Elizabeth Coleman

Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies, Monash University

I teach a unit called Communications Ethics, Law and Policy that focuses on the reasons for supporting freedom of communication, the arguments for limitations to this freedom, and contemporary moral and political issues such as Wikileaks and the ethics of leaking, the ethics of art, privacy, the ethics of games, blasphemy and religious vilification, hate speech and freedom of communication. Previously, I taught units in legal theory, political philosophy, ethics and the philosophy of art at Wollongong, La Trobe, and the Australian National Universities.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies, Monash University
  • 2007–2008
    Faculty of Arts Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University
  • 2002–2004
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University


  • 2002 
    Australian National University, PhD in Philosophy
  • 1994 
    Australian National University, BA (Hon) in Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Arts And Cultural Policy (160502)
  • Communications And Media Policy (160503)
  • Melbourne, Australia
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  • elizabeth.coleman@monash.edu
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