Researcher. Public Scholar. Creative Thinker.
Mia Harrison is a doctoral candidate in the Gender and Cultural Studies department at the University of Sydney. Her research uses the zombie as a modelling tool to critically think about hegemonic biomedical narratives of the body. She is a Research Associate in the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University in Melbourne, as well as the Sydney Project Manager for the ARC funded research project, Interfaith Childhoods. Mia is passionate about public scholarship, and cohosts two pop culture podcasts that make academic criticism accessible to public audiences: Trope Watchers and A Clash of Critics. Mia has a background in tech, critical disability studies, and media production.
The Interfaith Childhoods project is funded by the Australian Research Council as a research project that explores relationships between faith communities and develops art based methods of research and communication.
Trope Watchers is an academic podcast led by doctoral candidates Mia Harrison and Scott Webster. It aims to make scholarly critiques of popular culture accessible to non-academic audiences, with guest scholars invited to host episodes in their research areas. Trope Watches was awarded the 2018 HDR+ Student Grant by The University of Sydney.
A CLASH OF CRITICS
A Clash of Critics is a scholarly podcast about Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, cohosted by doctoral candidates Mia Harrison and Scott Webster. Each episode engages in deep critical analysis of every episode and every book of George R. R. Martin's epic series.