OUR HALL OF FAME
Dr Tim Steains
Tim is a sessional lecturer in the Gender and Cultural Studies Department at the University of Sydney. He is a guest host on episode 102: "Orientalism and Biracial Identity in Lord of the Rings and Star Trek", episode 203: "Star Trek: Discovery", and episode 302: "Interventionism and Burnham's Three Mummies in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2" of the Trope Watchers podcast. You can find him on academia.edu.
Nyssa is a PhD student with Macquarie University. Her research centres on disability, gameplay, and non-normative bodies in video games. She is a guest host on episode109 of the Trope Watchers podcast: "From Firewatch to Dark Souls – Challenging Notions of Accessibility in Gaming." You can find her on academia.edu and Twitter.
Kate is a final-year PhD candidate in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. She is a Research Associate and the UK Project Manager on the "Interfaith Childhoods" project with RMIT University, and a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at City, University of London. Kate is a guest host on Episode 110 of the Trope Watchers podcast: Celebrity Roundup 2017. You can find her on LinkedIn.
Hayley is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the forensic psychology lab at the University of Sydney. Her research explores the role of inattention and memory in eyewitnesses and police officers, and how this is perceived by jurors. In addition, she also volunteers for Not Guilty: The Sydney Exoneration Project. Hayley is a guest host on Episode 201 of the Trope Watchers podcast: The CSI Effect. You can find her on Twitter.
Sertan is a PhD candidate and tutors with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. He is a guest host on Episode 202 of the Trope Watchers podcast: Military Leadership Tropes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Battlestar Galactica. You can find him on Twitter.
Shams Bin Quader
Shams is a doctoral candidate at the Gender and Cultural Studies department at the University of Sydney. His research revolves around investigating the meaning of independence experienced by the local independent musicians of inner-city and inner-west Sydney. Shams teaches at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, and has 7 years of teaching experience at the tertiary level in Bangladesh. He is a guest host on episode 204 the Trope Watchers podcast: Indie Music Scenes in Sydney and Bangladesh. You can find Shams on ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and Twitter.
Nick is a PhD candidate with the Gender and Cultural Studies Department at the University of Sydney. His research examines life-long attachments to sports cultures and movement. He is a guest host on episode 205 the Trope Watchers podcast: Attachments in Sporting Communities. You can find Nick on Twitter.
Katherine is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney. She has recently completed twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork with LGBTQIA+ Sydney siders, focusing on those who identify as femme and/or feminine. Her research is informed by queer studies and critical femininity studies in anthropology. Katherine is a guest host on episode 206 the Trope Watchers podcast: Looking for Femmes in The L Word, How to Get Away with Murder, and Carol.
Peter is a PhD candidate with the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney. His research explores the way in which the figure of the zombie can be read in conjunction with the technological development of cinema and its reception. Peter is a guest host on on episode 207 of the Trope Watchers podcast: Zombies!
Dr Grace Sharkey
Grace is a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Gender and Cultural Studies Department at The University of Sydney. Her research sits at the intersection of queer, feminist, and film theory. Grace teaches courses on sex, love, intimacy, and violence and enjoys talking about and with queer women. She is a guest host on episode 208 of the Trope Watchers podcast: Teen Sexuality and Fan Attachments Towards Twilight and Harry Styles. You can find Grace on Twitter.
Dr Arnold T. Blumberg
Arnold is a publisher, author, educator, and pop culture & comics historian. He's written and lectured on everything from zombies and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to classic film and science fiction history. Arnold is a guest host on episode 301 of the Trope Watchers Podcast: Zombies, Pop Culture, and Pedagogy. You can find him on Twitter and at ATB Publishing, where you can also find his book: JOURNEY OF THE LIVING DEAD: A Tribute to Fifty Years of Flesh Eaters.
Dr Kerryn Drysdale
Kerryn is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW Sydney. She is currently a key researcher on the 'Crystal, Pleasures and Sex between Men' project – funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and WA Health – among other research projects. Kerryn is a guest host on episode 303 of the Trope Watchers Podcast: Sydney’s Drag King Scene and Chemsex Between Men. You can find Kerryn on Twitter. Check out Kerryn's book, Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures, and the Crystal Clear Podcast.