Faculty in the Media

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October 2016

Faculty in the Media – 31 October 2016

  • Dr Chris Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations and Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre were interviewed on ABC’s Planet America about the upcoming US election and the FBI email scandal.
  • The Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Mail Adelaide, Sunday Mail Brisbane and Sunday Times quoted Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre on the legacy of US President Barack Obama as he nears the end of his term.
  • Dr Rodney Taveira from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the AAP Newswire, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, West Australian, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and NT News about the factors contributing to the adoption of popular US Halloween traditions on Australian culture.
  • Dr Dominique Wilson from the Department of Studies in Religion was interviewed on ABC News (Sydney) about the religious origins of Halloween, which date back to the eighth and ninth century.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails and authored an article in the Australian Financial Review about the issue. Tom Switzer also discussed the US presidential election on 105.7 ABC Darwin and authored an article in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age about Australia’s focus on US relations rather than building partnerships with countries in the Asia Pacific.
  • Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Gallop from the Graduate School of Government was quoted in the AFR Weekend about political power in Australia and how it is exercised by the Australian Labor Party.
  • The Guardian published an article by Professor Simon Jackman and Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre about the implications of the election of Clinton or Trump to the US presidency for Australia’s foreign and defence policy.
  • The Sun Herald, Sunday Age and Sunday Canberra Times referenced research from the University of Sydney and RMIT University on intergenerational transfers in the housing market.
  • Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise about the debate over the inheritance tax.
  • New Matilda referenced a study by Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy on the war in Syria.
  • The Conversation published an article by Research Fellow Giovanni Navarria from the School of Social and Political Sciences about how the Internet was born. Part two (of the three part series) was also published.
  • BBC (UK) quoted Professor Simon Jackman from the United States Studies Centre about how compulsory voting has become part of Australia’s identity.
  • Sohu (China) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about the dispute in the South China Sea.

Faculty in the Media – 28 October 2016

  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre spoke to Dr Thomas Adams from the Centre and other experts for The Conversation’s podcast on the role of gender, race and class in the 2016 US election.

Faculty in the Media – 27 October 2016

  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the future of the Republican Party in the US following Donald Trump’s nomination for the US presidency.
  • Guangdong TV (China) reported on the Sydney China Business Forum hosted by the China Studies Centre.
  • The National Interest (US) published an article by PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations, Hussain Nadim, about US-Pakistan relations.
  • The Nation (Pakistan) published an article by Masters student and Research Coordinator of the South Asian Study Group (SASG), Zushan Hashmi on the promotion of fair skin and English-language skills in Pakistan. Additionally, Mr Hashmi was interviewed on 4EB about his work with the SASG.
  • The Huffington Post published an opinion piece by Bridget Harilaou, undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, about her insights from a Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and New Colombo Plan field school studying issues of women’s empowerment in Indonesia earlier this year.

Faculty in the Media – 26 October 2016

  • News.com.au and Herald Sun reported on the Sydney China Business Forum hosted by the China Studies Centre.
  • Professor Lynne Chester from the Department of Political Economy was referenced in an article by the Joondalup Times about privatisation of power networks.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age about the potential failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the implications this could have for US influence in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Visiting Research Associate in the United States Studies Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald about public anxiety over the outcome of the US election.
  • Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English spoke to 702 ABC Sydney about how scholars have analysed William Shakespeare’s work to learn more about his writing and collaborators.
  • Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy authored an article published in The Conversation about the work of French economist Thomas Piketty on wealth inequality.
  • Research Fellow Giovanni Navarria from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article in The Conversation about internet politics in Italy.
  • China Daily, Phoenix Satellite News (China), Australian New Express Daily (China) and CCTV News (China) reported on the Sydney China Business Forum hosted by the China Studies Centre.

