Brady Robards

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Personal profile

Biography

Brady Robards is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University in the School of Social Sciences. His research explores how young people use and produce digital social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, and Reddit. Brady’s recent research focuses on the role of social media platforms as archives of memory, made up of digital traces of life over years of use. Brady also studies social media use among particular groups (LGBTIQ+ people, high school students, tourists) and is interested in research methods involving social media (‘scrolling back’ with research participants, friending participants, and incorporating visual media into qualitative analysis).

Brady is a member of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) and serves on the Executive of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). With Akane Kanai, Brady is also the co-convenor of the Monash Digital Cultures Research Group.

Brady coordinates the Sociology Major at Monash.

Monash teaching commitment

Research interests

  • Social media (long-term use, memory, and impact on employment)
  • Youth culture and internet cultures
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Digital research methods and ethics

External positions

Executive Committee, The Australian Sociological Association

2015 → …

Member, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

2011 → …

Keywords

  • social media
  • youth
  • gender
  • sexuality
  • qualitative methodology
  • internet research
  • digital society

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2014 2022

Research Output 2010 2019

Exploring men's risky drinking cultures

Roberts, S., Ralph, B. L., Elliott, K. B., Robards, B. J., Savic, M., Lindsay, J. M., O'Brien, K. S. & Lubman, D., 2019, Melbourne Vic Australia: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. 39 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Open Access
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Belonging and Neo-Tribalism on Social Media Site Reddit

Robards, B. J., 2018, Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism. Hardy, A., Bennett, A. & Robards, B. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 187-206 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media

Dobson, A. (ed.), Robards, B. J. (ed.) & Carah, N. (ed.), 2018, Palgrave Macmillan. 304 p. (Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media: Towards Theorising Public Lives on Private Platforms

Dobson, A., Carah, N. & Robards, B. J., 2018, Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media. Shields Dobson, A., Robards, B. & Carah, N. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 3-27 25 p. (Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Forming connections in the digital era: Tinder, a new tool in young Australian intimate life

Newett, L., Churchill, B. & Robards, B., 2018, In : Journal of Sociology. 54, 3, p. 346-361 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Youth exodus from Facebook

Brady Robards

13/02/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The enduring significance of Pride

Brady Robards, Kirsten McLean & John Gardner

30/01/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

There's something queer about Tumblr

Paul Byron & Brady Robards

29/05/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature