The Centre for Critical Studies was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Below is a list of recent news items and upcoming events in the Centre. For more information about regular Centre events, such as our Public Lectures, Public Seminars, Conferences and Symposia, please subscribe to the CCCS Mailing List.

14 July 2015

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor and a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, in the discipline area of Cultural Studies, Research-Focused for the first 5 years of appointment.  To obtain further details, including how to apply for these positions, please follow the links.

 10 March 2015

The Centre welcomes Dr Amy Shields Dobson, the newest member of our Research Staff. Amy is embarking on a three year UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a project entitled 'Sexting, gender, and youth in Australia: understanding youth digital sexual cultures and responses to them'. 

12 January 2015

Welcome to three new Faculty Fellows - Dr Lisa Bode, Dr Guy Ramsay and Associate Professor Greg Hainge - who will be based at the Centre for Semester 1.

24 October 2014

Emertius Professor Graeme Turner will address the National Press Club on Tuesday 28 October to present the findings of the 'Mapping the Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia' report, commissioned by the Australian Government. More details here.

10 July 2014

Welcome to Dr Sally Butler, who will be based at the Centre for Semester 2 as a Faculty Fellow.

17 March 2014

This semester the Centre has welcomed two new Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Dr Catherine Phillips and Dr Richard Iveson. Also joining CCCS in Semester 1 are Faculty Fellows Dr Erich Round and Dr Graeme Were.

Profiles for all staff can be accessed here.

11 March 2014

CCCS is seeking expressions of interest for applications for 3 year UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for 2015-2017. The UQ postdoctoral scheme seeks to attract talented early career researchers with well-developed research programs and strong track records. The deadline for receiving expressions of interest is 14 April. Full details here.

20 February 2014

An interview with Associate Professor Mark Andrejevic was featured in PBS Frontline's program 'Generation Like', which aired in the United States on 18 February.

  • Read about the program here
  • Watch the video here
  • Read the interview transcript 'We Are All "Lab Rats" Online' here
15 November 2013

The Centre welcomes Rebecca Coates, a Research Fellow on the Mapping the Social Sciences and Humanities in Australia project led by Emertius Professor Graeme Turner. She brings her experience and knowledge from working as a Data Archivist on the Australian Data Archive project, and as a Research Officer at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), to contribute to her role in the CCCS.

8 November 2013

Congratulations to Emertius Professor Graeme Turner, who has been successful yet again in securing funding from the Australian Research Council in the latest round. Graeme is part of a large group of researchers who will work on the Discovery Project entitled 'Transforming Cultural Fields' from 2014 - 2016.

This interdisciplinary project investigates the shaping of Australian art, literary, media, sport, and heritage fields, individually and collectively, by the changing national and transnational environment since the 1994 national cultural policy Creative Nation. Like Creative Nation, its primary focus is on the relation between these fields and the nation, but also pays particular attention to the distinctive forms of cultural capital associated within and across these fields, especially ethnic cultural divisions and the distinctive presence of Indigenous culture. This project’s empirical application and assessment of the concept of the ‘cultural field’ will contribute to the international development of cultural theory.

15 October 2013

Dr Morgan Richards has had an opinion piece published on the ABC Science website entitled 'Planet Attenborough shaped our world view'.

7 August 2013

Accummulation: The Material Politics of Plastic, edited by Professor Gay Hawkins along with Mike Michael and Jennifer Gabrys has been published by Routledge. This edited collection came about as a result of the symposium of the same name organised by CCCS and Goldsmiths College in 2011.

29 July 2013

Emertius Professor Graeme Turner will be leading the 'Mapping the Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia' project recently commissioned by the Australian Government. Working with the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the report will profile the humanities and social sciences sectors and cosndier how government, universities and the humanities and social sciences communities might address issues of sustainability and gaps in capability.

28 June 2013

Congratulations to Professor Gay Hawkins and Dr Morgan Richards for their success in the latest round of Linkage Project funding from the Australian Research Council. Their project with the ABC, entitled 'Making animals public: the changing role of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in building public value and interest in wildlife documentary', will commence in 2014.

Project Summary: This project will critically assess the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) changing role in building public interest and value in animals through wildlife programming. Historical and strategic industry analysis will document how the ABC contributed to the development of the wildlife genre in Australia and how new external production models are impacting on its public charter.

18 March 2013

Issue 146 of Media International Australia has just been published and includes a special theme issue arising from the 2011 CCCS symposium 'Investigating Public Service Media as Hybrid Arrangements'. Edited by Professor Gay Hawkins and Dr Maureen Burns (EMSAH), the issue includes articles written by Professor Hawkins, Dr Mark Andrejevic and Dr Morgan Richards. An interview of Professor Graeme Turner is also included in the general articles. Full details here.

7 February 2013

Congratulations to our founding Director Graeme Turner, who today becomes an Emeritus Professor and will continue to be member of the CCCS Research Staff.