Professor Jean Burgess

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication

Personal details


Professor - Digital Media Studies
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication


social media, data cultures, digital media, digital methods, gender and sexuality, automation, platforms, memes, Twitter, YouTube


Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • M.Phil (University of Queensland)
  • B. Arts (Hons) (University of Queensland)
  • B. Mus (Hons) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

Member, Australian Research Council College of Experts

Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities

Fellow, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member, Association of Internet Researchers

Member, International Communication Association


Guest lectures across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate units in Creative Industries Faculty and School of Communication, 2004 - present

Curriculum development, Masters of Digital Communication, QUT, 2019

Unit coordinator, KCZ105, Media and Communication Research Methods, QUT & Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013 & 2014

Unit co-coordinator, KKP001, Entrepeneurship in the Creative Economy, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT, 2010.

Tutor, KXB101 Introduction to Entertainment, QUT, 2010

Course coordinator, MSTU2000 Music Subcultures and the Media, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland, Semester 1, 2004.


Selected publications

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Research projects


Current supervisions