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Dr Jess Carniel

Dr Jess Carniel
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Name Jess Carniel
Position Senior Lecturer (Humanities)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q203
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1050
Extension 1050
Email
PhD Melb

Jess Carniel is Senior Lecturer in Humanities in the School of Humanities and Communication, where she is also the Associate Head of School (International and Engagement). She is also Deputy Chair of the USQ Human Research Ethics Committee and the Research Cluster Leader for Identities and Inclusion in the Centre for Heritage and Culture. Drawing upon a broad humanistic tradition, she teaches the history of ideas, ethics, international relations, and critical theory. She has previously taught into the areas of Australian Studies, Gender Studies, Sports Studies, International Studies, and History at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Victoria University. Located within the field of cultural studies, her research interests encompass multiculturalism, gender, and cultural representations in Australian and global society. She has published widely on gender and ethnic identities in popular culture in multicultural Australia, including literature, film, television, and sport. Jess is Australia's preeminent scholar of the Eurovision Song Contest, focusing her research on understanding its meaning and significance for Australian audiences within a changing context of multiculturalism, globalisation, and shifting regional geopolitics. She is the author of Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and the co-editor of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Eurovision: Perspectives from Down Under (with Chris Hay (UQ) Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). With her expertise in cultural studies, Jess is keen to supervise research projects that seek to understand how cultures, communities, and identities navigate contemporary society and politics in Australia and globally. This can include popular culture, local communities, and global movements and events.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200299 )
  • Language Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200399 )
  • Literary Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200599 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified ( 169999 )

Research interests
Eurovision Song Contest, popular culture, multiculturalism, Australian migration and migrant cultures, race and ethnicity, cultural studies, fan studies, sport (esp. soccer), Australian studies, gender studies

Professional memberships
USQ Human Research Ethics Committee (Deputy Chair)
International Australian Studies Association (member)
Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (member)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
HMT1000 History of Ideas
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights
INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Issues in Contemporary and Historical Migration
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Disciplines

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Head of School (Engagement and International)
Deputy Chair, USQ Human Research Ethics Committee
Cluster Leader (Identity and Inclusion), Centre for Heritage and Culture

Research most recent
“Nation Branding, Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy at Eurovision: Between Australia and Europe”, in Eurovisions: identity and the international politics of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956, eds Julie Kalman, Ben Wellings, and Keshia Jacotine, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“This one loves that one: queerbaiting at the Eurovision Song Contest,” in Queerbaiting and Fandom, ed. Joseph Brennan, University of Iowa Press, 2019.

“Part of the party: Eurovision fans in Australia”, in Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture, edited by Celia Lam and Jackie Raphael, University of Iowa Press.


Research most notable
Eurovision and Australia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under, edited with Chris Hay, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030023140

“Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer,” Soccer and Society, vol. 10, issue 1 (2009), pp. 73-83.


Publications in ePrints

Carniel, Jessica and Hay, Chris (2019) Conclusion—Eurovision—Australia decides. In: Eurovision and Australia: interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 259-279. ISBN 978-3-030-20057-2

Hay, Chris and Carniel, Jessica, eds. (2019) Eurovision and Australia: interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-030-20057-2

Carniel, Jessica (2019) 'It really makes you feel part of the world': transnational connection for Australian Eurovision audiences. In: Eurovision and Australia: interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 213-237. ISBN 978-3-030-20057-2

Carniel, Jessica (2019) Nation Branding, Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy at Eurovision: Between Australia and Europe. In: Eurovisions: Identity and the International Politics of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 151-173. ISBN 9789811394263

Carniel, Jessica (2019) Part of the party: Eurovision fans in Australia. In: Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture. University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Australia, pp. 61-67. ISBN 9781609386573

View full listing in ePrints

Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200299 )
  • Language Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200399 )
  • Literary Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200599 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 210399 )
  • Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified ( 169999 )


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