A/Pr Jess Carniel


A/Pr Jess Carniel
NameA/Pr Jess Carniel
Email Addressjess.carniel@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleAssociate Professor (Humanities)
QualificationsPhD Melb
DepartmentSchool of Humanities and Communication
AffiliationsCentre for Heritage and Culture
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7462-0972
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Biography

Jess Carniel is an Associate Professor in Humanities in the School of Humanities and Communication. She is also Chair of the USQ Human Research Ethics Committee and an Executive Member of the Centre for Heritage and Culture. Jess is currently a non-residential Research Fellow (2024-2026) at the Center for Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California.

Drawing upon a broad humanistic tradition, she teaches international relations, ethics, and critical theory. She has previously taught into the areas of Australian Studies, Gender Studies, Sports Studies, International Studies, and History at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Victoria University.

Located at the intersection of Cultural Studies and International Studies, her research reveals how various cultural phenomena, from the Eurovision Song Contest to the British royal family, help us to develop a deep and critical understanding of multicultural and globalised communities. Her research interests encompass popular culture, globalisation, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, and gender in Australian and global society.

Jess is Australia's preeminent scholar of the Eurovision Song Contest, focusing her research on understanding its meaning and significance for Australian audiences within a changing context of multiculturalism, globalisation, and shifting regional geopolitics. She is the author of Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and the co-editor of Eurovision and Australia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under (with Chris Hay (UQ) Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

With her expertise in cultural studies and international studies, Jess is keen to supervise research projects that seek to understand how cultures, communities, and identities navigate contemporary society and politics in Australia and globally. This can include popular culture, local communities, and global movements and events. She is particularly interested in projects centred on ideas of soft power and cultural diplomacy.

Expertise

Eurovision Song Contest, popular culture, multiculturalism, soft power, cultural diplomacy, Pop Culture World Politics (PCWP - IR), Australian migration and migrant cultures, globalisation, transnationalism, race and ethnicity, cultural studies, fan studies, sport (esp. soccer), Australian studies, gender studies, international relations

Teaching

INR1002 Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy

INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Contemporary Global Migration

INR3007 Global Environmental Politics

HAC1005 Building Agency

HAC1006 Global Lives and Disruption

Fields of Research

  • 430399. Historical studies not elsewhere classified
  • 440808. International relations
  • 449999. Other human society not elsewhere classified
  • 470208. Culture, representation and identity
  • 470209. Environment and culture
  • 470210. Globalisation and culture
  • 470211. Migrant cultural studies
  • 470212. Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
  • 470214. Screen and media culture
  • 470299. Cultural studies not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
International Australian Studies Association, Executive Committee member
Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
PhD
Melb
2006

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Sharp Power from a Media and Communications Perspective - Russia's Active Measures Pursuit in HungaryPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
The Next-Level Producers¿ Approach for Dance-Based Reality ShowsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
Facilitating empathetic, safe and authentic conversations surrounding the topic of LGBTQ+ inclusion and awareness in evangelical Christian spaces.Associate SupervisorMasters2023
Textual Queer-Coding within Star Trek Across the ErasPrincipal SupervisorMasters2022
From Bologna Process to EHEA: An Historically Informed Policy Analysis in the IR ParadigmPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Fandom Files: Fictocriticism, Fanfiction and Creative Writing PedagogyPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2019
Monkey Magic: Journey to the West in popular televisionAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2018

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
The phenomenological and discursive practice of place in lifestyle migration: A case study of Stanthorpe, QueenslandPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2018

Wogs as work: humour as ethnic entrepreneurship and convivial labour

Carniel, Jessica and Persian, Jayne. 2023. "Wogs as work: humour as ethnic entrepreneurship and convivial labour." Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 37 (4), pp. 480-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2023.2253382

Inquiry-based learning as an adaptive signature pedagogy in international relations

Carniel, Jessica, Emmerson, Mark and Gehrmann, Richard. 2023. "Inquiry-based learning as an adaptive signature pedagogy in international relations." International Studies Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1093/isp/ekad015

