Contributors - P

John Pace

jOhn pace currently (2003) works in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. His primary research interests are the political economy of ecology - a project entitled dromoecology; resistances to neo-liberalism; and most recently, the military meaning complex.


Sam Pack

Sam Pack is a doctoral candidate in the anthropology of visual communication programme at Temple University. His research interests include reception studies, the anthropology of mass media, and indigenous modes of self-representation. He is currently applying some of the ideas presented in this article in his dissertation, titled Television through Navajo Eyes.

Daniel Palmer

Daniel Palmer is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is also the Public Programs Coordinator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography and an art reviewer for various Australian and International art journals.


Elliot Panek

Elliot Panek is a M.A. student at the University of Texas at Austin where he helps edit Flow: An Online Journal of Television and Media Studies. His main areas of interest are narrative, reception studies, and new media.

Daniel Pargman

Daniel Pargman has a background in computer science, human-computer interaction and the social sciences. He just finished writing his Ph.D. thesis, "Code Begets Community: On Social and Technical Aspects of Managing A Virtual Community" at the Department of Communication Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. He is interested in hackers and in the relationship between humans and computer technology, especially as it relates to on-line and off-line communities.

Jussi Parikka

Jussi Parikka works in the department of Cultural History at the University of Turku, Finland. He is writing his doctoral thesis on the cultural contexts of computer worms and viruses. His research interests include post-structuralist media theory, interminglings of philosophy and technology as well as the cultural history of digital culture.


Jay Paul

Jay Paul is a student at the University of Queensland and freelance designer interested in digital photography and multimedia. She values clean design and images that really communicate.

John Paull

John Paull has a Master of Environmental Management from the University of Tasmania. His research interests include the development and transmission of green ideas. He is currently researching the organic agriculture movement, the flow of the organic idea across time and space, the response of organics to new challenges and technologies, and the extension of the organic domain from farming and food, into fibre, floristry, forestry, cosmetics and new frontiers.

Robert Payne

Robert Payne teaches cultural studies in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney, having received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2003. His research tends to focus on the representation of queer and gender subjectivities in contemporary media cultures.

Mark A. Pegrum

Mark A. Pegrum obtained his Doctorate in Modern Languages from the University of Western Australia. Currently a lecturer at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has taught in the areas of German and French language, culture and history, European Studies and English as a Foreign Language. In 2000, he published "Challenging Modernity", a study of the relationship between Dadaism and postmodernism, and he has also written numerous articles about art and literature, as well as the internet and multimedia technology in teaching.

Maud Perrier

Maud Perrier was born in France and has studied English at the University of Nottingham (BA) and Gender Studies at the University of Warwick (MA). She is currently working on her PhD in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick. Her doctoral research is currently entitled “Choosing/Risking the ‘Right’ Time: A Comparative Study of Younger and Older Mothers.” Her research interests centre very broadly around gender, identity and representation.

Mark Allen Peterson

Mark Allen Peterson received his PhD from Brown University in 1996. He has taught at George Mason University, the University of Hamburg, Georgetown University and the American University in Cairo. He is currently visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Gettysburg College. His book, Anthropology and Mass Communication, is due from Berghahn Books in Summer 2003.

Simone Pettigrew

Simone Pettigrew is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Public Management at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Her primary research interest is consumer education, and she is the editor of the Journal of Research for Consumers.


Dougal Phillips

Dougal Phillips has recently submitted his PhD thesis in the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Sydney. His research interests include critical theories of desire and economy, the figure of the screen, and the theoretical, legal, and political issues raised by new technologies of media and the image.

Reece Plunkett

Reece Plunkett is a Ph.D. candidate in the school of Media, Communication and Culture at Murdoch University. She is presently trying to figure out what queer history might look like, and has taken to exploring the question in relation to Perth. She is founder and Co-Coordinator of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Western Australia (GALAWA), which she hopes to have on-line soon (ish).

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is Chair and Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto. He is the author of Magia D'Amore, Ludwig Bemelmans: A Bibliographyand The Complete Partitas, and the co-editor of Pictures of a Generation on Hold: Selected Papersand Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! Essays on Guns and Popular Cultureas well as the editor of Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the Twentieth Century(forthcoming).

David Prater

David Prater is currently researching digital printing and online publishing as part of the Creator to Consumer (C2C) project on digital opportunities for the book industry. He is the editor of Cordite Poetry Review ( ) and a poet in his spare time.


Elspeth Probyn

Elspeth Probyn is Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Sydney. Her most recent book is Blush: Faces of Shame (University of Minnesota & UNSW Press, 2005).


Peter Pugsley

Peter C. Pugsley is with the Media and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne where he has taught and conducted research since the early 2000s. His research focus is on Asian media and has included published articles on Singaporean lifestyle magazines, television in the PRC and publishing in cross-cultural contexts. In his spare time he writes screenplays and short fiction.