Faculty in the Media – 25 October 2016

  • Professor Adrian Vickers, from the School of Languages and Cultures, was awarded the University of Southern Queensland History Book Award at the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards for his book The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labour and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network, co-written with Julia Mart'nez.
  • The Australian Financial Review reported on the Sydney China Business Forum hosted by the China Studies Centre.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the current debate over gun control laws in the Federal Parliament.
  • Radio National Drive interviewed Dr Sarah Phillips from the Department of Government and International Relations about the ongoing crisis in Yemen following the collapsed ceasefire in the region.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Illawarra about the possibility of employing US voting techniques in Australian elections.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on FBi Radio about WikiLeaks releasing emails from Hillary Clinton’s private Gmail account.
  • The Conversation published an article by Research Fellow Giovanni Navarria from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the history of civil society in Italy.
  • BBC (UK) interviewed Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about US-Philippines relations during President Duterte’s trip to China.
  • The National (Scotland) mentioned Dr Beverley Sherry from the Department of English has contributed an essay to a new book celebrating the life of Thomas Muir, the man known as the Father of Scottish Democracy.
  • Xinhua (China), People’s Daily (China), East Day (China), Chongqing Broadcasting Group (China),Dahe Daily (China), Anhui Radio and Television Network (China), QTV (China), Jiangsu Network News (China), Wujin news network (China), Hawainet (China), Finance.China.com.cn (China),CQnews.net (China), news.hebei.com.cn (China), cssn.cn (China) and Asia Pacific Daily (Hong Kong) reported on the Sydney China Business Forum hosted by the China Studies Centre. Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson and Executive Director of the University of Sydney Centre in China Cathryn Hlavka were quoted in some of the pieces.

Faculty in the Media – 24 October 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald featured Professor James Curran from the Department of History in a video outlining the key moments in the Australian-US alliance.
  • The Huffington Post quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about her research on young Australians who struggle to engage with major political parties on economic, housing and social policies.
  • Honorary Professor Stephen Castles from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy was quoted in The Saturday Paper about international condemnation of Australia’s immigration system.
  • Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s speech at Gettysburg and the US presidential election. The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and news.com.au quoted CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman about where the US presidential race will veer following the third debate.
  • The Manly Daily quoted Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School regarding the potential application of privacy laws to an incident on Sydney’s northern beaches.
  • Dr Ahmar Mahboob from the Department of Linguistics was quoted in the Huffington Post about the common challenges adults face in learning a second language.
  • News.com.au reported on a United States Studies Centre study on potential risks to the US-Australian alliance.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about the history of Russian populism.
  • Reuters and Daily Mail (UK) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the political implications of debate over Australia’s gun laws in Federal Parliament.
  • Al Jazeera (Qatar) published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about a downward trend in exports and jobs in China.
  • Daily Mail (UK) quoted Visiting Professor Justin Wolfers from the School of Economics about projected falls in global markets if Donald Trump were to be elected US President.

Faculty in the Media – 21 October 2016

  • Experts from the United States Studies Centre were interviewed about the third US presidential debate: CEO Professor Simon Jackman wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about how Donald Trump’s personality played into the debate. Professor Jackman was also quoted on Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph, news.com.au and Gold Coast Bulletin. Senior Fellow Tom Switzer was interviewed on ABC (News 24, 774 Melbourne, 720 Perth, Gold Coast, North West WA). Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor spoke to ABC South West WA, Dr Gorana Grgic spoke to ABC North Queensland, Dr Sarah Graham spoke to ABC NewsRadio and Dr Thomas Adams spoke to ABC Alice Springs. The New Zealand Herald also quoted CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman.
  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations appeared on ABC The Drum as part of a panel who discussed news including the final US presidential debate and the politics of the Adler shotgun debate in Federal Parliament.
  • The Australian quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about digital citizenship and new activist organisations in the context of the future of geopolitics.
  • Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC North Queensland about his book From The Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories.
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) published an opinion piece by PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations, Klaus Heinrich Raditio, on Indonesia-China relations.

Faculty in the Media – 20 October 2016

  • Dr Omid Tofighian, from the School of Literature Arts and Media, translated an article by Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish journalist and human rights defender currently held on Manus Island, that appeared in The Huffington Post.
  • The Conversation published episode six of the podcast, Race to the White House, featuring Senior Fellow Tom Switzer, Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and CEO Simon Jackman from the United States Study Centre who also co-produce the podcast.
  • SX News reported Associate Professor Kane Race from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies will discuss the shifting perceptions of drug use among the LGBTIQ community, as part of an expert panel.
    Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in The Guardian in an article about the future of low-skilled jobs and migrant workers.
    BBC (China) quoted Dr Ian Gilligan from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the origins of clothing.

