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Jo Orsatti

Jo Orsatti

PhD Candidate

Rm 4130
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 8627 5396


Jo joined the University of Sydney in 2013 from lecturing at the University of Technology, Sydney in the areas of information design, creation and architecture and knowledge discovery. Jo holds a Masters of Information Studies (Research) from The University of New South Wales and has completed degrees in Information Management as well as a Bachelors of Arts majoring in Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies.

Jo’s PhD research is looking at how people shape their organisational and professional identities through their engagement with organisational social media. Jo is also working on ways to understand motivation and participation in organisational communities. Jo has a long standing research interest in the ways people use technology to shape their lives and what is important to them.


Journal Article/s

Orsatti J, Hafermalz E and Hovorka DS 2016 'Rethinking, “Rethinking: Post-Human Boundaries”: Pre-given or Performed?', Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, vol.47:4, pp. 41-44 [Link]

Conference Paper/s

Orsatti J and Boell SK 2016 'Organizational Engagement in Climate Change: A Performative Account of Organizational Environmental Reality', 8th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies - “Dualities, dialectics and paradoxes in organizational life”, Corfu, Greece, 18th June 2016


Conference Proceeding/s

Orsatti J and Riemer K 2015 'Identity-Making: A multimodal Approach for Researching Identity in Social Media', 23rd European Conference on Information Systems ECIS, Münster, Germany, 29th May 2015 [Link]


Conference Proceeding/s

Orsatti J and Riemer K 2012 'Identity and Self-Presentation: from a Representational to a Performative Lens in Studying Social Media Engagement in Organisations', Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2012 - "Location, location, location", Geelong, Australia, 5th December 2012

Research Expertise

  • Identity & self
  • Social media
  • Organisational participation and engagement
  • Technology use
  • Organisational sustainability

Recent Units Taught

  • WORK2219 Managing Organisational Sustainability

    2016: S2,