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Dr Susan Yell

Senior Lecturer, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Arts


Social Sciences & Humanities


Gippsland Campus, Online

The dynamics of place-based virtual communities: Social media in a region in transition

Social media is a key platform through which communities can organise, connect and communicate....

Community empowerment and trust: Social media use during the Hazelwood mine fire

During and after a disaster, affected communities grapple with how to respond and make sense of...

  • Journals

Performative trolling: Szubanski, Gillard, Dawson and the nature of the utterance

In 2012 the Australian public witnessed three important examples of trolling play out in the...

Why isn't there a plan? Community vulnerability and resilience in the Latrobe Valley's open cut coal mine town

On February 9, 2014, the town of Morwell in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia, was...

Mediated public emotion: Collective grief and Australian natural disasters

The Australian summer is framed by a narrative of bushfi re. Southeastern Australia is recognized...

Mediated public emotion: Collective Grief and Australian Natural Disasters

Natural disaster news and communities of feeling: the affective interpellation of local and global publics

This paper engages with contemporary debates around the mediation of distant suffering by...

Airgraphs and an airman the role of airgraphs in World War II family correspondence

Breakfast is now tea, toast and tissues': affect and the media coverage of bushfires

Print and electronic media coverage of disasters raises a multitude of issues about the media's...