Associate Professor Mark Andrejevic

Deputy Director and ARC QEII Research Fellow
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies
Email: Phone: (61 7) 3365 7175


Mark Andrejevic is a media scholar who writes about surveillance, new media, and popular culture. In broad terms, he is interested in the ways in which forms of surveillance and monitoring enabled by the development of new media technologies impact the realms of economics, politics, and culture. His first book, Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched (2003), explores the way in which this popular programming genre equates participation with willing submission to comprehensive monitoring. His second book, iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era (2007), considers the role of surveillance in the era of networked digital technology and explores the consequences for politics, policing, popular culture, and commerce.


BArts Williams College; MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder.


  • New Media Technologies and Practices
  • Online Surveillance and Privacy
  • Reality TV
  • Biometrics
  • Critical Theory
I welcome applications from prospective PhD students working in any of the above areas.


I am currently working on a five-year, ARC funded project that looks at public attitudes towards measures to regulate the collection and use of personal information online and over mobile networks. Australia is in the process of reforming its privacy laws to keep pace with technological developments and my hope is that this research might contribute to the public discussion over how to address privacy concerns in the digital era.
More information about this research project is available here.
I am also completing a book that explores how the ways in which we think about information are changing in response to a context of informational excess – one characterised by the multiplication of media outlets and the explosion of information available online and via networked devices.
Additionally I am working on a book about the history of the term “interactivity” and the role that it plays in discourses about digital media. I continue to research and write about reality TV and other sites where surveillance and popular culture collide. 


ARC’s QEII Fellowship and Discovery Grant (2009) for “The Monitored Audience: Protecting Personal Information in the Digital Era.” This is a five-year fellowship worth $390,000.
Collaborator: The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting (2008).
UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2006). This is a three-year fellowship award.
Obermann Center Fellowship, The University of Iowa, fall. Residential fellowship for research.
Old Gold Summer Fellowship Award, summer 2004.
Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship, Unversity of Colorado, Boulder, 2000-01
Center for the Humanities and the Arts graduate fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2000-01.


Andrejevic, M. (2013). Infoglut: How Too Much Information Is Changing the Way We Think and Know. New York: Routledge.
Andrejevic, M. (2007). iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era. Lawrence, KS: The University Press of Kansas.
Andrejevic, M. (2004). Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Articles (Since 2008)
Andrejevic, M. (2013). "Whither-in Critique", Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 10: 2-3, pp 222-228.
Andrejevic, M. (2013). "Public service media utilities: Rethinking search engines and social networking as public good", Media International Australiia, 146, pp. 123-132.
Andrejevic, M. (2012). "Brain Whisperers: Cutting through the Clutter with Nueromarketing", Somatechnics, 2 (2), pp. 198-215.
Andrejevic, M. (2011). “The Work That Affective Economics Does”, Cultural Studies, 25 (4-5), pp. 604-620.
Volcic, Z and M. Andrejevic (2011). “Nation Branding in the Era of Commercial Nationalism”, International Journal of Communication, 5, pp. 598-618.
Andrejevic, M. (2011). “‘Securitainment’ in the Post-9/11 Era”, Continuum, 25 (2), pp. 165-175.
Andrejevic, M. (2011). “Surveillance and Alienation in the Online Economy”, Surveillance and Society, 8 (3), pp. 275-289.
Andrejevic, M. (2010). “Decision Markets and Vernacular Postmodernism”, Journal of Communication Inquiry, 34 (4), pp. 403-416,
Andrejevic, M. (2010). “Reading the Surface: Body Language and Surveillance”, Culture Unbound, 2, pp. 15-36.
Andrejevic, M. (2009). “Productive Play 2.0: The Logic of In-Game Advertising”, Media International Australia, 1 (130), pp. 66-76.
Andrejevic, M. (2009). “Critical Media Studies 2.0 – an Interactive Upgrade”, Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 1 (1), pp. 28-40.
Volcic, Z. and M. Andrejevic (2009). “That’s Me: Nationalism and Identity on Balkan Reality TV”, Canadian Journal of Communication, 34 (1), pp. 7-24.
Andrejevic, M. (2008). “Watching Television Without Pity: The Productivity of Online Fans”, Television & New Media, 9 (1), pp. 24-46.
Book Chapters (Since 2008)
Andrejevic, M. (2013) "Surveillance in the Big Data Era" in Kenneth D. Pimple (ed.), Emerging Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies (PICT): Ethical Challenges, Opportunities and Safeguards, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 55-69.
Andrejevic, M. (2013). "Media and Mobility" in J. Nerone (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: Media History and the Foundations of Media Studies, Chicester, UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 521-535.
Andrejevic, M. (2012). "Authoring User Generated Content" in C. Chris & D. Gerstner (eds.), Media Authorship, New York and London: Routledge, pp. 123-136. 
Andrejevic, M. (2012). "The Work of Being Watched: Interactive Media and the Exploitation of Self Disclosure" in L. Ouellette (ed.), The Media Studies Reader, New York and London: Routledge, pp 492-506.
Andrejevic, M. (2012).  "Ubiquitous Surveillance" in D. Lyon & K. Ball (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies, New York and London: Routledge, pp 91-98.

