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Dr

Mark Davis

Associate Professor In Publishing & Communications
Culture And Communication
social sciences
arts & humanities
neoliberalism
cultural studies
communication
literary reviews
literature
culture wars
online media
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Dr

Mark Davis

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Public culture
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Dr

Mark Davis

 

My research addresses questions to do with the relationship between media cultures and democracy, with emphases on the 'culture wars', online extremism, digital platforms, book publishing, public culture, young people and the media, and media and cultural theory. I currently have ongoing projects in three areas: 1) Online extremism and the influence of online 'anti-publics' on civic and democratic culture in Australia and overseas, such as white supremacist groups and the alt-right, 'men's rights' groups, 'neoreactionary' and 'dark Enlightenment' groups, anti-climate science groups, and anti-vaccination groups; 2) The impact of networked digital media on literary publishing and 'taste-making', and the relationship between books, digital media and public culture more generally; 3) Western and Chinese online platforms and the question of how cultural difference is embedded in digital networked media. My research has been supported by numerous nationally funded grants and published in leading international journals.

I am a regular public commentator on radio and television and have been an invited speaker at numerous literary festivals and public events. I am a founding board member of Open Humanities Press, an editorial board member of Melbourne University Publishing, and a fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, and have worked with NGOs and peak bodies on issues such things as anti-vilification legislation, dealing with online extremism, and proposed changes to copyright law. I am an executive member of the Enlightenment Romanticism Contemporary Culture (ERCC) Research Unit at the University of Melbourne where I lead the research cluster on Dark-, Counter-, and Anti-Enlightenments, and a member the Research Unit for Public Cultures (RUPC) at the University of Melbourne. I am a member of the International Communication Association, the Association for Cultural Studies, the Association of Internet Researchers, the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, and the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia.

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Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor In Publishing & Communications

Culture And Communication

Member

Association of Internet Researchers

Member

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

Member

Australian and New Zealand Communication Association

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts (honours)

University of Melbourne