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[ecrea] QUT - DMRC call for PhD applications for 2019

Tue Jun 26 19:28:32 GMT 2018

Here in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology we're currently advertising some excellent opportunities for prospective PhD students — please share these with promising candidates!

*DMRC PhD Scholarship**s for 2019:*

/We've now opened our annual PhD scholarship round, for projects starting in 2019. We are looking for promising PhD candidates to undertake projects that align with the DMRC's overarching mission to conduct world-leading research for a creative, inclusive and fair digital media environment. Applicants with excellent academic track records or equivalent professional research experience may be eligible for competitive PhD scholarships in QUT's Annual Scholarship Round to undertake study with us./


    Research Training
    Annual Scholarship Round: DMRC call for PhD applications for 2019

DMRC PhD scholarship topics for 2019

We are looking for promising PhD candidates to undertake projects that align with the DMRC’s overarching mission to conduct world-leading research for a creative, inclusive and fair digital media environment. Applicants with excellent academic track records or equivalent professional research experience may be eligible for competitive PhD scholarships in QUT’s Annual Scholarship Round to undertake study with us.

We welcome expressions of interest for projects that directly address the DMRC’s research priorities of creativity and innovation, inclusion and diversity, and trust and fairness, and we are calling for projects that specifically address the following priority PhD topics:

A critical assessment of the empirical evidence for echo chambers and filter bubbles in social media
    Bias in algorithmic governance
Challenges of digital inclusion: access, diversity, participation, and skills Digital media, location data, and everyday negotiations around geoprivacy
    Digital transformations in journalistic practice
    Diverse vernacular and popular cultures of digital media
    Diversity and digital dating cultures
    Diversity and inclusion in the videogame industry
    Indigenous tourism and digital narrative strategies
    Innovation in news media organisations in response to digital media
    Labor, equality, and gender in the film and television industries
Progressive online communities, with particular reference to Muslim or Australian Indigenous communities
    Trust in the digital economy
Using digital methods to analyse the circulation of rumours, misinformation, and ‘fake news’ in social media
    Using digital methods to map data flows in social media environments
    Youth uses of and trust in news and information in the social media age

How to apply

All applications must go through an Expression of Interest process, which closes on 10 September 2018. To apply,

check the application requirements and eligibility for QUT’s annual scholarship round prepare a CV, writing sample, and 2-page research proposal using this document template, and complete the online Expression of Interest form by 10 September 2018. If you are unable to access the online form, please email (rtc-soc /at/ for a Word version.

Expressions of Interest close: 10 September 2018

Final applications due: 30 September 2018
Supervisors and supervisory interests

    Assoc. Prof. John Banks: videogames industry, consumer co-creation
Prof. Axel Bruns: social media, journalism studies, citizen journalism, Internet studies, media and communication, user-led content creation Prof. Jean Burgess: civic engagement, diversity and inclusion in social media environments, feminist and LGBTQ politics, platform governance and platform studies, issue mapping and controversy analysis, everyday digital media use Assoc. Prof. Susan Carson: cultural tourism, literary and cultural trails, digital applications, Indigenous tourism, Australian studies Dr Elija Cassidy: digital diversity and inclusion, everyday digital media use, digital dating/hookup apps, digital LGBTQ cultures, online safety and harassment, participatory reluctance, cultures of non-use and resistant appropriation, digital diasporas Prof. Stuart Cunningham: media industries in transition; digital platform studies; creative industries; media convergence; media, arts, communications and cultural policy Assoc. Prof. Michael Dezuanni: digital and media literacy, digital inclusion, children’s digital cultures, media education and media arts Prof. Terry Flew: creative industries, globalisation and international trade, media convergence, media and citizenship, media in Asia, media policy Assoc. Prof. Stephen Harrington: emergent forms of journalism, entertainment, political citizenship Dr Brendan Keogh: video games, game studies, creative industries, game development, creative labour, digital media, informal labour, game industry, new media Ariadna Matamoros Fernández: Platform governance and platform studies, digital methods, popular cultures of digital media, race and racism on digital platforms, online harassment, misinformation/disinformation Assoc. Prof. Peta Mitchell: locative/mobile/geosocial media, media geography, digital ethics, digital diversity, critical approaches to data, data literacy, everyday digital media use Dr Kylie Pappalardo: copyright, intellectual property, intermediary liability, open access, online governance, regulation, digital media Prof. Matthew Rimmer: intellectual property, digital copyright, clean technologies, and climate change, media and information technology law Assoc. Prof. Angela Romano: cultural diversity and journalism, journalism and democracy, journalism in developing countries, public journalism, civic journalism and deliberation, media representations of refugees, women in the media Dr Mark Ryan: Film, television, and screen genres; Australian film and television; film and screen industries; health and screen media; blockchain and screen production Dr Kevin Sanson: media industries, globalization, creative labour, creative industries, film/television studies Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals: media studies, citizen journalism, internet studies, social media, blogs Dr Christina Spurgeon: advertising studies, co-creative media, community media Assoc. Prof. Nic Suzor: platform governance; internet regulation; open knowledge, open access, and free culture; digital copyright Dr T. J. Thomson: visual communication, especially in mediated or networked contexts, such as journalism and social media; visual literacy; visual sociology; visual self-representation; image culture Prof. Patrik Wikström: digital creative economy, cultural economics, music, computational social science


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