About me

My name is Jean Burgess and I am an academic expert in digital media. My complete CV is available as a PDF here and it’s embedded at the bottom of the page, too.

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Jean headshot

Jean Burgess

Longish bio

Jean Burgess (@jeanburgess) is a Professor of Digital Media and Director of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. Her research focuses on the uses, cultures and politics of social and mobile media platforms, as well as new and innovative digital methods for studying them. Her co-authored and edited books include YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (Polity Press, 2009), Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge, 2012), A Companion to New Media Dynamics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), and Twitter and Society (Peter Lang, 2014). Two new books are coming soon – the SAGE Handbook of Social Media (in press, 2017), and Twitter: A Platform Biography (NYU Press, under contract, 2018). She has worked successfully with a range of government, industry and not-for-profit organisations to address the practical challenges and opportunities posed by digital and social media; as well as to deploy advanced social media analytics to understand and engage with the concerns of their communities. She collaborates widely with colleagues across QUT and around Australia, as well as with leading researchers in Germany, Brazil, Sweden, the UK, Canada, the USA, and Taiwan.

Short bio
Dr Jean Burgess (@jeanburgess) is Professor of Digital Media and Director of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on the cultures, politics, and digital methods for studying social and mobile media platforms.

More info
You might want to look at my QUT Staff Profile, and you can find my publications at QUT’s eprints repository and my Google Scholar Profile. My Twitter account is @jeanburgess. The Wikipedia entry on me is very out of date and quite odd, but there it is anyway.


Jean Burgess CV