Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner

Professor of Cultural Studies, Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies
The University of Queensland
ERA 2018 Chair

Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner was the founding Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (2000–2012) at The University of Queensland, and is one of the leading figures in cultural and media studies in Australia and internationally.

Professor Turner’s research has covered a wide range of forms and media—literature, film, television, radio, new media, journalism, and popular culture. He has published 25 books with national and international academic presses; the most recent are Re-Inventing the Media (Routledge, 2016), Television Histories in Asia (Routledge, 2015) (co-edited with Jinna Tay), and (with Anna Cristina Pertierra) Locating Television: Zones of Consumption (Routledge, 2013).

A past president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2004–2007), an ARC Federation Fellow (2006–2011) and Convenor of the ARC-funded Cultural Research Network (2006–2010), Professor Turner has had considerable engagement with federal research and higher education policy. He is only the second humanities scholar to serve on the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council.

In collaboration with Dr Kylie Brass, Professor Turner is the author of a major research monograph prepared for the Department of Industry and the Academies of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia (2014), and was appointed as Chair of the Humanities and Creative Arts Research Evaluation Committee for ERA 2015.