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    Dr Thomas Sutherland

    Lecturer in Media Studies

    Lincoln School of Film & Media
    College of Arts

    About Thomas Sutherland

    Thomas is a Lecturer in Media Studies in the Lincoln School of Film & Media. He has previously worked as a sessional lecturer and tutor at The University of Melbourne (wherefrom he also received his PhD) and Swinburne University of Technology, both in Australia, and was a research fellow at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany.

    Thomas’ research is focused primarily on three areas: concepts of mediation, representation, communicability, and time in contemporary European philosophy; the longue durée of media history, especially the ways in which our apperception of time and space has been transformed through media technologies; and political normativity in media theory, with a particular focus upon notions of speed, productivity, and futurity.

    Department Responsibilities

    MDS1001M Media Reading Group 1
    MDS1002M Media Reading Group 2
    MDS1003M New Directions in Media Studies
    MDS2006M Media Archaeologies
    MED9035M Cultural Analysis

    MDS1007M Introduction to Digital Cultures
    MDS1008M Media Theorises Itself
    MED1254M Mediation and Representation 1
    FTV3007M Film and Television Under Pressure
    MED9028M Media Ecologies 1
    MED1255M Mediation and Representation 2
    MED2028M Media Research: Methods and Proposal Design
    MED9031M Media Ecologies 2

    Also a personal tutor for the Media Studies programme, and a dissertation supervisor for MED3006M Media Independent Study.

    Subject Specialism

    continental philosophy; media archaeology; media ecology; critical theory


    • PhD Media and Communications — The University of Melbourne
    • BA (Hons, First Class) Political Science/Media and Communications — The University of Melbourne


    • Paragraph Essay Prize — Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, 2017
    • Junior Research Fellowship — Internationale Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2016
    • Australian Postgraduate Award — The University of Melbourne, 2012

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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