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Professor Jean Burgess


  • Bio/Profile

    Jean Burgess is Professor of Digital Media in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at QUT and School of Communication. After serving as the DMRC’s founding Centre Director from 2015-2020, she became Associate Director of the national ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, as well as Convenor of its QUT node, in August 2020. Her research focuses on the social implications of digital media technologies, platforms, and cultures, as well as new and innovative digital methods for studying them. She is co-author or editor of more than 120 scholarly publications on these topics. Her latest book is Twitter – A Biography (with Nancy Baym, New York University Press, 2020) which has seen her called upon as a contemporary commentator worldwide. She is a current member of the ARC College of Experts, and Co-Editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies. She is a former board member of Open Data Institute Australia Network.