RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE

2016 – present

The Department of Gender and Cultural Studies

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

My thesis explores the generative value of the pop culture figure of the zombie as a critical tool in exploring key concepts in the new biologies. This work contributes to the emerging interdisciplinary field of critical medical humanities, exploring entanglements between popular culture and biomedical sciences through new critical perspectives and methodologies. I put the zombie in dialogue with what we understand about biomedical concepts such as immunisation, organ transplantation, and cellular chimaerism, and use this to think about how the zombie and the body can complicate and illuminate key ethical and ontological debates around what it means to be human.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

2017 – present

Digital Ethnography Research Centre

RMIT UNIVERSITY 

I work as a Research Associate and the Sydney Project Manager with Professor Anna Hickey-Moody on the ARC funded project “Early Start Arts to Counter Radicalization,” with the current working title “Interfaith Childhoods: Arts Practice as Method, Urban Spaces and Community.” Interfaith Childhoods is a community based approach designed to develop reflexive and critical faith beliefs and build interfaith community relationships.

 

For a detailed list of responsibilities, you can request a copy of my CV by emailing mia.harrison@sydney.edu.au.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

2017

Department Gender and Cultural Studies

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

I worked as a Research Associate with Professor Anna Hickey-Moody. This primarily involved working on the Interfaith Childhoods project (see above).

 

For a detailed list of responsibilities, you can request a copy of my CV by emailing mia.harrison@sydney.edu.au.

PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP

PODCAST PRODUCER & COHOST

2017 – present

TROPE WATCHERS​

Trope Watchers is an academic podcast lead in partnership with doctoral candidate Scott Webster.  It aims to make academic critiques of popular culture accessible to non-academic audiences.

A CLASH OF CRITICS​

A Clash of Critics is a scholarly podcast that engages in critical analysis of HBO's Game of Thrones and George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Cohosted by Scott Webster.

©2017 MIA HARRISON