The ethics review and the humanities and social sciences: disciplinary distinctions in ethics review processes

Carniel, Jessica, Hickey, Andrew, Southey, Kim, Bromdal, Annette, Crowley-Cyr, Lynda, Eacersall, Douglas, Farmer, Will, Gehrmann, Richard, Machin, Tanya and Pillay, Yosheen. 2022. "The ethics review and the humanities and social sciences: disciplinary distinctions in ethics review processes." Research Ethics. 19 (2), pp. 139-156. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470161221147202

Armchair Researchers: Modes of Ethnographic Research for Understanding and Experiencing the Eurovision Song Contest

Hay, Chris and Carniel, Jessica. 2022. "Armchair Researchers: Modes of Ethnographic Research for Understanding and Experiencing the Eurovision Song Contest." Dubin, Adam, Vuletic, Dean and Obregón, Antonio (ed.) The Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 237-248

High, Low and Participatory: The Eurovision Song Contest and Cultural Studies

Carniel, Jessica. 2022. "High, Low and Participatory: The Eurovision Song Contest and Cultural Studies ." Dubin, Adam, Vuletic, Dean and Obregón, Antonio (ed.) The Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 163-174

A Commonwealth Princess? The instrumentalization of Meghan Markle’s race to construct her royal persona

Carniel, Jessica. 2021. "A Commonwealth Princess? The instrumentalization of Meghan Markle’s race to construct her royal persona." Persona Studies. 7 (1), pp. 33-47. https://doi.org/10.21153/psj2021vol7no1art1459

Richard White’s Inventing Australia: revisiting the invention forty years later

Carniel, Jessica. 2021. "Richard White’s Inventing Australia: revisiting the invention forty years later." History Australia. 18 (1), pp. 156-167. https://doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2021.1878914

Kindred spirits: reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables

Carniel, Jessica and Sulway, Nike. 2021. "Kindred spirits: reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables." Carniel, Jessica and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables: kindred spirits. United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 1-6

Anne with a me: adapting to new adaptations of Anne as she adapts to us

Carniel, Jessica. 2021. "Anne with a me: adapting to new adaptations of Anne as she adapts to us." Carniel, Jessica and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Reflections on our relationships with Anne of Green Gables: kindred spirits. United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 171-188

Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes

Hickey, Andrew, Davis, Samantha, Farmer, Will, Dawidowicz, Julianna, Moloney, Clint, Lamont-Mills, Andrea, Carniel, Jess, Pillay, Yosheen, Akenson, David, Bromdal, Annette, Gehrmann, Richard, Mills, Dean, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Machin, Tanya, Reich, Suzanne, Southey, Kim, Crowley-Cyr, Lynda, Watanabe, Taiji, Davenport, Josh, ..., Maxwell, Jacinta. 2021. "Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes." Journal of Academic Ethics. 20, pp. 549-567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-021-09430-4

Nation Branding, Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy at Eurovision: Between Australia and Europe

Carniel, Jessica. 2019. "Nation Branding, Cultural Relations and Cultural Diplomacy at Eurovision: Between Australia and Europe." Kalman, Julie, Wellings, Ben and Jacotine, Keshia (ed.) Eurovisions: Identity and the International Politics of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956. Singapore. Springer. pp. 151-173

This One Loves That One: Queerbaiting at the Eurovision Song Contest

Carniel, Jessica. 2019. "This One Loves That One: Queerbaiting at the Eurovision Song Contest." Brennan, Joseph (ed.) Queerbaiting and Fandom: Teasing Fans through Homoerotic Possibilities. Iowa City, United States. University of Iowa Press. pp. 182-185

Part of the party: Eurovision fans in Australia

Carniel, Jessica. 2019. "Part of the party: Eurovision fans in Australia." Lam, Celia and Raphael, Jackie (ed.) Aussie Fans: Uniquely Placed in Global Popular Culture. Iowa City, Australia. University of Iowa Press. pp. 61-67

