Department of Media, Music, Communications and Cultural Studies
We are an interdisciplinary department that offers degrees in partnership with Macquarie Law School and the Department of Marketing and Management. We are committed to a set of ethical values that are integral to our identity. We foster a culture of ethical conduct and integrity and this encompasses all areas of our department’s interpersonal and institutional culture.
We work in state-of-the art facilities including The Futures Lab, which represents the most significant investment in online media production to date by an Australian university.
We adhere to Macquarie’s Learning and teaching strategic framework. For support in using our teaching tools such as iTeach and iLearn, see Macquarie’s teaching technologies and tools page. If you are having technical problems, raise a One-Help ticket to get assistance from the IT department.
Head of Department
Professor Nicole Anderson
Nicole Anderson is the co-founding editor of the Derrida Today Journal, published by Edinburgh University Press, and the Director of the Derrida Today biannual conference. She is an international fellow of the London Graduate School, and a member of the Biocultures Project at University of Illinois, Chicago. She has published Derrida: Ethics Under Erasure (Continuum 2012, reprinted 2014 by Bloomsbury Press in paperback). Both the book and the journal came out of a long interest and writing on deconstruction and Derrida in relation to everyday cultural events and practices.
Research and funding
Our research strengths are articulated across five research clusters:
- Critical Inquiry and Cultural History
- Creative Ecologies Lab
- Media and Journalism Futures
- Music and Sound Cultures
- Oceania and Asia
Our staff members are on the Editorial Boards as Managing Editors of the following journals:
- Derrida Today (Nicole Anderson and Nick Mansfield – editors)
- Journal of International Communication (Naren Chitty - editor-in-chief)
- Perfect Beat (Denis Crowdy - editor)
- Scan (John Potts, Catherine Simpson and Sherman Young - editors)
- Studies in Australasian Cinema (Anthony Lambert - editor)
The Faculty Research Office can help you with research-related questions, and should be your first point of contact. Further information can be found on Macquarie’s research web pages, including information on grants and funding.
If you have travel requirements for your research, Macquarie offers travel support and info. When it comes time to present your research, our marketing and communications team can help you understand our brand and media engagement guidelines.
Employee support and safety
Macquarie wants to ensure all staff enjoy a safe, happy, productive working environment. We offer support to get you started and are transparent about our employee benefits. It is important to be aware of our Safety at work policies, as well as the University's wellbeing services that range from employment support to childcare.
Macquarie University’s health and safety policy ensures a safe work and study environment for both students and staff. Staff are encouraged to read our health and safety requirements should they need to report an incident or hazard. All staff are required to complete the Health & Safety Induction modules.