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BA, PGDip(Dist), MA(Dist), PhD (Otago)Anne Begg
Fixed Term Lecturer
; Kaiāwhina Māori


Office: 3N1, 3rd floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel: 64 3 470 3421

Research Interests

Media culture, media governmentality, algorithmic governmentality, neoliberalism, biopolitics and affective biopower

Anne's research field is critical inquiry and her specific focus is on media culture, brand identity and the impact of market-driven governance on concepts of 'self' and political citizenship. Her most recent research includes analysis of the way prevailing algorithmic coding systems structure and manipulate individualised online experiences.


Editor: Borderlands: Culture, Politics, Law and Earth

Teaching 2023

Semester One:
MFCO103 Introduction to Communication Studies
MFCO217 Television Studies

Possible Supervision

Anne is happy to supervise topics related to her own area of research which focuses on critical analysis of the politics of media culture and examines, for example, the role of social media and the impact of digital culture more generally on understandings of self and identity.


Nicholls, B., Begg, A., Williams, J., Hayden, L., & Stutchbury, S. (2018, August). The changing face of advertising and effect it's having on business, particularly media. Panel discussion at the University of Otago Winter Symposium Series, Auckland, New Zealand.

Begg, A. (2018). Migration and mobility politics. borderlands, 17(2). Retrieved from

Begg, A., & Devadas, V. (2017). Border politics. borderlands, 16(1).

Devadas, V., & Begg, A. (2016). Space, places and social control. borderlands, 15(1).

Begg, A., & Devadas, V. (2014). Power, subjectivity, resistance. borderlands, 13(2).

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