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Assoc Prof Andrew Hickey

Assoc Prof Andrew Hickey
Name Andrew Hickey
Position Associate Professor (Communications)
Section School of Humanities and Communication
Office Q234
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2337
Extension 2337
Qualifications BA USQ , BA(Hons) USQ , GDipAppSc Charles Sturt , MAppSc Charles Sturt , PhD USQ
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) ( 130205 )
  • Sociology ( 160800 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 200200 )

Research interests
Cultural Studies
Critical Theory
Community Identity
Popular Culture
Representation Politics
Qualitative Research Methodologies

Professional memberships
Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Executive Board Member of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA)

Industry affiliations
Member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies
CMS1012 Introduction to Media Studies
CMS2019 Global Hollywood
CMS2008 Self, Subjectivities and Communication
CMS2009 Celebrity and Society
HMT3001 Independent Project

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Research most recent
Hickey, A., Pauli-Myler, T. and Smith, C. (2018). Bicycles, ‘Informality’ and the Alternative Learning Space as a Site for Re-engagement: A Risky (Pedagogical) Proposition? Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. doi:

Hickey, A., Pauli-Myler, T. (2017). The Constraints of Youth: Young People, Active Citizenship and the Experience of Marginalisation. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. doi:

Hickey, A. (2017). Halcyon Daze: Cultural Studies' Crisis Narratives and the Imagined Ends of a Discipline. Cultural Studies. doi:

Research most notable
Hickey, A. (ed) (2016). The Pedagogies of Cultural Studies. Routledge, New York.

Hickey, A. (2012). Cities of Signs: Learning the logic of urban spaces. Peter Lang, New York.

Publications in ePrints

Hickey, Andrew and Pauli-Myler, Tanya and Schroder, Rebecca (2019) Engaged and active: engaging young people across the Toowoomba Region. Toowoomba Regional Council Youth Study. Government Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

Hickey, Andrew (2019) The baby group: charting the typologies of a parental community of practice. Leisure Studies, 38 (4). pp. 480-493. ISSN 0261-4367

Hickey, Andrew (2019) The Persistence of Cultural Studies: A brief consideration of the place and purpose of Cultural Studies in an otherwise turbulent world. Cultural Studies Review, 25 (2). pp. 283-285.

Hickey, Andrew and McWilliam, Kelly and Hourigan, Sally (2019) Undergraduate programs in Cultural Studies in Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa: a survey of the field. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 33 (4). pp. 405-422. ISSN 1030-4312

Hickey, Andrew and Myler, Tanya and Smith, Carly (2018) Bicycles, ‘informality’ and the alternative learning space as a site for re-engagement: a risky (pedagogical) proposition? Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. ISSN 1359-866X

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management) ( 130205 )

Research topics