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Jay Daniel Thompson

Lecturer in Professional Communication (Early Career Development Fellow), RMIT University

I commenced as a Lecturer in Professional Communication at RMIT University in January 2020. Prior to this, I lectured in digital media writing at the University of Melbourne and Victoria University.

My research interests include digital media writing, media controversy, online hostility (especially trolling), digital media pedagogy, gender and sexuality in media culture, and the digital risk society. I am happy to provide media commentary on any of these topics.

I have worked as a freelance journalist and editor, and am Website General Editor for the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia.


  • 2017–present
    Teaching Associate, Monash University
  • 2016–present
    Sessional Lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–present
    Unit Coordinator, Research Supervisor, Subject Designer, Victoria University


  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Australian Literature)

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Association of Writing Programs
  • Association for Cultural Studies
  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
  • International Australian Studies Association
  • Institute of Professional Editors Limited