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Dr Holly Randell-Moon

PhD(Macquarie)
Senior Lecturer
 

Contact

Office number: Richardson 6C19
Telephone: 64 3 4716096
Email: holly.randell-moon@otago.ac.nz
 

Research Interest

I teach and research within the disciplines of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies drawing primarily on cultural theory (post-structuralism), critical race and whiteness studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual culture and communication. I have a diverse range of research interests which centre on the politics of representation. I have published articles on topics ranging from vampires to the Pope to the role of bodies and technology in structuring television narrative to the political and cultural intersections of whiteness, national identity and Christianity and the zombies that permeate academic workplaces. My research interests fall within the following areas:

  • Media, politics and religion
  • Popular television and film
  • Theories of the state, citizenship and Indigenous sovereignty
  • Education, pedagogy and public policy
  • Political communication and social policy, in particular, neoliberalism, immigration and multiculturalism

I am the editor of the journal Critical Race and Whiteness Studies.
 

Papers In 2017

Semester Two:
 

MFCO202 Theory of Communication Studies
MFCO312 Communication and the City

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Publications

Randell-Moon, H. (2013). The secular contract: Sovereignty, secularism and law in Australia. Social Semiotics, 23(3), 352-367. doi: 10.1080/10350330.2012.719732

Randell-Moon, H. (2014). 'God hates fangs': Gay rights as transmedia story in True Blood. Refractory, 24. Retrieved from http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/2014/08/06/randell-moon/

Randell-Moon, H. (2011). Social security with a Christian twist in John Howard's Australia. In M. Bailey & G. Redden (Eds.), Mediating faiths: Religion and socio-cultural change in the twenty-first century. (pp. 203-215). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Randell-Moon, H. (2006). 'Common values': Whiteness, Christianity, asylum seekers and the Howard government. Critical Race & Whiteness Studies, 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.acrawsa.org.au/files/ejournalfiles/90HollyRandell-Moon.pdf

Randell-Moon, H. (2012). “I’m nobody”: The somatechnical construction of bodies and identity in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Feminist Media Studies, 12(2), 265-280. doi: 10.1080/14680777.2011.597105

Chapter in Book - Research

Randell-Moon, H., & Randell, A. J. (2013). The man from ISIS: Archer and the animated aesthetics of adult cartoons. In J. Jacobs & S. Peacock (Eds.), Television aesthetics and style. (pp. 135-143). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Randell-Moon, H. (2011). Social security with a Christian twist in John Howard's Australia. In M. Bailey & G. Redden (Eds.), Mediating faiths: Religion and socio-cultural change in the twenty-first century. (pp. 203-215). Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Randell-Moon, H. (2008). Section 116: The politics of secularism in Australian legal and political discourse. In B. Spalek & A. Imtoual (Eds.), Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation. (pp. 51-62). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Randell-Moon, H. (2008). Being a nerd and negotiating intelligence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In L. Holdman (Ed.), Common sense: Intelligence as presented on popular television. (pp. 173-186). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

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Journal - Research Article

Randell-Moon, H. (2014). 'God hates fangs': Gay rights as transmedia story in True Blood. Refractory, 24. Retrieved from http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/2014/08/06/randell-moon/

Randell-Moon, H. (2013). The secular contract: Sovereignty, secularism and law in Australia. Social Semiotics, 23(3), 352-367. doi: 10.1080/10350330.2012.719732

Randell-Moon, H. (2012). “I’m nobody”: The somatechnical construction of bodies and identity in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Feminist Media Studies, 12(2), 265-280. doi: 10.1080/14680777.2011.597105

Saltmarsh, S., Sutherland-Smith, W., & Randell-Moon, H. (2011). Best foot forward, watching your step, jumping in with both feet, or sticking your foot in it? The politics of researching academic viewpoints. Qualitative Research, 11(2), 48-62. doi: 10.3316/QRJ1102048

Randell-Moon, H., Anderson, N., Bretag, T., Burke, A., Grieshaber, S., Lambert, A., … Yelland, N. (2011). Journal editing and ethical research practice: Perspectives of journal editors. Ethics & Education, 6(3), 225-238. doi: 10.1080/17449642.2011.632717

Randell-Moon, H. (2009). Tolerating religious ‘Others’: Some thoughts on secular neutrality and religious tolerance in Australia. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 22(3), 324-344. doi: 10.1558/arsr.v22i3.324

Randell-Moon, H. (2007). Secularism, feminism and race in representations of Australianness. Transforming Cultures eJournal, 2(1), 16-34. Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/TfC/issue/view/39

Randell-Moon, H. (2007). The death of the housewife in Desperate Housewives. Topic: Washington & Jefferson College Review, 55, 115-126.

Randell-Moon, H. (2006). 'Common values': Whiteness, Christianity, asylum seekers and the Howard government. Critical Race & Whiteness Studies, 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.acrawsa.org.au/files/ejournalfiles/90HollyRandell-Moon.pdf

Randell-Moon, H. (2006). Creating Pope John Paul II: Religion, the 'war on terror' and the politics of discourses of Howardage. borderlands e-journal, 5(3). Retrieved from http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol5no3_2006/randellmoon_pope.htm

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Journal - Research Other

Fisher, K., & Randell-Moon, H. (2014). Intermediations. Refractory, 24. Retrieved from http://refractory.unimelb.edu.au/2014/08/06/editorial/

Randell-Moon, H. (2012). Racial legitimations and the unbearable whiteness of being. Critical Race & Whiteness Studies, 8(1). Retrieved from http://www.acrawsa.org.au/files/ejournalfiles/editorials/54CRWSRandell-Moon2012.pdf

Randell-Moon, H. (2011). Out of time: The limitations of secular critique [Review of the books Is critique secular? Blasphemy, injury, and free speech and Varieties of secularism in a secular age]. Cultural Studies Review, 17(1), 403-409.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Randell-Moon, H. (2013). The Secular Contract: The British monarchy and white diasporic sovereignty. Proceedings of the Australia New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference: People, Power and Place. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/law/conferences/anzlhs.html

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Other - Edited Journal

Fisher, K., & Randell-Moon, H. (Eds.). (2014). Refractory, 24 [Special Issue: Intermediations]. [Guest Editors].

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