Faculty in the Media – 19 October 2016

  • Channel 7 News (Sydney) and Yahoo 7 interviewed Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History about the purpose of secret manmade tunnels underneath Sydney Harbour.
  • SBS Insight interviewed Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History about people living in the wake of World War II
  • The Australian quoted Richard Fontaine from the United States Studies Centre about a new report that identifies four potential threats to the US-Australian strategic alliance.
  • Dr Gil Merom from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Huffington Post about conflict in Iraq.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Anne Rees from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry about gender equality among historians.
  • Dr Victoria Grieves from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy was featured on Studio 10 discussing her Children Born of War project.
  • Salon (US) and The Conversation (US) published an opinion piece by Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Electoral Integrity Project and the American population's faith in the electoral process.
  • SBS Online published an article by Dr Stephen Gale, research student within the Department of Archaeology, on the forgotten history of Nauru.

Faculty in the Media – 18 October 2016

  • Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion spoke to ABC Radio National’s The World Today about an Adelaide Church that has broken away from the Australian Christian Churches, in support of LGBTIQ members of congregation.
  • ABC (The World Today, NewsRadio) interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United States Studies Centre about the US military strategy in Iraq.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2GB Sydney about conflict between Russia and the US over Syria.
  • Business Insider republished an article from The Conversation by Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, Dr Gavan Butler, about the challenges faced by the new king of Thailand following the death of Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  • SBS Ethnic Radio (Italian) interviewed PhD candidate from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Gabriele Abbondanza, about Labor’s election victory in the ACT.
  • Channel News Asia (Singapore) interviewed Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China this week.

Faculty in the Media – 17 October 2016

  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre will address the South Australia Press Clubabout the potential impact of the US presidential election on Australia, reported Adelaide Advertiser. The Sydney Morning Herald also published an article by Tom Switzer about the US military strategy in Syria. He was also interviewed on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise about a survey by the American Psychological Association on the attitude of adults to the US election.
  • Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the impact of a leaked audio tape from 2005 on Donald Trump’s campaign for the US presidency. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was also quoted in the Herald Sun and news.com.au about the issue.
  • Professor Garry Barrett from the School of Economics was quoted in news.com.au about a co-authored report on house price movements that have impacted on workforce participation across both genders and age groups.
  • A column in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times about gender equality in economics mentioned Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark from the School of Economics has provided mentoring to budding female economists as part of an Economics Society of Australia retreat.
  • Professor Paul Giles from the Department of English was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about prolific musician Bob Dylan being awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, Dr Gavan Butler, wrote an article published in The Conversation about the challenges faced by the new king of Thailand following the death of Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  • Sohu (China) quoted Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre about China’s presence in the South China Sea.
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) reported that Professor Adrian Vickers from the School of Langauges and Cultures and Sydney Southeast Asia Centre will join the board of advisors of a new Balinese visual arts foundation.
  • Tribune News (Indonesia) quoted Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences PhD candidate Lisa Heinze about fashion and sustainability.

Faculty in the Media – 14 October 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times and Age reported on new research for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute by Professor Garry Barrett, Dr Kadir Atalay and Dr Rebecca Edwards from the School of Economics. Professor Barrett was also interviewed on ABC Radio (Mid North Coast) about the research.
  • ABC Radio (Radio National, NewsRadio, AM, 702 Sydney, 666 Canberra, 105.7 Darwin, triple j) interviewed Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about the NSW Government's decision to introduce shark nets along the state's North Coast.
  • Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM interviewed Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about a ground-edge axe discovered in WA's Winjana National Park.
  • ABC Radio (Canberra, Mid North Coast, North West WA) interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s campaign in the US presidential election.
  • Rural Weekly quoted Dr Alana Mann from the Department of Media and Communications about the right to food.
  • Business Insider Australia published an opinion piece by Dr Rodney Taveira from the United States Studies Centre about the US presidential election and its impact on pop culture.
  • Professor Roger Benjamin from the Department of Art History was featured on Canal Algérie (Algeria) and Berbere Television (Algeria, France) about his exhibition at the Institut du monde arabe (Arab World Institute) in Paris.

