Dr Travis Holland is a Senior Lecturer in Communication at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Travis teaches both undergraduate and masters subjects on digital media, communication theory, and research strategies. Before joining CSU, he lectured and tutored at the University of Wollongong in communication and media studies for several years, specialising in digital communication.

Travis’ research focus is exploring how public and scientific organisations such as space agencies and museums can more effectively engage with the public through digital and social media, physical exhibition spaces, and the role of traditional media such as television. Research projects include career development in the space sector, communicating about paleontology through podcasts, and the relationship between media, science, and exploration.

Outside of academia, Travis has worked as both a contracted and freelance journalist, as a freelance content producer for marketing agencies, and in politics.

Other Publications

Carr, R., Evans-Locke, K., Abu-Saif, H., Boucher, R., Douglas, K., Patel, L., & Holland, T. (2018). Peer-learning to employable: Learnings from an evaluation of PASS attendee and facilitator perceptions of employability at Western Sydney University. Journal of Peer Learning, 11(1), 41-64. [4]. https://ro.uow.edu.au/ajpl/vol11/iss1/4

Gammarano, A., McGarry, A., Rohleder, C., Guerrero, C., Sridharan, D., White, E., Haile, H., Hatty, I., Palce, J. I., Lespagnol, J., Antlej, K., Nardi, L., Burnside, M., Diaz Montiel, M., Higgins, N., Silva, N., Lonsdale, N., Derda, O., Kuster, R., … Townsend, Z. (2021). Space assets and technology for bushfire management. International Space University. https://isulibrary.isunet.edu/doc_num.php?explnum_id=1817

Holland, T. (2015). Social networks as sites of e-participation in local government. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 9(1), 1-8.

Holland, TA. (2012). Television nations: Imagined communities in The Simpsons. University of Wollongong Press. http://ro.uow.edu.au/tharts/2/

Holland, TA. (2017). The politics of place: heterogeneous networks in three New South Wales local government areas. University of Wollongong. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/31/

Holland, TA., & Denyer-Simmons, H. (2017). Embodied dwelling: the ontology of objects in Pokémon GO. In F. Martin (Ed.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2017 : Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement (pp. 1-12). Australian and New Zealand Communication Association. https://doi.org/10.17613/rjfw-4z80

Holland, TA. (2018). The public necessity of student blogging. Hybrid Pedagogy. http://hybridpedagogy.org/public-necessity-student-blogging/

Holland, TA. (2019). Just a little kick in the bum: The Simpsons vs the Nations of the World. In K. Waltonen, & D. V. Denise (Eds.), The Simpsons’ beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV series and town that are part of us all (pp. 117-129). McFarland and Company, Inc.

Holland, TA. (2021). “You pass butter”: the messages of media in Rick and Morty. In N. Barnes, & A. Bedford (Eds.), Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture: Remixing theoretical influencers (1st ed., pp. 147-162). (Critical Studies of Education). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77011-2

Holland, TA. (2021). “My battery is low and it’s getting dark”: The Opportunity rover’s collective persona. Paper presented at Persona Studies Online International Conference.

McLeod, D., & Holland, T. (2017). The ghost of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Ur-Fan. MFCO Working Paper Series, (Special issue), 1-19. http://www.otago.ac.nz/cs/groups/public/@mfco/documents/contributorpdf/otago653025.pdf

Orchard, C., & Holland, TA. (2018). Artstate Bathurst: Rapporteurs’ report. Regional Arts NSW.

Silverstone, Z., Sridharan, D., Page, S., Silva, N., Holland, T., Rady, T., Antlej, K., Raines, S., & McGarry, A. (2021). Space assets and technologies for bushfire management. Paper presented at International Astronautical Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. https://iafastro.directory/iac/paper/id/65825/abstract-pdf/IAC-21,E5,4,7,x65825.brief.pdf?2021-04-02.17:32:36

Watt, L., & Holland, TA. (2021). Sexism in Survival Situations: Gender in Jurassic Park. Manuscript submitted for publication. In Gender and Action Heroes Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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