Mr Ben Eltham

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Screen

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland, 1999

Contact

ben.eltham@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17202

Biography

Ben Eltham is a Research Fellow at Deakin University's Faculty of Arts and Education. His research interests include cultural policy, cultural economics, public policy, cultural studies, memory studies and the sociology of culture.

In addition to his academic research, particularly in the Australian cultural industries, Ben is also a widely-published writer and journalist. He is New Matilda's National Affairs Correspondent and Arts Hub's Industry Columnist. He also writes regularly about Australian politics, culture and the arts for a range of publications and media outlets including Guardian Australia, the ABC, Crikey, Meanjin Quarterly, Kill Your Darlings, the Sydney Review of Books and others. Ben is a regular commentator on radio for 3RRR.

Ben completed a postgraduate honours degree in neuroscience at the University of Queensland. He completed his PhD in cultural policy at the University of Western Sydney's Institute for Culture and Society. He is a Fellow of Sydney-based public policy institute, the Centre for Policy Development.

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Research interests

Australian culture, cultural policy, media policy, cultural economics, cultural studies, media studies, memory studies, sociology of culture, cultural economy

Affiliations

The Centre for Policy Development

Knowledge areas

Australian politics, Australian culture, cultural policy, media policy, cultural economics, cultural studies, media studies, sociology of culture

Publications

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2014

Australia’s strategic culture: constraints and opportunities in security policymaking

Alex Burns, Mr Ben Eltham

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 187-210, Contemporary security policy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2013

Three arguments against ‘soft innovation’: towards a richer understanding of cultural innovation

Mr Ben Eltham

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 537-556, International journal of cultural policy, Abingdon, England, C1

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The Pacific solution

Mr Ben Eltham

(2013), pp. 67-112, Staging asylum : contemporary Australian plays about refugees, Sydney, NSW, J1

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2012

Debate: conditions for creativity [Do authors need copyright?]

Zoe Rodriguez, Mr Ben Eltham

(2012), pp. 59-64, Overland, Mt. Eliza, Vic., C1-1

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2010

Boom and bust in Australian screen policy: 10BA, the Film Finance Corporation, and Hollywood's 'race to the bottom'.

Alex Burns, Mr Ben Eltham

(2010), pp. 103-118, Media international Australia, incorporating culture & policy, Nathan, Qld, C1-1

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'Catastrophic failure' theories and disaster journalism : evaluating media explanations of the Black Saturday bushfires

Alex Burns, Mr Ben Eltham

(2010), pp. 90-99, Media international Australia, incorporating culture and policy, Nathan, Qld, C1-1

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2009

A 'game of nomenclature'? Performance-based sonic practice in Australia

Mr Ben Eltham

(2009), pp. 42-44, Art monthly Australia, Canberra, A. C. T., C1-1

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Australian cultural and innovation policies: never the twain shall meet?

Mr Ben Eltham

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 230-239, Innovation: management, policy & practice, Maleny, Qld, C1-1

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