Andrew Brooks is Lecturer in Media Cultures in the School of Arts and Media, UNSW. His research proposes strategies for reading and listening to contemporary media events, systems, and infrastructures. His current research is organised around three main projects: the politics of noise and listening; infrastructural inequalities; and the politics of race and embodiment in media culture.
Research interests include: critical race studies, media studies, cultural theory, decolonial theory, infrastructure, sound and listening, labour, gender and sexuality, visual culture, poetry and poetics.
An ongoing research collaboration with Dr Astrid Lorange interrogates the way that infrastructures of discipline and control – such as laws, fines, contracts, paperwork, prisons, and predictive systems – contribute to the naturalisation of settler colonialism. This project draws on a diverse range of examples found in media, art, and poetry to show how such logics of settler-colonialism can be revealed, critiqued, and resisted. He also writes on noise and interruption in relation to questions of power, race, sociality, and collectivity.
He is a founding member of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network.
Andrew is a writer and artist whose work has been exhibited and published both locally and nationally. Along with Astrid Lorange, he is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate. He is also a member of the publishing collective Rosa Press.
Andrew welcomes supervisions in any of the above areas.
Andrew currently runs the undergraduate course Working with Data (ARTS1092).