Personal details

Dr Elija Cassidy
Senior Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Communication
Discipline *
Communication and Media Studies
+61 7 3138 0233
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philisophy (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Association of Internet Researchers

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


Dr Elija Cassidy is a member of the Digital Media Research Centre and Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. His research focuses on cultures and practices of everyday digital technology use, non-use and resistant appropriation, with particular emphasis on digital equality and inclusion, gender, sexuality and CALD communities. Elija teaches several courses on digital media and research methodology and is the author of Gay Men, Identity and Social media: A Culture of Participatory Reluctance (Routledge). 

This information has been contributed by Dr Elija Cassidy.


Elija has designed, coordinated and taught into several courses on digital media and communication histories, theories and principles in Australia and Hong Kong; supervised applied digital media and communication student projects and work integrated learning programs; and facilitated research training at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels through introductory and advanced research methods courses. His current unit coordination consists of:

  • KCB206: Social Media, Self & Society
  • KCB105: Inquiry in Media & Communication

Elija also supervises a number of PhD students currently studying topics that deal with:

  • Digital diversity and inclusion
  • Digital LGBTIQ+ cultures
  • Digital dating/hookup apps
  • Online safety and harassment
  • Digital diasporas
This information has been contributed by Dr Elija Cassidy.


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