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Dr. Adam Brown
|Position||Lecturer in Media, Communication and Public Relations|
|Area||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Phone||+61 3 924 43956|
|Role and profile||
Dr Adam Brown is a Lecturer in Media, Communication and Public Relations at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Intensely interested in animal and human rights issues, Adam’s interdisciplinary research has spanned Holocaust representation across various genres, surveillance and film, mediations of rape, digital children’s television culture, and new media.
Adam also works as a volunteer at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Elsternwick, Melbourne, where he initiated the digitisation of the Centre's videotestimony collection and convenes monthly film screenings as part of the JHC Film Club.
Adam publishes both critical and creative works, and is currently co-writing a monograph with Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson on the representation of women in Holocaust film, as well as researching the adoption of new media in Holocaust museums.
ALC101: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning (mixed mode).
ALC102: Making Sense of New Media (mixed mode).
ALC201: Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications (mixed mode).
Cultural representation; Holocaust studies; new media and surveillance.
|Current research projects||
Representations of women in Holocaust film.
Digital media in museums.
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Service to university:
Faculty of Arts and Education Access and Equity Reference Group (AERG).
Joint Institute of Koori Education / Faculty of Arts and Education Committee.
School of Communication and Creative Arts Teaching and Learning Committee.
Service to community:
Volunteer at Jewish Holocaust Centre.
Isi Leibler Prize, Deakin University, 2009 (Vice Chancellor’s Award for the thesis which best contributes to advancing knowledge of racial, religious or ethnic prejudice in any time or place, or to advancing knowledge of multiculturalism and community relations in Australia).
Naomi and Isi Leibler Prize, Deakin University, 2009 (for the best MA or PhD thesis approved during the previous year in the area of Social Sciences; joint winner).
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Sessional Staff), Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, 2009.
Highly Commended – Iain Brash Prize (University of Western Australia), 2009 (for the refereed article ‘Marginalising the Marginal in Holocaust Films: Fictional Representations of Jewish Policemen’, published in Limina).
Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship, 2005.
Rabbi Dr Israel Porush Prize for the best overall academic record in the area of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, 2003.
PhD, Deakin University, 2010.
BA (Hons), Deakin University, 2004.
Australia and New Zealand Communications Association (ANZCA).
‘When the Holocaust Comes to Harlem: Racial and Economic (In)Justice in American Holocaust Film,’ as part of ‘Representing the Irrepresentable: Narratives and Visual Images of Slavery, Forced Labor, and Genocide, Part 3: Entangled Narratives and Images: Genocide and Racial Segregation,’ 127th American Historical Association Meeting, New Orleans, January 2013 (co-authored with Ms Danielle Christmas).
‘“Don’t Try to Make Her Ugly!”: Representing Women’s Complicity in the Holocaust through the Camera’s Gaze,’ The Gender Games: Stories in/for the Contemporary World, Deakin University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne, Deakin Prime, Melbourne, November 2012.
‘‘“Don’t Try to Make Her Ugly!”: Representing Women’s Complicity through the Camera’s Gaze,’ Lessons & Legacies XII, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, November, 2012 (co-authored with Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson).
‘Screening Perpetrators in Holocaust Film: Guilt, Ambiguity and Responsibility,’ Lessons & Legacies XII, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, November 2012 (workshop convened with Danielle Christmas and Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson).
‘Beyond the “Silent Scream”: Screening the Holocaust in Racialised Urban America,’ The Holocaust and Legacies of Race in the Postcolonial World, 1945 to the Present, University of Sydney, April 2012 (co-authored with Ms Danielle Christmas).
‘“Big Brother, I See You”’: Representations of Surveillance in Film,’ Surveillance and/in Everyday Life, The University of Sydney, Sydney, February 2012 (co-authored with Dr Tony Chalkley).
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