Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, The University of Queensland

Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner is the founding Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (2000-2012), and one of the leading figures in cultural and media studies in Australia and internationally. His research has covered a wide range of forms and media – literature, film, television, radio, new media, journalism, and popular culture. He has published 23 books with national and international academic presses; the most recent are (with Anna Cristina Pertierra) Locating Television: Zones of Consumption (Routledge, 2013), What’s Become of Cultural Studies? (Sage, 2012) and Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn (Sage, 2010). A past president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2004-2007), an ARC Federation Fellow (2006-2011) and Convenor of the ARC-funded Cultural Research Network (2006-2010), Graeme Turner has had considerable engagement with federal research and higher education policy. He is only the second humanities scholar to serve on the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. His current research project, with Dr Anna Pertierra, is an ARC funded international comparative study of the social function of television in the post-broadcast digital environment, and he is co-editing (with Dr Jinna Tay and Professor Koichi Iwabuchi) a collection on Asian television histories to be published by Routledge in 2014.


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    Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Queensland