Faculty in the Media – 13 October 2016

  • The Land interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the reversal of the greyhound racing ban.
  • Sydney Morning Herald’s Business Day referenced new research for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, conducted by researchers from the School of Economics, into changes in the housing market and household debt.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s campaign in the US presidential election
  • The Conversation published an opinion piece by Dr Rodney Taveira from the United States Studies Centre about the US presidential election and its impact on pop culture.
  • Financial Times (Asia) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Australian Labor party’s opposition to plans for a vote to legalise same-sex marriage.
  • The Express Tribune (Pakistan) published an opinion piece by PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations about the global isolation of Pakistan.
  • The Conversation published episode five of the podcast, Race to the White House, featuring Senior Fellow Tom Switzer, Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and Assistant Professor Nicole Hemmer from the United States Study Centre who also co-produce the podcast.

Faculty in the Media – 12 October 2016

  • Dr Sarah Phillips from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the potential consequences following the deadly bombing of a funeral in Yemen recently.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the NSW government’s announcement on greyhound racing.
  • Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History appeared on SBS Insight discussing the key decision-makers of World War II.
  • ABC 702 Sydney interviewed Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History about his new book that aims to place contact between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people at the heart of Australia’s history.
  • ABC 105.7 Darwin spoke to John Barron from the US Studies Centre about what the next United States president could mean for Australia.
  • Radio Adelaide spoke to Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about the discovery of the world’s oldest stone axe fragment found in Australia.
  • Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations spoke to ABC (Radio National, 666 Canberra) about the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya ten years on.
  • ABC (Online, PM) interviewed PhD candidate Lisa Heinze about the increasing issue of clothing waste.
  • Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell, from the Department of Political Economy was quoted in Daily Telegraph and CENTRAL on inequality in Sydney.
  • The Conversation published an article by research fellow Andrea Abel van Es from the Department of Government and International Relations about the role political action committees and money is playing in the United States presidential election.
  • Financial Times (UK) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Australian Labor party’s opposition to plans for a vote to legalise same-sex marriage.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Michael Hogan from the Department of Government and International Relations on the rise and fall of NSW Premier Mike Baird.

Faculty in the Media – 11 October 2016

  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC 702 Sydney about the possible back down on the ban on greyhound racing by the NSW Premier Mike Baird.
  • Dr Paul Dwyer from the Department of Performance Studies analysed Trump’s body language in the second US presidential debate for SBS Online.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Giovanni Navarria from the Sydney Democracy Network on the rise and fall of King Midas
  • ABC Radio National’s The World Today, AAP Newswire, The Australian, news.com.au, Daily Telegraph, Channel 9 News Online, Herald Sun, Cairns Post, The Mercury, SBS News Online, Weekly Times Now, Geelong Advertiser, NT News, The West Australian, Townville Bulletin, GWN7, Gold Coast Bulletin, Courier Mail, The Advertiser, Perth Now and Yahoo 7 interviewed CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman on the second US presidential debate.
  • Herald Sun interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s strategies ahead of the US election next month.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed about the second US presidential debate in the Daily Telegraph, The Advertiser, Courier Mail, Perth Now, news.com.au, NT News, Cairns Post, Gold Coast Bulletin and Herald Sun.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC (Radio National’s PM, 666 Canberra, Ballarat, 891 Adelaide, Online) about Trump’s tactics during the debate.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Visiting Research Associate Dr Nicole Hemmer from the United States Studies Centre about the second presidential debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. ABC Online also republished the article. Dr Hemmer also authored an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald about Donald Trump’s performance in the debate and during the US election campaign.
  • Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre Tom Switzer was interviewed on ABC (720 ABC Perth, Central Victoria, 891 Adelaide, triple j’s Hack program), 7LA Launceston and authored an opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review analysing the debate.
  • Dr Sarah Graham from the US Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC (News 24, Alice Springs, Newcastle).
  • The Village Sun Times (US) quoted Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about recent controversies around the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
  • Yahoo! (US) interviewed Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre Tom Switzer about Republican candidate Donald Trump’s US presidential campaign. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor, also from the United States Studies Centre, was interviewed on MSN (US), Yahoo! (US) and CNBC about the debate.

