Article: Møller, K., & Robards, B. (2019). ‘Walking through, going along and scrolling back: Ephemeral mobilities in digital ethnography‘, Nordicom Review, 40(s1), 95-109.

Article: Hanckel, B., Vivienne, S., Byron, P., Robards, B. & Churchill, B. (2019) ‘”That’s not necessarily for them”: LGBTIQ+ young people, social media platform affordances and identity curation’, Media, Culture & Society, online first.

Article: Byron, P., Robards, B., Hanckel, B., Vivienne, S., & Churchill, B. (2019) ‘“Hey, I’m Having These Experiences”: Tumblr Use and Young People’s Queer (Dis)connections‘, International Journal of Communication, 13, 2239-2259.

Report: Roberts, S., Ralph, B. L., Elliott, K. B., Robards, B. J., Savic, M., Lindsay, J. M., O’Brien, K. S. & Lubman, D. (2019) ‘Exploring men’s risky drinking cultures‘, commissioned report for VicHealth.

Chapter: Robards, B. & Hookway, N. (2019) ‘Internet Research & Digital Methods’ in M Walter (ed.) Social Research Methods, 4th edn., Oxford University Press, 430-451.

Chapter: Hardy, A., Eccleston, R., Tinch, D., Hyslop, S., Booth, K., Robards, B. & Wong, T., (2019) ‘Innovations in Research Technology: The case of Tourism Tracer’ in Ooi, C-S. & Hardy, A. (eds.), Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, p. 175-185.



Book: Dobson, A.S., Robards, B. & Carah, N. (eds) (2018) Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media, Palgrave.

Book: Hardy, A., Bennett, A., & Robards, B. (eds) (2018) Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism, Palgrave Macmillan.

Article: Lyall, B. & Robards, B. (2018) ‘Tool, toy and tutor: Subjective experiences of digital self-tracking‘, Journal of Sociology, 54(1): 108-124

Article: Newett, L., Churchill, B., Robards, B. (2018) ‘Forming connections in the digital era:: Tinder, a new tool in young Australian intimate life‘, Journal of Sociology, online first.

Chapter: Robards, B. (2018) ‘Belonging and Neo-Tribalism on Social Media Site Reddit‘ in A Bennett, A Hardy, and B Robards (eds), Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism, Palgrave Macmillan, 187-206.

Chapter: Robards, B., Churchill, B., Vivienne, S., Hanckel, B., & Byron, P. (2018) ‘Twenty years of “cyberqueer”: The enduring significance of the internet for young LGBTIQ+ people’, in P Aggleton, R Cover, D Leahy, D Marshall & M L Rasmussen (eds), Youth, Sexuality and Sexual Citizenship, Routledge, pp. 151-167.

Chapter: Dobson, A.S., Carah, N. & Robards, B. (2018) ‘Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media: Towards Theorising Public Lives on Private Platforms’ in A Dobson, B Robards and N Carah (eds) Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media, Palgrave, pp. 3-27.

Chapter: Robards, B., Lincoln, S., Pinkard, B. & Harris, J. (2018) ‘Remembering Through Facebook: Mediated Memory and Intimate Digital Traces’ in A Dobson, B Robards and N Carah (eds) Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media, Palgrave, pp. 75-91.



Cover for Youth and Society Book: White, R., Wyn, J, & Robards, B. (2017) Youth & Society, 4th edn, Oxford University Press.

Article: Hardy, A., Hyslop, S., Booth, K., Robards, B. J., Aryal, J., Gretzel, U. & Eccleston, R. (in-press, accepted 3/5/17) ‘Tracking tourists’ travel with smartphone-based GPS technology: a methodological discussion’, Information Technology & Toursim.

Article: Robards, B. & Lincoln, S. (2017) ‘Uncovering longitudinal life narratives: scrolling back on Facebook‘, Qualitative Research, 17(6): 715-730.

Chapter: Hendry, N., Robards, B., & Stanford, S. (2017) ‘Beyond social media panics and mental health risk for young people’, in S Stanford, NR Heller, E Sharland, & J Warner (eds), Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Mental Health, Palgrave Macmillan.

Article: Robards, B. (2017) “‘Totally Straight’: Contested sexual identities on social media site reddit”, Sexualities, 18(1): special issue on ‘mostly straight’, edited by M McCormack.

Article: Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (2017) ‘Editing the project of the self: Sustained Facebook use and growing up online‘, Journal of Youth Studies, 20(4): 518-531.

Article: Vorobjovas-Pinta, O. & Robards, B. (2017) ‘The shared oasis: An insider ethnographic account of a gay resort’, Tourist Studies, online first.



_collid=books_covers_0&isbn=9780262034272&type=.jpgArticle: Robards, B. & Lincoln, S. (2016) ‘Making it ‘Facebook Official’: Reflecting on romantic relationships through sustained Facebook use‘, Social Media + Society, 2(4), special issue on ‘Making Digital Cultures of Gender and Sexuality with Social Media’, edited by J Burgess, E Cassidy, S Duguay, and B Light.

Chapter:  Vivienne, S., Robards, B. &  Lincoln, S. (2016) ‘”Holding a space” for gender-diverse and queer research participants’, in A McCosker, S Vivienne and A Johns (eds), Negotiating Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest and Culture, Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 191-212.

Chapter: Robards, B. & Buttigieg, B. (2016) ‘Marriage Equality, Facebook Profile Pictures, and Civic Participation’, in E Gordon & P Milhailidis (eds) Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice, MIT Press, pp. 131-137



Youth Cultures and Subcultures: Australian Perspectives (Hardback) book coverBook (edited): Baker, S. Robards, B. & Buttigieg, R. (eds) (2015) Youth Cultures & Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Routledge (prev. Ashgate)

Article: Hardy, A. & Robards, B. (2015) “The ties that bind: Exploring the relevance of neo-tribal theory to tourism”, Tourism Analysis, 20(4).

Chapter: Robards, B. (2015) “Vernacular subculture and multiplicity in everyday experiences of belonging” in Baker, S., Robards, B. and and Buttigieg, R. (eds) Youth Cultures & Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Routledge (prev. Ashgate).



Book: Baker, S. & Robards, B. (2014) Teaching Youth Studies Through Popular Culture, Hobart: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. [Book website]

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

Article: Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (online first: 2014; print: 2016) ‘Being Strategic and Taking Control: Bedrooms, Social Network Sites and the Narratives of Growing Up’, New Media & Society, 18(6). [Paywall PDF]

Article: Robards, B. (2014) ’Digital traces of the persona through ten years of Facebook’, M/C Journal, 17(3) [Open Access]

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

Special Issue: Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (eds). (2014) New Media & Society, special issue on ‘10 years of Facebook’, 16(7). [Paywall Table of Contents]



Article: 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]



Think Sociology by [Carl, John, Baker, Sarah, Robards, Brady, Scott, John, Hillman, Wendy, Lawrence, Geoffrey]PhD Thesis: Robards, B. (2012) ‘Systems of Belonging: Identity, Integrity, and Affinity on Social Network Sites for Young People in Australia‘, Griffith University.

Article: 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]

Book (textbook): Carl, J., Baker, S., Robards, B., Scott, J., Hillman, W. and Lawrence, G. (2012) Think Sociology, Pearson. [Textbook website]

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




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

Review Essay: 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]

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



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

Article: 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]

Review Essay: 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]

Review Essay: 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]

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