Dr John Budarick

  Org Unit Media
  Email john.budarick@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 4289
  Location Floor/Room 9 05 ,  Napier Building ,   North Terrace

John Budarick is a lecturer in the discipline of media with expertise in ethnic minority media, diasporas, and transnational media. His research looks at the relationship between media and identity, belonging and transnationalism.

He completed his PhD at Monash University in 2011, and has taught at universities in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. He has been published in several international academic journals, such as Media, Culture and Society, International Journal of Communication, and Global Media and Communication.

2011 PhD in Communications and Media Studies, Monash University

2005 Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sociology (First Class)

2003 Bachelor of Arts, triple major Sociology, English and Screen Studies

2016 Faculty Research Active Grants Scheme: University of Adelaide, $2200

2014 Winner of Friends of Africans/Organisations Supporting Africans Award: Victorian African Community Awards (Africa Media Australia).

2014 Learning and Teaching Development Innovation Find: University of Adelaide, $1252.80

2014 Faculty Research Active Grants Scheme: University of Adelaide, $2000

2013 ECPS Research Publications and Activity Costs Grant: Monash University, $765

2010 Postgraduate Publication Award: Monash University Faculty of Arts
$5,772 over twelve weeks

2008 Monash University ECPS School Scholarship
$20,007 p.a over three years

2007 TASA Cultural Sociology Group
$300 Conference Fund: Brisbane, Griffith University

2005 Chancellor's Letter of Commendation
Flinders University, for excellence in an Honours Degree

Transnational media and globalisation, ethnic minority media, diasporas and media, ethnic minority journalism, the public sphere, media theory


Budarick, John & Han, Gil-Soo (eds) (2017) Minorities and Media: Producers, Industries, Audiences. Palgrave Macmillan: London.

Book Chapters

Budarick, John & Han, Gil-Soo (2017) 'Introduction', in J Budarick & GS Han (eds) Minorities and Media: Producers, Industries, Audiences, Palgrave Macmillan: London.

Budarick, John (2017) 'From Marginalisation to a Voice of our own: African media in Australia' in J Budarick & GS Han (eds) Minorities and Media: Producers, Industries, Audiences, Palgrave Macmillan: London.

Budarick, John (2016) 'The Elasticity of the Public Sphere: Expansion, contraction and "other" media', in M Griffiths and K Barbour (EDS) Making Publics, Making Places, University of Adelaide Press: Adelaide.

Refereed Journal Articles

Budarick, John (2016) 'Ethnic Minority Media and the Public Sphere: The case of African-Australian media producers', Journal of Sociology.

Budarick, John (2015) 'Belonging-Security Across Borders: News Media, Migration and the Spaces of Production', International Journal of Communication, 9.

Budarick, John and Gil-Soo Han (2015) 'Towards a Multi-Ethnic Public Sphere?: African-Australian media and minority-majority relations', Media, Culture and Society, 37 (8).

Budarick, John, (2014) 'Media and the limits of transnational solidarity: Unanswered questions in the relationship between diaspora, communication and community', Global Media and Communication 10 (2).

Budarick, John and Gil-Soo Han (2013) 'Positive stories: why and how African-Australian media matter', Australian Journal of Communication 40 (3)

Budarick, John (2013) 'Localised audiences and transnational media: media use by Iranian Australians', Media International Australia (148)

De La Fuente, Eduardo, John Budarick and michael Walsh (2012) 'Altered states: An essay on communication and movement', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 26 (1)

Budarick, John (2011) 'Media, home and diaspora', Media@LSE: Electronic Working Papers (21)

Budarick, John (2011) 'Media narratives and social events: The story of the Redfern riots', Journal of Communication Inquiry 35 (1)

Budarick, John (2009) 'A reevaluation of literature in active and critical audience studies', Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique (18)

Budarick, John and Debra King (2008) 'Framing ideology in the niche media: The Koori Mail's construction of the Redfern riots', Journal of Sociology 44 (4)

Refereed Conference Papers

Budarick, John and Gil-Soo Han (2013) The importance of migrant media: African-australian media', Refereed proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association Conference, Melbourne

Budarick, John (2010) 'Media, movement and the search for security amongst Iranian-Australian', Refereed proceedings of the 17th International Sociological Association World Congress, Gothenburg. 

Reviews and Other Publications

Budarick, John (2016) Book review: Mediating Migration, Radha S Hegde (2016), Cultural Studies Review.

Budarick, John (2014) 'Debate on free speech alone means little for minorities', The Conversation http://theconversation.com/debate-on-free-speech-alone-means-little-for-minorities-30397 

Budarick, John (2013) Book review: Reinventing Professionalism: Journalism and News in Global Perspective, Silvio Waisbord (2013), Media International Australia (146)

Budarick, John (2013) Book review: International communication and Global News Networks: Historical Perspectives, Peter Putnis, Chandrika Kaul and Jurgen Wilke (eds) (2011), Media International Australia (146)

Budarick, John (2010) 'The world congress of sociology', Cultural Fields Newsletter (3)

Budarick, John (2009) Book review: The Media and Morality: On the rise of the mediapolis, Roger Silverstone (2007), Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian sociological Association 21 (2)

Budarick, John (2007) 'Narrating Social Crisis: a riot, the media and civil society', Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association 19 (3)

Conference Papers

2016 'African Media in Australia', National Conference on Media, Migration and Integration/Social Cohesion, Melbourne.

2015 'Migrant media in Australia', Symposium on Community, Popular and Digital Media in Migrant Settlement, Integration and Resilience: Mobilities and belonging, University of Western Australia.

2009 'Altered States: Mobility and communication', Monash University, School of ECPS Media Symposium.

2008 'Structure and agency, text and audience in media research', International and Intercultural Communications in the Age of Digital Media, Monash University.

2007 'Media narratives and social events: The Redfern riots, TASA Cultural Sociology Group, Brisbane, Griffith University.


CategoriesMedia & Journalism
ExpertiseMedia; Migrant; Ethnic; Transnational; Global; News; Race; Minority; diaspora
NotesI have been published in the areas of media and race, ethnicity, migration, transnationalism and diaspora, and have conducted several radio interviews on such topics.

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