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September 20, 2018

Over the last month I’ve been working on a brief article on the uptake of gender-neutral pronouns in public institutions in Australia. ‘The Conversation’ is an online news and commentary site that curates cutting edge and controversial research by academics here and ab...

August 4, 2018

In recent days we've had the joy of witnessing some classic moral panic fanned by news of the fake variety on Channel 9 Breakfast TV, then picked up by Geelong Advertiser, Herald Sun and The Australian. Here's some nice analysis courtesy of Keira Leike.

 The article was...

October 24, 2017

We have changes ahead...

Last week I signed a contract for an excellent new research job at RMIT, in Melbourne, for the next couple of years.

These are the things I'm looking forward to...

  • new colleagues in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and Creative Agency


January 21, 2017

Dear friends, family and work colleagues, 

It seems some of you have some questions along the lines of What's going on with "Son"? 

A few of you have asked directly and I hope I've given adequate response. If I've seemed vague or obtuse it's because I'm still working thi...

October 14, 2016

I told my best friend last night. I practised beforehand.

I rehearsed 'I have something I want to talk to you about. It's probably no surprise to you... but I want you to take a deep breath and think before you respond...'

I'm thinking about getting a referral to an...

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