Faculty in the Media

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August 2017

Faculty in the Media – 18 August 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications about Germany passing laws to make social media platforms accountable for fake news.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre on whether Donald Trump is damaging America’s prestige, credibility and global leadership credentials.
  • The Street (US) quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences about trade between China and North Korea.
  • RT News (Russia) quoted Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy in a story about the standoff between Venezuela and the United States.
  • The Australian mentioned an early childhood education advocacy group was led by a former academic from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Faculty in the Media – 31 August 2017

  • Business Standard (India), The Strait Times (Singapore) quoted Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, about the possible amendments to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History featured on an episode of ABC TV’s Hard Quiz.

Faculty in the Media – 30 August 2017

  • A Reuters article syndicated across Yahoo!7 News, Gulf Times (Qatar) and Daily Mail (UK) quoted Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, about possible amendments to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Peter Hayes, Honorary Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies, about North Korea launching a missile over Japan.
  • ABC Central Coast interviewed Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History about an exhibition opening in the Central Coast.
  • The New Daily mentioned Honorary Associate Professor Judy Yates from the School of Economics in an article about a new report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Faculty in the Media – 28 August 2017

  • Mr Stephen Gilchrist from the Department of Art History was quoted in the Weekend Australian about Australian Indigenous art touring in the US.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History about her new book, Misckha’s War.
  • Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about Australia’s historical monuments.

Faculty in the Media – 25 August 2017

  • ABC’s 7.30 interviewed Professor Ariadne Vromen from the School of Social and Political Sciences about her research on young people engaging in politics, in the context of the upcoming marriage equality postal vote.
  • Financial Times (UK) quoted Emeritus Professor Rod Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about media ownership in Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 24 August 2017

  • Fiona Andreallo from the School of Literature, Art, and Media was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about over-editing in photography on a magazine cover. The article was syndicated across News Corp’s online mastheads.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s speech at a rally in Arizona.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about French philosopher René Descartes.
  • Detik (Indonesia) quoted Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about the future of smartphone technology.

Faculty in the Media – 23 August 2017

  • Channel 7 (Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane) interviewed Dr Miranda Johnson from the Department of History about broadcaster Stan Grant’s calls to change a statue of Captain Cook in Hyde Park.
  • PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations featured as part of a panel discussion on ABC’s The Drum and discussed the US President’s announcement regarding the country’s Afghanistan strategy. An Agence France-Presse article syndicated across Yahoo!7, Daily Mail (UK), Exame (Brazil) and Zero Hora (Brazil) quoted Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies about the announcement.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Hayley Fisher from the School of Economics about her research that investigated the impact of the baby bonus and paid parental leave scheme on people’s decision to have children.
  • Phoenix TV (China) interviewed Professor Michael Humphrey from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the Australian Government’s anti-terror strategy.
  • Entrepreneur (US) reported on research by Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about the impact luminance has on financial decision-making.
  • Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted in Eldiario (Spain) and Jornal de Not'cias (Portugal) about Chinese textile companies using North Korean workers to make cheaper clothes.

Faculty in the Media – 22 August 2017

  • SBS Viceland’s The Feed interviewed Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez from the School of Economics about research into being an only child.
  • An AAP article syndicated across Nine News Online, Sky News Australia. SBS News and Yahoo!7 News quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History about former Prime Minister John Howard’s comments on US President Donald Trump at a US-Australian relations conference.
  • Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted in the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) about the North Korean economy.
  • Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics was quoted in the District Reporter Camden about her research on the impact of luminance on financial decision.

Faculty in the Media – 21 August 2017

  • An opinion article in the Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about dual citizens, voting, and parliamentary membership.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Troy Henderson, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Economy, about the benefits of working short weeks.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History about US President Donald Trump’s reaction to the events in Charlottesville. Sky News interviewed Professor Simon Jackman from the United States Studies Centre about the US President. Professor Jackman also authored an article published in the Australian Financial Review.
  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the debates in the United States surrounding Confederate war memorials.
  • Dr Luis Ferrandez from the Department of Anthropology was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about a rise in malaria in Venezuela.
  • Star Tribune (US) quoted Professor Robert Aldrich from the Department of History about his research on French colonialism.
  • Next Shark (US) quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences about China’s trade sanctions against North Korea.

