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Dr Jess Carniel

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

Jess Carniel is Senior Lecturer in Humanities in the School of Humanities and Communication. She is also Deputy Chair of the USQ Human Research Ethics Committee and an Executive Member of 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 Eurovision and Australia: Interdisciplinary 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. She is particularly interested in projects centred on ideas of soft power and cultural diplomacy.

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 )
  • Other Human Society not elsewhere classified ( 449999 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 430399 )
  • Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified ( 470299 )
  • Other Human Society ( 449900 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Migrant Cultural Studies ( 470211 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Political Science ( 440800 )
  • Globalisation And Culture ( 470210 )
  • Multicultural ( 470212 )
  • Environment And Culture ( 470209 )
  • International Relations ( 440808 )
  • Culture ( 470208 )

Research interests
Eurovision Song Contest, popular culture, multiculturalism, soft power, cultural diplomacy, Pop Culture World Politics (PCWP - IR), Australian migration and migrant cultures, globalisation, transnationalism, race and ethnicity, cultural studies, fan studies, sport (esp. soccer), Australian studies, gender studies, international relations

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
INR1002 Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy
INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Issues in Contemporary and Historical Migration
INR3007 Global Environmental Politics
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Disciplines

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
19 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Deputy Chair, USQ Human Research Ethics Committee
Executive Member, Centre for Heritage and Culture

Research most recent
Hay, Chris and Jessica Carniel, “Arm-chair Researchers: Modes of Ethnographic Research for Understanding and Experiencing Eurovision,” in Eurovision as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia, eds Adam Dubin, Antonio Obregón, and Dean Vuletic, Routledge, 2022. Co-author Chris Hay

Carniel, Jessica, “High, low, and participatory: Eurovision and cultural studies,” in Eurovision as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia, eds Adam Dubin, Antonio Obregón, and Dean Vuletic, Routledge, 2022.

Carniel, Jessica, “A Commonwealth Princess? The instrumentalisation of Meghan Markle’s race to construct her royal persona,” Persona Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, (2021), https://ojs.deakin.edu.au/index.php/ps/article/view/1459.


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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972 (2021) A Commonwealth Princess? The instrumentalization of Meghan Markle’s race to construct her royal persona. Persona Studies, 7 (1). pp. 33-47.

Carniel, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972 (2021) Anne with a me: adapting to new adaptations of Anne as she adapts to us. In: Reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables: kindred spirits. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 171-188. ISBN 1527567494

Hickey, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 and Davis, Samantha and Farmer, Will and Dawidowicz, Julianna and Moloney, ClintORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-1506 and Lamont-Mills, AndreaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9109-3462 and Carniel, JessORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972 and Pillay, YosheenORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5428-952X and Akenson, DavidORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0634-2672 and Bromdal, AnnetteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1307-1794 and Gehrmann, RichardORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0287-5532 and Mills, Dean and Kolbe-Alexander, TracyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 and Machin, TanyaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4358-2149 and Reich, SuzanneORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1291-3336 and Southey, KimORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6852-1529 and Crowley-Cyr, LyndaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9954-9540 and Watanabe, Taiji and Davenport, Josh and King, Helena and Williams, Lucy and Timmins, Kurt and Thompson, Michael and Eacersall, DouglasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2674-1240 and Maxwell, JacintaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0296-0027 (2021) Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes. Journal of Academic Ethics. ISSN 1570-1727

Carniel, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972 and Sulway, NikeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4133-1303 (2021) Kindred spirits: reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables. In: Reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables: kindred spirits. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 1-6. ISBN 1527567494

Carniel, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972 (2021) Richard White’s Inventing Australia: revisiting the invention forty years later. History Australia, 18 (1). pp. 156-167. ISSN 1449-0854

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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 )
  • Other Human Society not elsewhere classified ( 449999 )
  • Historical Studies not elsewhere classified ( 430399 )
  • Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified ( 470299 )
  • Other Human Society ( 449900 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Migrant Cultural Studies ( 470211 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Political Science ( 440800 )
  • Globalisation And Culture ( 470210 )
  • Multicultural ( 470212 )
  • Environment And Culture ( 470209 )
  • International Relations ( 440808 )
  • Culture ( 470208 )


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