Faculty in the Media – 10 October 2016

  • Weekend Sunrise interviewed Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre Tom Switzer about Republican candidate Donald Trump’s US presidential campaign.
  • SBS World News interviewed Dr Gorana Grgić from the United States Studies Centre about the US’s move to halt cooperation with Russia in Syria.
  • ABC Radio National PM interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about new US employment data and its impact on the US presidential campaign.
  • Huffington Post mentioned a survey by the United States Studies Centre about Australians’ views of the United States’ relationship with China.
  • ABC 702 Sydney quoted Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about the need for the government to invest in greater public education around shark bite incidents.
  • SBS Italian interviewed Maria Cristina Mauceri from the Department of Italian Studies about how Italian playwrights represent emigration in theatre.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Giovanni Navarria from the Sydney Democracy Network about the new SBS political drama Italy 1992.
  • The Good Men Project (US) published an article co-authored by Hendri Yulius, a Master’s student in gender and cultural studies, about Indonesia’s LGBT community.
  • Inside Story published a story by David Clune, an Honorary Associate in the School of Social and Political Sciences, on the leadership of Premier Mike Baird.

Faculty in the Media – 7 October 2016

  • ABC (Radio National’s The World Today, NewsRadio) interviewed Associate Professor Susan Park from the Department of Government and International Relations about the appointment of former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres as the new UN Secretary-General.
  • ABC Coffs Harbour interviewed Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, Tom Switzer about reports of US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s tax issues and how they might impact on his campaign.

Faculty in the Media – 6 October 2016

  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News (Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide) about the NSW Government’s plans to ramp up shark baiting.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Alice Springs about the debate between the US vice-presidential nominees. Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre Tom Switzer spoke to ABC (105.7 Darwin, Ballarat) about the topic.
  • The Conversation published episode four of the podcast, Race to the White House, featuring Senior Fellow Tom Switzer and Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Study Centre who also co-produce the podcast.

Faculty in the Media – 5 October 2016

  • The Australian Financial Review reported on a United States Studies Centre report that shows Australia has surpassed the US in female labour force participation.
  • 666 ABC Canberra interviewed by Dr Lukasz Swiatek from the Department of Media and Communications about the Nobel Prize awards season.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 936 ABC Hobart about why minority governments can be functional in relation to Tasmanian politics.
  • Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics was quoted in the Huffington Post about the implications of a free trade agreement between Australia and Britain.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Gold Coast about recent updates in Donald Trump’s campaign for the US Presidency.
  • The Conversation published an article with expert analysis of the first US presidential debate. Dr David Smith and Visiting Research Associate Dr Nicole Hemmer from the United States Studies Centre contributed to the article.

Faculty in the Media – 4 October 2016

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times, WA Today, Brisbane Times and The Age published an opinion piece authored by Tom Switzer, Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about John Howard’s legacy.
  • The Age published an opinion piece authored by Dr Nicole Hemmer, Visiting Research Affiliate at the United States Studies Centre, about the use of gender politics in US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
  • Herald Sun, Perth Now, News.com.au and Courier Mail quoted Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about views of Trump and Clinton supporters in the lead-up to the US presidential elections.
  • The Australian quoted Emeritus Professor Rod Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about a shift in the popularity of NSW Premier Mike Baird.
  • 105.7 ABC Darwin interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about recent events in the US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
  • SBS Norwegian interviewed Dr Luis Ferrandes from the Department of Anthropology about the historic peace-deal between the FARC guerilla and the Colombian government.
  • SBS Italian interviewed PhD candidate Gabriele Abbondanza from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about Australian politics
  • Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald’s 8 Days section mentioned Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History will give a talk about James Bray’s Museum of Curios in Scholarly Musings.
  • Limelight Magazine mentioned the latest production of The Turquoise Elephant was developed with the support of the University of Sydney’s Department of Performance Studies.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy about the federal government’s changes to the backpacker tax.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Lukasz Swiatek from the Department of Media and Communications about the Nobel Prize awards season. SYN FM interviewed Dr Swiatek about the article.
  • Huffington Post (Canada), Tribune News (Indonesia), Bustle (US) and The Daily Dot (US) reported on new research from Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications showing nearly three quarters of dating app users are seeking monogamous relationships.
  • New Zealand Herald (NZ) quoted Dr David Smith from the US Studies Centre about views of Trump and Clinton supporters in the lead-up to the US presidential elections.
  • New Zealand Herald (NZ) published an opinion piece by Dr Giorgia Alu from the Department of Italian Studies about cult author Elena Ferrante.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) published an opinion piece by Roshni Kapur, postgraduate student from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, about Timor-Leste accession into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
  • Centre Daily Times(US) reported on a presentation given by Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Electoral Integrity Project.