Faculty in the Media

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September 2016

Faculty in the Media – 30 September 2016

  • Forbes (US) and Vice (Sweden) reported new University of Sydney research that has found nearly three quarters of dating app users are seeking monogamous relationships. Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications was quoted. The research was also mentioned on 612 ABC Brisbane.
  • Radio National PM interviewed CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman about the veto used by President Barack Obama on the bill to allow victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia.
  • ABC Coffs Coast interviewed Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was also interviewed on Sky News about the debate.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Linda Connor from the Department of Anthropology and Dr Nicholas Riemer from the Department of English about the University’s decision to confer an honorary doctorate on former prime minister John Howard.
  • Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on 2MCE Orange about the new 19 percent backpacker tax rate.
  • Gulf News (Philippines) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about President Rodrigo Duterte’s influence on the defence policy of the Philippines.
  • The Conversation published an article by Giovanni Navarria from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the US presidential election.
  • Bianet (Turkey) published an article about a conference at Bogazici University, Istanbul which featured a keynote lecture by Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Faculty in the Media – 29 September 2016

  • Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC (774 Melbourne, 702 Sydney, Newcastle, Kimberley), Lifehacker and Mamma Mia about his research that found nearly three quarters of dating app users are seeking monogamous relationships. The research was also featured on VICE (US), People’s Daily (China), Xinhua (China), Global Times (China), Sina (China) and China News Network.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy about why the Federal Government’s compromise on the backpacker tax will mean increased discrimination for these workers.
  • The Conversation published episode three 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.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2UE Sydney and ABC Goldfields WA about the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. CNBC (US) interviewed United States Studies Centre Senior Fellow Tom Switzer about Donald Trump’s performance in the first US presidential debate. The Jakarta Globe (Indonesia) quoted United States Studies Centre experts Dr David Smith and Dr Nicole Hemmer about the debate.
  • The Japan Times interviewed Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow from the United States Studies Centre, about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s military strategy.
  • People’s Daily (China) quoted Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about a national study of social groups that have emerged in the 21st Century including the ‘multicultural marvel’ and ‘digital hipster’.
  • Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies authored an obituary published in the Sydney Morning Herald for Professor Peter King from the Department of Government and International Relations.

Faculty in the Media – 28 September 2016

  • Experts from the United States Studies Centre were interviewed about the first US presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in a number of outlets: Dr David Smith spoke to ABC (PM, 774 Melbourne, 891 Adelaide, 105.7 Darwin, Alice Springs, triple j), The Conversation and Sky News. Senior Fellow Tom Switzer wrote an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review arguing Trump exceeded expectations in the debate. He was also interviewed on Sky Business News, 2GB Sydney, 2CC Canberra, ABC (612 Brisbane, 720 Perth, North West WA, Gold Coast). CEO Professor Simon Jackman was interviewed on ABC (The World Today), news.com.au and the The New Zealand Herald. Dr Sarah Graham was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra. The Australian quoted Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown. Dr Graham and Professor Brown were interviewed on SBS World News.
  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations appeared on ABC’s The Drum with Tom Switzer from the USSC and discussed the US presidential debate.
  • Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications, was quoted on Business Insider, Gizmodo, ABC Online and The New Daily about his research that found online dating apps such as Tinder don't encourage short-term hook-ups but instead facilitate people’s search for long-term relationships.
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) published an opinion piece by Dr Dyah Pitaloka from the School of Languages and Cultures about Dialita, a choir made up of ex-political prisoners in Indonesia.
  • China News Network quoted Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about a national study of social groups that have emerged in the 21st Century including the ‘multicultural marvel’ and ‘digital hipster’.

Faculty in the Media – 27 September 2016

  • 3AW Melbourne, Business Insider, Gold Coast Bulletin, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and News.com.au interviewed Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about a national study of social groups that have emerged in the 21st Century including the ‘multicultural marvel’ and ‘digital hipster’.
  • The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail and News.com.au quoted Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about Donald Trump’s strategy during the first Presidential election debate.
  • Dr Prudence Black from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about marketing techniques employed by aviation companies.
  • Xinhua (China) reported on a China Studies Centre-hosted event commemorating the literary legacies of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu.

Faculty in the Media – 26 September 2016

  • ABC North Queensland interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Palmer United Party’s application to cease registration as a political party in Queensland.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today, Canberra Times and Brisbane Times interviewed Dr David Smith from the US Studies Centre about US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims of media bias in campaign reporting.
  • The Daily Telegraph, news.com.au and Herald Sun interviewed Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, about the importance of the upcoming US Presidential debates for Hilary Clinton’s campaign.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times and WA Today published an opinion piece by senior fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre about four books about US Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
  • 2SER interviewed Professor Edward Blakely from the United States Studies Centre about the recent bombing in New York City.
  • ABC Online, SBS News Online and The Conversation published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s political success.
  • The West Australian, Weekend West and Yahoo! News quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about populism in Australian politics.
  • The Conversation published an article by Emeritus Professor Margaret Harris from the Department of English about Christina Stead’s The Beauties and Furies.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about the disintegration of Europe and a new democratic Enlightenment.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Hendri Yulius, a Master’s student in gender and cultural studies, about Indonesia’s LGBT community.
  • The Express Tribune (Pakistan) published an opinion piece by PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations about Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address to the 71st UN General Assembly in New York

