Guillaume Vetu

Dr Guillaume Vetu

Adjunct Fellow

School of Humanities

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Dr Guillaume Vétu is an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide. His PhD, ‘Beyond the Tree of the Living-dead: A Rhizoanalysis of Japanese Cinematic Zombies’ (2021) explores the proliferation of this genre in Japan and its multifaceted, folkloric, cultural and societal, domestic and transnational interconnectivities; all from which his current research in Media, Screen Studies and Popular Culture expands. Dr Vétu also teaches Media and assists his peers with other research projects.
Alongside his academic activities, Dr Vétu is an active community radio broadcaster, worker and advocate.

PhD thesis 'Beyond the Tree of the Living-dead: a Rhizoanalysis of Japanese Cinematic Zombies' conferred in September 2021.

Guillaume is currently working on several publishing projects stemming from this research, including a comprehensive encyclopaedia of Japanese zombie films, assisting peers with their research and teaching courses with the Department of Media (School of Humanities).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - 2022 Teaching Assistant (MDIA 2338/3328 - Social Issues in Journalism/News in the Digital Age) University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2022 Teaching Assistant (MDIA 2336 - Stories on Screen) (Media) University of Adelaide
    2022 - ongoing Operations Coordinator Educational Broadcasters Adelaide Inc (Radio Adelaide 101.5FM)
    2022 - 2022 Teaching Assistant (MDIA 2302 - Researching Media) University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2022 Research Assistant - Graphic Narratives of Displacement (study project by Dr Aaron Humphrey) The University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2021 Teaching Assistant (MDIA 2336 - Digital Storytelling) (Media) University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2020 Teaching Assistant (Researching Media - MDIA 2302) University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Teaching Assistant (Exploring TV & Radio - MDIA 1004) University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Teaching Assistant / Guest Lecturer (Media Policy and Media Law - MDIA 2301) University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2021 Production / Programming Coordinator Ethnic Broadcasters Incorporated (5EBI 103.1FM)
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2021 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2017 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Philosophy (transferred to PhD)
    2015 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Media
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2015 Certficate III (Media) University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Certificate IV (TAE - Training and Assessment) TAFE SA Australia
    2013 Cert IV (TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) TAFE SA Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Vetu, G. (2021). Animist influence and immutable corporeality: Repositioning the significance of Japanese cinematic zombies. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, 7(1), 115-134.

Teaching experience:

Social Issues in Journalism / News in the Digital Age - MDIA 2338  /MDIA 3328 (2022)

Stories on Screens - MDIA 2336 (2022)

Researching Media - MDIA 2302 (2022; 2020)

Digital Storytelling - MDIA 2336 (2021)

Media Policy and Media Law - MDIA 2301 (2019)

Exploring TV & Radio - MDIA 1004 (2019)

  • Position: Adjunct Fellow
  • Phone: 83132225
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 8
  • Org Unit: School of Humanities

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