Faculty in the Media – 17 August 2017

  • ABC Radio National’s Law Report interviewed Dr Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications about social media companies being sued for defamation on their platforms.
  • Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted in The Australian about China’s sanctions against North Korea. South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) also quoted Associate Professor Hastings about the news.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the US President’s comments on a violent protest in Charlottesville. CNBC (US) also interviewed Associate Professor O’Connor about the resignation of a number of industry leaders from US President Donald Trump’s manufacturing councils.
  • SBS News also interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about Trump’s varying responses to the events in Charlottesville.
  • The Herald Sun quoted Brendan Thomas-Noone, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, on the likelihood of North Korea firing a missile towards Guam.

Faculty in the Media – 16 August 2017

  • Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed about the psychological effects of online dating in an episode of ABC TV’s Rowdie’s Chemical Romance.
  • The Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations questioning why Australia allowed duel citizens to vote, but not to become members of Parliament.
  • Ifeng (China) and Asia One (Singapore) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the options the federal government has if the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce were to lose a High Court challenge regarding his eligibility to serve in parliament as a dual Australian-New Zealand citizen.
  • The Australian Financial Review published an article co-authored by Richard Holden, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about his new report of the Australia-US investment relationship. ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program spoke to Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the new report.
  • News.com.au quoted Brendan Thomas-Noone, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, on the likelihood of North Korea firing a missile towards Guam.
  • An opinion piece in the Age quoted Professor Murray Print from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about the duty teachers have to teach students about their role in democracy, in context of the debate around same sex marriage.
  • Thrillist (US) quoted Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about fringe spiritual practices and the words commonly used to describe them.
  • Morning Star (US) quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences about China applying UN sanctions to North Korea.
  • MSN (UK) published a video referencing research by Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics on the impact of luminance on financial decision.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor David Schlosberg from Sydney Environment Institute and the Department of Government and International Relations about how climate change denial differs in Australia and the United States.
  • The Conversation published an article by research associate Jared Mondschein, from the United States Studies Centre, about US investment in Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 15 August 2017

  • ABC Radio National Breakfast interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Study Centre, on a new report about trade relations with the US. The Australian Financial Review also interviewed Professor Jackman . ABC Darwin and triple j mentioned the United States Study Centre research showed more than 300,000 jobs are created in Australia as a result of US investment.
  • An opinion piece in the Canberra Times quoted Professor Murray Print from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about the duty teachers have to teach students about their role in democracy, in context of the debate around same sex marriage.
  • Manly Daily interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the record number of candidates enrolled to contest the Northern Beaches Council election.

Faculty in the Media – 14 August 2017

  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney, 2SM Sydney and Sky News about the history of the ANZUS alliance in light of the Prime Minister confirming Australia would join US military action if North Korea were to attack. Professor Curran wrote an article about what the ANZUS treaty obliges, published in the Australian Financial Review.
  • Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, was quoted in an article in News.com.au, syndicated across News Corp publications, about the US President’s comments on North Korea.
  • Research Associate John Barron from the United States Studies Centre also spoke about the implications of the Prime Minister’s comments on ABC Radio Perth.
  • ABC AM interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics and Dr Celine Van Golde from the School of Psychology about the influence of fake news on the brain.
  • Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics was quoted in the Sunday Mail Adelaide, Sunday Tasmanian and Mic (US) about her research on the impact of luminance on financial decision.
  • Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History wrote a review of Donald Horne: Selected Writings, published in the Weekend Australian.
  • Primetime Asia interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Myanmar politics.
  • The Conversation published an article by PhD candidate Adele Webb from the Department of Government and International Relations about voter ambivalence towards democracy.

