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Whelan, Andrew Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Overview


Andrew is a qualitative sociologist with an interest in how people use media to make organisations work.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Andrew's research interests include online music distribution and the social practices conducted around music in digital formats, and administration and governance through networked digital documentation. He has published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Social Policy, Critical Sociology, Fibreculture, First Monday, Internet Policy Review, Open Cultural Studies, Sites, Social Media and Society, Sociological Research Online, and The Sociological Review. He is currently writing a book for MIT Press titled Destruction of Documents.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Andrew has supervised Hons and PhD projects recently in critical university studies (critiques of contemporary university governance, culture and politics), digital culture and subculture (e.g. online music scenes/fandoms, online activism, online interaction and identity), popular music and society (popular music and social policy, music and utopia, music and nostalgia, art and politics etc). He conducts research on music online, on digital governance especially in social welfare, and on bureaucratic administration, and is available to supervise projects on all of these areas. Methodologically all of this work is generally qualitative, with experience in discourse analysis, ethnomethodology, ethnography, visual anthropology, and methods associated with ‘materialism’ (e.g. tracing the routes documents or files take to better understand how they cohere organisational hierarchies).

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Bite Back the Neo Liberal Institution!: Tales of Subversive Monsters and the Institutions of Horror they Haunt
    Doctor of Philosophy The Politics of Acousmatic Sound and Noise as Ecological Feedback
    Doctor of Philosophy Art and Life: Personal Revolution in Contemporary Society Richardson, Mark
    Doctor of Philosophy Ethical Witness: The Documentary photographer in the age of 'hyperphotography' Morris, Fiona
    Doctor of Philosophy Environmentally Induced Health Effects: Families and Medical Orthodoxy Want, Donald
    Doctor of Philosophy The cultural politics of kangaroo management in the Australian Capital Territory, 1993-2019 Varvaro, Kathleen
    Doctor of Philosophy Animal Activism of the Poor in Australia Carroll, Jeanette
    Doctor of Philosophy "No Justice, No Peace, No Peace of Mind": Collaborating with Young People on Transformative Justice Hunt, Jet
    Doctor of Philosophy The Problem with Creative Work and Hope for Change: the Socio-Political Challenges of NSW Musicians Bosworth, Christie

Keywords


  • Algorithmic governance
  • Critical Organization Studies
  • Digital media
  • Online Music

Full Name


  • Andrew Whelan

Mailing Address


  • Building 19, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Andrew's research interests include online music distribution and the social practices conducted around music in digital formats, and administration and governance through networked digital documentation. He has published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Social Policy, Critical Sociology, Fibreculture, First Monday, Internet Policy Review, Open Cultural Studies, Sites, Social Media and Society, Sociological Research Online, and The Sociological Review. He is currently writing a book for MIT Press titled Destruction of Documents.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Andrew has supervised Hons and PhD projects recently in critical university studies (critiques of contemporary university governance, culture and politics), digital culture and subculture (e.g. online music scenes/fandoms, online activism, online interaction and identity), popular music and society (popular music and social policy, music and utopia, music and nostalgia, art and politics etc). He conducts research on music online, on digital governance especially in social welfare, and on bureaucratic administration, and is available to supervise projects on all of these areas. Methodologically all of this work is generally qualitative, with experience in discourse analysis, ethnomethodology, ethnography, visual anthropology, and methods associated with ‘materialism’ (e.g. tracing the routes documents or files take to better understand how they cohere organisational hierarchies).

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Bite Back the Neo Liberal Institution!: Tales of Subversive Monsters and the Institutions of Horror they Haunt
    Doctor of Philosophy The Politics of Acousmatic Sound and Noise as Ecological Feedback
    Doctor of Philosophy Art and Life: Personal Revolution in Contemporary Society Richardson, Mark
    Doctor of Philosophy Ethical Witness: The Documentary photographer in the age of 'hyperphotography' Morris, Fiona
    Doctor of Philosophy Environmentally Induced Health Effects: Families and Medical Orthodoxy Want, Donald
    Doctor of Philosophy The cultural politics of kangaroo management in the Australian Capital Territory, 1993-2019 Varvaro, Kathleen
    Doctor of Philosophy Animal Activism of the Poor in Australia Carroll, Jeanette
    Doctor of Philosophy "No Justice, No Peace, No Peace of Mind": Collaborating with Young People on Transformative Justice Hunt, Jet
    Doctor of Philosophy The Problem with Creative Work and Hope for Change: the Socio-Political Challenges of NSW Musicians Bosworth, Christie

Keywords


  • Algorithmic governance
  • Critical Organization Studies
  • Digital media
  • Online Music

Full Name


  • Andrew Whelan

Mailing Address


  • Building 19, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia