Dr Dianne Rodger
Dianne Rodger is an anthropologist whose work focuses on media, popular culture and communication. Her research explores issues including the tensions between globalisation and localisation, processes of distinction and taste-making and the culturally-specific and contested nature of ‘authenticity’. She is particularly interested in the production and consumption of music and the use of new information and communication technologies in a number of domains, including health promotion. Dianne has held a number of research and teaching positions at the University of Adelaide and began a full-time lecturing role in 2015. She currently teaches a range of courses including Popular Culture: Passion, Style Vibe. Dianne is a member of Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/accru/).
Dianne completed her PhD on Hip Hop culture in Australia in 2012. Her PhD thesis titled ‘Living Hip Hop: Defining Authenticity in the Adelaide and Melbourne Hip Hop Scenes’ can be accessed through the UoA library catalogue (click here). Her thesis makes a significant contribution to the study of Hip Hop culture outside of the United States of America and reflects her specialisation in the areas of youth culture and subcultural research.
In 2011 she worked as a Research Assistant on a joint project with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), the Department for International Development (DFID), 3ie & AusAID. This project resulted in the publication of a Systematic Review exploring the factors that facilitate and constrain C4D (communication for development) interventions in fragile states.
In 2012 she began a two year position as a Senior Research Fellow on an ARC linkage grant. This project, titled ‘Health-e Baby’, explored the health communication and media preferences of pregnant women and led to the production and evaluation of a tailored pregnancy smartphone application. Further information about the Health-e Baby project can be found on the project website (click here).
|2015||Lecturer||University of Adelaide|
|2012 - 2014||Senior Research Fellow||University of Adelaide|
|2011 - 2012||Research Assistant||University of Adelaide|
|2006 - 2011||University of Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|2002 - 2005||University of Adelaide||Australia||BA (Hons)|
|2014||Skuse,AJ, Brimacombe,T, Rodger,D, 2014, Communication and complex emergencies: a resource guide, Australian Government, 1-57|
|2016||Rodger,DL, 2016, Creating the right 'vibe': Exploring the utilisation of space at Hip Hop concerts in Adelaide and Melbourne, University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 31-48 10.20851/emotions|
|2013||Rodger,DL, Dalton,J, Wilmore,M, Humphreys,A, Clifton,V, Skuse,A, 2013, GOOGLE’S MY MATE: INFORMATION SEEKING HABITS OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA 10.1111/jpc.12132|
- Divisional Scholarship, Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Adelaide 2006 - 2009.
Dianne teaches a range of Anthropology courses including:
In 2016 she will be co-ordinating the Anthropology capstone course: Contemporary Anthropology: Perspectives and Practice
Dianne currently supervises a range of Masters and PhD students in both Anthropology and Development Studies and Paediatrics and Reproductive Health.
Ongoing projects include:
- Health Promotion and Pregnancy - Evaluating the Clinical Effectiveness of a Smart Phone Application to Compliment Antenatal Care (Masters, Co-Supervisor).
- Space and Social Media - Working Towards Outer Space: Visions of the Future in Present Practices Surrounding Space Technology + Associated Organisations (PhD, Principal Supervisor).
- Production and Consumption of Electronic Music - Online Identity and Offline Reality: How the Internet is Shaping Modern Musical Affiliation (PhD, Principal Supervisor).
- Music and Authenticity - The Goth Subculture: An Australian Case Study (PhD, Co-Supervisor).
Dr. Claire Langsford, PhD titled: Cosplay in Australia: (Re)Creation and Identity (Co-Supervisor).