Faculty in the Media – 23 September 2016

  • Visiting Professor Linda Jakobson from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in The Australian about the level of influence the People’s Republic of China has in Australia.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 612 ABC Brisbane about the US Presidential election. Senior Fellow Tom Switzer spoke to ABC Coffs Coast about the latest polls.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in The Conversation, explaining key concepts in US politics and elections.
  • Science (US) quoted Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about a new University of Copenhagen study into the history of Australian languages.
  • The Epoch Times (Taiwan) published an opinion piece by Professor Margaret Clunies Ross from the Department of English about Icelandic literature.

Faculty in the Media – 22 September 2016

  • ABC News 24 interviewed Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about the ceasefire in Syria.
  • Radio National Drive interviewed Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the Department of Political Economy about nostalgia in politics, with reference to the US elections and Latin American politics.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about the profitability of the drug industry in Central America.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 891 ABC Adelaide about recent bombings in New York.
  • Professor Yingjie Guo from the School of Languages and Cultures and China Studies Centre was interviewed on SBS (Mandarin) about how China is perceived around the world.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the nine swing states that will determine the outcome of the US Presidential election.
  • The Jakarta Post (Indonesia) published an opinion piece by Hendri Yulius, Masters student in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, about Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s appointment as an ambassador for a UN gender equality program.
  • The Conversation published episode two of the podcast Race to the White House featuring Senior Fellow Tom Switzer, Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and Dr Gorana Grgic, from the United States Study Centre who also co-produce the podcast.

Faculty in the Media – 21 September 2016

  • Professor Yingjie Guo from the China Studies Centre was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about how China is perceived around the world.
  • The Straits Times (Singapore) interviewed Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne about the underpayment of workers in some of Australia’s biggest companies.

Faculty in the Media – 20 September 2016

  • Dr Nicole Hemmer, Visiting Research Associate from the United States Studies Centre, wrote an article published in the Age about Donald Trump’s campaign for the US Presidency.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the concept of direct democracy.
  • BBC (UK) quoted Dr Ian Gilligan from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the origins of clothing.

Faculty in the Media – 19 September 2016

  • Associate Professor Pablo Guillen Alvarez from the School of Economics authored an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald about the lessons Sydney can learn from global cities such as Barcelona and Tokyo to tackle the density issue.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre authored an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) about Donald Trump’s campaign and voter disillusionment with politics. Mr Switzer was also interviewed on ABC Illawarra and 2UE Sydney about his address at the Bradman Museum.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre authored an article published in the Australian Financial Review about military strategies to solve the South China Sea dispute.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the history of the Greens Party and their position in the modern Australian politics landscape.
  • Sky News interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the final months before the US Presidential election.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History, analysing a scene from Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975).
  • Dr Xiaohuan Zhao from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed by Central China Television (CCTV), Xinhua New Agency, and China News Agency about the Chinese Cultural Centre’s exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare (1564-1616) and Tang Xianzu (1550-1616).

Faculty in the Media – 16 September 2016

  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on 2UE Sydney and ABC Coffs Coast about the history of US Presidential candidates releasing medical records.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) published an opinion piece by Roshni Kapur, postgraduate student from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, about workplace safety issues in Bangladesh.

Faculty in the Media – 15 September 2016

  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 666 ABC Canberra about the results of the local council elections in the ACT and the strategy of the Greens.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications about the influence of media owners on government’s media regulation policy.
  • The Conversation published the first podcast from the series Race to the White House, featuring Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor and Research Associate Tom Switzer from the United States Study Centre who are a co-producer of the series.

Faculty in the Media – 14 September 2016

  • Professor James Der Derian from the Department of Government and International Relations was featured in an article by Foreign Affairs about his research Project Q: Peace and security in a quantum age.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Gold Coast Bulletin, Courier Mail, Perth Now and News.com.au about the Coalition considering a plebiscite on marriage equality for February 2017.
  • Honorary Associate from the Department of History, Professor Richard Waterhouse, spoke to triple j about the historical significance of Australia Day and its meaning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in light of calls for triple j to shift the date of the Hottest 100 away from 26 January.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Alice Springs about the history of US Presidential candidates releasing medical records in relation to news Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia.
  • The Washington Post (US) and the Chicago Tribune (US) quoted CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman about prejudice in the US.

