Faculty in the Media

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February 2016

Faculty in the Media – 9 February 2016

  • Associate Professor Peter Kirkpatrick from the Department of English was interviewed on ABC (News 24, 891 Adelaide), The Guardian and Southern Courier about the exhibition Laugh Lines, which celebrates Australian cartooning and is on display at the Fisher Library.
  • Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC Mid North Coast about Facebook’s role in censoring images, videos and prohibited or offensive content.
  • Radio National PM interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about Republican candidate Marco Rubio and his performance during the primary debates.
    Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies was interviewed on ABC Illawarra about an impromptu rally urging their government not to send a group of asylum seekers back to Nauru.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed by 7.30 about accusations a former chief of Australia’s SAS played a role in a Saudi-led fight against rebels in Yemen.
  • Associate Professor Natalya Lusty from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies wrote an article published on The Conversation on the concept of surrealism.
  • The Drum published an article by Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the University of Surrey about how philosophers grapple with quantum mechanics. The article mentions he will speak at the Q3 Symposium at the University of Sydney.

Faculty in the Media – 6 February 2016

  • Channel 9 (Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth) and WIN (Hobart) interviewed Associate Professor Peter Kirkpatrick from the Department of English about the Laugh Lines exhibition, which celebrates Australian cartooning and is on display at Fisher Library.
  • The Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the emotions of ‘liking’ and ‘disliking’ politicians. Dr Chen was also quoted in the AFR Weekend about the politics driving the GST debate.
  • Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre appeared on a panel on ABC Lateline to discuss whether Australia should hypothetically ban Donald Trump from entering the country. 2UE Sydney also interviewed Switzer about the US Presidential election.
  • Yahoo! News (UK) published an opinion piece by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about the United Nations’ decision that the UK and Swedish governments have arbitrarily detained Julian Assange.
  • Caixin (China) published a book review by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • William Allington, PhD Candidate in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, was interviewed by SBS Online about his research on the nature of Holocaust denial.
  • Daily Examiner, Gladstone Observer, Morning Bulletin Rockhampton, Daily News Warwick, Queensland Times, Sunshine Coast Daily, Northern Star Lismore, Gympie Times, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Toowoomba Chronicle, Daily Mercury and Bundaberg News Mail quoted Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about national campaign group GetUp’s expenditure on political campaigning.

Faculty in the Media – 5 February 2016

  • The Australian reported researchers from the University have analysed the aviation safety policies of the 1930s through to the 1960s which account for Australia’s strong track record in the field. Author of the study, Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History, was quoted.
  • Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 6PR Perth about the US Presidential race and was quoted in The Daily Star (Bangladesh), Asia One (Singapore) and Yahoo! News (UK) about the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Faculty in the Media – 4 February 2016

  • The Australian mentioned Stephen Gilchrist from the Department of Art History curated the Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia exhibition.
  • The Age and Canberra Times published an article by Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre Nicole Hemmer in which she argues that American voters are united by anger rather than hope.
  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about the Iowa caucuses in the US.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC South East SA about the significance of the caucuses.
  • The Conversation published an article by PhD fellow at the Sydney Democracy Network Giovanni Navarria about why elections matter in the age of networked politics.

Faculty in the Media – 3 February 2016

  • Chair of the Department of Media and Communications, Professor Timothy Dwyer, was quoted on ABC’s Media Watch about the Federal Communications Minister’s support for media law reforms and concerns for a reduction in news source diversity.
  • Buzzfeed Australia interviewed Associate Professor Catriona Elder about the history of blackface in Australia.
  • Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted on SBS News about data which shows more Australians are moving to New Zealand.
  • Experts from the United States Studies Centre were quoted about the results of the Republican and Democrat caucuses in Iowa. ABC News 24 interviewed Dr Malcolm Jorgensen about the anti-establishment mood among voters. ABC (The World Today, NewsRadio) interviewed Visiting Professor Simon Jackman about the outcomes of the caucuses. 720 ABC Perth spoke to Tom Switzer about the difference between caucuses and primaries and The Australian published an article he authored. ABC (891 Adelaide, Alice Springs) interviewed Dr David Smith about Republican Ted Cruz’s victory over Donald Trump. 2SER FM interviewed Honorary Professor Edward Blakely about the anti-establishment approach of some candidates. ABC Gold Coast spoke to Research Associate John Barron.
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations Luke Mansillo was interviewed on 2SER FM about his research on the support for the monarchy in Australia.
  • Justin Wolfers, a Visiting Professor in the School of Economics, was quoted in an ABC Fact Check article about the indebted wealthy.

Faculty in the Media – 2 February 2016

  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about a renewed push for transparency of political donations.
  • Visiting Professor at the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, was interviewed on 774 ABC Melbourne about Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns for the US Presidency.
  • Radio National interviewed PhD candidate from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies Karma Chahine about the best methods for decluttering one’s life.
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations Luke Mansillo was interviewed on 2UE Sydney about Australians’ perception of republicanism.

Faculty in the Media – 1 February 2016

  • PhD candidate Luke Mansillo from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 2UE Sydney and ABC (Western Queensland, Far North) about his study on support for the monarchy in Australia. 2SM Sydney also reported on the study.
  • Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre was quoted in the Canberra Times about the relationship between the disappearance of China’s business figures and the struggling economy.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Tim Dwyer and Honorary Associate Damien Spry from the Department of Media and Communications about the value of sports diplomacy.
  • Dr Nicole Hemmer, Visiting Scholar at the United States Studies Centre, authored an article in The Conversation about the Heritage Foundation and the Alliance Defending Freedom.