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Lecturer in International Comparative Culture, Literature, and Translation Studies, University of Sydney

Benjamin Nickl is a pop-culture studies expert and humour researcher. His areas of research include popular entertainment, culture theory, and (cultural) technologies of humour and their ethics. A research affiliate at the Brunel University of London's Comedy Studies Centre and member of the Australasian Humour Studies Research Network, he is working on popular media objects and trends, questions of translatability, human-machine interaction, and the posthuman potential of comedy and laugh tech.


  • –present
    Lecturer in International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, University of Sydney


    The University of Melbourne, PhD/Popular Culture Studies, Humour as Cultural Technology of Mainstream Entertainment