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Dr Emma Baulch

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Communication,
Digital Media Research Centre

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Name
Dr Emma Baulch
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Communication,
Digital Media Research Centre
Discipline *
Journalism and Professional Writing, Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 0092
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Phd (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member, Editorial collective, Inside Indonesia; Member, International Association for the Study of Popular Music; Member, Inter-Asia Pop Music Studies Group

Keywords

Indonesia, media anthropology, popular music, digital media

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Emma is a media anthropologist and an expert of Indonesian media and popular culture. Her research focuses on the role media technologies play in the way people communicate and form communities. Her PhD was a study of the role electric guitars played in shaping communities of amateur musicians in Bali in the late-1990s. Her postdoctoral work examines how television and digital technologies influence the formation of pop music genres. For her Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, she has undertaken a program of research that enquires into the historical specificities of widespread digital uptake in Asia, examines the new forms of public life it generates, and investigates opportunities for developing digital applications for major public health challenges facing people and institutions of the Asia-Pacific region. Awards 2013-16: ARC Discovery Award, Mobile Indonesians: social differentiation and digital literacies in the 21st century, Dr Emma Baulch (CI1), A/Prof Jeremy Watkins (CI2), A/Prof Ariel, Heryanto (CI 3), DP130102990 2009-12: ARC Post Doctoral Award, Middle Classes, New Media and Indie Networks in Post Authoritarian Indonesia,  A/ Prof. Ariel Heryanto (CI1), Dr Emma Baulch, (APD), DP0984681   Prizes 2012: Annual Publication Prize, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (awarded for: 2011. ‘God Bless Come Back: New experiments with nostalgia in Indonesian pop’ Perfect Beat 12(2): 129-46) 2002:  Annual Publication Prize, School of Political and Social Enquiry, Monash University (prize for the best publication in 2002, awarded for: ‘Balinese Punk’s Beginnings’, IJCS 5 (2), 2002: 281 –305)   2002: Annual John Legge Prize for Research Excellence, Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University

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Experience

2012- 14: Lecturer   School of Culture, History and Language   College of Asia and the Pacific   The Australian National University

2009 – 2012: ARC Post-doctoral Fellow   Middle Classes, New Media and Indie Networks in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia’ (ARC Discovery Project), School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University

2006 – 2008: Senior Research Associate   ‘Finding a Voice: Making Technological Change Socially Effective and Culturally Empowering’ (ARC Linkage Project), Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

2003 –2005: Post-doctoral Fellow   ‘Indonesian Mediations’, Department of Anthropology, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

This information has been contributed by Dr Emma Baulch.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.