Conclusion—Eurovision—Australia decides

Carniel, Jessica and Hay, Chris. 2019. "Conclusion—Eurovision—Australia decides." Hay, Chris and Carniel, Jessica (ed.) Eurovision and Australia: interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 259-279

'It really makes you feel part of the world': transnational connection for Australian Eurovision audiences

Carniel, Jessica. 2019. "'It really makes you feel part of the world': transnational connection for Australian Eurovision audiences." Hay, Chris and Carniel, Jessica (ed.) Eurovision and Australia: interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 213-237

Eurovision and Australia: interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under

Hay, Chris and Carniel, Jessica (ed.) 2019. Eurovision and Australia: interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan.

Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in multicultural Australia: we got love

Carniel, Jessica. 2018. Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in multicultural Australia: we got love. Switzerland. Palgrave Pivot Cham.

[Insert image here]: a reflection on the ethics of imagery in a critical pedagogy for the humanities

Carniel, Jessica. 2018. "[Insert image here]: a reflection on the ethics of imagery in a critical pedagogy for the humanities." Pedagogy Culture and Society. 26 (1), pp. 141-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2017.1364784

Welcome to Eurostralia: the strategic diversity of Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Carniel, Jessica. 2017. "Welcome to Eurostralia: the strategic diversity of Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest." Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 31 (1), pp. 13-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2016.1262089

Remembering Laura Cereta: public and private lives of a humanist scholar

Carniel, Jess. 2017. "Remembering Laura Cereta: public and private lives of a humanist scholar." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 171-182

Death and the maiden: memorialisation, scandal, and the gendered mediation of Australian Soldiers

Carniel, Jessica. 2017. "Death and the maiden: memorialisation, scandal, and the gendered mediation of Australian Soldiers." Gildersleeve, Jessica and Gehrmann, Richard (ed.) Memory and the wars on terror: Australian and British perspectives. Houndmills, United Kingdom. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 237-262

Calvary or limbo? Articulating identity and citizenship in two Italian Australian autobiographical narratives of World War II internment

Carniel, Jessica. 2016. "Calvary or limbo? Articulating identity and citizenship in two Italian Australian autobiographical narratives of World War II internment." Queensland Review. 23 (1), pp. 20-34. https://doi.org/10.1017/qre.2016.4

Better off dead?: the creative practice of reviving Ophelia

Carniel, Jessica. 2016. "Better off dead?: the creative practice of reviving Ophelia." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 20 (Special Issue 36). https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.27054

Triple J's hottest

Carniel, Jessica. 2016. "Triple J's hottest." Murray, Jeremy A. and Nadeau, Kathleen M. (ed.) Pop culture in Asia and Oceania. Santa Barbara, Calif, United States. ABC-CLIO. pp. 42-42

'Either feed your belly or nourish your soul': work, artistic aspiration and autobiography in Rosa R. Capiello's Oh lucky country

Carniel, Jessica. 2016. "'Either feed your belly or nourish your soul': work, artistic aspiration and autobiography in Rosa R. Capiello's Oh lucky country." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. 18 (1 (Special issue)), pp. 130-149. https://doi.org/10.5325/intelitestud.18.1.0130

Skirting the issue: finding queer and geopolitical belonging at the Eurovision Song Contest

Carniel, Jessica. 2015. "Skirting the issue: finding queer and geopolitical belonging at the Eurovision Song Contest." Contemporary Southeastern Europe. 2 (1), pp. 136-154.

