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Aneta is a media researcher and lecturer in Communications and Media Studies, in the School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ) at Monash University, Melbourne. She is dedicated to collaborative, interdisciplinary academic work that engages communities and industry. She has researched in the areas of media and everyday life, social inclusion, consumption, and environmental sustainability, working together with government, commercial and not-for-profit partners. At Monash, she has taught media units in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, with the focus on the influence of media on social life and social change. Aneta has supervised students across disciplines of media and communication, the sociology of consumption and design.

Before joining Monash University in 2016, she had been a researcher at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne (2008-2016), where she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow on an ARC-funded Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation collaborative, longitudinal study of youth media social enterprise, and later on was chief investigator (with Kath Hulse) on an interdisciplinary research project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, examining the role of media and communications in helping promote sustainable home renovations (2014-2017). She was also involved in a CRC LCL project called ‘A “market” for analysing residential housing and business policy interventions’ led by CSIRO (2015-2018).

Aneta is co-author of two book manuscripts: Using Media for Social Innovation (Intellect, 2018, with Ellie Rennie), and Grand Designs: Consumer Markets and Home-Making (Palgrave, 2018, with Esther Milne and Jenny Kennedy), and co-editor of the cultural history of skiing (Palgrave, 2018, with Philipp Strobbl).

At MFJ she is part of the ‘Environment and Media’ and ‘Culture, Media, Economy’ research programs, and Deputy Director Research Impact and Engagement. She is currently researching digital marketplaces and secondhand economies, environmental media and the impacts of digitisation on the future of work.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Media Studies
  • Consumption
  • Sustainability

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