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David Holmes

Senior Lecturer, Communications and Media Studies at Monash University

David completed a major in Media Studies at Swinburne University, a BA (Hons) in Politics and Social Theory and a PhD in Social Theory from the University of Melbourne.

He is author or editor of four books in the sociology of communications including: Virtual Politics: Identity and Community in Cyberspace (Sage 1997) and Virtual Globalisation: Virtual Spaces, Tourist Spaces (Routledge 2001), Communication Theory: Media, Technology and Society (Sage 2005) and a Key Concepts in Media and Communications (Sage 2011) co-authored with Paul Jones (UNSW) Over ten years, he has also co-authored three editions of an Australian sociology textbook (2003, 2007 and 2011) with Roberta Julian and Katie Hughes. For the last edition I have written a new chapter on the sociology of climate change, with a new edition coming out in 2014.