Distinguished Professor Jean Burgess FAHA

Jean is Associate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) where she is the co-leader of the Data program, and convenor of the QUT node.

Jean Burgess
Co-convenor of the 54th Annual Academy Symposium

She is also a current member of the ARC College of Experts and a Professor of Digital Media in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) where she was founding Director from 2015-2020.

Previously, Jean was Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (2011-2014), and Director of Research Training for the QUT Creative Industries Faculty.

Jean’s research focuses on the social implications of digital media technologies, platforms, and cultures, as well as new and innovative digital methods for studying them.

In addition to more than 100 articles and chapters, she is an author or editor of six books, the latest of which is Twitter – A Biography (with Nancy Baym, New York University Press, 2020).

54th Annual Academy SymposiumJoin us on 16 and 17 November for our 54th Annual Academy Symposium — Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts and futures of automation as we explore the possibilities and hazards of automation, and the complexities of human-machine relations.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.