Faculty in the Media

May 2014

Faculty in the Media – 30 May 2014

  • The West Australian interviewed Professor David Goodman from the China Studies Centre about Post-Tiananmen China. He was also quoted in Global Post (US) and Deutsche Welle (Germany).
  • The Economist (UK) mentioned a book written by Professor Iain McCalman from the Department of History on the biography of the Great Barrier Reef.

Faculty in the Media – 29 May 2014

  • ABC’s Fact Checker quoted Professor Colm Harmon from the School of Economics in a story about the value of education.
  • SBS Ethnic Radio Melbourne interviewed Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre in a story about the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Faculty in the Media – 28 May 2014

  • Sina (China) reported on 'Shanghai 2020' a new book by Professor Kerry Brown from the China Studies Centre.
  • 774 ABC Melbourne’s Drive interviewed Ian David from the Department of English about crime writing.

Faculty in the Media – 27 May 2014

  • 2SM interviewed Dr Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about the current conflict in Thailand.
  • Bloomberg (US) interviewed Associate Professor Ben Goldsmith from the Department of Government and International Relations on the newly elected Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko. He was also interviewed on Radio National Canberra’s the World Today.
  • CNN México (Mexico) quoted Associate Professor Dilip Dutta from the School of Economics in a story about India's new Prime Minister.

Faculty in the Media – 26 May 2014

  • Fox News (US), NPR (US), ABC (US), The News (Pakistan), The Boston Globe (US), and The Japan Times (Japan) quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about a bombing in Urumqi, China.
  • 2UE Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Catherine Driscoll from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about ‘trigger warnings’ and classification systems when it comes to content.
  • The Saturday editions of the Age and Sydney Morning Herald published a profile of Department of Sociology PhD candidate Richard Schweizer, and his father.
  • ABC Religion and Ethics published a piece by Dr John Dickson from the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, which debates the merits of Reza Aslan's views at Sydney Writers' Festival.

Faculty in the Media – 23 May 2014

  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported on preliminary University modelling that shows the Faculty faces reduced government revenue of about $10.3 million, as a result of higher education reforms.
  • Honorary Associate in the University's Digital Cultures Program, Mark Pesce, was interviewed on ABC News 24’s News with Roz Childs.
  • Dr Luke Russell from the Department of Philosophy wrote an op-ed about evil for the Conversation, in advance of his talk at Sydney Writers' Festival.

Faculty in the Media – 22 May 2014

  • Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen on political memes, written by student Chris Rodley, The Guardian, Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 20 May 2014

  • Good Weekend in the Sydney Morning Herald interviewed author Tara Moss. It mentions that she is undertaking her PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.
  • Yahoo! Malaysia quoted Dr Thomas Barnes from the Department of Political Economy in a story about the newly elected Prime Minister of India.

Faculty in the Media: 19 May 2014

  • mX (Sydney) published a piece on the Curiosity Lecture Series at Sydney Writers' Festival, which will feature academics from the University.
  • The Conversation published a piece by Honorary Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History about spies in the USSR, which is based on her recently-published memoir.

Faculty in the Media – 15 May 2014

  • Yahoo! News (US) and The Daily Beast mentioned research by Dr Monika Bednarek from the Department of Linguistics about swearing in pop culture.
  • Dr Stefanie Schurer from the School of Economics features in the Brisbane and Melbourne editions of MX in a piece about different age groups' experience of boom and bust.
  • Otago Daily Times (NZ) published an opinion piece by Dr Emma Christopher from the Department of History about Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria.

Faculty in the Media – 14 May 2014

  • The Australian published an opinion piece by Dr John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations about the[[The Australian published an opinion piece by Dr John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations about the territorial dispute over the South China Sea.
  • ABC's The World Today program interviewed Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about transparency in the NSW government.

Faculty in the Media – 13 May 2014

  • Radio National Canberra’s The World Today interviewed Dr Alison Betts from the Department of Archaeology about an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
  • The Conversation published a piece by Dr Emma Christopher from the Department of History about slavery in Africa. Dr Christopher was also interviewed on Sky News Australia’s Reporting LIVE with Stan Grant.

Faculty in the Media – 12 May 2014

  • The Sunday Telegraph quoted Dr Chris Chesher from the Department of Media and Communications in a story about Twitter.
  • ABC 666 Canberra Afternoons interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Europe Day.
  • ABC Radio National’s Sunday Extra interviewed Associate Professor Tess Lea from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about militarisation in Darwin.

Faculty in the Media – 8 May 2014

  • MX (Sydney) reported on a talk about legitimate religions to be held at the University by Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion.
  • The Conversation published a piece by Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about Western Australia’s shark cull.
  • The Conversation published a piece by Dr Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about the public funding of election campaigns.

Faculty in the Media– 6 May 2014

  • The Drum (ABC) published a piece by Honorary Associate in the Digital Cultures Program about the increased presence of automated coffee making machines.

Faculty in the Media – 5 May 2014

  • Dr Monika Bednarek from the Department of Linguistics was interviewed for an article about swearing on TV that ran in the Sunday Times (Perth), the Sunday Mail (Adelaide) and the Sunday Telegraph (Sydney).
  • Radio National Canberra’s The List interviewed Jonathon Hutchinson the Department of Media and Communications about his research into animal videos on the internet.
  • The Conversation published a piece by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the ABC.

Faculty in the Media – 2 May 2014

  • Yahoo!7 news quoted Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations in a story about the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Faculty in the Media – 1 May 2014

  • The Australian quoted Dr Colm Harmon from the School of Economics about higher education reform proposals.
  • The Australian Financial Review interviewed Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about Chinese terrorist threats.
  • The Malaysian Insider syndicated an opinion piece by Dr John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations.
  • The Scientific American published an edited extract from Professor Iain McCalman's book, The Reef: A Passionate History. Professor McCalman is from the Department of History.
  • The Jakarta Post published an opinion piece by Dr John Lee from the Department of Government and International Relations about US President Barack Obama's visit to Asia.
  • Sky News quoted Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the defence agreement signed between the US and the Philippines and China's possible reactions.