Contributors - C

Jayde Cahir

Jayde Cahir is a doctoral student at the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney. Her research focuses on the social dimensions of text messaging, and in particular, the way it challenges our notions of public and private spaces. Her most recent publication is ”’It’s a Security Thing”: Mobile Phones and Moral Regulation” (co-authored) in Outrageous: Moral Panics in Australia.

Lara Cain

Lara Cain studies at Queensland University of Technology where she is currently researching a Ph.D. thesis. Her work looks at the international transfer of Australian novels and considers issues of translation, funding, promotion and definitions of cultural identity. She writes in English and in French (on a good day).

Nick Caldwell

After having completed an Honours degree in English, you'd expect the first thing Nick Caldwell would do would be to run off to some exotic locale and stay there for a year or so. Instead he got really sick. Deciding that this must be an omen, he chose to go back to UQ and begin an MA, researching narrative time in computer strategy games. For those that care, he finally started that Goth rock band, but he's a little worried about the choice of material.

Tracy Caldwell

Tracy M. Caldwell is a 2000 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook's Doctoral program in English. Her dissertation is entitled "Crossing the Borders: Cannibalism, Sexuality, Psychoanalysis and nineteenth Century Empire." Currently Dr. Caldwell is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. Her "Tales at the Borders, Fairy Tales and Maternal Cannibalism" was recently published in Reconstruction ( Dr. Caldwell's next projects involve explorations of cannibalism in H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, and the threat of the 'unnatural' female in Haggard's She and Stoker's Dracula.

Gilbert Caluya

Gilbert Caluya is currently completing his PhD on the spatial politics of everyday fear with the Gender and Cultural Studies Department of the University of Sydney where he also lectures on feminist, postcolonial and queer theory. He is the recipient of the University of Sydney Medal and the Gay and Lesbian Archives Thesis Prize. He has previously published articles and chapters on the intersections of race, affect and sexuality.


Cynthia Campbell

Cynthia Campbell, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University in the Department of Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment. Research interests include assessment of: (a) learning; (b) metacognition; and (c) self-efficacy.

Kylie Cardell

Kylie Cardell is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. She has an abiding interest in genres of life narrative and is currently completing her thesis on contemporary uses of the diary.

Bethany Carlisle

Ms Bethany Carlisle is a PhD student in the School of Arts on Griffith University's Gold Coast campus. Her thesis explores the paradoxes in the image management strategies of "dark green" environmental groups. She is also developing an interest in US-Australian cultural comparisons.

Sandy Carmago

Sandy Carmago has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri. Her doctoral dissertation considers American genre films from the perspective of their emotional effects on the spectator rather than in terms of form or theme. She teaches courses in film history, film style, genre film, and postwar Italian film for the Department of English and the Honors College at the University or Missouri.

Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter earned a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Louisville. His dissertation explored romantic love as a productive rhetorical technology that influences not only identity construction but also discursive practices, including those not explicitly related to love. In addition to romantic love and identities-in-process, his research interests include multimodal literacies and rhetorics of emotion and the body. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Valdosta State University, near Atlanta, Georgia.

Teresa Cerratto

Teresa Cerratto is a post doctoral researcher at The Interaction and Presentation Laboratory(IPLab) at The Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Her background is in Cognitive Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction. She has been working with computer mediated collaborative writing and learning activities.

Karen Cham

Karen Cham is an artist, lecturer and researcher working with Digital Media. She has been working with audio visual technology since 1987 making performance, installation and screen based works. Current research interests include media semantics, digital semiotics, computational media aesthetics, algorithmic and data driven video. She is developing a theoretcial methodology on design for interaction and emergence which can be applied trans-disciplinarily. She is also actively involved in promoting and exploring the application of artistic methodologies to complexity science.

Owen Chapman

A PhD candidate in Communication Studies, Owen Chapman has written on audio sampling for a variety of academic publications including M/C Journal, as well as a forthcoming collection on current issues in Canadian music. He is also a DJ and sample-based composer under the moniker “Opositive”, as well as co-founder of the experimental electronic music label OZ Records.  His compositions have been commissioned for the Austrian National Radio Program “Kunstradio”, as well as by a number of independent contemporary dance choreographers. 

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Jeffrey Charis-Carlson

Jeffrey Charis-Carlson is currently completing a dissertation analyzing novels and stories set in Washington, D.C. His articles and reviews have appeared in Rain Taxi, Doubletake/Points of Entry, American Periodicals, and Studies in American Jewish Literature.

