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Dan Golding

Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr. Dan Golding is a Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Swinburne University and the host of Screen Sounds on ABC Classic. In 2018, Dan presented What Is Music for ABC iView and Triple J. He is an award-winning writer with over 200 publications (ABC Arts, Crikey, Buzzfeed, Meanjin, Kotaku), and a video essayist with 1 million views on YouTube. His new book, Star Wars After Lucas, is out now and published by the University of Minnesota Press. Dan also co-wrote Game Changers (Affirm Press, 2016), made the soundtracks to Untitled Goose Game (Switch, PC, 2019), Push Me Pull You (PS4, 2016), and The Haunted Island (PC, 2018) and from 2014-2017 was director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2011–2015
    Sessional Lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • 2015 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Film, Television And Digital Media (1902)
  • Computer Gaming And Animation (190202)
  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)
  • Cultural Studies (2002)