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Research Associate at the Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Kelly Lewis is a Research Associate at Queensland University of Technology’s Digital Media Research Centre. She works at the intersection of visual politics, activism, digital culture, and political communication, with a focus on investigating visual social media and digital culture through the lens of social justice, complex activist contexts, and globalised politics. Kelly employs critical digital methods and qualitative approaches to study communication, politics, protest, and everyday culture on digital platforms. Kelly’s PhD research (2020) introduced a new way of studying how visual social media is used to protest unjust deaths, especially those caused by police brutality and forms of state violence, with a focus on Middle Eastern and African American contexts. Kelly received her PhD in Digital Media and Communication from Queensland University of Technology (2020). She also holds an MSc in Media Psychology, University of Salford, a Graduate Diploma in Journalism and a BA in Visual Art (photography) from the University of South Australia.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate at the Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 2020 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD