Peter John Chen teaches media politics, public policy and Australian politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests focus on the relationship between media and politics: with a special interest in new media's impacts on electoral politics, media regulation, social movements, and the politics of animal protection. His work includes an interest in the political content of film, the movement of political and policy ideas, and the role of networks in collective action. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and the International Journal of Electronic Governance. Peter is currently working on a new book on the politics of animal welfare in Australia.