For more than a decade I have been publishing academic and journalistic work at the intersection of new media technologies and politics.
Currently I am a columnist for The Guardian Australia, and a Research Fellow at Swinburne University’s Institute for Social Research. I am completing a book on political antagonism online with the working title After Moderation.
Previously I lectured in Journalism at the University of Canberra and Digital Communication at the University of Wollongong. I worked as E-Democracy Director at the Australian progressive NGO, GetUp!, and implemented “Project Democracy”, an e-democracy portal focussed on the Australian Senate. I was a Research Associate at Queensland University of Technology, where I helped to implement Australia’s first national citizen journalism project, YouDecide2007. I was a Research Associate at the University of Bedfordshire (UK), where among other things I worked on the editorial team for the new media journal, Convergence.
Apart from the Guardian, my journalistic work has appeared in outlets including The Atlantic, The Age, Soundings, Eurozine, Inside Story, ABC Online, The National, Crikey, and New Matilda.
I am currently based in Portland, Oregon.