Rodan, A/Professor Debbie

Rodan, A/Professor Debbie

Honorary Associate Professor in Media & Cultural Studies

Edith Cowan University

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Research interests / activities:

My field of research is Media & Cultural Studies, currently I am focusing on public attitudes to animal welfare and activism using digital media for social change. My latest project delves into new imaginaries for new human-animal futures in Australia and is to be published by Peter Lang (2020) as a co-authored book (with Jane Mummery). Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book considers how an alternative social imaginary is advancing around human and animal relations to promote different models for individual and multispecies collective living in Australia.

Outputs:

Books:
• Co-author of Activism and Digital Culture in Australia (with Jane Mummery, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).

Peer Reviewed Chapters, Articles & Conference Proceedings
1. Rodan, D & Mummery, J. (2019). Animals Australia and the Challenges of Vegan Stereotyping. M/C Journal of Media and Culture 22(2). Retrieved from http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/issue/view/vegan/showToc

2. Mummery, J., & Rodan, D. (2019). Becoming activist: The mediation of consumers in Animals Australia’s Make it Possible campaign. Media International Australia 172(1), 48-60. doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X19853077

3. Mummery, J & Rodan, D. (2019). The multiple modes of protesting live exports in Australia. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest. 7(1). 49-65. doi:10.3167/cont.2019.070105
4. Mummery, J & Rodan, D. (2019) Digitising kids with chooks to supercharge one online activism campaign. In Lelia Green, Donell Holloway, Kylie Stevenson & Kelly Jaunzems (Eds). Digitising Early Childhood. (pp. 319-336). Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

5. Rodan, D., Mummery, J., & Henkel, C. (2017). ‘The charity model is broken’: Crowdfunding as a way to democratise, diversify and grow funding for social change? In F. Martin (Ed.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement (pp.1-16). University of Sydney, Sydney 5-7 July, 2017. Retrieved from http://www.anzca.net/conferences/past-conferences/2017-conf/p2.htm

6. Mummery, J & Rodan, D. (2017) Mediation for affect: Coming to care about factory-farmed animals. Media International Australia 165(1), 37-50. doi. 10.1177/1329878X17726454

7. Mummery, J, Rodan, D & Nolton, M. (2016). Making Change – Digital activism and public pressure regarding livestock welfare. Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy 6. Retrieved from http://www.ctrl-z.net.au/about/

8. Rodan, D. & Mummery, J. (2016). Doing animal welfare activism everyday: Questions of identity. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 30(4), 381-396.

9. Rodan, D. & Mummery, J. (2014). The ‘Make it Possible’ multi-media campaign: Generating a new ‘everyday’ in animal welfare. Media International Australia 153, 78-87.

10. Rodan, D & Mummery, J. (2014). Platforms and Activism: Sharing ‘My Make it Possible Story’ Narratives. In D. Bossio (Ed.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: The Digital and the Social: Communication for Inclusion and Exchange (pp.1-22). Swinburne University, Victoria 9-11 July, 2014. Retrieved http://www.anzca.net/conferences/past-conferences/2014-conf.html

11. Mummery, J., Rodan, D., Ironside, K. & Nolton, M. (2014). Mediating legal reform: Animal law, livestock welfare and public pressure. In D. Bossio (Ed.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: The Digital and the Social: Communication for Inclusion and Exchange (pp. 1-16). Swinburne University, Victoria, 9–11 July 2014. Retrieved from http://www.anzca.net/documents/2014-conf-papers/822-anzca14-mummery-rodan-ironside-nolton.html

Potential areas for collaboration: 1. How can digital media spaces facilitative deliberative exchanges and public debate that can reach socially progressive outcomes? 2. How do/can alternative conceptions of life with other species, broadly, gain traction within the Australian public sphere and domestic everyday life?
Potential areas for research supervision: Public attitudes to animal welfare; Public deliberation and animal welfare
Website/blog: www.debbierodan.net
Website/blog: ORCID