Associate Professor Marj Kibby

Associate Professor Marj Kibby

Associate Professor

School of Humanities and Social Science (Film, Media and Cultural Studies)

Career Summary

Biography

Marjorie “Marj” Kibby is an Associate Professor in Media and Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle, Australia. As an internet researcher, Marjorie has had a long term interest in the way that digital media and network technologies have had an impact on when, how, and what is communicated to whom, and of the effect of that communication on the formation of individual and community identity. Past research has investigated the new orality in online communication, indigenous communities on the web, women’s use of internet pornography, and the post-Napster changes in music consumption patterns.

Recent research projects have explored attitudes towards privacy on social media. This research reveals that while privacy has been understood as an individual’s right to control information about them, increasingly social media use has led to privacy being viewed as less a right to be protected than a commodity to be managed. The social media attitudes and practices of young people on being monitored, and on their surveillance of others, and their maintenance of privacy boundaries, have implications for organisational and national security; programs to ensure information security are subverted by voluntary or inadvertent disclosure of personal or protected information through social media. While early research saw cyberspace as separate from the “real” world, with the internet of things and mobile broadband, the internet and social media are now fully integrated into most people’s daily lives in Australia. 

As an early researcher in the online environment, Marjorie has made a significant contribution to the development of online methodologies, developing methods including auto-ethnography and connected ethnography and utilising social media to collect research data. Her work with Dr Janet Fulton has led to the development of a typology of privacy in networked cultures, where there hadn’t previously been a clear definition of privacy related to the digital era.

Research Expertise
Media and cultural studies, Internet communication and community, Privacy, security and self-disclosure on social media. 

Teaching Expertise
First Year in Higher Education, Web-based teaching and learning, Blended teaching and learning 

Administrative Expertise
Change management, Grievance resolution, Quality monitoring and improvement, Course and program review. 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Education, Canberra College of Advanced Education
  • Graduate Diploma Media, Canberra College of Advanced Education
  • Master of Arts (Mass Communication), Macquarie University

Keywords

  • Hybrid Pedagogy
  • Internet
  • Media and Communication
  • Online Learning
  • Popular Music
  • Social Media
  • Student Transition, Retention and Success
  • Web-based research

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies 80
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 15
190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified 5

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1992 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
Humanities & Social Science, FEDUA
Australia
1/01/1989 - 1/12/1991 Lecturer Hunter Institute of Higher Education
Communication and Media Arts
Australia
1/01/1980 - 1/12/1988 Lecturer University of Canberra
Australia
1/01/1970 - 1/12/1975 Teacher Queensland Education Department
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Fellow - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

HERDSA Fellows are academics or leaders who have been judged to have made a significant personal commitment to the improvement of teaching and learning in a tertiary education context.

The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Australia
1/01/2001 -  Member - The Association of Internet Researchers

Founded in 1999, the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is a learned society dedicated to the advancement of the transdisciplinary field of Internet studies. It is an international, member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research, independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders.

The Association of Internet Researchers
Australia
1/01/1996 -  Member - International Association for the Study of Popular Music

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) is an international organization established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music.

International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Australia
19/09/1995 -  Member

The CSAA is Australasia's peak Cultural Studies representative organisation, taking an active role in advocacy, support and promotion of Cultural Studies in the region.

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
Australia

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2004 Network Media: Code, Culture and Convention
Organisation: Institute of Advanced Studies University of Western Australia Description: An invitation to be part of a symposium of eight scholars to introduce new ways of thinking about the conflict and intersection of the paradigms of 'network' and 'media'.

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
FMCS2100 Music & Culture
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

This course examines the ways that popular music provides not only entertainment but also a common space for the personal, social and political experiences of youth. It will consider the cultural roles of music and musicians, and the ways in which music is interpreted and used by listeners in a variety of contexts.

Course Coordinator 1/01/2015 - 31/12/2016
FMCS3100 Digital Culture
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

This course will examine the ways that the new technologies are affecting everyday life, culture, institutions, communities and identity. Grounded in cultural studies, the course will explore a variety of topics from several methodological approaches, using specific projects to connect theory and practice.

Course Coordinator 1/01/2015 - 31/12/2016
FMCS3110 Social Media and Network Culture
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

This course will examine "social media" from a cultural perspective, with a focus on networked communication in practices of everyday life and in the construction of social relationships and identities. We will work from an expansive definition of what constitutes "social media", considering social network sites, smartphone apps, and online games, among other technologies.

