Jess Hardley is a late stage PhD candidate in Media and Communication at RMIT. Her research interests include phenomenology, feminist theory, ethnography, embodiment, mobile media and theories of space and place. She also has a passion for innovative methods and interdisciplinary research approaches.
Prior to her PhD, Jess completed an Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies at Utrecht University and Central European University. Jess is co-author of the book Mobile Media and the Urban Night (Palgrave, forthcoming), and has presented research at international conferences, including, European Feminist Research Conference, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, Annual Meeting of American Geographers, and Association of Internet Researchers Conference.
She is also on the editorial board of the journal Digital Geography and Society. Alongside her research, Jess has 8 years’ experience teaching in the fields of Digital Media, Cultural Studies, Internet Studies, and Gender Studies.