teach ‘knowledge’.

Faculty in the Media – 9 April 2018

  • Campus Morning Mail reported Professor Gerard Goggin from the Department of Media and Communications has been appointed panel chair in creative arts and humanities for the inaugural round of the Australia Research Council’s engagement and impact assessment.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about the US imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the tariffs. SBS Radio Germany also interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School on the outlook of the US and China trade war.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the backlash Facebook is facing over its privacy policies. ABC NewsRadio also interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about the Facebook data scandal.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the connection between religion and sport.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Associate in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, about new research into Pompeii.
  • Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the Centre for the History of the Emotions discussed Robyn Cadwallader's novel, Book of Colours on ABC Radio National.
  • Sun Herald quoted Professor Debra Hayes from the School of Education and Social Work about the number of teachers fired from NSW public schools being on the rise. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • AFR Weekend quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about political opinion polls and how the media handles them in Australia versus the US and UK.
  • Café Europe reported on the excavation of the Mer-Neith-it-es mummy coffin at the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum. The article was syndicated in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg.
  • The Culture Trip (UK) reported on How We Talk, a new book from Professor Nick Enfield, Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre.

Faculty in the Media – 6 April 2018

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney and Professor Marian Baird from the Business School was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the research.
  • ABC News quoted Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about the patterns of political support in regional Australia.
  • Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Age about competition between private schools to attract students.
  • Scientific American quoted Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about the neuro underpinnings that make people take more or less risk when it comes to investments.

Faculty in the Media – 5 April 2018

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy and Professor Marian Baird from the Business School was quoted in The Age about the gender segmentation of the labour market. The story was syndicated across Fairfax.

Faculty in the Media – 4 April 2018

  • The Australian reported political theorist and public policy expert Professor Marc Stears has been announced as the inaugural director of the University’s Sydney Policy Lab.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Killian Quigley from the Sydney Environmental Institute and Bill Fox from the Nevada Museum of Art about their Sydney Ideas event on the role artists can play in the environmental crisis.

Faculty in the Media – 3 April 2018

  • Dr Jamie Fraser, senior curator at the Nicholson Museum, was interviewed and quoted in ABC Radio (Melbourne), Smithsonian (US), The World News (Austria) and CNN (Spain) about the excavation of the Mer-Neith-it-es mummy coffin at the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum. Dr Fraser was also quoted in the Weekend Australian about another exhibition at the Nicholson Museum, Alpha Omega: Tales of Transformation.
  • SBS World News interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about the federal government’s proposed changes to visa categories.
  • The Daily Telegraph and News Corp publications reported on a study published by the United States Studies Centre about the future of the Republican Party, quoting Matilda Steward and Dougal Robinson.
  • Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Financial Times (UK) and The Independent (Ireland) about the Australian cricket cheating scandal.
  • Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC Radio (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Gippsland) about how Easter traditions have changed in Australia.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Religious Studies about the origin of Easter traditions. Professor Cusack was also interviewed on 2UE Sydney about the origin of April Fool’s Day.
  • ABC Radio National’s The Money interviewed Professor Bob Slonim from the School of Economics about behavioural economics.
  • Shepparton News named Stephen Gilchrist from the Department of Art History as a judge in the 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Awards.
  • The New Daily quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about schools moving away from grouping students by academic ability.
  • The Daily Telegraph reviewed a documentary about Pompeii featuring Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Associate from the Department of Classics and Ancient History.