Monash Digital Cultures Research Group

The Monash Digital Cultures Research Group brings together leading experts on digital media and the impacts of technology on our culture and society. Our research covers domains from health and cybersecurity to surveillance, sexting, and social media. We bridge the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) and the School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ) in the Faculty of Arts to showcase current research strengths and build collaborations for future research. We engage in short-term, high-quality, research-focussed consultancy work, through to large-scale research projects over longer periods of time.

We have more than thirty researchers in the group, from early career researchers through to more senior and established scholars, with a range of disciplinary interests and methodological capacities. All are at the cutting edge of research in their respective areas.

Indicative projects include:

  • image-based abuse and gendered violence (Asher Flynn, SoSS)
  • the implications of data mining and online monitoring (Mark Andrejevic, MFJ)
  • men's sexting practices and cultures of masculinity in digital spaces (Steven Roberts, SoSS)
  • digital feminist networks and understandings of women’s work (Akane Kanai, MFJ)
  • social media and diplomacy in international relations (Constance Duncombe, SoSS)
  • cyber security awareness among government officials (Lennon Chang, SoSS)
  • how algorithms mediate intimacies and relationships (Alex Lambert, MFJ)
  • the implications of long-term social media use for young people (Brady Robards, SoSS)
  • language diversity in digital audience practices (Tessa Dwyer, MFJ)
  • biomedical technologies and the use of digital media by patients (Alan Petersen, SoSS)
  • the relation between technology and the body (Daniel Black, MFJ)

If you would like to find out more information about this group or be put on our mailing list for news and events, please contact one of the co-convenors: Dr Brady Robards or Dr Akane Kanai.