Course Coordinator 1/01/2015 - 31/12/2065
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Kibby M, Fulton JM, 'Facebook at Uni: Mutual surveillance and a sense of belonging', An Education in Facebook? Higher Education and the World's Largest Social Network, Routledge, New York 111-120 (2014) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Janet Fulton
2010 Kibby MD, 'The gendered practice of music fandom online', Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity, Across Audiences, Content, and Producers, Allyn & Bacon, Boston 237-244 (2010) [B2]
2010 Kibby MD, ''The legal bit's in Russian': Making sense of downloaded music', International Handbook of Internet Research, Springer, Berlin 295-308 (2010) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-9789-8
2009 Kibby MD, 'Radio the Listens to Me: Y!Music Web Radio', Ethnography and the Internet: An Exploration, The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India 90-107 (2009)
2008 Kibby MD, '15MB of fame: Independent musicians' use of MySpace', The Business of Entertainment: Popular Music, Praeger Publishing, Westport, Connecticut 121-131 (2008) [B1]
2007 Kibby MD, 'Hybrid teaching and learning: Pedagogy versus pragmatism', Brave New Classrooms: Democratic Education & the Internet, Peter Lang, Bern 87-104 (2007) [B1]
2007 Kibby MD, 'Cyberspace and the Internet', Routledge International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, Routledge, London (2007)
2005 Kibby MD, 'Sounds of Australia in 'Rabbit-Proof Fence'', Reel Tracks: Australian Feature Film Music and Cultural Identities, John Libbey Publishing, New Barnet, United Kingdom 147-157 (2005) [B1]
2004 Kibby MD, Costello B, 'Displaying the phallus: Masculinity and the Performance of sexuality on the internet', Feminism & Masculinities, Oxford University Press, New York 214-227 (2004) [B1]
2003 Kibby MD, Costello B, 'Performing Masculinity, Revisioning Sexuality: Adult Internet Video Sites', Race Gender Media. Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers, Allyn and Bacon, Boston 322-329 (2003) [B2]
2000 Kibby MD, 'Tourists on the Mother Road and the Information Superhighway', Expressions of Culture, Identity and Meaning in Tourism, British Education Publishers, Sunderland UK 139-150 (2000) [B1]
1998 Kibby MD, Neuenfeldt K, 'Sound, Cinema and Aboriginality', Screen Scores: Studies in Contemporary Australian Film Music, Australian Film Television and Radio School, Nth Ryde Australia 66-77 (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (15 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Kibby MD, 'Applying ¿hope theory¿ to first year learning. A Practice Report', The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 6 147-153 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.5204/intjfyhe.v6i1.248
2009 Kibby M, 'COLLECT YOURSELF Negotiating personal music archives', INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY, 12 428-443 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13691180802660644
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2008 Kibby MD, 'My music space: An independent musician's use of a social networking site', Revista Iberoamericana de Comunicacion, - 51-61 (2008) [C2]
2006 Kibby MD, 'Radio that listens to me: Y!Music web radio', Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 4 81-93 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2005 Kibby MD, 'Email forwardables: folklore in the age of the internet', New Media & Society, 7 770-790 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1461444805058161
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24
2003 Kibby MD, 'Shared Files', M/C Journal, 6 8 (2003) [C1]
2001 Kibby MD, 'Women and Internet Sex Entertainment:Discourses of gender and power', Mots Pluriels http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels/MP1901mk.html, No 19 Oct www (2001) [C1]
2001 Kibby MD, 'Between the Image and the Act: Interactive Sex Entertainment on the Iternet', Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society, 4 issue 3 353-369 (2001) [C3]
2000 Kibby MD, 'Home on the page: A virtual place of music community', Popular Music, 19 91-100 (2000)
Citations Scopus - 25
2000 Kibby MD, 'Home on the Page: a virtual place of music community', Popular Music, V19 N1 97-106 (2000) [C1]
1999 Kibby MD, Costello B, 'Displaying the Phallus: Masculinity and the Performance of Sexuality on the Internet', Men and Masculinities, V1 N4 352-364 (1999) [C1]
1999 Kibby MD, 'The Didj and the Web: networks of articulation and appropriation', Convergence, V5 N1 59-77 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
1999 Kibby MD, 'Sex Entertainment for Women on the Web', Sexuality & Culture, V3 145-163 (1999) [C1]
1998 Kibby MD, 'Book Review: Internet Culture', Australian Journal of Communication, V25 N1 159-160 (1998) [C2]
1998 Kibby MD, 'Nostalgia for the masculine: onward to the past in the sports films of the eighties', Canadian Journal of Film Studies, V7 N1 16-28 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6
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Conference (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Kibby MD, 'Who¿s Read My Essay? Public Assessment and Student Performance', Reaching the Summit: Explorations in Meaningful Learning through Community Engagement (2015) [E3]
2015 Kibby M, Fulton JM, 'Surveillance, Privacy, and Social Media' (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Janet Fulton
2015 Fulton JM, Kibby M, 'Social Media and the Surveillance Generation', ANZCA 2015: Rethinking Communication, Space and Identity (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Janet Fulton
2014 Kibby MD, 'Nurturing hope for first year success: Alternatives to deficit models of student support', The 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference: Proceedings (2014)
2007 Kibby MD, 'Problem-based learning in the online environment', TechED 2007. Abstracts (2007) [E3]
2000 Kibby MD, 'The Didj Scene: mapping the articulations of local and global in the construction of a music community', Changing Sounds: New Directions and Configurations in Popular Music (2000) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $114,677

