Researcher

Dr Andrew Navin Brooks

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Andrew Brooks is Lecturer in Digital 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: media studies,...view more

Andrew Brooks is Lecturer in Digital 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: media studies, cultural theory, critical race studies, 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.


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Andrew is available for MPhil, MFA, and PhD supervision across media, cultural studies, critical race theory, contemporary art, literature, poetry and poetics.

His supervision expertise is in the follow areas but is always happy to be approached about related topics:

  • The politics of media systems and structures
  • De- and anti-colonial methodologies, theories, and aesthetics 
  • Anti-racist practices, methodologies, and theories
  • Marxist, feminist methodologies, theories, and aesthetics
  • Listening, sound, and noise
  • Infrastructure 
  • Borders + migration

My Teaching

Andrew currently runs the undergraduate course Working with Data (ARTS1092).

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Location

Robert Webster