Brady Robards

Lecturer in sociology at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Interested in how young people mediate and reflect on stories of transition or 'growing up' on the social web. Shy around bullshit.

Books

Baker, S. and Robards, B. (2014 - forthcoming) Teaching Youth Studies: Practice, innovation and popular culture, Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

Bennett, A. and Robards, B. (eds) (2014 - forthcoming) Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging, and New Cultural Configurations, Palgrave Macmillan. [Book website]

Journal Articles

Robards, B. (2013) ‘Friending Participants: Managing the researcher-participant relationship on social network sites’, Young: Journal of Nordic Youth Research, 21(3): 217-235. [Paywall PDF]

Robards, B. (2012) ‘Leaving MySpace, joining Facebook: “Growing up” on social network sites’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 26(3): 385-398. [Paywall PDF | Pre-print PDF]

Robards, B. and Bennett, A. (2011) ‘MyTribe: Manifestations of belonging on Social Network Sites’, Sociology, 45(2): 303-317. [Paywall PDF]

Robards, B. (2010) ‘Randoms in my bedroom: Unsolicited contact on social network sites’, Prism, 7(3). [Open Access PDF]

Robards, B. (2010) ‘Negotiating identity and integrity on social network sites for educators’, International Journal for Educational Integrity, 6(2): 19-23. [Open Access PDF]

Book Chapters

Robards, B. (2014 - forthcoming) “Mediating experiences of ‘growing up’ on Facebook’s Timeline” in A Bennett and B Robards (eds), Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging, and New Cultural Configurations, Palgrave Macmillan. 

Other Essays

Robards, B. (2012) ‘Social network sites and belonging for young “at risk” Australians’, Yfoundations: Creating a future without youth homelessness. [Weblog]

Textbook Chapters

Robards, B. and Baker, S. (2011) ‘Culture’ in Carl, Baker, Scott, Hillman & Lawrence, Think Sociology, Pearson: Sydney. [Textbook Site]

Robards, B. and Baker, S. (2011) ‘Religion’ in Carl, Baker, Scott, Hillman & Lawrence, Think Sociology, Pearson: Sydney. [Textbook Site]

Robards, B. and Baker, S. (2011) ‘Education & Employment’ Carl, Baker, Scott, Hillman & Lawrence, Think Sociology, Pearson: Sydney. [Textbook Site]

Journal Special Issue Editorships

Bennett, A. and Robards, B. (eds). (2012) Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, special issue on ‘Mediated Youth Cultures’, 26(3). [Paywall Table of Contents]

Lincoln, S. and Robards, B. (eds). (forthcoming, 2014) New Media & Society, special issue on ‘10 years of Facebook’. 

Review Essays

Robards, B. (2011) ‘Review: Wired Youth: The social world of adolescence in the information age’, 2010, by Gustavo S. Mesch and Ilan Talmud, in New Media & Society, 13(6): 1021-1023. [PDF]

Robards, B. (2011) ‘Review: On the Internet’, 2009, 2nd Edition by Hubert Dreyfus, in New Media & Society, 13(1): 176-187. [PDF]

Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: Structures of Participation in Digital Culture’, 2007, by Joe Karagainis (ed.) in The International Journal of Emerging Technologies, 8(1): 59-60. [PDF]

Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: Young People, ICTs and Democracy’, 2010, by Tobias Olsson and Peter Dahlgren (eds) in Journal of Youth Studies Australia, 29(2): 6. [PDF]

Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: The Internet: An introduction to new media’, 2010, by Leila Green, in Media International Australia, 137 (November): 163-164. [PDF]

Conference papers, talks, and public lectures

2013, “Friending Participants: Managing the researcher-participant relationship on social network sites”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, Monash, Melbourne: November 26-28

2013, “Being Strategic and Taking Control: Bedrooms, Social Network Sites and the Narratives of Growing Up”, Sociology of Youth Symposium, University of Melbourne: November 21

2013, “Research to date and future trajectories: ‘Growing up’ on social network sites”, School of Social Sciences Seminar Series, University of Tasmania: August 16.

2013, “Networked youth and civic participation”, SoldCoast Symposium, Griffith University and Gold Coast City Council, Miami: April 14.

2013, “‘Growing up’ on social network sites”, School of Humanities Seminar Series, Griffith University: May 10.

2012, “Transition narratives and critical moments on social network sites”, Youth Culture, Belonging and Transitions: Bridging the Gap in Youth Research Conference, Griffith, Southbank: November 22-24.

2012, “Belonging in-between ‘subcultures’: Multiplicity in everyday systems of belonging on social network sites”, Youth Cultures and Subcultures: Australian Perspectives Symposium, Griffith, Southbank: November 20-21.

2012, “Leaving MySpace, joining Facebook: Growing up on social network sites”, Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries Winter School, Queensland University of Technology: June 21-27.

2012, “Finding ‘at risk’ students amidst ‘Big Data’: Retention and Engagement Strategies”, A Student Lifecycle Symposium: Enabling Student Engagement and Retention, Griffith University, Gold Coast: June 6.

2012, “Engaging students through social media: A cautionary tale”, Invited speaker at School Admin Officer and Program Services Officer Forum, Griffith University, Gold Coast: April 20.

2011, “Revisiting utopic visions of the internet: Participation, inclusion, and belonging”, Plenary Session, The Australian Sociological Association, University of Newcastle: November 29 – December 1

2011, “Revisiting coherence and interrogating integrity”, Association of Internet Researchers (IR12), Seattle, USA: October 10-13

2011, “Mediated Belongings: Growing up on MySpace and Facebook in Australia”, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition Conference, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: May 30

2010, “Constructing self: Youth, identity and social network sites”, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR): Public Lecture Series, Institute of Modern Art: November 4

2010, “Identity and performing self on social network sites”, Photography and Web Design Series: Public Lecture, Queensland College of Art: October 11

2010, “Youth, identity, and integrity on social network sites”, Cultural Studies Association Australia (CSAA), Southern Cross University, Byron Bay: December 7-9

2010, “Exodus, transition and rites of passage: Growing up on social network sites”, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR): Postgraduate Symposium, Griffith, Gold Coast: November 4

2010, “Exodus, transition and rites of passage: Growing up on social network sites”, Creative Communities (CC) Conference 2, Griffith, Gold Coast: September 21-23

2010, “’Randoms’, Friendship and Privacy on Social Network Sites”, British Sociological Association (BSA) Youth Studies Group, University of Surrey, UK: July 6-8 

2009, “Strangers in my Bedroom: Unsolicited contact on social network sites”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, ANU, Canberra: December 3-6

2009, “A postgraduate response: The future for cultural research in the university”, Cultural Research Network State of the Industry Conference, UNSW, Sydney: November 26-27

2009, “Strangers in my Bedroom: Unsolicited contact on social network sites”, Centre for Public Culture & Ideas (CPCI): Postgraduate Symposium, Griffith, Gold Coast: November 4

2009, “Online Creative Communities: deviantArt”, Creative Communities (CC) Conference, Griffith, Gold Coast: April 15-17

2008, “MyTribe: Manifestations of belonging in online social interactions”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, University of Melbourne: December 2-5