Dr Mia   Harrison
Research Fellow

Dr Mia Harrison

  • PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney
  • BA (Hons) in Communication, The University of Technology, Sydney
  • BA in Communication, The University of Technology, Sydney
  • BA in International Studies, The University of Technology, Sydney
Arts,Design & Architecture
Cntr Social Research in Health

Mia Harrison is a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW. She works as part of the Evidence-Making Interventions in Health program of research, led by Dr Kari Lancaster and Professor Tim Rhodes, with a particular focus on a project exploring evidence-making practices and embodied experiences of COVID-19.

Mia has a background in transdisciplinary research in the field of critical medical humanities and brings mixed method approaches to investigate social, ethical, and philosophical concerns in health and medicine. In particular, Mia's work is informed by research approaches in feminist science and technology studies, medical ethics, cultural studies, and critical disability studies. She is also interested in the value of popular culture in research and pedagogy as a feeling- and affect-inflected mechanism for critical thinking.

In addition to her work at the CSRH, Mia draws upon her background in media production and technology to produce public scholarship through the medium of podcasting.

Location
320 Goodsell Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M; Webster S, 2020, 'Sexual Violence in Popular Media', in The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, Wiley, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119429128.iegmc180
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2020, 'Domestic Labor in Popular American TV Shows', in The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, Wiley, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119429128.iegmc145
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Hickey-Moody A; Harrison M, 2020, 'Disabilities', in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, SAGE Publications, Inc., http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529714388.n233
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2019, 'George R. R. Martin and the Two Dwarfs', in The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media, Routledge, pp. 113 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315716008-11
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2018, 'Power and Punishment in Game of Thrones', in Schatz JL; George AE (ed.), The Image of Disability: Essays on Media Representations, McFarland, https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/the-image-of-disability/
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M; Lancaster K; Rhodes T, 2021, '“A matter of time”: Evidence-making temporalities of vaccine development in the COVID-19 media landscape', Time and Society, pp. 0961463X2110322 - 0961463X2110322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961463X211032201
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Hickey-Moody A; Harrison M, 2018, 'Socially Engaged Art and Affective Pedagogy: A Study in Inter-Faith Understanding', Tate Papers, https://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/29/socially-engaged-art-and-affective-pedagogy
  • Other | 2020
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M; Webster S, 2020, A Clash of Critics, https://aclashofcritics.podbean.com/
    Theses / Dissertations | 2020
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2020, Using Zombies in the Critical Medical Humanities: A Transdisciplinary Methodology for the Development of Ethical Thinking and Feeling, https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/24010
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2019, 'Zombies and Affective Healing in the Heterogeneous Body', presented at CSAA Conference 2019: Cultural Transformations, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 04 December 2019 - 06 December 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2019, 'Affective Labour and Ethnography of Religion', presented at 2019 TASA Conference: Diversity & Urban Growth, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, 25 November 2019 - 28 November 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2019, 'Heterogeneous Embodiment and the Chimaeric Zombie', presented at Embodying Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 08 August 2019 - 10 August 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2019, 'The Chimaeric Zombie: Exploring Heterogeneous Embodiment Through Microchimaerism and Zombies', presented at Theorizing Zombiism: Toward a Critical Theory Framework, University College Dublin, 25 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2018, 'Frankenstein’s Chimera: Troubling Binaries in Foetomaternal Microchimaerism', presented at Quite Frankly: It’s a Monster Conference, University of Western Australia, 18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2018, 'Feminist and Materialist Embodiment in Human-Made Genetic Chimaerism', presented at Frankenstein 2018: two hundred years of monsters, Australian National University, Canberra, 12 September 2018 - 15 September 2018
    Other | 2018
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M; Webster S, 2018, Trope Watchers, https://tropewatchers.podbean.com/
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Dr Mia Harrison
    Harrison M, 2018, 'A Manifesto for Zombies: Undead Organs and the Ethics of Organ Transplantation', presented at Imagineers in Circus and Science: Scientific Knowledge and Creative Imagination, Australian National University, Canberra, 03 April 2018 - 05 April 2018

Awards

  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship (2021), Advance HE, UK
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship (2020), The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Tutorials (2020), The University of Sydney, Australia

Grants

Media