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Dr Mat Hardy

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Middle East Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2014
Master of International Relations, Macquarie University, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Charles Sturt University, 1991

Contact

matthew.hardy@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72784

Research interests

  • Use of Orientalism in depcition of Eastern cultures in Fantasy worlds
  • Game of Thrones
  • Transition of power in Libya
  • Armed intervention in the Middle East
  • Peacekeeping and use of force
  • Media depiction of the Middle East and violence
  • Deployment of e-learning and collaborative online tools in Political Science studies

Affiliations

Australian Institute of International Affairs

Open & Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
Australia Middle East Research Forum (AMERF)

Teaching interests

* AIE 153 - Introduction to the Middle East (T1)
* AIE 154 - The Modern Middle East (T2)
* AIE 255 - Issues in Middle East Politics (T1)
* AIE 364 - The Arab - Israeli Conflict (T2)

* AIE365 Middle East Study Tour (T3)

Knowledge areas

Middle East Politics

Orientalism in Fantasy worlds, (including Game of Thrones)

Libya

Syria

Media depiction of the Middle East

Collaborative online learning

Awards

*2014: Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

* 2011: Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

* 2011: Faculty of Arts & Ed. Pro Vice Chancellor's Award For
Excellence in Teaching.

* Vice Chancellors Award for Academic Excellence (Postgraduate
coursework), Macquarie University 2007.

Publications

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2020

Teaching about terrorism through simulations

Matthew Hardy, Sally Totman Marshall

(2020), pp. 234-256, Teaching, learning, and leading with computer simulations, Hershey, Pa., B1

chapter
2019

The East is least: the stereotypical imagining of Essos in Game of Thrones

M Hardy

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 26-45, Canadian review of American studies, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal
2018

The shields that guard the realms of men: heraldry in game of thrones

M Hardy

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 1-15, Genealogy, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

The crack of dorne

M Hardy

(2018), pp. 16-27, Vying for the iron throne: essays on power, gender, death and performance in HBO's Game of thrones, Jefferson, N.C., B1

chapter
2017

Teaching an old game new tricks : long-term feedback on a re-designed online role play

M Hardy, S Totman

(2017), Vol. 48, pp. 1260-1272, British journal of educational technology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

The long game: five years of simulating the Middle East

M Hardy, S Totman

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 38-52, Australasian journal of educational technology, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

The eastern question

M Hardy

(2017), pp. 97-110, Game of Thrones versus history : written in blood, Chichester, Eng., B1

chapter

Modelling online innovation among IR and politics lecturers

M Hardy

(2017), Vol. 13, pp. 464-482, Journal of political science education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

The presidential persona paradox of Barack Obama : man of peace or war president?

S Totman Marshall, M Hardy

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 80-89, Persona studies, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal
2015

Game of Tropes: the Orientalist tradition in the Works of G.R.R. Martin

M Hardy

(2015), Vol. 08, pp. 409-420, International journal of arts & sciences, Cumberland, RI., C1

journal

When good dictators go bad: examining the 'transformation' of Colonel Gaddafi

S Totman, M Hardy

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-6, International journal of interdisciplinary global studies, Champaign, Il., C1

journal
2014

The charismatic persona of Colonel Qaddafi

S Totman, M Hardy

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 1-1, M/C journal : a journal of media and culture, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal
2013

Using an online simulation to address equity issues for off-campus students

M Hardy, S Totman

(2013), pp. 139-153, Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning, B1

chapter
2012

From dictatorship to democracy : simulating the politics of the middle east

M Hardy, S Totman

(2012), pp. 189-206, Simulation, games and role play in university education, Faringdon, England, B1

chapter
2011

Should we teach an old game new tricks?

M Hardy, S Totman

(2011), pp. 562-570, ascilite 2011 : Changing demands, changing directions : Proceedings of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, Hobart, Tas., E1

conference
2009

In the green zone : 40 years with Colonel Qaddafi

S Totman, M Hardy

(2009), pp. 1-19, APSA 2009 : proceedings of the APSA annual conference 2009, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2008

The rise and decline of Libya as a rogue state

S Totman, M Hardy

(2008), pp. 1-25, OCIS 2008 : Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, Qld., E1

conference
2007

UN-consistent : a comparison of Australia's military interventions in Somalia and Rwanda

M Hardy

(2007), Vol. 18, pp. 467-491, Small wars and insurgencies, London, England, C1-1

journal

Wiki goes to war

M Hardy

(2007), Vol. 79, pp. 17-22, AQ : Australian quarterly, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2006

Wiki goes to war : collaborative journalism and crisis in the Middle East

M Hardy

(2006), Proceedings from The Journalist and Islam : Competing agendas, political correctness and the war on terror conference 2006, Sydney, New South Wales, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

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