Summer of media highlights

Summer of media highlights

Summer of media highlights

Arts gets its groove back, sexism in Australia, and the history of Christmas... it has been a busy summer for Faculty of Arts academics in the media.

Professor Martina Möllering, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald regarding the skills gained in a humanities degree which are highly valued by employers.

Professor Catharine Lumby from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies and Dr Amira Aftab from the Macquarie Law School were featured on SBS in a documentary called 'Is Australia Sexist?'

Associate Professor Ronika Power from the Department of Ancient History was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald regarding her career in bioarchaeology.

Professor Bates Gill from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology was interviewed on ABC News Afternoons about Huawei's chief financial officer being offered bail after her possible US extradition due to the alleged violation of sanctions on Iran.

Professor Bronwyn Carlson from the Department of Indigenous Studies contributed the article 'Western Civilisation degree arrives at UOW amidst lean investment in Indigenous Studies' to NITV.

Associate Professor Kristian Ruming and Zahra Nasreen from the Department of Geography and Planning contributed the article ‘Tracking the rise of room sharing and overcrowding, and what it means for housing in Australia’ to The Conversation.

Dr Katharine Haynes from the Department of Geography and Planning provided comment to ABC News regarding the danger of sheltering at home during a bushfire.

Dr Alison Holland from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations contributed the article ‘Why Tony Abbott’s appointment as Indigenous envoy was a diplomatic blunder and policy failure’ to The Conversation.

Dr Louise Pryke from the Department of Ancient History contributed the article ‘Teleporting and psychedelic mushrooms: a history of St Nicholas, Santa and his helpers’ to The Conversation. Dr Pryke was interviewed on Radio Adelaide regarding the history of Santa Claus.

Associate Professor Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides from the Department of Ancient History contributed the article ‘Heaven on earth: the ancient roots of your backyard garden’ to The Conversation.

Dr Keith Rathbone from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations contributed the article ‘How a race scare left South Sudanese star basketballers with nowhere to play’ to The Conversation.

Dr Kevin Carrico from the Department of International Studies, Languages and Cultures was featured on ABC News The WorldABC Online and The Guardian in relation to being followed by staffers from a Chinese state media outlet in Hong Kong.

Adjunct Professor George Newhouse from the Macquarie Law School was interviewed on ABC Radio Speaking Out regarding Indigenous deaths in custody.

Michael Rampe from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations was featured on Channel Seven News regarding the Macquarie Lighthouse’s 200 year anniversary.

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