Associate Professor Scott Brook
Scott Brook is Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, where he was Associate Dean for the Communication Discipline from 2018-2021. Prior to joining RMIT he was Associate Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra, where he was a fulltime Research Fellow from 2014-2016.
Scott Brook is a communication and cultural studies researcher and teacher with a focus on work in the Creative and Cultural Industries. He has expertise in sociological approaches creative vocations and the cultural field, including qualitative and quantitative approaches to studying creative labour. He is currently a Chief Investigator on ARC Linkage Project 'Creative industries pathways to youth employment in the COVID-19 recession' (LP200301027: 2021-23), which will build and trial a suite of micro-credentials to understand how digital badges articulate creative skills. He was previously a Lead Chief Investigator and Chief Investigator on two ARC Discovery projects studying creative graduate pathways in Australia and the UK: 'So what do you do?: tracking creative graduates in Australia and the UK's Creative and Cultural Industries' (DP160101440: 2016-2021) and 'Working the Field: Creative graduates in Melbourne and Shanghai' (DP150101477: 2015-2017). He has been a Research Fellow at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra (2014-16), Visiting Lecturer in the Cultural Management program, Strasbourg University (2017), and visiting scholar at the School of Communications, Shanghai Jiaotong University (2015), the Cultural Economy program, Monash (2014), and a Distinguished Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra (2022).
He currently teaches in the Honours program and Contemporary Politics and Communication Minor.
- Research Laboratory One (2474) (S1)
- Screening Politics and Technologies (2150) (S2)
Available for HDR supervision
- PhD, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. Supervisor: Prof John Frow
- MA by Research Thesis (Creative Writing), Department of English with Cultural studies, University of Melbourne. Supervisor: Marion Campbell
- BA (HONS) Department of English with Cultural studies, University of Melbourne
- Brook, S.,Lee, J.,Park, S. (2021). Selection and survival in the field of cultural production: a longitudinal study of the Australian census In: Cultural Trends, 30, 303 - 320
- Brook, S.,Comunian, R.,Jewell, S.,Lee, J. (2020). ‘More than a day job, a fair job: music graduate employment in education’ In: Music Education Research, 22, 541 - 554
- Brook, S.,Comunian, R. (2018). ‘’Dropping out and working’: the vocation narratives of creative graduates’ In: The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity at Work, Springer, Switzerland
- Brook, S. (2017). Governing cultural fields In: Bourdieu's Field Theory and the Social Sciences, Springer, Singapore
- Brook, S. (2016). The exemplary economy: a Hunterian reading of the creative industries as educative project In: International Journal of Cultural Policy, 22, 27 - 40
- Brook, S. (2016). The creative turn in Australian higher education In: Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Routledge, London, United Kingdom
- Brook, S. (2015). Creative vocations and cultural value In: The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries, Routledge, New York, United States
- Brook, S. (2014). From Gangs to Shopping Malls: Sentimental Aesthetics in Vietnamese Australian Community Arts In: Journal of Intercultural Studies, 35, 281 - 294
- Brook, S. (2013). Social inertia and the field of creative labour In: Journal of Sociology, 49, 309 - 324
- Brook, S. (2012). Creative Writing, Cultural Capital and the Labour Market In: Australian Humanities Review, , 1 - 1
- So what do you do?: Graduates in the Creative and Cultural Industries. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2016 from (2016 to 2020)