Staff profile - Toija Cinque

Dr Toija Cinque

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Communication & Creative Arts
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517470 +61 3 92517470
Email: toija.cinque@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Toija Cinque is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Deakin University, Australia. Cinque has written widely on various aspects of internet use and her most recent book is the co-authored work Communication, New Media and Everyday Life (2012) by Oxford University Press. She is on the editorial Board for the journal New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences. Her teaching areas include communications institutions and industries, media texts and audiences, and the new media. Cinque’s main research interest lies in extending the limits of conventional media studies; exploring the intersections between social media, legacy media and communications with other studies in history, celebrity, statistics, privacy and surveillance, public policy, media law and economics. Toija Cinque's forthcoming works include Changing Media Landscapes: Visual Networking and Communication, Digital Media and Everyday Life, both for Oxford University Press in 2015, and Enchanting David Bowie (co-authored with Christopher Moore and Sean Redmond) for Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2015.


Biography summary

Toija Cinque (PhD Monash University – Media and Communications) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University.

She has written widely on internet use, is on the editorial Board for New Scholar: An International Journal of the Creative Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, and her recently published work is a co-authored book entitled Communication, New Media and Everyday Life for Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, ISBN: 9780195572322.

Her teaching areas include communications institutions and industries, media texts and audiences, and the new media.  She is a member of the Persona, Celebrity, Publics (PCP) Research Group.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012


Career highlights

I was invited to the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne to attend and contribute to a session on Innovation and eDiplomacy: The importance of internet freedom and the use of technology to enhance international affairs on 1 April 2011.


Affiliations

ANZCA


Personal website

https://deakin.academia.edu/toijacinque

Academic

Teaching Interests

  • Digital Media
  • Internet Use and Regulation
  • Television and Radio Broadcasting
  • Public Broadcasting in Australia
  • Digital Television Futures
  • Communications Institutions and Industries
  • Communications and Media Policy


Subjects and units currently teaching

ACO411 Communications Concepts (Honours)

ALC105  Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age


Knowledge areas

Digital Media, Privacy, Digital Surveillance, Internet Studies


Conferences and seminars

  1. 'Idols and reality: The prophet returns proselytising the socio-political in art and life', in a pre-constituted panel entitled Enchanting David Bowie. Celebrity Studies Journal Conference
    June 19-21, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2014.
  2. ‘Adapting to Political, Social and Technological Change: ‘Public Value’ in Australian PSM’ will be presented at the 6th RIPE (Re-Visionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise) conference in Sydney in September 2012.
  3. ‘Visual Networking: Australia’s Media Landscape’, Managing the Media: Policy, Regulation and Engagement. The Four Round International Conference in Communications and Media, Communication University of China, Hong Kong Baptist University, Monash University, Seoul National University. Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 11-13 April 2012.
  4. ‘Visual Networking: Keeping Television on the Box ‘, Communications Research Policy Forum, Sydney. 7-8 November 2011.
  5. ‘Educating Generation Next’, Media, Democracy & Change; Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Canberra, 2010.
  6. ‘A New Screen Face for Public Service Broadcasting’, Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, 8-10 July 2009.
  7. 'The Role of Australia's Public Broadcasters in Development and Democracy'. The Ninth International Women in Asia (WIA) Conference: Transition and Interchange. University of Queensland, 29 September - 1 October 2008.
  8. 'The Future of Television is Outside the Box'. Media, Communications and Public Speech, 2008 Conference of the CMCLCentre for Media and Communications Law. University of Melbourne Law School, 20 21 November 2008.
  9. 'The ABC and SBS Online: From Portal to Vortal'. Australian New Zealand Communication Associations Annual Conference on Communication, Civics, Industry. University of Melbourne, 5-7 July 2007.
  10. 'The Impact of Globalisation on Cultural Policies: A Call for Universal Social Responsibility'. 2nd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Monash University Prato Campus, Italy, 20-23 July 2004.
  11. 'Custodians for the Future: Media, Art and Cultural Policy in Australia', 7th European Association for Studies on Australia, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 23-27 September 2003.

Research

Research projects

A pilot project involving analysis of how public broadcasters are currently responding to new media such as datacasting and the internet as more and more people go online for their entertainment/education.


Research interests

  • Digital Media
  • Internet Studies
  • Social Media
  • Media and Communications Studies
  • Celebrity Studies


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/27363/Dr-Toija-Cinque


Publications

Publications

Cinque’s most recent works include the co-authored book Communication, Digital Media and Everyday Life (2nd edition) and the sole authored book Changing Media Landscapes: Visual Networking, both published by Oxford University Press and forthcoming in 2015 and the co-edited Enchanting David Bowie for Bloomsbury in 2015. She is an editor for New Scholar: An International Journal of the Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Sciences


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