School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
My research investigates the politics and pleasures of popular media – from food media and health messages to death metal music and 'extreme' cultures. My most recent work explores how media interest in food is shaping public debate, media and food industry practices, and consumer politics. I welcome inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in any aspect of popular media, and I am particularly interested in projects investigating food media and cultures.
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Current projects include:
Media Messages about Sustainable Seafood
This project evaluates the role of celebrity chefs and media 'influencers' in shaping consumer attitudes about sustainable seafood. Funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.
Digital Food Futures
An increasing focus on sustainable food production has put contemporary agriculture under a spotlight, but there are a range of competing views about what is to be done. While industry and government often focus on technological solutions, others—from environmental campaigners to celebrity chefs—frequently advocate a ‘return’ to traditional forms of food production. Each is invested in a different, but equally utopian, vision of sustainable production. This project investigates these competing visions, and explores the role of media and the digital in shaping sustainable food futures.
Media and the New Politics of Food
This project investigates how relationships between the media and food industries are changing not only how food is produced and marketed across the artisan-conventional spectrum, but also how contemporary food politics are now mobilised and understood. Funded by the Australian Research Council. Project website available here.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2015 - 2018 Senior Lecturer University of Tasmania 2011 - 2014 Lecturer University of Tasmania 2010 - 2009 Associate Lecturer University of Tasmania 2007 - 2008 Lecturer (contract) University of South Australia
Date Institution name Country Title 2003 - 2009 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD 2002 - 2002 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia B.A. (Hons)
Year Citation 2019 Ankeny, R., Phillipov, M., & Bray, H. (2019). Celebrity Chefs and New Meat Consumption Norms: Seeking Questions, Not Answers. M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture, 22(2). 2018 Lewis, T., & Phillipov, M. (2018). Food/media: eating, cooking, and provisioning in a digital world. Communication Research and Practice, 4(3), 207-211.
2018 Phillipov, M., & Gale, F. (2018). Celebrity chefs, consumption politics and food labelling: Exploring the contradictions. Journal of Consumer Culture, OnlinePubl, 1-19.
2018 Lewis, T., & Phillipov, M. (2018). Editorial. Food/Media: Eating, Cooking, and Provisioning in a Digital World. Communication Research and Practice, 4(3), 207-211. 2018 Lewis, T., & Phillipov, M. (2018). Special Issue. Food/Media: Cooking, Eating, and Provisioning in a Digital World.. Communication Research and Practice, 4(3), 207-323. 2017 Phillipov, M. (2017). Becoming food, eating media. Geoforum, 84, 241-242.
2017 Phillipov, M., & Goodman, M. (2017). The celebrification of farmers: celebrity and the new politics of farming. Celebrity Studies, 8(2), 346-350.
2016 Phillipov, M. (2016). 'Helping Australia grow': supermarkets, television cooking shows, and the strategic manufacture of consumer trust. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(3), 587-596.
DOI Scopus6 WoS3
2016 Phillipov, M. (2016). The new politics of food: television and the media/food industries. Media International Australia, 158(1), 90-98.
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2016 Phillipov, M. (2016). Escaping to the country: media, nostalgia, and the new food industries. Popular Communication, 14(2), 111-122.
2016 Phillipov, M. (2016). Using media to promote artisan food and beverages: insights from the television industry. British Food Journal, 118(3), 588-602.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2
2015 Phillipov, M. (2015). Food TV: An effective strategy for food and beverage marketing?. Food Australia, 67(4), 31-34. 2015 Phillipov, M. (2015). Constructing Reality: My Kitchen Rules and Reality TV Cooking Shows. Screen Education, 79, 88-93. 2014 Phillipov, M., & Hunt, R. (2014). 'Nanna Style': The Countercultural Politics of Retro Femininities. M/C Journal, 17(6), online. 2014 Phillipov, M. (2014). Turkish Metal: Music, Meaning, and Morality in a Muslim Society. POPULAR MUSIC, 33(1), 166-168.
2014 Nash, M., & Phillipov, M. (2014). Introduction to the special issue: Eating like a 'man': Food and the performance and regulation of masculinities. Women's Studies International Forum, 44(1), 205-208.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2014 Phillipov, M. (2014). Hamburgers of Devastation: The pleasures and politics of heavy metal cooking. International Journal of Community Music, 7(2), 259-272.
2013 Phillipov, M. (2013). Mastering obesity: MasterChef Australia and the resistance to public health nutrition. Media, Culture and Society, 35(4), 506-515.
DOI Scopus9 WoS7
2013 Phillipov, M. (2013). Resisting Health: Extreme Food and the Culinary Abject. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 30(5), 377-390.
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2013 Phillipov, M. (2013). In Defense of Textual Analysis: Resisting Methodological Hegemony in Media and Cultural Studies. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 30(3), 209-223.
