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Ashbolt, Anthony I.

Faculty Member

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

Overview


While having a background in History, Anthony Ashbolt taught in the discipline of Politics at Macquarie University, the Australian National University and the University of New England before arriving at the University of Wollongong in 1991. In recent years he has taught subjects in the field of American politics, media politics, political theory, culture and politics, and America in the 1960s. He also developed and is in charge of the Politics Internship progam and subject. 

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2013 A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

Research Overview


  • Anthony Ashbolt’s main areas of research and publication are in American history, politics and culture. He has a particular interest in radicalism in the 1960s and his book on the San Francisco Bay Area in that period has generated much international interest. He is currently engaged in further research and writing about the counterculture and gave a paper at the 2017 conference in San Francisco marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love. He has also published in the field of political theory, music and politics, public policy and Australian radical history.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Honours and postgraduate supervision has covered a wide range of topics including politics and the media, political philosophy, the politics and practice of neoliberalism, Australian Communist and radical activists, urban and environmental politics, music and radical history.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Politics of Acousmatic Sound and Noise as Ecological Feedback
    Doctor of Philosophy The Liberal Peace and the Global Military Industrial Complex Murphy, Troy
    Doctor of Philosophy Propaganda and Democratization Models in Australian Mainstream News Content Murray, Anne
    Doctor of Philosophy Media and Terrorism: A Case Study of Western Media Coverage of Terrorism-Related Events in Iraq and Syria from the Rise of IS in 2014 to its Claimed Defeat in 2018 Rabea, Ali

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2013 A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

Research Overview


  • Anthony Ashbolt’s main areas of research and publication are in American history, politics and culture. He has a particular interest in radicalism in the 1960s and his book on the San Francisco Bay Area in that period has generated much international interest. He is currently engaged in further research and writing about the counterculture and gave a paper at the 2017 conference in San Francisco marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love. He has also published in the field of political theory, music and politics, public policy and Australian radical history.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Honours and postgraduate supervision has covered a wide range of topics including politics and the media, political philosophy, the politics and practice of neoliberalism, Australian Communist and radical activists, urban and environmental politics, music and radical history.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Politics of Acousmatic Sound and Noise as Ecological Feedback
    Doctor of Philosophy The Liberal Peace and the Global Military Industrial Complex Murphy, Troy
    Doctor of Philosophy Propaganda and Democratization Models in Australian Mainstream News Content Murray, Anne
    Doctor of Philosophy Media and Terrorism: A Case Study of Western Media Coverage of Terrorism-Related Events in Iraq and Syria from the Rise of IS in 2014 to its Claimed Defeat in 2018 Rabea, Ali
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