Faculty in the Media

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June 2017

Faculty in the Media – 30 June 2017

  • International Business Times (UK), Daily Mail Australia, Daily News NY and Daily Express (UK) quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre about Australia and the US undertaking their biggest ever joint military exercise.
  • Professor John Frow from the Department of English was quoted by the Courier Mail and Sunshine Coast Daily about the grammar rules that apply to possessive apostrophes for names that end in ‘s’.
  • Fairfax Media’s Domain republished a Conversation article co-written by Dr Kadir Atalay from the School of Economics about a rise in mortgage debt.

Faculty in the Media – 29 June 2017

  • Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, was interviewed by ABC Radio National about the politics of imperfection.
  • Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted by eastday.com (China) and SBS Online about the recent Census results that showed 26 percent of Australians are now born overseas.
  • Emeritus Professor Dick Bryan from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on ABC Radio National and ABC News TV (Sydney) about comments from Reserve Bank Governor Phillip Lowe that workers should demand higher pay.
  • Dr Kadir Atalay from the School of Economics co-authored an article published by The Conversation about a rise in mortgage debt.

Faculty in the Media – 28 June 2017

  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the US Studies Centre, was interviewed on ABC Radio (Sydney) about the state of US politics.
  • Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed by Radio Adelaide (The Wire) regarding the US Supreme Court’s partial acceptance of President Trump’s proposed travel ban. Dr Boucher was also quoted in an article by the Financial Times regarding newly released census data which found that a quarter of all Australians were born overseas.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article for ABC News Online about Indigenous communities struggling with poverty in the wake of a declining resources boom.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in an article by the Campus Review about Australian politics and the role of the federal budget.

Faculty in the Media – 27 June 2017

  • PhD candidate Gabriele Abbondanza from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was interviewed by SBS World News Radio (Italian) about the leadership of the federal political parties and the ongoing debate about proposed citizenship changes.
  • Dr Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández from the department of Anthropology was interviewed by CGTN America The Heat (US) about the current crisis in Venezuela.

Faculty in the Media – 26 June 2017

  • Dr Craig Barker from the Museum and Heritage Studies program was interviewed on ABC Radio Perth about mummies and developments in the archaeological field.
  • The Australian Institute of International Affairs reported on a talk presented at their institute by Dr Diarmuid Maguire from the Department of Government and International Relations about the political impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.
  • Associate Professor Tim Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications was quoted in an article by the Sydney Morning Herald regarding the need for regulators to investigate whether Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon are in breach of media laws in relation to their dealings with Network Ten

Faculty in the Media – 23 June 2017

  • Janet Dutton from the School of Education and Social Work was interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald about the NSW Education Standards Authority’s plans to change the assessment of HSC English.
  • Dr Eyal Mayroz from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies was interviewed by SBS World News about the United Nations withdrawing 600 Republic of Congo peacekeeping troops from the Central African Republic.
  • Bloomberg TV interviewed Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about the UK Prime Minister negotiating Brexit terms.
  • The Australian mentioned Professor Gerard Goggin from the Department of Media and Communications authored the book, Disability in Australia: Exposing a Social Apartheid.
  • Lifehacker republished a Conversation article co-authored by Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History about the fatality rates of Australian snakes.

Faculty in the Media – 22 June 2017

  • Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, was interviewed by ABC Radio Canberra about the significance of Macron's Parliamentary election win in France.
  • Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History co-authored an article published on The Conversation about misconceptions around the fatality risks of snakebites.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article published in The Conversation about the Federal Government’s calls for public money to fund gas exploration.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Eleanor Gordon-Smith, Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, about ethical dilemmas.
  • Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the US Studies Centre, wrote an article published in The Australian about the relevance of an undelivered John F. Kennedy address to US politics today.

Faculty in the Media – 21 June 2017

  • New York Times (US) published an opinion piece by Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about far-right politicians in Australia.
  • Dr Marco Duranti from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the human rights revolution born in a conservative UK after World War II.

Faculty in the Media – 20 June 2017

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on ABC News Sydney about the outcome of the French election.

Faculty in the Media – 19 June 2017

  • The Sun Herald, Sunday Age and Sunday Canberra Times and other Fairfax outlets quoted Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about his research on the politicisation of the shark debate in Australia.
  • Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC Radio National about Australian migration to China and the story of Daisy Kwok, a Chinese-Australian socialite who was born in Sydney and moved to China in 1917.
  • PhD candidate Lucy Watson from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC Radio National about Rebel Wilson’s defamation case against Bauer Media.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in The Australian and Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil) about the US-Australian alliance in light of recent comments made by the Prime Minister.
  • Zushan Hashmi, Policy & Research Coordinator of the South Asia Study Group, wrote an article for New Matilda about prejudice between Muslim groups of different ethnicities.

Faculty in the Media – 16 June 2017

  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Times about Australia’s ongoing alliance with the US during the Trump presidency.
  • International Business Times (US) and El Universal (Brazil) published articles about University of Sydney and Australian National University researchers discovering artefacts in the Czech Republic, which provide insights into the transition between Neanderthals and modern humans. Lead researcher, Dr Ladislav Nejman, was quoted.
  • Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations co-authored an article published on The Conversation about the power of the executive in both the US and Australia.
  • Associate Professor Monika Bednarek from the Department of Linguistics was quoted in a Cosmopolitan article about the prevalence of profanities in popular media and the health benefits of swearing.
  • National Public Radio (US) quoted Dr Chin Jou from the Department of History on her new book, Supersizing Urban America.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in The Australian, Financial Times (UK) and AOL (Brazil) about comments made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about Donald Trump at the Midwinter Ball in Canberra.
  • Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, was quoted in an Australian Financial Review article about the changes in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s attitude towards the Australia-China relationship.

Faculty in the Media – 15 June 2017

  • Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in The Washington Post (US) about the disparity between younger and older voters in the UK and the US elections.
  • Daily Mail (UK) and Science Daily (US) published an article about University of Sydney and Australian National University researchers discovering artefacts in the Czech Republic, which provide insights into the transition between Neanderthals and modern humans. Lead research, Dr Ladislav Nejman, was quoted.
  • Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in the National Review (US) about the international economic implications of Brexit.
  • The New Daily quoted Dr Richard Smith from the Department of Art History in an article about how nature documentaries are made.

Faculty in the Media – 14 June 2017

  • Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed by ABC TV News (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth) about the future of the Ten Network in light of recent financial difficulties.
  • PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations published in article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the NSW government’s plans to separate radical prison inmates from the rest, to avoid breeding further radicalisation.
  • Professor Danielle Celemajer from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on Radio National about the concept of speed and whether it’s worth the moral cost.
  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History wrote an article about the state of the US-Australia alliance published on Today Online (Singapore).
  • El Financiero (Mexico) and El Universal (Mexico) reported on comments made by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations at the National Electoral Institute about the rise of populism and the future of democracy.

Faculty in the Media – 13 June 2017

  • Associate Professor Nick Rowley from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed by 6PR (Perth) and ABC Radio (Sunshine Coast) about the results of the British general election and comparisons between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn’s campaigns.
  • Associate Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History was interviewed by ABC Radio Sydney about the history of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
  • Dr Prudence Black from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed by Seven’s The Daily Edition about the history of airline hostesses and flight attendants.
  • Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations and Director of the Sydney Democracy Network was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the future of monitory democracy and the rise of modern despots.
  • Associate Professor Julia Kindt from the Department of Classics and Ancient History published an article in The Conversation on the enduring attraction and relevance of Thucydides’ ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’.
  • Fairfax media reported that a number of academics have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, including Dr Amanda Anita Bell from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Professor Ed Blakely from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News (Sydney) about former FBI director James Comey’s remarks at a congressional hearing about President Trump.
  • Dr David Smith from the US Studies Centre was quoted in an article in The Saturday Paper about Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and the power of city governments to make their own environmental legislation.
  • Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed by Sputnik News (Russia) about the conflict in Syria.

Faculty in the Media – 9 June 2017

  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed by Sky Business News, 2GB, 6PR Perth, 4BC Brisbane, 5AA Adelaide, 8SUN Alice Springs, Curtin FM and FBi Radio about the UK election.
  • Associate Professor Nick Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed by ABC (News TV, World Today) and 6PR Perth about his predictions for the UK Election.
  • Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, was quoted by The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph and News.com.au in an article about how the results of the UK Election will impact Australians. The article was syndicated nationally.
  • Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Culture spoke to Bloomberg TV about her predictions for a leftward swing in the UK election.
  • Emeritus Professor John Y. Wong was interviewed on SBS about how the recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom and Brexit will affect the UK election results.
  • Associate Professor Stephen Whelan from the School of Economics was interviewed by The Courier Mail about research that found house-price-induced debt was now a risk to the Australian economy.

Faculty in the Media – 8 June 2017

  • Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work wrote an article published on the Huffington Post about the future of the education system in light of new and emerging technologies.
  • ABC Radio (Sydney, Hobart) interviewed Natali Pearson, PhD Candidate in Museum and Heritage Studies, about underwater cultural heritage and the future of the oceans.
  • Professor Adrian Vickers from the School of Languages and Culture was quoted in a Crikey article about the declining number of Australian students studying Asian languages.

Faculty in the Media – 7 June 2017

  • Head of the School of Economics, Professor Colm Harmon, was quoted in an article by ABC News (Online) about the Irish housing crash of 2007/08.
  • PhD candidate Christopher Hoy from the School of Economics published an article with The Guardian about a World Bank survey on perceptions of inequality.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre appeared on ABC Radio (Sydney) to discuss the latest news about Donald Trump’s Presidency.
  • Adjunct Associate James Brown from the United States Studies Centre appeared on Sky News to discuss recent controversies of the Trump Presidency.
  • Honorary Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed by ABC Radio (Sydney) about innovations in smart home technologies.
  • Dr Marco Duranti from the Department of History published an article with The Conversation about the state of human rights under conservative governments.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences published an article with The Conversation about the lack of financial transparency in the NSW Business Chamber.

Faculty in the Media – 6 June 2017

  • CNN (US) interviewed Professor David Schlosberg from the Department of Government and International relations and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute about the politics of the US withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.
  • ABC TV Sydney interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathon Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about local elections in Cambodia.
  • Natali Pearson, PhD Candidate in Museum and Heritage Studies, published an article in The Conversation on the need to preserve underwater historical sites.
  • The Hill (US) and Hindustan Times (India) quoted Senator John McCain on the American-Australian alliance from a lecture he gave at the University’s US Studies Centre.

Faculty in the Media – 5 June 2017

  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted in an article by the Australian Financial Review about the current state of the European Union.
  • Professor Dirk Moses from the Department of History wrote a piece for ABC Online (Religion & Ethics) about understanding the causes of terrorism.
  • Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times quoted sections of Disposable Leaders, written by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations, in an article regarding Australia’s political and economic crisis.
  • Professor John Mikler from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted by Yahoo7 News regarding the importance of the US withdrawal to China’s global leadership.
  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the US Studies Centre, was interviewed on Sky News about Senator McCain’s visit to Australia and his Alliance 21 Lecture.
  • US Studies Centre Research Brendan Thomas-Noone co-authored an article for Guardian Australia about the CSIRO’s cooperation with a Chinese defence contractor.
  • US Studies Centre Research Fellow Ashley Townshend was interviewed by Sky News (Sydney) about the state of US politics.
  • The Australian quoted James Brown, the Research Director of the United States Studies Centre, in an article about AUSMIN discussions and the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear program.
  • Dr Victoria Rawlings from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in The Guardian about a new policy developed by Catholic schools to combat transphobic and homophobic bullying.
  • Adjunct Professor Adrian Blundell-Wignall from the School of Economics wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about the benefits and issues resulting from opening up global markets.
  • United States Studies Centre Research Fellow Ashley Townshend was interviewed by Bloomberg (US) on the influence of the US in the Asia-Pacific. The video was posted on MSN (UK) and Yahoo UK.

Faculty in the Media – 2 June 2017

  • Associate Professor Nick Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed by ABC (News Breakfast, World Today and Online) about US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement
  • Professor Michael Humphrey was interviewed by Sky News about the Director of ASIO’s comments that there is no link between refugees and terrorism

Faculty in the Media – 1 June 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the upcoming UK election.
  • Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed by ABC Radio Canberra about a new dating app that targets people suffering ‘Tinder fatigue'.
  • Honorary Associate Timothy Dean from the School of Philosophical & Historical Inquiry was interviewed by ABC Radio Sydney about the life and work of philosopher David Hume.
  • ABC Radio Canberra and Sky News interviewed Senator John McCain with reference to his speech about the American-Australian alliance, as part of the US Studies Centre’s Alliance 21 Lecture series. Senator McCain’s speech was also discussed internationally by CNN (US), New York Magazine (US), The Hill (US), Upworthy (US), Japan Times, Straits Times (Singapore) and Sputnik News and locally on Smooth FM,NOVA FM and ABC AM. An edited extract of the address was published in the Australian Financial Review.