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Joanne Smith

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Background information and interests

I completed my undergraduate degree at Murdoch University in 2003, majoring in Communication and Cultural Studies, with a minor in Journalism. My specific interest lies with Antipodean Studies and in 2004, I completed my Honours degree and my thesis focussed on Neil Finn and the performance of New Zealand identity. In March 2008 I completed my PhD, which investigates the relationship between Australia and New Zealand, focussing in particular on their popular culture. I am interested in the history, politics, rivalries and connections between the two countries and since 1999, I have travelled to New Zealand three times.

During the three years of my postgraduate studies, I worked part time at UWA as an Adminsitrative Assistant. I am now employed as a Policy Officer with the Office of Native Title in Perth.

"Putting their life on(the)line: blogging and identity," in T. Brabazon (ed.), The Revolution Will Not Be Downloaded (Oxford: Chandos, 2008)

"Farewell to the World: Popular Music in the Antipodes," IASPM Conference, Wellington, December 2005


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