Join us on Wednesday 24 July from 3.30pm for the next of our regular series of DERC Chats—an informal  get together where we hear lightning talks from members of our centre and the broader community about their current research.

This time we’ll hear from Anne Harris, Marissa Willcox and Patrick Kelly!

All welcome!


Anne Harris is a core member of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and is Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University. Anne’s research focuses upon the intersection and impacts of creativity, performance and digital media at both practice and policy levels, its effects and affects within youth cultures and among and upon cultural, sexual and gender diversities, and on performance and activism. Anne is an international expert in creativity, video methods, performance ethnography, creative and practice led research, and gender and sexuality research. She is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University Faculty of Education (Australia), and an Honorary Research Fellow at Nottingham University (UK).

Marissa Willcox is a digital ethnographer currently undertaking PhD research in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University. Her research looks at feminist artists representations of gender and sexuality in digital art on Instagram. She aims to build an autoethnographic narrative that highlights the impact of sharing feminist art online and shows the positive abilities of online communities that evolve through affective art practice. Willcox is an online activist and digital scholar, with an inherent love for studying the intersections of feminist activism, art and identity in the digital age.

Patrick Kelly is a Lecturer in Media in RMIT University’s School of Media & Communication, and a Co-Director of the Screen & Sound Cultures research group. He is a screen production scholar whose research focuses on the impact of new technologies on creative practices, notions of queer identity and belonging, and other marginalised cultures.

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