Cathy teaches and researches in Communication & Media Studies with an interdisciplinary focus incorporating political studies, political economy and cultural economy.
Cathy is a teacher-researcher and teaches in the undergraduate contextual stream 'Politics, Economies & Communication'.
Cathy was long-term general editor of the interdisciplinary refereed journal Communication, Politics & Culture and her teaching and research continues this interdisciplinary theme. Cathy has authored and co-authored a wide range of articles, notably on media populism, financialisation and media, political economic literacy, and communication and sustainability; and the monographs How We Are Governed: Investigations of Communication, Media and Democracy (2014) and Media & the Government of Populations (2018).
Cathy is currently involved in research projects exploring the phenomenon of fact-checking as part of the government of digitally networked populations (Fact Check Project); new and enduring questions around publics, their formation and role in current issues (Communicating Publics); and the role of media technologies in cross-cultural engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people ('Talking Country'/ARC Linkage).
Cathy teaches in the interdisciplinary Politics, Economies & Communication major in the School of Media & Communication. The major was developed from her research at the forefront of cultural economy, political analysis, and genealogies of communication. It focuses on the integral role played by communication technologies, actors, institutions, and rhetorics in the conduct of politics and economic life. The overarching theme of the major and of their research is how populations of different kinds are governed and the formative role of media and communication technologies as part of this broad government.
Cathy is a Category 1 supervisor for 8 research postgraduates, and a CI on the Linkage project 'Talking Country: Sharing Indigenous Stories of Place through Mobile Media'.
- BA Hons (1A) Griffith University, 1978
- MPhil Griffith University, 1984
- PhD University of Adelaide, 1991
- ANZCA member
- ARC Expert of International Standing
- Arnoldi, S.,Cooper, V.,Greenfield, C.,Bosua, R.,Ch'ng, H. (2021). Entrepreneurial Needs for Outer Urban Co-working Hubs: An Exploratory Study of A ‘Pop-Up’ Co-Working Hub In: Anywhere Working and the Future of Work, IGI Global, United States
- Arnoldi, E.,Bosua, R.,Cooper, V.,Greenfield, C.,Ch'ng, H. (2018). Coworking and an Outer-urban community: What can we learn from a grassroots community coworking hub? In: City of Wyndham, RMIT University, BizBuddyHub Melbourne, Australia
- Dearman, P.,Greenfield, C.,Williams, P. (2018). Media and the Government of Populations: Communication, Technology, Power, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom
- Greenfield, C. (2016). Communicating sustainability in the city In: Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and Practice, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom
- Greenfield, C. (2014). Building political economic literacy in an unexpected place: Some curriculum suggestions for communication students In: Journal of Cultural Economy, 7, 178 - 193
- Dearman, P.,Greenfield, C. (2014). Investigating communication, media and democracy In: How We Are Governed: Investigations of Communication, Media and Democracy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Greenfield, C.,Williams, P. (2014). Media, populism and democracy: The case of the resource super-profits tax in Australia In: How We Are Governed: Investigations of Communication, Media and Democracy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Greenfield, C.,Williams, P. (2013). From shadowy zone to daily routine: Finance culture in Australia In: Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 30-31, 103 - 122
- Greenfield, C.,Williams, P. (2011). 'Caring at a distance' : the ambiguity and negotiations of ethical investment In: Ethical Consumption: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, New York, United States
- Greenfield, C.,Williams, P. (2008). Communicating sustainability: The limits and possibilities of ecological campaigns in a federal election year In: Communication, Politics & Culture, 41, 142 - 166
17 PhD Completions and 4 Masters by Research Completions8 PhD Current Supervisions
- Talking Country: Sharing Indigenous stories of place through mobile media. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grants 2018 from (2020 to 2024)
- Financial market economists: the construction of national images and outcomes. Funded by: ARC Large Grant 2000 from (2000 to 2002)