Dr Adam Brown

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Communication

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2010
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Deakin University, 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 2004

Biography

Dr Adam Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about nonhuman animal welfare and human rights, his current research and teaching interests focus primarily on digital learning, social media, and gamification. Adam is also co-host of the Our Gamified World web series and creator of the Social Media Stories podcast and Digital Learning with @digitalzones blogsite.

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Research interests

Social media

Gamification and gaming

Digital learning

Holocaust representation

Transmedia storytelling

Teaching interests

Social media

Gamification

Digital project management

Units taught

ALM101 Making Social Media

ALM102 Making Video

ALM201 Gamified Media

ALC708 Social Media Content Creation

ALC701 Social Media Collaboration

Professional activities

Faculty of Arts and Education Curriculum Committee.

Student Engagement Coordinator, Communication Group.

Awards

National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Australian Awards for University Teaching, 2019.

Vice Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University, 2017.

Isi Leibler Prize, Deakin University, 2009 (Vice Chancellors 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).

Deans 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.

Projects

Open World Learning: Gamifying Student Motivation and Engagement.

Authentic Teacher Performances: Learning with Social Media in the Digital Age.

Publications

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2019

'We can't know what we're capable of': approaching the 'grey zone' in Holocaust film

Adam Brown

(2019), pp. 307-331, Testimonies of resistance: representations of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Sonderkommando, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

The 'grey zone' in Holocaust film: screening the ethical dilemmas of Jewish leaders

A Brown

(2019), Holocaust studies: a journal of culture and history, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Beyond a court of law: Holocaust film and the tensions in Primo Levi's 'grey zone'

A Brown

(2019), pp. 1-18, Law, Culture and the Humanities, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Our Gamified World web series, Episodes 11-15

Adam Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2018), Online, J2

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Social media stories, episode 1: learning

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 2: Twitter

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 3: copyright

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 4: authenticity

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 5: celebrity

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 6: WeChat

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 7: politics

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 8: activism

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 9: crowdfunding

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 10: education

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 11: hair

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 12: character

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 13: amateur

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 14: collaboration

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Social media stories, episode 15: experience

A Brown

(2018), [Melbourne, Vic.], J2

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Levelling up

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2018), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Motivation and building habits

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2018), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Gamification and education

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2018), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Gamification and health

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2018), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Gamification and business

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2018), Geelong, Vic., J2

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2017

Witnessing moral compromise: 'privilege', judgement and holocaust testimony

A Brown

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 327-339, Life writing, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Playing with gender: (re-)imagining women and men in fantasy board games

A Brown, D Waterhouse-Watson

(2016), pp. 133-149, Gender and sexuality in contemporary popular fantasy : beyond boy wizards and kick-ass chicks, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Playing with the history of Middle-Earth: board games, transmedia storytelling, and The Lord of the Rings

A Brown, D Waterhouse-Watson

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-32, Journal of Tolkien research, Valparaiso, Ind., C1

journal article

Mothers, monsters, heroes and whores: reinscribing patriarchy in European Holocaust films

D Waterhouse-Watson, A Brown

(2016), Vol. 30, pp. 142-157, Dapim: studies on the Holocaust, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Playing with other(ed) species: games, representation, and nonhuman animals

A Brown, D Waterhouse-Watson

(2016), Ctrl-z: new media philosophy, Perth, West Aust., C1

journal article

What is Gamification?

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), J2

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Gamifying Food Regulation for Students

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Teaching with Tiffits: gamifying online learning

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Gamifying heath and fitness

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Speaking the lingo

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Gamifying your everyday life

Danielle Teychenne, A Brown

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Playing to the next level

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Upskilling for employability

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Mental health and gamification

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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Level complete

A Brown, Danielle Teychenne

(2016), Geelong, Vic., J2

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2015

Representing rape in Holocaust film: exhibiting the eroticised body for the camera's gaze

A Brown, D Waterhouse-Watson

(2015), pp. 169-184, Aftermath: genocide, memory and history, Clayton, Vic., B1

book chapter

Playing for their lives: Music, musicians, and trauma in Holocaust film

D Waterhouse-Watson, A Brown

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 1-16, Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Educating generation next: screen media use, digital competencies and tertiary education

