Professor Roland Bleiker - How Images Shape Responses to Humanitarian Crises
Subject area and project topic:
This project assesses how images shape Australia's responses to humanitarian crises. We provide scholars, NGOs and government agencies with evidence about how images procure willingness to alleviate human suffering and how they can actively be used to enhance Australia's humanitarian commitment to the global community.
Type of activities student/s will be undertaking:
The student(s) in question will be integrated in an ARC Discovery project on 'How Images Shape Responses to Humanitarian Crises', conducted by Professor R. Bleiker (UQ), Dr. E. Hutchison (UQ) and Dr. D. Campbell (Durham University). The student(s) will primarily be involved in data collection for the first part of the study, which examines media representation of four humanitarian crises. To increase the learning experience for student(s), they will also be involved, under additional guidance, in the analysis part of the project.
Likely outcome of internship/s:
Being integrated into an ARC project and being closely supervised by two scholars - Professor Bleiker and Dr Hutchison - will provide students with a unique opportunity. They receive research and methods training so as to prepare them for a potential honours year. If students are sucessful in their work, the potential for a co-authored publication might eventuate.
Start Date: 3 January, 2012
End Date: 6 March, 2012
Hours Per Week: 10 to 20 hours.
Number of Possible Students: 2
Students who are interested in working on this project or require further details should contact:
Name: Professor Roland Bleiker
School: School of Political Science and International Studies
Email Address: email@example.com