Melissa Gregg works in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. She is author of Cultural Studies’ Affective Voices (Palgrave 2006) and co-editor of The Affect Theory Reader (with Gregory J. Seigworth, Duke University Press 2010).
Her new book, Work's Intimacy, is based on a succession of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Queensland from 2004-9. Using an innovative methodology that included work and home-based interviews, ethnographic research on social media platforms, and textual analysis of mobile media advertising, the study provides an in-depth account of how online technologies become part of everyday life for white collar workers. It shows how aspiring and established professionals each try to cope with the unprecedented intimacy of technologically-mediated work, and how its seductions seem poised to triumph over the few remaining relationships that may stand in its way.
A detailed list of Melissa's publications can be found on her weblog, Home Cooked Theory - one of the longest-running academic blogs in Australia.