201 The CSI Effect (with Hayley Cullen)
Welcome to Season 2! Today we are joined by Hayley Cullen, a PhD candidate and research assistant in the forensic psychology lab at the University of Sydney. In this episode we look at the "CSI effect," and how popular understandings of forensic science evidence have the potential to influence juror decision making.
You can find Hayley on Twitter and ResearchGate, or you can email her at email@example.com. You can find The Sydney Exoneration Project here.
CW: Rape, suicide, murder.
202 Military Leadership Tropes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Battlestar Galactica (with Sertan Saral)
Today we are joined by Sertan Saral, a PhD candidate with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. In this episode we look at the tropes of the 'Ace Pilot,' 'Military Leader,' and Ideological Leader' in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Battlestar Galactica, and in particular how these tropes intersect with gender.
You can find Sertan on Twitter.
203 Star Trek: Discovery (with Dr Tim Steains)
Today we welcome back Dr Tim Steains to chat about Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery. We consider world building, racial politics, and the potential of speculative fiction.
You can find more of Tim's work on academia.edu!
204 Indie Music Scenes in Sydney and Bangladesh (with Shams Bin Quader)
We are joined by Shams Bin Quader to hear about his research into the politics of “independence” experienced by local independent musicians of inner-city and inner-west Sydney, and the Dhaka underground scene in Bangladesh.
You can find more of Shams's work on ResearchGate and Academia.edu, and can follow him on Twitter.
You can also watch Bohemian's music video for "Meghla Din" here.
205 Attachments in Sporting Communities (with Nick Fogarty)
We are joined by Nick Fogarty to hear about his research into cycling in Sydney, and to discuss sporting communities and the various attachments felt by its members – both participating athletes and otherwise.
You can find Nick on Twitter.
206 Looking for Femmes in The L Word, How to Get Away with Murder, and Carol (with Katherine Giunta)
Today we are joined by Katherine Giunta, a PhD candidate with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney. In this episode we look representations of femmes, femininity, and queerness in The L Word, How to Get Away With Murder, and Carol.
Autostraddle article: 30 Days of Carol: Day 6 – Carol Looks Ranked by the Degree to Which They Mark Therese as a Snack
207 Zombies! (with Peter Wright)
Today we are joined by Peter Wright, a PhD candidate with the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney. In this episode we look at the history of the zombie and explore some of the ways the zombie has been integrated into academia.
208 Teen Sexuality and Fan Attachments Towards Twilight and Harry Styles (with Grace Sharkey)
For our season 2 finale we are joined by Grace Sharkey, a PhD candidate with the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. In today’s episode we will be talking about young girls and their attachments to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight and pop icon Harry Styles, with a particular focus on representations of sex and sexuality.
You can find Grace on Twitter.