Andrejevic, M. (2012). "Estranged Free Labor" in T. Scholz (ed.), Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory, New York: Routledge, pp. 147-164.

Andrejevic, M. (2012). "Surveillance and Democracy in the Digital Era" in A. Goodboy and K. Shultz (eds.), Introduction to Communication Studies: Translating Scholarship into Meaningful Practice, Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, pp. 253-259.

Andrejevic, M. (2011). “Facebook als neue produktionsweise” in O. Leistert and T. Rohle (eds.), Generation Facebook: Uber das leben im social net, Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag, pp. 31-49.

Andrejevic, M. (2011). “Watching back: Surveillance as activism” in S. Curry Jansen, J. Pooley and L. Taub-Pervizpour (eds.), Media and social justice, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 177-191.
Andrejevic, M. (2011). “Managing the Borders: Classed Mobility on Security-Themed Reality TV” in B. Skeggs and H. Wood (eds.), Reality TV and Class, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 60-72.
Andrejevic, M. (2011). “Exploitation in the Data Mine” in C. Fuchs et al. (eds.), Internet and Surveillance, Routledge, pp. 71-88.
Volcic, Z. and M. Andrejevic. (2011). “Slovene Reality Television: The Commercial Re-inscription of the National” in A. Hetsroni (ed.), Reality TV: Merging the Global and the Local, New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 79-94.
Andrejevic, M. (2011). “Social Network Exploitation” in Zizi Papacharissi (ed.) The Networked Self, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 82-102.
Andrejevic, M. (2010). “Aesthetic Experience in the Digital Era” in S. Allan (ed.), Rethinking Communication: Keywords in Communication Research. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, pp. 24-37.
Volcic, Z. and M. Andrejevic. (2010). “Commercial Nationalism on Balkan Reality TV” in K. Sender and M. Kraidy (eds.), The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. 57-70.
Andrejevic, M. (2010). “Real-izing Exploitation” in K. Sender and M. Kraidy (eds.) The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. 17-28.
Andrejevic, M. (2010). “Reality TV is not Democratic – its Psychotic!” in Ji Hoon Park and Lemi Baruh (eds.) Reality Television as a Platform for Political Discourse, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 32-48.
Andrejevic, M. (2009). “Exploiting YouTube” in Patrick Vonderau and Pelle Snickars (eds.) The YouTube Reader, National Library of Sweden, pp. 33-51.
Andrejevic, M. (2009). “The 21st Century Telescreen” in Turner, G. and Tay, J. (eds.), Television Studies After TV: Understanding Television in the Post-Broadcast Era, New York: Routledge, pp. 31-41. 
Andrejevic, M. (2009) “Watching the Voyeurs” in Murray, S. and Ouellette, L. (eds.) Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture, Second Edition. NYU Press, pp. 121-133.
A full list of Associate Professor Andrejevic’s publications, including fulltext links, can be accessed via UQ eSpace.
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