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Associate Professor Susan Luckman 

Position: Associate Professor: Cultural Studies Associate Professor Susan Luckman
Division/Portfolio: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
School/Unit: School of Communication, International Studies and Languages
Campus: Magill Campus
Office: C2-33A
Telephone: +61 8 830 24152
Fax: +61 8 830 24745
Email: Susan_dot_Luckman_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Susan.Luckman



Dr Susan Luckman is Associate Professor: Cultural Studies in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia. She is also a member of the Hawke Research Institute and leader of the CIL Cultural Research Group. Susan is the author of the forthcoming title Craft and the Creative Economy (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), Locating Cultural Work: The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and co-edited the anthology on creative music cultures and the global economy (Sonic Synergies, Ashgate 2008), and numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports on cultural work, creative industries and creative micro-entrepreneurialism.

Susan is an interdisciplinary cultural studies scholar whose work is concerned with the intersections of culture, place and creativity. Using mostly interview and ethnographic methodologies, her research has explored these relationships in relation to craft, creative and cultural industries; digital media; and grassroots innovation.

Twitter: @SusanLuckman


Links to other sites



Cultural Research Group


Link to academia.edu papers


I teach the following courses

HUMS 1054Telling Culture and Historiography
HUMS 3047A History of Ideas
HUMS 3049Power and Resistance: 1900 - Present


Professional associations

Foundation member of the ARC Cultural Research Network; Node Co-Convenor (ECRs and Post-Graduate development) 2005 - 2007

Winner, 2009 Chancellor's Awards for Community Engagement, along with Professor Kerry Green, Ian Dinning, Leanne Glenny, Dr Denise Wood, Cathy Humzy, Helen Bock and Carolyn Bilsborow for the Northern Summit Communication Team

Editorial Board, Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies

Editorial Board, Hecate

ACS – Association for Cultural Studies

Australasian Association for Digital Humanities

CSAA – Cultural Studies Association of Australasia

MECCSA - Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association, UK


Qualifications


Ph.D.(University of Queensland)

MA Research (University of Queensland)

Bachelor of Arts - Degree with Honours (University of Melbourne)


Research interests

  • Cultural Ethnography

  • Creative Industries, Cultural Work and Micro-enterprise

  • Cultural Work and the Work-Life Interface: Career Trajectories and Stage of Life in Creative Employment

  • Pop-Up Economies: Small-scale Enterprise and the Cultures of Transitory Public Spaces

  • 2015-2017 ARC Discovery Project: Promoting the Making Self in the Creative Micro-economy

    Click here for more information


  • ARC Linkage Project: Creative Tropical City: Mapping Darwin's Creative Industries


    Final Report available here



Research publications

Locating cultural work


Books:

Luckman, Susan 2015, Craft and the Creative Economy, Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York. Click here for further details

Luckman, Susan 2012, Locating Cultural Work: The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York. Click here for further details

Bloustien, Gerry, Margaret Peters and Susan Luckman eds 2008, Sonic Synergies: Music, Technology, Community and Identity, Ashgate, Hampshire.

Book Chapters:

Luckman, Susan (under contract), ‘Women’s Micro-Entrepreneurial Home-Working as Post-Fordist ‘Magical Solution’ to the Work-Life Relationship’, in New Arrangements of Gender and Labour in Post-Fordist Times, Lisa Adkins, Maryanne Dever and Anne Kovalainen eds., Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York.

Luckman, Susan (in print), ‘Returning Cultural Workers: Lifestyle Migration and Regional Creative Capital, in Creative Communities: Regional Inclusion and the Arts, Janet McDonald and Robert Mason eds., Intellect Press, Bristol.

Luckman, Susan 2014, ‘Location, Spatiality and Liminality at Outdoor Music Festivals: Doofs as Journey’ in The Festivalisation of Culture, Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor and Ian Woodward eds., Ashgate, Farnham and Burlington, pp. 189-205.

Luckman, Susan 2013, ‘Precarious Labour Then and Now: The British Arts and Crafts Movement and Creative Work Re-visited’, in Theorizing Cultural Work: Labour, Continuity and Change in the Creative Industries, Mark Banks, Stephanie Taylor and Rosalind Gill eds., Routledge, London and New York, pp. 19-29.

Luckman, Susan 2013, ‘Precariously Mobile: Tensions Between the Local and the Global in Higher Education Approaches to Cultural Work’, in Cultural Work and Higher Education, Daniel Ashton and Caitriona Noonan eds., Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, pp. 69-86.

Gibson, Chris, Susan Luckman and Chris Brennan-Horley 2012, ‘(Putting) Mobile Technologies in Place: A View from Cultural Geography’, Mobile Technologies and Place, Rowan Wilken and Gerard Goggin eds., Routledge, London and New York, pp. 123-139.

Gibson, Chris, Susan Luckman and Julie Willoughby-Smith 2012, ‘Creativity Without Borders?: Re-thinking Remoteness and Proximity’, Creativity in Peripheral Places: Redefining the Creative Industries, Chris Gibson ed., Routledge, London and New York, pp. 25-38.

Brennan-Horley, Chris, Susan Luckman, Chris Gibson, and Julie Willoughby-Smith 2012, ‘GIS, Ethnography and Cultural Research: Putting Maps Back Into Ethnographic Mapping’, Creative Industries and Urban Development: Creative Cities in the 21st Century, Terry Flew ed., Routledge.

Luckman, Susan and Robin Potanin 2010, 'Machinima Movies', in DIY Media: Creating, Sharing and Learning with New Technologies, Michele Knobel and Colin Lankshear eds, New York, Peter Lang, pp. 135-160.

Luckman, Susan 2008, 'Doof, Dance and Rave Culture', in Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia, Shane Homan and Tony Mitchell eds. ACYS, Hobart, pp. 131-149.

Luckman, Susan 2008, 'Music and the Internet: Filesharing, the iPod Revolution and the Industry of the Future', in Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia, Shane Homan and Tony Mitchell eds. ACYS, Hobart, pp. 181-197.

Luckman, Susan 2008, ''Unalienated Labour' and Creative Industries: Situating Micro-Entrepreneurial Dance Music Subcultures in the New Economy', in Sonic Synergies: Music, Identity, Technology and Community, Gerry Bloustien, Margaret Peters and Susan Luckman eds, Ashgate, Hampshire and Burlington, VT.

Luckman, Susan 2004, 'More that the sum of its parts: The Humanities and communicating the 'Hidden Work' of society', Arts, Humanities and the Knowledge Economy, eds. Jane Kenway, Elizabeth Bullen and Simon Robb, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 82-90.

Luckman, Susan 2001, 'Practice Random Acts: Reclaiming The Streets of Australia' in Free NRG: Notes From The Edge Of The Dance Floor, ed. Graham St John, Common Ground, Melbourne, pp. 205-221.

Reports:

Lea, Tess, Susan Luckman, Chris Gibson, Donal Fitzpatrick, Chris Brennan-Horley, Julie Willoughby-Smith and Karen Hughes 2009, Creative Tropical City: Mapping Darwin's Creative industries, Charles Darwin University, Darwin. Available here

Ian Rogers, Abraham Ninan, Greg Hearn, Stuart Cunningham and Susan Luckman 2004, Queensland Music Industry: Independence Day, CIRAC, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, July. Available here

Refereed Journal Articles:

Luckman, Susan 2013, ‘The Aura of the Analogue in a Digital Age: Women’s Crafts, Creative Markets and Home-Based Labour After Etsy’, Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 249–270. Available here

Luckman, Susan 2011, ‘Markets for Creativity: Tropical Cosmopolitanism, Colonial Anxieties, and Outdoor Food Markets in Darwin, Australia’, Continuum , Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 653-667.

Gibson, Chris, Susan Luckman and Julie Willoughby-Smith 2010, 'Creativity Without Borders?: Re-thinking Remoteness and Proximity', Australian Geographer, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 25-38.

Luckman, Susan 2010, 'Road Movies, National Myths and the Threat of the Road: The shifting transformative space of the road in Australian film', The International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 113-125.

Brennan-Horley, Chris, Susan Luckman, Chris Gibson, and Julie Willoughby-Smith 2010, 'GIS, Ethnography and Cultural Research: Putting Maps Back Into Ethnographic Mapping', The Information Society, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 92-103.

Luckman, Susan, Chris Gibson and Tess Lea 2009, 'Mosquitoes in the Mix: Just how transferable is creative city thinking?', Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 47-63.

Luckman, Susan and Jessica Pacella 2009, 'GIS Mapping Technologies in Cultural Research Interview Modalities: Feedback from Creative Industries and Social Inequality Project Trials', The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 101-114.

de Roeper, Julia and Susan Luckman 2009, 'Future Audiences for Australian Stories: Industry Responses in a post-Web 2.0 World', Media International Australia’, No. 130, pp. 5-16.

Luckman, Susan 2009, 'New Information Literacies: Helping University Students Critically Evaluate Information Online', The International Journal of Learning, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 499-512.

Luckman, Susan 2009, 'Creativity, the Environment and the Future of Creative Lifestyles: Lessons from a Creative Tropical City', The International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 1-10.

Luckman, Susan 2008, 'Turning Play Into Pay: Digital literacies and the new lessons required for the post-Web 2.0 Generation', Media International Australia, No. 128, pp. 112-120.

Luckman, Susan, Chris Gibson, Julie-Willoughby-Smith and Chris Brennan-Horley 2008, 'Life in a Northern (Australian) Town: Darwin’s Mercurial Music Scene', Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 621–634.

Luckman, Susan and Julia de Roeper 2008, 'Wagging the Long Tail: Digital Distribution and Peripheral Screen Production Industries', Cultural Science, Vol. 1, No. 2, http://cultural-science.org/journal/index.php/culturalscience/article/view/18/61

Hearn, Greg, Abraham Ninan, Ian Rogers, Stuart Cunningham, and Susan Luckman 2004, 'From the margins to the mainstream: creating value in Queensland's music industry', Media International Australia, No. 112, pp. 101-114.

Luckman, Susan 2003, 'Going Bush and Finding One's 'Tribe': Raving, Doof and the Australian Landscape', Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 17, No.3, pp. 318-332.

Luckman, Susan 2003, '"Gather 'round and I'll tell you a tale": a 'kiss 'n' tell' history of cultural studies.” Review Article, John Hartley's A Short History of Cultural Studies. Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 465-467.

Luckman, Susan 2001, '"What are they raving on about?": Temporary Autonomous Zones and Reclaiming the Streets', Perfect Beat, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 49-68.

Luckman, Susan and Guy Redden 2001, 'The Sense of Translocal Community: Mediating S11', to the QUICK, No. 4, pp. 21-34.

Luckman, Susan 2000, '"Sorted"?: Mapping the Regulation of Dance Parties in Australia', Journal of Australian Studies (JAS), No. 64, pp. 217-223.

Panel discussion with Liz Ferrier, John Banks, Susan Luckman and Graeme Turner 2000, 'Some Futures for Cultural Studies' M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, Vol. 2, No. 9, .

Luckman, Susan 1999, '(En)Gendering the Digital Body: Feminism and the Internet', Hecate, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 36-47.

Luckman, Susan, P. David Marshall and Sean Smith 1998, 'Promotional Desires: Popular Media's Presence on the Internet', MIA: Media International Australia, No. 86, pp. 63-76.

Luckman, Susan 1998, 'Rave Cultures and the Academy', Social Alternatives, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 45-49.

Edited Journal Volumes

2013 ‘Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities’ Special Edition of Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, with Lisa Slater and Jodie George, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013.

2011 ‘Bazaar Encounters: Food, Markets, Belonging and Citizenship in the Cosmopolitan City' Special Edition of Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, with Jean Duruz and Peter Bishop, Vol. 25 No. 5.

2008 Luckman, Susan, Special edition editor, 'Sustaining Culture' edition of Continuum: A Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 22 No. 6, 2008.

2008 Susan Luckman (with Jackie Cook and Dino Murtic), Online Proceedings of 'Sustaining Culture' 2008, Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia (CSAA), UniSA, Adelaide December 6-8, 2007,vhttp://unisa.edu.au/com/csaa/onlineproceedings.htm

2000 Co-Editor (with Prof. Alec McHoul) of 'Culture' edition of M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture. 3.2

2000 Co-Editor (with Sean Smith and Sophie Taysom) of Social Alternatives, Vol. 19, No. 1, Special Edition: "'Excess Baggage': What we take with us into the new millennium."

Selected Other Publications:

Luckman, Susan 2010, 'Cultural Industries and the Environment: Towards Sustainable Creative Cities Policy', Green Fields, Brown Fields, New Fields: Proceedings of the 10th Urban History, Planning History Conference, University of Melbourne, February 8-10, pp. 335-346.

'Practice Random Acts: Reclaiming the Streets of Australia', Excerpt of book chapter published on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) 4 Corners website: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/dance/politics/04luckman.htm


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Cultural Studies

  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Digital Media and Society
  • Craft, Making and New Media
  • Creative Micro-enterprises
  • Regional Development and Cultural Industries
  • Youth (Sub)Cultures
  • Culture and Space

Research Degree Supervisor

Honours, Masters & PhD




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