Professor Kevin Sanson

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


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Personal details

Positions

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

Keywords

media industries, globalization, creative labour, creative industries

Discipline

Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies

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

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Texas at Austin)

Professional memberships and associations

Dr Sanson is an active member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. As a graduate student, he was elected to serve on the Society's Board of Directors. He continues to volunteer for committee work and regularly presents at the annual conference. He also is a chief investigator in the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT. He is co-founder and editor of the academic journal Media Industries.

Teaching

Kevin has taught courses on creative labor; global media; cinema history; media and cultural studies; and race, ethnicity, and the media, among others. At QUT, he teaches into the School of Communication's Entertainment and Media Industries degree program. He played a leading role in the program's re-accreditation and redevelopment, working to keep its curriculum aligned with international disciplinary standards and industry needs.

Kevin welcomes post-graduate students with interests in critical media industry studies, including projects on but not limited to labor, globalization, and internet distribution. Past and current supervisions include topics such as:

  • Digital distribution and Nollywood
  • Political economy of Bangladesh media
  • Advertising, technological change, and entrepreneurial careers
  • 'Blockbuster' museum exhibitions
  • Myanmar music industry and copyright regulations
  • Chinese social media influencers
  • Indian content creators and streaming media services


He also supervises two highly successful international experiential learning opportunities (i.e., "study tours"):

  • How Hollywood Works (June) takes undergraduate students to Los Angeles where we meet with film and television professionals, all at different points in their career and working for different organizations, and visit a number of cultural sites with significance to the entertainment industry to learn about how Hollywood works as both a place and industry.  The experience includes attending the annual 'Produced by Conference.'
  • Buying and Selling Global Entertainment (October) takes students to Cannes, France, where they attend the annual MIPCOM international television sales market and conference to learn about the global trends shaping the entertainment marketplace. The experience includes close mentorship from Australian broadcasters and distributors at the market, and time spent in London and Paris.

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Kevin, explore their research on ePrints (our digital repository).

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Research projects

Supervision