Suw Charman

Suw Charman is the Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, a grass-roots advocacy group established in 2005 to help raise awareness of digital rights issues in the UK. She is also a social software consultant, specialising in the use of blogs and wikis in business, both behind the firewall and externally.


Peter Chen

Peter Chen is a research student in the Department of Political Science at the Australian National University. He is currently working on a PhD thesis exploring the utility of analytical models for the analysis of interest group intermediation in the Australian Federal political environment. As part of this research he is working on a case study on content regulation of computer networks from 1988-99.


Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong was the recipient of Singapore's National Arts Council's Young Artist of the Year for Literature Award in 2000. His two books of poetry are Temptation and Other Poems (1998) and I Watch the Stars Go Out (1999). Felix completed his Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland in June 2002.

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi

Jaz Hee-jeong Choi is a doctoral candidate in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests are in digital communication, particularly the ways in which various forms of digital communication are developed, established, and utilised in an Asian context. Her current research is on the youth mobile play culture of South Korea.

Michael Clyne

Michael Clyne is Professorial Fellow in Linguistics and Director of the Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross Cultural Communication at the University of Melbourne. His main fields, in which he has published extensively, are sociolingustics, language contact/multilingualism, inter-cultural communication, and second language acquisition.

Rachel Cobcroft

Rachel Cobcroft served as M/Cs Editorial Coordinator from 2004 to 2006. She is currently writing a PhD on user-led content creation in at the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests lie in the Creative Commons and the FLOSS movement, and in describing the dynamics of social software sites.

Steve Collins

Steve Collins is a lecturer and academic lawyer with the Department of Media at Macquarie University, Sydney. He wrote his PhD thesis on copyright law, the fair use doctrine and sampling in music. Research interests include music technology, copyright law, remixing, fan fiction, fan cultures, sampling, musical creativity and the death of the CD. He is currently involved in a research project with Dr. Sherman Young investigating the attitudes of Australian musicians towards online distribution.


Brooke Collins-Gearing

Brooke Collins-Gearing is a Murri woman who received her PhD in Indigenous Australian Children’s literature from the University of Newcastle. She taught in Aboriginal Studies and Australian literature at Newcastle University before joining the Learning and Teaching Support Unit at the University of Southern Queensland for two years. She returned to Newcastle in 2006 and is now lecturing in the School of Humanities and Social Science. She has two devilish sons.

J.D. Connor

J. D. Connor is an assistant professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of English at Harvard. Previously he was an editor at Slate. His research involves narratives of corporate identity in film and television. He is currently at work on two books: Feed the Machine: Hollywood Studios in the Neoclassical Era, 1970-2005, a studio-driven history of contemporary Hollywood, and The Interpretation of DreamWorks. He has published work on Braveheart (in Representations), U-571 (in The Baffler) and Alexander (in The Boston Globe).

Jackie Cook

Jackie Cook has been broadcasting for over 30 years, and has worked as an academic in Australia, New Zealand and China. She has recently completed a PhD on Australian talk radio (special focus on commercial talkback of Stan Zemanek and the late-night sex counselling of 'Dr Feelgood') and is currently working on broadcasting issues and behaviours including radio hoaxing, prison radio, and on-air suicide. She teaches on-shore at the University of South Australia, and off-shore in Singapore, Hongkong and Kuala Lumpur.

Grayson Cooke

Grayson Cooke is a new media practitioner currently employed as a multimedia lecturer at Central Queensland University. He lives by the sea atop a fantastic and ever-growing spam collection.

Paul Mc Cormack

Originally from Ireland, now a naturalised (though arguably still somewhat unnatural) Strine, Paul's merry dance through four universities in two hemispheres finally resulted in his gaining an honours degree in English from the University of Queensland in 1998. He is currently pretending to work on a Masters project designed to chart the course of the 'Immigration Debate' in Australian society as it is periodically reflected in Letters to the Editor columns.

Joseph Crawfoot

Joseph is an ex-patriot of UQ, having completed a BA in communications and cultural studies. He began fourth year studies examining the relationship between science fiction and fantasy literature and religious imagery, but has since deferred his studies to pursue a career in public relations. He has a strong interest in news media and television production, and music video culture. Joseph plans on returning to his studies in the near future.

Kate Cuthbert

Kate Cuthbert has recently completed a Masters degree in Writing, Editing, and Publishing at the University of Queensland, in which she explored the effects of societal scorn on the readers of romance novels. She is editor-in-chief of the online publishing house Romance at Heart Publications and ‘words’ editor of M/C Reviews.