Faculty in the Media

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May 2018

Faculty in the Media – 24 May 2018

Faculty in the Media – 23 May 2018

  • ABC TV (News, Sydney), ABC Radio Sydney and Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his new research finding expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. An AAP article syndicated across Australian Financial Review, Yahoo!7, Daily Mail Australia and SBS News also quoted Professor Enfield about the study. ABC Radio Adelaide also interviewed Professor Enfield about the pronunciation of the letter ‘h’.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about the political satire film Dr Strangelove.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner in the United States Studies Centre about the US’s trade dealings with China.
  • The Conversation published an article by Paul Duffill from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies about public relations in Israel.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English reviewing the Sydney Theatre Company play Blackie Blackie Brown.

Faculty in the Media – 22 May 2018

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Jim Rheingans from the School of Languages and Cultures about the original Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the Australian accent.
  • News.com.au and Metro (France) quoted Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about Australia’s feelings towards the monarchy throughout recent history. The news.com.au article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Online published an article by PhD candidate Stuart Rollo from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australia’s role in the militarisation of the Pacific.
  • 2SER Sydney interviewed Dr Luis Angosto-Ferrandez from the Department of Anthropology about the new President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado.

Faculty in the Media – 21 May 2018

  • ABC (Radio National, NewsRadio) interviewed Professor Adrian Vickers from the School of Languages and Cultures about the Suharto era in Indonesia.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner in the United States Studies Centre about his article in The Conversation on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s statement on monetary policy and inflationary pressures.
  • News.com.au quoted Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about Australia’s feelings towards the monarchy around the time of royal weddings. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the pronunciation of the letter ‘h’. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History about current politics in North Korea and the US.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about the number of female representatives in the Australia Liberal party.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Dr Damien Spry, Honorary Associate in the Department of Media and Communications, about how the AFL game held in Shanghai over the weekend may help Australia-China relations.

Faculty in the Media – 17 May 2018

  • Koori Mail interviewed Professor Juanita Sherwood, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), about Healing Our Spirit Worldwide: The Eighth Gathering that will be held in Sydney in November and is co-hosted by the University of Sydney and the Healing Foundation. SBS NITV Radio also interviewed Rod Jeffries, a representative of the Indigenous International Council that oversees Healing Our Spirit Worldwide.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Dr Fiona Giles from the Department of Media and Communications about the death of influential US journalist Tom Wolfe.
  • SBS World News interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about Australians increasingly identifying as non-religious. 2SM Sydney also interviewed Professor Cusack about the upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about how some Sydney roads are based on original tracks and pathways created by Aboriginal people.
  • triple j quoted Dr Minglu Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the use of “break-up fees” in China.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Robyn Gibson from the School of Education and Social Work about how royal weddings have shaped bridal fashion.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner in the United States Studies Centre about the Reserve Bank of Australia now considering financial stability as well as keeping inflation in check. Business Insider republished the article.

Faculty in the Media – 16 May 2018

  • ABC News TV interviewed Associate Professor John Mikler from the Department of Government and International Relations about his book The Political Power of Global Corporations.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Twitter’s plans to ‘hide’ disruptive tweets.
  • Nine.com.au quoted Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about North Korea potentially surrendering their nuclear arsenal.
  • Hope 103.2 Sydney interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the origins of Mother’s Day.
  • ABC Religion and Ethics published an article by Professor Danielle Celermajer from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the prevention of torture.

    An article published on The Conversation about how the Bible shaped Australia mentioned the University of Sydney offers a religious studies program.

