Professor Justin O’Connor has been appointed as Chair of Communications and Cultural Economy in Communications and Media Studies. He begins his appointment in January 2013.
Justin O’Connor is a global leader in cultural industries research. He has held professorial positions at the University of Leeds and the Queensland University of Technology, and was the Director of the Institute for Popular Culture at Manchester Metropolitan University from 1995 to 2006. He was also the co-Director of the Cultural and Media Industries Research Centre at University of Leeds. His most recent research work includes Towards a New Bilbao Effect (examining the MONA gallery) (ARC Linkage Grant); Soft Infrastructure, New Media and Creative Clusters: Developing Capacity in China and Australia (ARC Linkage Grant); Arts and Creative Industries (Australia Council commissioned grant/report). Justin’s most recent books include The Cultural and Creative Industries: a Literature Review (UK Arts Council, 2010); Creative Cities, Creative Economy: Asian European Perspectives (Springer, 2009), with two new books in preparation: After Creative Industries (Sage) and Culture and Economy in the New Shanghai (Routledge).
Professor O’Connor is without doubt one of the leading researchers in cultural industries/cultural economies, with particular expertise in music industries, art and Asian cultural industries. He has led global debates about notions of the cultural/creative city, and how and where communications and media industries fit within the turn to the cultural.
Professor O’Connor was also recently appointed as a UNESCO expert in their program ‘Strengthening the Governance of Culture in Developing Countries’ and is Visiting Professor in the Department of Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Updates from COP21: Marketing the climate summit by ‘greening’ the Eiffel Tower
Dr David Holmes, senior lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Monash, is in France for the Paris Climate Summit and will be reporting regularly on the events.
A Paris summit for climate and peace?
David Holmes With so much build-up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change … Continue reading A Paris summit for climate and peace?
ARC grant success for School of MFJ
Five researchers in the School of Media, Film and Journalism, Associate Professor Shane Homan, Dr … Continue reading ARC grant success for School of MFJ
The role of social media in environmental reporting – comparing Australia and China
by David Holmes In a recent piece for The Guardian, environmental journalist and activist George … Continue reading The role of social media in environmental reporting – comparing Australia and China
Academic freedom isn’t the issue with Lomborg’s consensus centre
David Holmes, School of Media, Film and Journalism Controversial campaigner for climate change trivialisation Bjorn … Continue reading Academic freedom isn’t the issue with Lomborg’s consensus centre
There is one thing the Coalition can do for climate change that Labor cannot
David Holmes, School of Media, Film and Journalism After barely two weeks in office, the … Continue reading There is one thing the Coalition can do for climate change that Labor cannot
What does the ‘Border Farce’ tell us about the future of crisis politics in Australia?
David Holmes The convulsive reaction to Friday’s failed security operation by the Australian Border Force … Continue reading What does the ‘Border Farce’ tell us about the future of crisis politics in Australia?
sensiLab Forum: Communications and Media Studies’ Daniel Black
A key initiator of the spread of digital interfaces into our everyday lives was the … Continue reading sensiLab Forum: Communications and Media Studies’ Daniel Black
Larrikin carnival: an Australian style of cultural subversion
Tony Moore, Monash University This article is part of a series, On Happiness, examining what … Continue reading Larrikin carnival: an Australian style of cultural subversion
Monash at the first Shangai City Lab
The first Shanghai City Lab and Cultural Economy International Summer School took place at Shanghai Jiaotong University’s Xuhui … Continue reading Monash at the first Shangai City Lab
PR and Communications Internship with Haystac
Gain some valuable work-experience in the area of media and communication with a leading marketing … Continue reading PR and Communications Internship with Haystac
Australia’s radical media sphere link
Monash University senior lecturer Dr Tony Moore has presented his historical research from his book, Death … Continue reading Australia’s radical media sphere link