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20081 grants / $1,700

TechEd, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California, USA, 13/4/2008 - 16/4/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188612
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,700

TechEd, Ontario Convention Centre Ontario CA, 24 -28 March 2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187248
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $93,000

Exploring Internet Induced Changes in Youth Music Consumption$93,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0185259
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20051 grants / $1,385

Contemporary Popular Music Studies IASPM AU/NZ, 3-6 December 2005$1,385

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186012
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $900

Symposium of the International Musicological Society, 11-16 July 2004$900

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184225
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $2,400

Practising Popular Music: IASPM 12th Biennial International Conference, Montreal, Canada 3-7 July 2003$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182792
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,315

Internet Research 3.0, The Netherlands 13-16 October 2002$2,315

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182035
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $10,400

MP3 Rocks Popular Music: consumer attitudes and industry responses to downloadable music$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181230
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Internet Research 2.0 Interconnections, USA 10-14 October 2001$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180987
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $877

Tourism 2000: Time for Celebration.$877

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Marj Kibby
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180236
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 PhD Contesting the 'Obsolete': An Investigation of Small-Scale Music Practitioners in Australia
PhD (Cultural Studies), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD The Journalist: A Secular Priest? How the News Criteria or Values of 'Secular' Journalistic Practice are Applied to Religious Issues in Contemporary Australia
PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2007 Honours Female protagonists in contemporary cinema
Commun & Media Studies N.E.C., University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 PhD The Strategic Construction of Intended Meaning in Australian Public Relations Campaigns Through the Use of Key Messaging and Positioning Techniques
PhD (Comm & Media Arts), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2005 Honours Everything You've Wanted to Know about Drugs but Were Too Afraid to Google.
Commun & Media Studies N.E.C., University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002 Honours The Creation and Maintenance of Music Fan Communities on the Internet
Commun & Media Studies N.E.C., University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Research Projects

Social media, Millennials and surveillance 2014 -

Associate Professor Marj Kibby and Dr Janet Fulton are examining how 18-34 year-olds (Millennial Generation) use social media and their understanding of surveillance and privacy in the social media space

Publications

Kibby M, Fulton JM, 'Facebook at Uni: Mutual surveillance and a sense of belonging', An Education in Facebook? Higher Education and the World's Largest Social Network, Routledge, New York 111-120 (2014) [B1]

Fulton JM, Kibby M, 'Social Media and the Surveillance Generation', ANZCA 2015: Rethinking Communication, Space and Identity (2015) [E3]

Kibby M, Fulton JM, 'Surveillance, Privacy, and Social Media' (2015) [E1]

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Associate Professor Marj Diane Kibby University of Newcastle

Teaching Hope for First-Year Success 2014 -

Applying positive psychology principles to the practice of course design to assist students in developing goal setting skills and a sense of agency, by building on their strengths and interests.


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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
Australia 7
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Associate Professor Marj Kibby

Position

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Contact Details

Email marj.kibby@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6604
Fax (02) 4921 7402
Links Facebook
Flickr
Instagram
Twitter

Office

Room GP2-29
Building General Purpose
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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