In the spirit of reconciliation: migrating spirits and Australian postcolonial multiculturalism in Hoa Pham's Vixen

Carniel, Jessica. 2013. "In the spirit of reconciliation: migrating spirits and Australian postcolonial multiculturalism in Hoa Pham's Vixen." Kroger, Lisa and Anderson, Melanie R. (ed.) The ghostly and the ghosted in literature and film: spectral identities. Newark, DE. United States. University of Delaware Press. pp. 75-89

Of nerds and men: dimensions and discourses of masculinity in Nerds FC

Carniel, Jessica. 2013. "Of nerds and men: dimensions and discourses of masculinity in Nerds FC." Ingle, Zachary and Sutera, David M. (ed.) Identity and myth in sports documentaries: critical essays. Lanham, MD. United States. Scarecrow Press. pp. 93-107

Reflections on race, regionalism and geopolitical trends via Australian soccer

Carniel, Jessica. 2012. "Reflections on race, regionalism and geopolitical trends via Australian soccer." The International Journal of the History of Sport. 29 (17), pp. 2405-2420. https://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2012.746832

Who's the weird mob anyway? Assimilation and authenticity in They're A Weird Mob

Carniel, Jessica. 2012. "Who's the weird mob anyway? Assimilation and authenticity in They're A Weird Mob." Bennett, James E. and Beirne, Rebecca (ed.) Making film and television histories: Australia and New Zealand. New York, NY. United States. I.B.Tauris Publishers. pp. 241-245

Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer

Carniel, Jessica. 2010. "Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer." Hallinan, Christopher J. and Hughson, John E. (ed.) The containment of soccer in Australia: fencing off the world game. London, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 73-83

Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer

Carniel, Jessica. 2009. "Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer." Soccer and Society. 10 (1), pp. 73-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970802472676

A cultural affair to remember: nostalgia, whiteness and migration in Love's Brother

Carniel, Jessica. 2009. "A cultural affair to remember: nostalgia, whiteness and migration in Love's Brother." Studies in Australasian Cinema. 3 (1), pp. 93-105. https://doi.org/10.1386/sac.3.1.93/1

Identities made in the kitchen taste the best: consumption and denial of Italian Australian ethnicity as food in Capaldo's Love takes you home

Carniel, Jessica. 2007. "Identities made in the kitchen taste the best: consumption and denial of Italian Australian ethnicity as food in Capaldo's Love takes you home." Rando, Gaetano and Turcotte, Gerry (ed.) Literary and social diasporas: an Italian Australian perspective. Brussels, Belgium. Peter Lang Publishing.

Bipolar (Un)patriots: national identity, ethnic identity and the 2006 FIFA World Cup

Carniel, Jessica. 2006. "Bipolar (Un)patriots: national identity, ethnic identity and the 2006 FIFA World Cup." Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference (CSAA 2006). Canberra, Australia 06 - 08 Dec 2006 Canberra, ACT, Australia.

A conversation with Venero Armanno

Carniel, Jessica. 2005. "A conversation with Venero Armanno." Italian Studies in Southern Africa. 18 (1), pp. 143-159.

Cloudland, Stronzoland, Brisbane: urban development and ethnic Bildung in Venero Armanno's fiction

Carniel, Jessica. 2005. "Cloudland, Stronzoland, Brisbane: urban development and ethnic Bildung in Venero Armanno's fiction." Italian Studies in Southern Africa. 18 (1), pp. 122-142.

New Perceptions of the Vietnam War: Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the Diaspora and the Continuing Impact

Carniel, Jessica. 2017. "New Perceptions of the Vietnam War: Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the Diaspora and the Continuing Impact." Australian Historical Studies. 48 (1), pp. 131-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2016.1273043

Anne as Pagan, Anne as Queer

Baker, Dallas John. 2021. Anne as Pagan, Anne as Queer. Newcastle on Tyne, United Kigdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Towards a theory of participatory diplomacy via the Eurovision Song Contest

Carniel, Jessica. 2024. "Towards a theory of participatory diplomacy via the Eurovision Song Contest." Media Culture and Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/01634437231224080

Killing Conchita: celebrity persona (de/re)construction as artistic transformation

Carniel, Jessica. 2023. "Killing Conchita: celebrity persona (de/re)construction as artistic transformation." Celebrity Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/19392397.2023.2256429