DOI Scopus10 WoS8
2012 Phillipov, M. (2012). Communicating health risks via the media: What can we learn from masterchef Australia?. Australasian Medical Journal, 5(11), 593-597.
DOI Scopus4 Europe PMC4
2012 Phillipov, M. (2012). Extreme music for extreme people? Norwegian black metal and transcendent violence. Popular Music History, 6(1).
2010 Phillipov, M. (2010). 'Generic misery music'? Emo and the problem of contemporary youth culture. Media International Australia, (136), 60-70.
2008 Phillipov, M. (2008). Goth: Undead subculture. MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA, (127), 191-192. 2006 Phillipov, M. (2006). Haunted by the Spirit of '77: Punk Studies and the Persistence of Politics. Continuum, 20(3), 383-393.
2006 Phillipov, M. (2006). Self harm in Goth youth subculture: Study merely reinforces popular stereotypes . British Medical Journal, 332(7551), 1215-1216.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC1
2006 Phillipov, M. (2006). 'None so Vile'? Towards an Ethics of Death Metal. Southern Review, 38(2), 74-85.
Year Citation 2019 Phillipov, M., & Kirkwood, K. (Eds.) (2019). Alternative food politics: from the margins to the mainstream. London: Routledge.
2017 Phillipov, M. (2017). Media and food industries: The new politics of food.
2016 Phillipov, M. (2016). Fats A Global History. Reaktion Books. 2012 Phillipov, M. (2012). Death Metal and Music Criticism Analysis at the Limits. Lexington Books.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2019 Ankeny, R., Bray, H., Phillipov, M., & Buddle, E. (2019). Building and Maintaining Community Trust in Australia’s Primary Industries: Background Literature Review (PRJ-011478). 2019 Phillipov, M., Farmery, A., Gale, F., Buddle, E., & Dehghan, E. (2019). Media Messages About Sustainable Seafood: How Do Media Influencers Affect Consumer Attitudes? Preliminary Results of Media Survey. (2017-131).
Year Citation 2015 Kirkwood, K., & Phillipov, M. (2015). What MasterChef Teaches Us About Food and the Food Industry. The Conversation. 2014 Phillipov, M. (2014). Why Health Messages Fail: Lessons from the Australian Fast-Food Industry. Communication Currents.
|Date||Project/ No.||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2018||Scoping Study for Building and Maintaining Community Trust in Australia's Primary Industries||Prof R Ankeny, Dr H Bray, Dr M Phillipov, Ms E Buddle||Agrifutures Australia||$94,678|
|2018–2019||Media Messages about Sustainable Seafood: How Do Media Influencers Affect Consumer Attitudes (2017-131)||Dr M Phillipov, Dr A Farmery, A/Prof F Gale||Fisheries Research & Development Corporation||$85,550|
|2014–2016||The New Politics of Food and the Australian Media (DE140101412)||Dr M Phillipov||Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council||$383,532|
|Date||Course Title||Course Level/Code||Role|
|2019||Exploring TV and Radio||MDIA 1004||Coordinator|
|2019–||Media Research Project||MDIA 3332||Coordinator|
|2018–||Media Industry Transitions||MDIA 3207||Coordinator|
|2018||Digital Storytelling||MDIA 2336||Tutor|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Principal Supervisor Analysing Masculinity and Postmodernism in The Sopranos Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Alexander Hudson Beare 2019 Principal Supervisor Positioning Audio Description in Media Theory: an Australian Context Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kari Seeley 2018 Co-Supervisor Podcasting: the Role of Genre and Gender as a Humanities Engagement Tool for Women's History Research and Education Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Katie-Jane Joannou 2018 Co-Supervisor South Australian Film-makers' Perspectives on Policies: State and Federal Funding Policies and the Representation of Cultural Diversity in Australian Films Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Linh Chung
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Left Dissent: The Australian Commercial News Media’s Characterisation of 21st Century Protests Critical of Capitalism University of Tasmania — Master — Joshua Eiszele 2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Standing Out From the Crowd: A Study of frankie Magazine, Niche Branding, and Alternative Femininities University of Tasmania — Master — Rosanna Hunt 2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Would You Like Genes With That? Romanticism and the Debate over Genetically Modified Food University of Tasmania — Master — Liam Gash 2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The Age of Consent: News, Crime and Public Debate University of Tasmania — Doctorate — Claire Konkes 2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Wings and Freedom, Spirit and Self: How the Filmography of Hayao Miyazaki Subverts National Branding and Soft Power University of Tasmania — Master — Shadow 2010 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Lolita: Atemporal Class-Play with Tea and Cakes University of Tasmania — Master — Sophia Staite
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member School of Humanities Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2010 - 2018 Member ANZCA Executive Committee — —
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2017 - ongoing Member Communication Research and Practice — —
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