Edgar Gomez Cruz

Senior Lecture in Media (Digital Cultures)
Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer in Media (Digital Cultures) at the School of the Arts and Media at the UNSW in Sydney. I have a growing international reputation as a digital ethnographer with a substantial record of sole and co-authored articles and monographs. I have published in ten different countries, in four different languages. These publications are the direct output of a long history of successful grant income, leadership and management. I have been teaching in a HE capacity for more than 15 years and have taught across the full cohort of students from UG to PhD supervision.

I have worked and/or studied in nine universities through various funded opportunities (visiting fellowships, research grants, travel bursaries) in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Spain and the UK and I have presented my research at International Conferences across a number of disciplines such as Communication, Media Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Qualitative Methods and Internet Studies.

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Cruz EG, 2012, De la cultura Kodak a la imagen en red : una etnografía sobre fotografía digital, Editorial UOC
2012
Cruz EG, 2007, Las metáforas de Internet, Editorial UOC
2007
Cruz EG, 2003, Cibersexo, la última frontera del Eros? un estudio etnográfico, UCOL
2003
Book Chapters
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Gomez Cruz E; Siles I, 2020, 'Digital Culture', in The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas, Routledge
2020
Gomez Cruz E, 2020, 'Mobile Street Photography. Continued, Collective, and Contested Decisive Moments', in The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art, Routledge
2020
Gomez Cruz E; Noske-Turner J; Sinanan J, 2019, 'Vignethnographies: A Method for Fast, Focused and Visual Exploration', in Ageing and Digital Technology Designing and Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Older Adults, Springer, pp. 115 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3693-5_8
2019
Gomez Cruz E; Noske-Turner J; Sinanan J, 2019, 'Vignethnographies: A Method for Fast, Focused and Visual Exploration', in Ageing and Digital Technology Designing and Evaluating Emerging Technologies for Older Adults, Springer, pp. 115 - 131,
2019
Gomez Cruz E; San Cornelio G, 2019, 'Notas para una visualidad política. Imagen y redes sociales en el caso del procés catalán', in Viralidad. Política y estética de las imágenes digitales
2019
Gomez Cruz E, 2017, 'The (Be)Coming of Selfies. Revisiting an Onlife Ethnography on Digital Photography Practices', in The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, Routledge, pp. 300 - 307
2017
Gomez Cruz E; Sumartojo S; Dyer A; García J, 2017, 'