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MemberChris McMillan

…Ph.D. Sociology (2010) School of Social and Cultural Studies, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Thesis title: University and Communist Strategy: Žižek and the Disavowed Foundations of Global Capitalism

MA Sociology, 1st Class Honours (2006) School of Social and Cultural Studies, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

BA Psychology and Sociology, 1st Class Honours (2005) School of Social and Cultural Studies, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand…

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MemberDavid Mastey

I teach and write about transatlantic literatures of the 20th and 21st centuries. I am especially interested in how narratives from one transatlantic region—Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and/or the Americas—circulate and are consumed in other regions. For the past few years my main focus has been on African child soldier narratives, a transnational genre of novels and memoirs that achieved notable success in the United States and Europe, despite the relative indifference toward African writing in Western book markets. My research on this genre tends to revolve around predominant literary conventions, e.g. the ambivalent portrayal of humanitarian aid workers or how the texts make claims for the innocence of children who brutalize adults during wartime. I write about these and other features in Research in African Literatures, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Interventions, Genre, and English Studies. I am currently working on related projects/outputs in this area.

MemberJessica Carniel

…“Euro Neuro: the cultural and political economics of the Eurovision Song Contest”, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, December 2017….

Jessica Carniel is a Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Southern Queensland, where she teaches on the history of Western ideas, ethics and human rights, and global migration. Her broad research interests include Australian and global immigration, cosmopolitan cultures, sporting communities and identities, cultural studies and gender studies. She has published widely on gender and ethnic identities in literature and sports cultures in multicultural Australia. Her study of Eurovision in Australia will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in late 2018.