Kay Anderson, Ien Ang and Elaine Lally

Kay Anderson

Kay Anderson is Professor of Cultural Research at the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney.

Her most recent book, Race and the Crisis of Humanism(2007), won the 2008 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Critical Writing, and her award-winning Vancouver’s Chinatown: Racial Discourse in Canada 1875–1980 (1991) is now in its fifth edition.

Professor Anderson is a leading scholar in the fields of cultural geography and race historiography and in 2004 was elected Academician, Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences for the UK. In 2007, she became an Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and in 2009 a Fellow of the Institute of Australian Geographers.

Ien Ang

Distinguished Professor Ien Ang, is one of the leaders in cultural studies worldwide. She is the professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Western Sydney and the founding Director of the Centre for Cultural Research.

Her work is characterised by its interdisciplinary nature and explores patterns of cultural flow and exchange in our globalised world.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and was an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow (2005-2010). Her books include Watching Dallas (1985),Desperately Seeking the Audience (1991), On Not Speaking Chinese (2001) and The SBS Story: The Challenge of Cultural Diversity (2008).


Elaine Lally

Elaine Lally is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. She was the research leader of Australian Research Council Linkage Grant Project, ‘The Art of Engagement: Exploring C3 West, a contemporary arts project around western Sydney.’

Her scholarship focuses on creative practice and digital culture. Drawing on material culture, her work explores consumption and everyday life with the sociology and philosophy of technology.

She is currently working on an online musical collaboration,Music making in the Cloud: creativity, collaboration and social media. She is the author of At Home with Computers (2002).