Faculty in the Media – 11 August 2017

  • 凤凰网 (China) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the postal vote.
  • Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, was quoted in the Herald Sun about recent developments between the United States and North Korea. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Adele Webb, PhD researcher in the Department of Government and International Relations, about a rise in people being ambivalent to politics.

Faculty in the Media – 10 August 2017

  • Financial Times (UK) and 新浪新闻 (China) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the postal vote. Dr Chen was also interviewed on SBS Mandarin about government guidelines that restricted what public servants could do on social media.
  • Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about recent developments between the United States and North Korea. Mr Townshend was also quoted in another Australian Financial Review article about the situation.
  • Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) published an opinion piece by Dr Sebastian Job from the Department of Anthropology about mining company Adani and its proposed Carmichael coalmine in Queensland.

Faculty in the Media – 9 August 2017

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was featured in a Sydney Morning Herald video about the gender pay gap. The video was shared across Fairfax publications nationally and also by the Huffington Post.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the same-sex marriage plebiscite.
  • ABC Radio Perth interviewed Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about her research that found financial decisions are influenced by the intensity of light.
  • The Conversation published an article by PhD Candidate Blythe Worthy from the Department of English about television series Top of the Lake.

Faculty in the Media – 8 August 2017

  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about her research that found financial decisions are influence by the intensity of light. New York Post also quoted Associate Professor Tymula about her research.
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was featured in a Sydney Morning Herald explainer video about the gender pay gap. The video was shared across Fairfax publications nationally and also by the Huffington Post.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Research Fellow Dougal Robinson from the United States Studies Centre and Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the USSC about US Vice-President Mike Pence’s potential 2020 presidential bid. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • The Australian quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the UN Security Council’s economic sanctions against North Korea.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article published in The Conversation about Pfizer’s tax activities in Australia.
  • Dr Liam Grealy from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies co-authored a paper published on Policy Forum about alcohol policy reform in the Northern Territory.

Faculty in the Media – 7 August 2017

  • ABC Radio (AM, Melbourne) and ABC Online interviewed Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about her research that found financial decisions are influence by the intensity of light. Campus Morning Mail, Business Insider and Long Room (US) also mentioned the research.
  • Dr David Smith from the Unites States Studies Centre was quoted in News.com.au about the leaked transcripts of Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull’s call with US President Donald Trump. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Dr Christine Preston and Associate Professor Jennifer Way from the School of Education and Social Work were quoted in the Sun Herald about a new STEM program to be introduced into pre-schools.
  • Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted in Morningstar (US) about the UN Security Council’s economic sanctions against North Korea.
  • Weekend Australian mentioned a recent report by Dougal Robinson, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre that called for Australia to adopt a new method for dealing with the US.

Faculty in the Media – 4 August 2017

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications about dating app companies creating real-life dating events. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion was interviewed on SBS Norwegian about why Australians and Norwegians are becoming increasingly secular. Professor Cusack was also quoted in The Debrief about why people are embracing New Age crystal culture.
  • National Post (Canada) quoted Professor Robert Aldrich from the Department of History in a story about increased attendance at the National Museum of the History of Immigration in Paris following the 2015 terrorist attacks in France.
  • Dr Rachel Wilson from School of Education and Social work was mentioned on ABC Radio Darwin in a discussion about the latest NAPLAN results.
  • The Conversation published an article by Cameron Muir from the Department of History about Tasos Markou, a Greek photographer who assisted refugees who had journeyed from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesvos.

Faculty in the Media – 2 August 2017

  • ABC Radio (NewsRadio, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra) and ABC Online interviewed Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about a recently released analysis into NAPLAN results. Dr Wilson was also quoted in The New Daily about the analysis.
  • Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the political crisis in Venezuela.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Associate Professor Pablo Guillen Alvarez from the School of Economics about how Sydney can fix busy peak hour trains.
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump firing his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci. Research Associate John Barron from the United States Studies Centre was also interviewed on ABC Radio Adelaide about the news.
  • The New Republic (US) discussed a book by Dr Chin Jou from the Department of History in an article about fast food and obesity.