Senior Lecturer in Internet Studies, Curtin University

Tama Leaver is a senior lecturer in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University, and a researcher working in Curtin’s Centre for Culture and Technology and the Curtin Institute for Computation.

His research interests include social media, online identity, digital death and media distribution.

He has published in a number of journals including Popular Communication, Media International Australia, Comparative Literature Studies and the Fibreculture journal.

He is the author of Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology and Bodies (Routledge, 2012), co-editor (with Mike Kent) of An Education in Facebook? Higher Education and the World's Largest Social Network (Routledge, 2014) and is currently researching the way birth, early life and death are changing in the era of networked digital communications.


  • 2009–present
    Senior Lecturer in Internet Studies, Curtin
  • 2012–2013
    Research Fellow, Curtin Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT)


  • 2006 
    UWA, PhD


2012 Australian Award for University Teaching for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities and the Arts