Dr Djoymi Baker
College / Portfolio: Design and Social Context
School / Department: DSC|School - Media & Communication
Campus: City Campus
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Dr Djoymi Baker is Lecturer in Cinema Studies at the School of Media & Communication.
Djoymi Baker is Lecturer in Cinema Studies, and formerly worked in the Australian television industry. Her research examines film and television genres; children’s screen cultures; myth in popular culture; stardom; and the ethics of representing the non-human on screen, from animals to aliens. Djoymi is the author of To Boldly Go: Marketing the Myth of Star Trek (2018) and the co-author of The Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014).
Djoymi teaches Cinema Studies in the Bachelor of Communication (Media). She is a Chief Investigator on the project Australian Children’s Television Cultures, funded by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. Djoymi is the co-producer and co-presenter of the Senses of Cinema podcast. Djoymi supervises PhD projects on film and television genre (particularly science fiction and sword-and-sandal); fandom; stardom; screen paratexts; and children’s screen cultures.
- Baker, Djoymi; Balanzategui, Jessica; McIntyre, Joanna; Burke, Liam, 2021. Beyond Bluey: why adults love re-watching Australian kids’ TV from their childhoods, The Conversation, November 16.
- Commentary: Burke, Liam; Baker, Djoymi; Balanzategui, Jessica; McIntyre, Joanna, 2021. ‘An idealised Australian ethos’: why Bluey is an audience favourite, even for adults without kids, The Conversation, 29 September.
- Commentary: Balanzategui, Jessica; Baker, Djoymi; Joanna McIntyre; Burke, Liam, 2021. Round the Twist’s fans grew up – and their love for the show grew with them, The Conversation, 10 September.
- Baker, Djoymi, 2021. Soylent Green: Food Forecast Hard to Swallow. The Capitol Journal, March.
- Baker, Djoymi, 2021. Intergenerational Spectatorship: Doctor Who at the beach.Critical Studies in Television Online, 12 February.
- Baker, Djoymi and Roberta Pearson, 2020. Return and Renewal in Star Trek: Picard, invited paper, Confessions of an Aca-Fan, 18 May.
- Baker, Djoymi; Balanzategui, Jessica; Sandars, Diana, 2020. Family Watch Together TV: Netflix and the Dark Intergenerational Fantasy, Critical Studies in Television Online, 3 April.
- Baker, Djoymi and Diana Sandars. 2018. Family Movies for the Soul. Pursuit, 23 December.
Press and Media Engagements:
- Baker, Djoymi, 2021 (interview). Adult Nostalgia For Childhood TV Shows. RTRFM, 30 November.
- Baker, Djoymi, 2021 (interview). Nostalgic Children’s Shows. ABC Radio, Regional Riff, 17 November.
- Baker, Djoymi, 2021 (interview). Reminiscing about Childhood TV Shows. ABC Radio Melbourne, 11 November.
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- Baker, D. (2023). The face of the environment: environmental human rights on screen In: Studies in Documentary Film, 17, 53 - 65
- Baker, D.,Balanzategui, J. (2022). Heritage child stars on Disney+: the liquidities of child stardom in the SVOD era In: Celebrity Studies, , 1 - 14
- Burke, L.,McIntyre, J.,Balanzategui, J.,Baker, D. (2022). Parents’ Perspectives on Australian Children’s Television in the Streaming Era In: Australian Children's Television Foundation Melbourne, Australia
- Baker, D. (2021). ‘Being the spiders’: The human-animal in Kazuo Ishiguro and Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go In: Journal of Animal Ethics, 11, 97 - 105
- Baker, D. (2020). Child’s play: Addressing the young Cold War audience in Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949–1955) In: Critical Studies in Television, 15, 112 - 128
- Baker, D. (2019). Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and ‘home movie’ moments In: The Soundtrack, 10, 145 - 160
- Baker, D. (2018). Hercules: Transmedia Superhero Mythology In: The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs Since the 1990s, McFarland and Company, North Carolina, United States
- Baker, D. (2018). To Boldly Go, I.B. Tauris and Company Limited , London, United Kingdom; New York, United States
- Baker, D. (2017). Terms of excess: Binge-viewing, epic-viewing, and the Netflix effect In: The Age of Netflix: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery and Instant Access, McFarland and Company, North Carolina, United States
- Tracking, Evidencing, and Maximising the Impact of the Australian Children Television Foundation’s Activities, 2021-2024. Funded by: The Australian Children’s Television Foundation- competitive from (2021 to 2024)
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