Emma Jane

ABOUT

Emma A. Jane (previously known as Emma Tom) is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales. Online misogyny, cyberbullying, and digital mobs are the current foci of her ongoing research into the social and ethical implications of emerging technologies. Dr Jane is currently engaged in a three-year research project called Cyberhate: The New Digital Divide? funded by a Federal Government Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). Prior to commencing her academic career, she spent nearly 25 years working in the print, electronic, and online media. She has written seven books including a novel, Deadset, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Asia and the South Pacific for Best First Novel in 1997. Her seventh book – Modern Conspiracy: The Importance of Being Paranoid, co-authored with Chris Fleming, was published by Bloomsbury in August, 2014. Dr Jane has just completed a substantial update of the fifth edition of the SAGE text Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice, after which she will be listed as a co-author with the current author, Chris Barker. She is also working on a new book Outsmarted: Cognitive Enhancement and the Unintended Consequences of Emerging Technologies with Associate Professor Nicole A Vincent from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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