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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
Email
Qualifications BA USQ , BA(Hons) USQ , GDipAppSc Charles Sturt , MAppSc Charles Sturt , PhD USQ
Homepage https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=gb4I94oAAAAJ&hl=en
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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
Ethnography
Autoethnography
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

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

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
CMS3008 Communication and Media Industries
CMS3009 Research and Inquiry in Communication and Media
HMT3001 Independent Project

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Chair- USQ Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)

Research most recent
Hickey, Andrew and Smith, Carly (2020) Working the aporia: ethnography, embodiment and the ethnographic self. Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120906012

Hickey, Andrew. (2020). Where Does Critical Pedagogy Happen? Youth, Relational Pedagogy and the Interstitial Spaces of School. In Steinberg, S. and Down, B. (eds.), SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies. New York: SAGE.

Hickey, Andrew (2019) The baby group: charting the typologies of a parental community of practice. Leisure Studies, 38 (4). pp. 480-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2019.1599045


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.

Hickey, Andrew and Smith, Carly (2020) Working the aporia: ethnography, embodiment and the ethnographic self. Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120906012


Publications in ePrints

Hickey, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 (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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 (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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 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

Andrew Hickey is Associate Professor in Communications in the School of Humanities and Communication. Since his doctoral (Ph.D) research which explored the role and influence of mass communication and 'public pedagogical artefacts' on the development of a community, Andrew has published in areas of critical pedagogy, public pedagogies and emancipatory social practice. He has also led funded research projects exploring the role of community in the development of social harmony. Apart from these professional concerns, Andrew is an ardent advocate for blues music and the restorative properties of an overdriven electric guitar. He plays in a blues-rock band, and when not sending himself deaf at late night gigs, is usually found demonstrating classic riffs from the blues masters to his partner and two boys. Andrew can be contacted via the School of Humanities and Communication, USQ. E: andrew.hickey@usq,edu.au