About Thomas Sutherland
Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies in the Lincoln School of Film & Media. His research is located primarily at the interstices between media studies, communication studies, and philosophy, and is currently focused on three areas: concepts of mediation, representation, communicability, and time in 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.
Thomas teaches on a number of modules as part of the Media Studies programme and other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School, specializing in the history and philosophy of media and communication, as well as critical and cultural theory more broadly. He currently coordinates six modules: Media Reading Group 1, Media Reading Group 2, Media Theorizes Itself, Mediated Truths, Media Speculations, and Cultural Analysis. He is also a personal tutor for the Media Studies programme, and supervises undergraduate dissertations.
continental philosophy; media archaeology; media ecology; communication studies; critical theory
PhD Media and Communications
— The University of Melbourne, 2015
BA (Hons, First Class) Political Science/Media and Communications
— The University of Melbourne, 2011
Paragraph Essay Prize
— Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory,
Junior Research Fellowship
— Internationale Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar,
Australian Postgraduate Award
— The University of Melbourne,