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Associate Professor Michele Willson

BA (Hons), PhD (Monash)

Position Associate Professor
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
Department Department of Internet Studies
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 208.311B
Phone +61 8 9266 7699
Email M.Willson@curtin.edu.au
ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-3703-3020
ResearcherID www.researcherid.com/rid/F-7173-2015
Google Scholar scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=ZKGrebsAAAAJ&hl=en
Scopus Author Identifier www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=11940749100

Brief Summary

Michele is  Associate Professor in Internet Studies, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts.

Overview

Michele made the move west to Perth from Melbourne in 2001, enticed by the possibilities of a position within the relatively new Internet Studies area. Before coming to Curtin, she taught in the Politics Departments at Monash University and the University of Melbourne. She was also one of the editors of Arena Magazine for a number of years.

Michele has written on a range of topics including the following: social, casual and mobile games; online communities; social networks; e-research; and technology and sociality, including a book on rethinking community (Technically Together) and a chapter on virtual communities (in Holmes, Virtual Politics) reprinted in The Cybercultures Reader (2000, 2nd edition, 2007). She has also co-authored a number of articles exploring e-research in the humanities (see Publications for further details), and more recently, on notions of the public sphere online and understandings of the social, political and cultural impact of code, software and algorithms. Her book with Mark Balnaves, A New Theory of Information and the Internet: Public Sphere meets Protocol is one of the outcomes of this interest. Most recently, she has been working with colleagues on the topic of social, casual, mobile games with a co-edited collection with Dr Tama Leaver, Social, Casual and Mobile Games, published by Bloomsbury Academic in early 2016.

Affiliations
AoIR (Association of Internet Researchers); ICA (International Communications Association); ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand Communication Association)

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Awards

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Teaching

Teaching - Postgraduate

Current HDR Students  

HDR Completions

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Research Fields

Language, Communication and Culture

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Research Interests

Research Interests  

Research Projects 

ARC Linkage (LP110200026), 2011-2014,  (Balnaves, Noal, Madden, Moore, Willson, & Leaver) Online Money and Fantasy Games - an applied ethnographic study into the new entrepreneurial communities and their underlying designs. 

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Publications

2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2016

Books (Research)

Book Chapters (Research)

2015

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2014

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2012

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2011

Books (Research)

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2010

Book Chapters (Research)

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2009

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2006

Books (Research)

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2005

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2004

Conference Articles (Research)

2003

Conference Articles (Research)

2001

Book Chapters (Research)

Journal Articles (Research)

1997

Book Chapters (Research)

Additional publication categories

2003

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Willson, M. 2003.“Communidade em Abstracto: um dilemma político e ético?.”Revista FAMECOS: mídia, cultura e tecnologia 1 (21): 7-19.

2000

Book Chapters - Other

  • Willson, M. 2000. “Community in the Abstract: A Political and Ethical Dilemma?.” In The Cybercultures Reader, ed. David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy, 644-657. London: Routledge.
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