Michelle O'Brien

Research

Overview

Michelle is a post-graduate researcher in media and cultural studies. She holds a Master of Arts in Media Studies [Creative Media] with Distinction from University of Brighton, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications [Public Communications] from University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies [Italian Major] from University of Technology Sydney and Università degli studi di Ferrara [Facoltà di Scienze Politiche]. Her academic and research interests include media literacies, sociology, creative labour, digital cultures, and media and technology-based cultural studies.

Formal education

2010–2014:  Master of Arts in Media Studies [Creative Media] with Distinction, University of Brighton
2000–2004:  Bachelor of Arts in International Studies [Cultural Studies & Linguistics, Italian Major], University of Technology Sydney & Università degli studi di Ferrara
2000–2004:  Bachelor of Arts in Communication [Public Communications & Social Science Major], University of Technology Sydney
1994–1999:  Higher School Certificate [University Admission Score: 98.35%], Sydney Girls High School

Selection of recent work

Title: A Creative Calling: Migrant creatives and the labour of love in Berlin
Research Area: Dissertation for Master of Arts in Media Studies [Creative Media]
Date: May 2014
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Title: (Limits to) Freedom of the Press and The Man Who Fell to Earth – Narratives and frameworks in the story of Julian Assange
Research Area: Media Ethics & Politics
Date: Jan 2013
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Title: Finding a home for the digital nomad: New forms of identity and work in relation to mobile media and public space
Research Area: Information Communications Technologies
Date: May 2012
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Title: A recipe for change on both sides of the Atlantic? A critical analysis of digital media coverage of GM food in US & UK
Research Area: Mediating the Environment
Date: May 2012
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Title: Personal Consumption of ICTs – A reflective report
Research area: Information Communications Technologies
Date: February 2012
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Title: New forms of activism in a Network Society
Case study: Occupy Wall Street 2011-12
Research area: Media Access & Intervention
Date: January 2012
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Title: New forms of activism in a Network Society
Case study: Occupy Wall Street
Research area: Media Access & Intervention
Date: December 2011
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Referenced in University of Ontario Media Studies guide 2012

Title: Sacred SoundA Berlin case study
Research area: Sonic Media
Date: May 2011
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Title: Sacred SoundAural history interview transcript
Research area: Sonic Media
Date: March 2011
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Title: Unobtrusive research methods – An interpretative essay
Research area: Media Research Methods
Date: Dec 2010
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