Faculty in the Media – 15 May 2018

  • The Australian quoted Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison about the University’s continued partnership with TEDx Sydney in 2018.
  • 360.com (China) reported that the University of Sydney ranks number three for teaching in Australia, in an article on outcomes for education graduates.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications about Google being accused of gathering phone users’ data, including shopping habits. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia. Channel 7 (Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne) and Southern Cross Tasmania also interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about the data collection.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about the US’s relationship with Europe.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work about the recent Gonski report calling for students to have core literacy and numeracy skills by the age of eight. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • An opinion article in the Sydney Morning Herald on the rise of ‘strong man’ leaders and populism around the world quoted Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Dr Victoria Rawlings from the School of Education and Social Work about what Australian schools could do to promote gender diversity.
  • New Matilda published an article by Dr Nick Riemer in the Department of English about Nakba Day, observed by Palestinians.

Faculty in the Media – 14 May 2018

  • ABC News TV interviewed Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Gabriele Abbondanza, PhD Student in the Department of Government and International Relations, about Italy two months on from the general election.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Suzanne Rutland from the School of Languages and Culture about the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the period of civil unrest in France in May 1968.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing the book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership by James Comey.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History about current politics in North Korea and the US.
  • An opinion article published in The Australian about a Sydney Writers Festival panel on Israel and Palestine mentioned Dr Nick Riemer from the Department of English.

Faculty in the Media – 10 May 2018

  • The Wire interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about security spending in the budget.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work about the trend in public versus private high school enrolments. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

Faculty in the Media – 9 May 2018

  • A number of University academics were quoted in the media about the federal budget released last night. Radio Adelaide interviewed Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy about the budget deficit. The Conversation published a comment from Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations analysing money allocated to NSW in the federal budget. The Conversation published an article by Anthony Wicht, Alliance 21 Fellow (Space) at the United States Studies Centre, about the government allocating funding to Australia’s space sector.

Faculty in the Media – 8 May 2018

  • SBS Online published an article by Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about why companies should reveal what all their staff earn.

Faculty in the Media – 7 May 2018

  • Sun Herald reported on a new study from the University’s Business School and the School of Education and Social Work that found teachers and principals are drowning in paperwork, taking them away from their core job of teaching students. The article quoted lead researcher Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ from the Business School and was syndicated across Fairfax Media. 2GB Sydney, 5AA Adelaide and 2SM Sydney also reported on the study.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History about current politics in North Korea and the US. News.com.au also quoted Professor Curran about payments made by US President Donald Trump to Stormy Daniels. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ashley Townshend, Director of Foreign Policy and Defence at the United States Studies Centre, about China placing missiles on artificial islands in the South China Sea. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Sunday Herald Sun quoted Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications about research that found almost 70 percent of dating app users use the technology for long term relationships. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about calls to change the NAPLAN test.
  • The Weekend Australian published a review by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, of the book Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about corruption in tennis.

Faculty in the Media – 4 May 2018

  • Australian Financial Review published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about defence spending in the upcoming federal budget.
  • Quartz (India) quoted Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about cruise missiles in the South China Sea.

Faculty in the Media – 3 May 2018

  • ABC News Sydney and Sky News interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences on the French President Emmanuel Macron visiting Australia.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about French writer Simone de Beauvoir.
  • News.com.au interviewed Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences on the customer data lost by the Commonwealth Bank. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Radio’s NSW Country Hour interviewed Professor David Schlosberg from the Sydney Environment Institute and Department of Government and International Relations about a joint initiative with the City of Sydney for a food business incubator.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Dr Ilektra Spandagou from the School of Education and Social Work about the recent Gonski report and inclusive schooling.

Faculty in the Media – 2 May 2018

  • Sky News, 2GB Sydney, 6PR Perth, 5CC Port Lincoln and Curtin FM interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 1 May 2018

  • 2GB Sydney, 5AA Adelaide, 4BC Brisbane, Magic 2CH and Macquarie Sports Radio interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Australia. ABC Radio Sydney also interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about Macron’s visit.
  • NITV Online quoted Professor Mark McKenna in the Department of History about a proposed monument at Botany Bay to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s landing in 2020.
  • Yahoo! (US) published an opinion piece from Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being ready to discuss peace with South Korea and denuclearisation.
  • International Business Times interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the historical accuracy of the TV show Britannia.