Jess Hardley is completing her PhD in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. Her research interests include embodiment, feminist theory, mobile media, theories of space and place, and safety and risk. 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 has published research in several journals including Convergence, Australian Feminist Studies and M/C. She 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.
Jess has been an editorial board member of the journal Digital Geography and Society since 2020. Alongside her research, she has been teaching for 9 years in the fields of Digital Media, Cultural Studies, Internet Studies, and Gender Studies.
This project explores the way mobile devices and networked connectivity are embedded in the routinized night-time practices and situational awareness of urban pedestrians.