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Researcher, University of South Australia and Course Designer, Queensland University of Technology

Fiona Suwana is a researcher on Media and Communication at the University of South Australia (UniSA). She becomes a course designer and co-course leader for the short course program of the 2021 - 2022 "Democratic Resilience: Youth participation in Indonesia's Democracy" and the 2019 - 2020 “Democratic Resilience - Digital and Media Literacy” by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and DFAT Australia Awards Indonesia. She graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy at Digital Media Research Centre, School of Communication - Creative Industries Faculty, QUT – Australia. Her research focuses on digital activism, digital media, digital media literacy, social and political movement, democracy, and young people, specifically civic engagement and political participation to support democratic practices. Her work has been published in Palgrave, Information, Communication and Society, Media Practice and Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Kasetsart Journal of Social Science, and Research Report (a commissioned independent study into digital news in Australia for Facebook Australia and accompanied submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - Digital Platforms Inquiry), The Conversation, the Jakarta Post, and Palgrave book chapters.


  • 2021–present
    Course Designer, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2020–present
    Researcher, University of South Australia
  • 2014–2020
    Research Assistant and Tutor, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2007–2014
    Lecturer and Researcher, London School of Public Relations, Jakarta


    Queensland University of Technology, Ph.D
    Universitas Indonesia, M.Sc
    London School of Public Relations, Jakarta, B.A (Hon)


  • 2021
    Media Practice and Education, Taylor & Francis
  • 2019
    Information, Communication & Society, Taylor & Francis
  • 2017
  • 2014
    Social and Behavioral Sciences,

Professional Memberships

  • ECPR