Mohammad Ibraheem Abdullah Abdullah
Mohammad Ibraheem Abdullah is an Iraqi journalist and Public Relations and Journalism Lecturer at The University of Baghdad and at Al Iraqia University. Abdullah holds a MA in Public Relations from Baghdad University. He is a PhD candidate at RMIT University. His area of research is on political branding and social media.
Eloise is a first year PhD candidate in the Media Communications school, investigating the representations of landscape as sites of collective remembering in processes of national identity formation. Eloise’s research interests include politics, cultures of guilt and trauma, memory, mythology, national identity, and 20th century European history.
Florencia is an investigative journalist and Senior Coordinator Broadcaster Producer at the Special Broadcasting Service, SBS in Australia. Florencia is a PhD candidate at RMIT University. Her field of investigation is transnational investigative journalismFlorencia is the author of Sabotaje a la Verdad (Sabotage to the Truth), a major investigation into a political assassination in Uruguay.
Majid Khan is a Pakistani journalist and lecturer of documentary production and journalism at National University of Modern Languages, in Islamabad. He is a PhD candidate at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia. His PhD examines the media construction of Pakistan post 9/11.
Sung-Ju Suya Lee
Suya is completing her creative-practice PhD in farce comedy screenwriting and is a member of the Screen Cultures Research Lab in the School of Media and Communication. Her research investigates farce tropes and techniques specifically in screenwriting.
Li’s PhD explores the relationship between gender, power and ideology in discourse during the Mao period through a study of the image of women in the revolutionary opera films. It will also explore the concept of gender as a contextual and variable notion that is performative in that it is ascribed by members of a society.
Currently, Padmapriya is doing research in Publishing. Her research focuses on understanding and analysing the issues faced by the actively publishing academic researchers in this ‘publish’ or ‘perish’ era. She also explores how the publishing experience of the researchers varies distinctly with policies and regulations in different countries by using Australia and India as examples.
Sheersha’s PhD thesis delves into the question of female sexuality in Sri Lankan cinema and culture. For this practice-based research, Sheersha is making a film that investigates the tradition of the Big Girl coming-of-age ceremony (a ritual associated with the first time a girl child menstruates) as practised by Sri Lankans.
Jael is attached to the Literary journalism node of nonfictionLab and is a founding member of Latin America Research @RMIT. Her research interests include visual analysis, collaborative and multidisciplinary work, social semiotics and design for inclusion. Her research project focus on how communication design articulates publishing of investigative journalism. Her creative project includes the prototype of an e-magazine for social inclusion.
Stephen’s research asks how might a screen idea for a crime television series be rendered as a literary object whilst functioning as a development document for the imagined screen work? His research questions the script development stage of film and television drama production and investigates the screenplay as novel.
Stayci’s research is concerned with the ways in which recurring beliefs around women’s ‘funniness’ are argued and maintained, and how these gendered perceptions might manifest during the script development of feature film comedies. The research, revolving around the practice of writing a female-centred comedy screenplay, has lead her to a particular narrative device (that she is calling reverse world narratives) that situates stories in alternate realities.
Enqis’ research is a media project that examines the ways in which religions and the ‘secular sacred’ are deliberated on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s discussion program Q&A. She is currently an investigator on the “Religion on an Ordinary Day” project which is housed in the University of Ottawa that compares religious diversity in the media across four global cities