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Associate Professor Esther Milne

Associate Professor - Media and Communications
Department Research Director


Associate Professor Esther Milne is the Research Director for the Department of Media and Communication in the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Her research focuses on the everyday media that shape our lives. From the banality of email to the curation of our public selves, media technologies interact with us in surprising and powerful ways. She is the author of Letters, Postcards, Email: Technologies of Presence (Routledge, 2010). With co-authors Aneta Podkalicka and Jenny Kennedy, she is working on a book to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018 entitled Grand Designs: Consumer markets and home-making. Esther is also an investigator on the CRC Low Carbon Living project: ‘Media and Communication strategies to achieve carbon reduction through renovation of Australia’s existing housing’. She has just launched a major national survey about email use for the book she is researching called Email and the Everyday: Homes, Institutions, Markets to be published by MIT press in 2019.

Research interests

Media History; Celebrity Production and self branding; Internet and web based communication practices; Nineteenth century networks of communication

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Media Studies - 470107
  • Screen And Digital Media - 360500


Also published as: Milne, Esther; Milne, E.; Milne, Esta
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2014: Media and communication strategies to achieve carbon reduction through renovation of Australia's existing housing *; CRC Low Carbon Living

* Chief Investigator

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