GJIL researcher Jean Burgess has been recognized with the the highest honour for achievement in and contribution to the humanities in Australia.
The Queensland University of Technology professor was elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities for her outstanding contribution to the study of the social and cultural transformations associated with digital media technologies.
‘‘The broad-ranging research fields and areas of contribution by the newly elected Fellows showcase the depth and diversity of the humanities in Australia, and celebrate the ability of the humanities to educate, guide, inform and shape vital areas of cultural, social and environmental thought, policy and planning,” said Academy President Professor Lesley Head.
The Australian Academy of Humanities elected a total of 40 new members to its Fellowship
Burgess is Professor of Digital Media in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) and School of Communication at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
She co-leads the GJIL theme on global engagement, which assesses the role of amplifier platforms like The Conversation Canada in facilitating new modes of public intellectual engagement in digital and social media.