Faculty in the Media – 13 September 2016

  • Radio National The World Today and 702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about a voting trend against the Coalition in light of local council elections held last Saturday.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Herald Sun, News.com.au, Daily Telegraph and Courier Mail about the popularity of the NSW Liberals in the context of the election results.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman spoke to Radio National The World Today, News.com.au and Herald Sun about Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis and the impact on her campaign.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Radio National PM about Clinton’s health and how medical records have historically been released by candidates. Senior Fellow of the Centre, Tom Switzer, was also interviewed on 720 ABC Perth.
  • Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC’s The Drum as part of a panel discussion about a potential marriage equality plebiscite, among other topics.
  • 936 ABC Hobart interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about attempted assassinations of US Presidents throughout history.
  • CNBC (US), MSN (US) and Yahoo! (US) interviewed Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about Chinese and Russian naval drills in the South China Sea.

Faculty in the Media – 12 September 2016

  • The Weekend Australian quoted Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about local council elections, particularly that of the City of Sydney.
  • Honorary Professor Peter Hayes from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on ABC (891 Adelaide, 936 Hobart) about North Korea conducting its fifth and most powerful nuclear weapon test.
  • ABC (702 Sydney, Online) and The New Daily interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the first week of Federal Parliament and the political donations system.
  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the US Presidential election.
  • The Conversation published an article by PhD researcher Adele Webb from the Department of Government and International Relations about relations between US and the Philippines.
  • The Straits Times (Singapore) quoted Associate Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about this year's Group of 20 (G20) Summit.

Faculty in the Media – 9 September 2016

  • Radio National’s Life Matters interviewed Dr Alana Mann from the Department of Media and Communications about food systems in urban areas.
  • Professor Ying Jie Guo from the School of Languages and Cultures was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald for a story about Australian universities and donations from China.
  • The New Daily quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about changes to local councils by the NSW Government.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Coffs Coast about the US Presidential election and the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
  • VICE (UK) interviewed Dr Chris Chesher from the Department of Media and Communications about internet memes.
  • BBC (UK) interviewed Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about US-China relations in context of the South China Sea dispute. He was also quoted in CNN (US).
  • CCTV (China) and People’s Daily (China) reported Dr Xiaohuan Zhao from the School of Languages and Cultures spoke at a Chinese Cultural Centre event this week commemorating the literary legacies of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu.

Faculty in the Media – 8 September 2016

  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney about Clover Moore re-contesting the position of Sydney Lord Mayor in the local election.
  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre spoke to Sky News about Pauline Hanson’s election to the federal Senate.
  • The Conversation published an article by Honorary Associate Damien Spry from the Department of Media and Communications about how soft power operates in political relationships between Australia and China.
  • Honorary Research Associate Lynne Michelle Swarts from the Department of History wrote an article published in The Conversation about the Jewish community in Eastern Europe.

Faculty in the Media – 7 September 2016

  • Dr Edward Duyker, Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of French Studies was interviewed on SBS radio about his research into French explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse
  • Research Affiliate at the United States Studies Centre, Dr Nicole Hemmer, wrote an article published in the Age about how Trump has appealed to the politics of right-wing European countries.
  • ABC News Online quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the likelihood that Clover Moore will retain her position as Sydney’s Lord Mayor.
  • PhD candidate Rohan Howitt from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC North Coast NSW about the prehistoric civilisations who inhabited Antarctica.

Faculty in the Media – 6 September 2016

  • Postgraduate research student from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Gabriele Abbondanza was interviewed on SBS Radio (Italian) about a range of political news including anti-terrorism legislation and Pauline Hanson’s election to the Senate.
  • South China Morning Post quoted Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about President Xi Jinping’s chairing of the Group of 20 (G20) summit of leaders.

Faculty in the Media – 5 September 2016

  • The Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph, Adelaide Now and News.com.au quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the support base for Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
  • Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies was quoted in the Daily Telegraph’s BW Magazine about the cultural motivations behind the appeal of a makeover.
  • Richard Fontaine from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about Australia’s trade and economic relations with China in light of the G20 Leaders’ meeting this weekend.
  • ABC (NewsRadio, The World Today) interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about Facebook’s satellite project that launched last week.
  • Associate Professor Greg Martin from the School of Social and Political Sciences was quoted in the Herald Sun about the factors contributing to popular representations of serial killers.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman was interviewed on ABC News 24 about Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s visit to Mexico.
  • Deutsche Welle (Germany), Channel NewsAsia, Yahoo (Canada) and Jakarta Globe (Indonesia) quoted Associate Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about this year's Group of 20 (G20) Summit.

Faculty in the Media – 2 September 2016

  • Senior Fellow Tom Switzer of the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC (666 Canberra, Coffs Coast) about the 65th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty signing

Faculty in the Media – 1 September 2016

  • Dr Paul Dwyer from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies spoke to ABC Mid North Coast about the Grace Under Pressure drama workshops to support people undergoing harassment and toxic working environments.
  • PhD candidate Adam Piovarchy from the Department of Philosophy was interviewed on ABC North Queensland about the benefits of an education in philosophy.
  • O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil) interviewed Associate Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about the upcoming G20 Summit in China.