Hardley, Jess

Murdoch University

Jess is an Associate Lecturer in Communication and Cultural Studies at Murdoch University, and a PhD candidate in Media and Communication at RMIT University. Her research interests include phenomenology, feminist theory, ethnography, embodiment, mobile media and the urban night. She is co-author of Mobile Media and the Urban Night (Palgrave, forthcoming), has published in Convergence, and has presented research at several international conferences. She is also on the editorial board of the journal Digital Geography and Society


  • Articles
    Introduction The past decade has seen a burgeoning new field titled “night studies” or “darkness studies” (Gwiazdzinski, Maggioli, and Straw). Key theorists Straw, Shaw, Dunn, and Edensor have spearheaded this new field, publishing a recent flurry of books and other scholarly work dedicated to various aspects of the night. Topics range, for instance, from the...Read more