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Professor of Mobile Media and Games., RMIT University

Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth is a socially-engaged artist and digital ethnographer. Hjorth has two decades experience working in interdisciplinary, collaborative, playful and socially innovative digital media methods to examine intergenerational relationships in cross-cultural contexts. Hjorth has explored the socio-cultural dimensions of mobile media, especially in terms of kinship and grief, in many contexts such as Japan, South Korea, China and Australia.

Hjorth has published over 100 publications on the topic—recent publications include Haunting Hands (with Cumiskey, Oxford Uni Press), Understanding Social Media (with Hinton, 2nd Edition, Sage), Creative Practice Ethnographies (with Harris, Jungnickel and Coombs, Rowman & Little) and Ambient Play (with Richardson, MIT Press).


  • –present
    Professor of Mobile Media and Games, RMIT University


  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, PhD Cultural Studies