Dr Anthony McCosker is senior lecturer and researcher in Media and Communications at Swinburne University. Over the last few years he has been heavily involved in establishing Swinburne’s Social Media major, a new area of study within the Bachelor of Media and Communication and Bachelor of Arts. His research aims to understand how social media and new media technologies are used and how they are shaping our digital lives.
Current research projects focus on visual technologies and media platforms, digital health and the connections between mental health and social media, and digital citizenship, trolling, racism, media activism and online conflict. He is author of the book Intensive Media: Aversive Affect and Visual Culture (2013), along with numerous book chapters and journal articles, and is currently working on an edited collection on Negotiating Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest and Culture. (Twitter: @ACMcCosker) – Publications: https://swinburne.academia.edu/AnthonyMcCosker