Keith Beattie is an Associate Professor at Deakin University. He has published eight books on aspects of national cinemas and the history and theory of nonfiction film (among them Documentary Screens, Palgrave Macmillan, Humphrey Jennings, Manchester University Press, and D.A. Pennebaker, University of Illinois Press). He is currently writing a volume for the Film Classics series published by the British Film Institute, and a book on the intersections of popular music and documentary film for Columbia University Press. At Deakin he heads the Processes of Signification Faculty Research Group and contributes to research projects undertaken within the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation.
Dr Adam Brown is a Lecturer in Media Studies at Deakin University, Australia, and a volunteer at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne. He is the author of Judging ‘Privileged’ Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation and the ‘Grey Zone’ (Berghahn, 2013) and co-author of Communication, New Media and Everyday Life (Oxford UP, 2012). Intensely interested in animal and human rights issues, Adam’s interdisciplinary research has spanned Holocaust representation across various genres, surveillance and film, mediations of rape, digital children’s television, and board game culture. He is currently researching the portrayal of women in Holocaust cinema and various aspects of board gaming, including their adaptation for screen media.
Toija Cinque is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Deakin University, Australia. Cinque has written widely on various aspects of internet use and her most recent book is the co-authored work Communication, New Media and Everyday Life (2012) by Oxford University Press. She is on the editorial Board for the journal New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences. Her teaching areas include communications institutions and industries, media texts and audiences, and the new media. Cinque’s main research interest lies in extending the limits of conventional media studies; exploring the intersections between social media, legacy media and communications with other studies in history, celebrity, statistics, privacy and surveillance, public policy, media law and economics. Toija Cinque’s forthcoming works include Changing Media Landscapes: Visual Networking and Communication, New Media and Everyday Life, second edition, both for Oxford University Press in 2015, and Enchanting David Bowie (co-authored with Christopher Moore and Sean Redmond) for Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2015.
Victoria Duckett is a lecturer in Media and Communications in the School of Communications and Creative Arts at Deakin University. Victoria’s areas of interest include early cinema and visual culture, feminist film historiography, performance, entertainment production, and digital archives. She is co-editor of Researching Women in Silent Cinema: New Findings and Perspectives (University of Bologna, 2013) and author of Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film (University of Illinois Press, Oct. 2015). She is co-editor (with Jill Matthews) of the forthcoming issue of Feminist Media History on ‘Feminism and the Archive’ and co-editing (with Susan Potter) an issue of Screening the Past which draws upon the conference she co-convened in 2013, Women and the Silent Screen VII. Victoria is on the editorial board of Feminisms, Medias, Histories and the Journal of Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film. She is a member of the steering committee of Women and Film History International.
Trent Griffiths has recently received his doctorate in documentary film studies. Trent’s research focuses on performance and authorship in nonfiction film. He is co-editor with Keith Beattie of D.A. Pennebaker: Interviews, a collection of interviews with the legendary documentary filmmaker published by the University Press of Mississippi, has published original research in Studies in Documentary Film, Networking Knowledge, and DOC On-Line, and presented at conferences in Auckland, London, Canberra, Wollongong and Melbourne. Trent teaches in film and media studies, is a member of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia, and the faculty research groups at Deakin Practices of Signification, Persona, Celebrity and Publics, and the Science Fiction Research Group.
Grady Hancock has recently received her PhD in Film and Gender studies. Her dissertation, titled ‘Re-visioning Australian Social Realism through a Feminine Lens’, focused on issues of femininty, feminism and affective address in contemporary Australian social realist film as made by female practitioners. Dr. Hancock’s current research interests include feminist film theory, women in film, intersections of affect and female consciousness, as well as a burgeoning interst in celebrity and persona studies. She is a sessional instructor in Cinema History and Film Studies, and Media & Communication at Deakin University, Melbourne.
Virginia Murray is a lecturer in Scriptwriting at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in the film industry as a writer, producer, director and film editor. Virginia’s research interests include the pedagogy of screenwriting; the developing role of the persona in cultural life; different representations of fact and fiction in documentary and fictional films; and, relationships within and work practices across, the creative industries. Her current research projects include the role of the paparazzi in Australian film history, and the development of bystander persona in health education. Virginia is a member of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, the Australian Writers Guild, the Australian Film Institute /Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and Australian Teachers of Media.
Sean Redmond is an Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Deakin University. He has research interests in film and television aesthetics, film and television genre, film authorship, film sound, stardom and celebrity, and film phenomenology. He convenes the Melbourne-based Eye-tracking the Moving Image Research group, and the Science Fiction Research group at Deakin University. He has published nine books including The cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood (Columbia, 2013), and Celebrity and the Media (Palgrave, 2014). With Su Holmes, he edits the journal Celebrity Studies, short-listed for best new academic journal 2011.
Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson‘s research interests include gender in Holocaust film and online media, representations of gender, sexuality, violence and sexual violence (particularly in relation to social media, news media and law), board game culture and transmedia storytelling. She is currently researching the gendered implications of court reporting on sexual assault trials, and transmedia storytelling strategies in multi-platform children’s media.