The Author


Dr Jodie Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute, Brisbane, Australia. In addition to undergraduate teaching, she a Working Party Member of the Masters of Creative Industries development team and the National Module Coordinator for the Critical Perspectives curriculum across five campuses in Australia and Dubai. Jodie has worked in higher education since 2006 and developed a sizeable teaching profile within the creative and performing arts and humanities at Bachelor, Masters and PhD level. Through the lens of critical pedagogy, Jodie’s praxis-orientated approach to education is guided by the desire to help students become aesthetically inspired, media literate, culturally sensitive, critical and creative thinkers.

Jodie holds two Bachelor’s degrees – B.Mus Music Technology and B.Mus Hons. Musicology – and has a background in the performing arts, community cultural development and a passion for social justice, subcultural style and queer politics. After completing a PhD in critical musicology at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in 2009, Jodie was awarded a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in cultural sociology at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (2009-2012) and received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence (2011).

She is an esteemed scholar of international repute and author of Playing it Queer: Popular Music, Identity and Queer World-making (Peter Lang 2012), which was awarded the 2013 Australia and New Zealand Publication Prize by International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Jodie is also co-author of Redefining Mainstream Popular Music (Routledge 2013) and The Festivalisation of Culture (Ashgate 2014), and has published over 30 scholarly journal articles and book chapters and delivered over 25 papers at national and international conferences.

Testament to her expert reputation in the fields of popular music studies and cultural sociology, Jodie has been an invited speaker 16 national and international scholarly events and institutions including the University of Manchester (UK), Lund University and Södertörn University (Sweden), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria) and Leuphana University (Germany). Jodie is on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies and the Scientific Committee of Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales and serves as an expert reviewer for more than 15 peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

In her creative pursuits, Jodie is equal parts musical theatre, industrial, electro, metal and torch singer. She is currently performing with Brisbane industrial band, Dogmachine.