T Cinque, A Brown

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1-18, Digital culture and education, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article
2014

When the Holocaust Comes to Harlem: Traumatic Memory, Race, and Economic (In)Justice in American Holocaust Film

D Christmas, A Brown

(2014), pp. 8-30, Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives, Newcastle upon Tyne, B1

book chapter

Narratives of Judgement: Representations of "Privileged" Jews in Holocaust Documentaries

Adam Brown

(2014), Vol. 12, REVUE LISA-LISA E-JOURNAL, C1

journal article

Reconfiguring narrative in contemporary board games: Story-making across the competitive-cooperative spectrum

A Brown, D Waterhouse-Watson

(2014), pp. 5-19, Intensities: the journal of cult media, [unknown], C1

journal article

Between whores and heroes: Women, voyeurism and ambiguity in Holocaust Film

D Waterhouse-Watson, A Brown

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 1-1, Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, Western Australia, Australia, C1

journal article

The other side of a slap in the face: Judgement and the ambiguities of violence in holocaust testimony

Adam Brown, Deb Waterhouse-Watson

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 1-17, Dandelion, London, England, C1

journal article

The future of the past: digital media in Holocaust museums

A Brown, D Waterhouse-Watson

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 1-32, Holocaust studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Judging "privileged" Jews: Holocaust ethics, representation, and the 'grey zone'

A Brown

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 1-222, Judging "Privileged" Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the 'Grey Zone', A1

book

Holocaust testimony and the question of 'guilt'

A Brown, D Waterhouse-Watson

(2013), pp. 116-127, Testimony, witness, authority: the politics and poetics of experience, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, B1

book chapter

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's multiplatform projects: Industrial logics of children's content provision in the digital television era

L Rutherford, A Brown

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 201-221, Convergence, C1

journal article

Runebound

A Brown

(2013), pp. 30-31, The Place of Rest, Geelong, J3

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To Be Torn Like This

A Brown

(2013), pp. 31-31, The Place of Rest, Geelong, Vic., J3

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Happiness

A Brown

(2013), pp. 31-32, The Place of Rest, Geelong, Vic., J3

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2012

Beautiful, unethical, dangerous : screening surveillance and maintaining insecurities

A Brown, T Chalkley

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-12, Reconstruction : studies in contemporary culture, Bowling Green, Oh., C1

journal article

Screening women's complicity in the holocaust : the problems of judgement and representation

A Brown

(2012), Vol. 17, pp. 75-98, Holocaust studies : a journal of culture and history, Edgware, England, C1

journal article

Enigma of evil

A Brown

(2012), pp. 44-44, Lightstream, Geelong, Vic., J3

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Enigmatic moments

A Brown

(2012), pp. 45-46, Lightstream, Geelong, Vic., J3

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Shame

A Brown

(2012), pp. 41-41, Light falls, Geelong, Vic., J3

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On October 19th, 2012

A Brown

(2012), pp. 41-42, Light falls, Geelong, Vic., J3

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What was unseen now seen

A Brown

(2012), pp. 1-1, Writing on : Geelong writers 2011 anthology, Barwon Heads, Vic., J3-1

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2011

Postcolonial play : constructions of multicultural identities in ABC children's projects

A Brown, L Rutherford

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 1-6, M/C : a journal of media and culture, Brisbane, Qld, C1

journal article

Multiplatform innovation and participatory citizenship : the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's digital children's television projects

L Rutherford, A Brown

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 44-65, Citizenship and Globalisation Research Papers, v.2, no.3, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal article

Women in the 'Grey Zone'? Ambiguity, Complicity and Rape Culture

D Waterhouse-Watson, A Brown

(2011), Vol. 14, M/C journal, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

'No one will ever know...' : the Holocaust, 'privileged' Jews, and the 'grey zone'

A Brown

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 95-116, History Australia, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal article
2010

Beyond 'Good' and 'Evil': Breaking Down Binary Oppositions in Holocaust Representations of 'Privileged' Jews

Adam Brown

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 407-418, HISTORY COMPASS, C1

journal article

Confronting 'choiceless choices' in Holocaust videotestimonies : judgement, 'privileged' Jews, and the role of the interviewer

A Brown

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 79-90, Continuum : journal of media and cultural studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

'Privileged' Jews, holocaust representation and the 'limits' of judgement : the case of Raul Hilberg

A Brown

(2010), pp. 63-86, AAEH 2009 : Proceedings of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians : Europe's Expansions and Contractions, Adelaide, S.A, E1

conference

Oedipus today

A Brown

(2010), pp. 38-39, World enough, Geelong, VIC, J2

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Proposal in the highlands

A Brown

(2010), pp. 40-45, World enough, Geelong, VIC, J3

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2009

Marginalising the marginal in holocaust films : fictional representations of jewish policeman

A Brown

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 1-10, Limina : a journal of historical and cultural studies, Nedlands, W.A., C1

journal article

Trauma and holocaust video testimony: The intersection of history, memory, and judgment in the interview process

A Brown

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 44-54, Traumatology, C1-1

journal article

December 1938

A Brown

(2009), pp. 51-52, Border land, Geelong, VIC, J3-1

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A cold coming we had of it

A Brown

(2009), pp. 50-50, Border land, Geelong, VIC, J3-1

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Goodbye, Emily Dickinson

A Brown

(2009), pp. 52-52, Border land, Geelong, VIC, J3-1

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Letter home

A Brown

(2009), pp. 52-53, Border land, Geelong, VIC, J3-1

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Happiness

A Brown

(2009), pp. 53-53, Border land, Geelong, VIC, J3-1

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2008

Traumatic memory and holocaust testimony : passing judgement in representations of Chaim Rumkowski

A Brown

(2008), Vol. 15, pp. 128-144, Colloquy : text theory criticism, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Back and forth

A Brown

(2008), pp. 41-42, Chance encounters, Geelong, VIC, J2-1

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Facing up to things

A Brown

(2008), pp. 43-44, Chance encounters, Geelong, VIC, J2-1

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See what I see

A Brown

(2008), pp. 38-39, Chance encounters, Geelong, Vic., J2-1

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Naught remains of fire and ash

A Brown

(2008), pp. 40-40, Chance encounters, Geelong, Vic, J3-1

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2007

The trauma of choiceless choices: the paradox of judgment in primo levis' 'grey zone'

A Brown

(2007), pp. 142-163, Trauma, history, philosophy, Newcastle, England, B1

book chapter

I remember

A Brown

(2007), pp. 89-89, Tributaries : 2007 Geelong Writers anthology, [Barwon Heads, Vic.], J3-1

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O mask of day

A Brown

(2007), pp. 90-91, Tributaries : 2007 Geelong Writers anthology, Geelong, Vic, J3-1

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Skeleton in the closet

A Brown

(2007), pp. 47-49, Altered parts, Geelong, Vic, J3-1

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Santa is dead

A Brown

(2007), pp. 50-52, Altered parts, Geelong, Vic, J3-1

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So far from the sunlit mountain

A Brown

(2007), pp. 88-88, Tributaries : 2007 Geelong Writers anthology, Geelong, Vic, J2-1

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The cloud

A Brown

(2007), pp. 92-95, Tributaries : 2007 Geelong Writers anthology, Geelong, Vic, J2-1

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Santa's place in the 21st Century

A Brown

(2007), pp. 53-55, Altered parts, Geelong, Vic, J2-1

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2006

An evaluation of Shakespeare

A Brown

(2006), pp. 69-71, Groundwork, Geelong, Vic, J3

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The path least travelled

A Brown

(2006), pp. 74-74, Groundwork, Geelong, Vic, J3-1

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Portrait of a sister

A Brown

(2006), pp. 72-73, Groundwork, Geelong, Vic, J2-1

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2005

Fragments

A Brown

(2005), pp. 33-33, Rags of time, Geelong, Vic, J2-1

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2003

A change of heart

A Brown

(2003), pp. 28-29, Conjurings : the magician's art, Geelong, Vic, J2

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Abeykoon Mudiyanselage Shamali Abeykoon

Thesis entitled: Mobile Phones, Empowerment and Female Heads of Households: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Co-supervisor
2019

Emma Louise Whatman

Thesis entitled: Postfeminist Identities in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Adaptations for Young People

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2015

Trent Evan Griffiths

Thesis entitled: Documentary tensions and the Filmmaker in the Frame

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts