• Indian Media; Society and Culture; Transnational Media Audiences; Sociology and Technology of Media; Media Urbanism in Asia; Visual Sociology/Anthropology.

Research Interests

  • Social Imagination of Media Audiences
  • Indian Media, Society and Culture
  • Digital Media and Society
  • Transnational Media In Asia
  • Technology and Economy of Media Systems
  • Digital Imaging and Visual Sociology

Researcher biography

BA (Hons) Plymouth, PhD Wollongong

Adrian has written several books on international media including: The Multiplex in India: A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure (with Douglas Hill, Routledge 2010), Indian Media: Global Approaches (Polity 2012), Digital Media and Society: An Introduction (Polity 2013) and Transnational Audiences: Media Reception on a Global Scale (2016). His work on Cultural Studies in Asia has seen him develop an international reputation and he is involved in a number of international collaborations and in the leadership of projects in the field. Prior to returning to UQ in December 2015 as Associate Professor in Cultural Studies, Adrian was the Chair of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Waikato. He had earlier been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at UQ from 2006-2007.

Featured projects Duration
Platform Economies in Digital India: Assessing Implementation, Impact, Infrastructure and Aptitude
Scheme for Promotion of Academic Research and Collaboration
Digital Transactions in India: Platforms, Markets and Users
Australia-India Council Grant Round

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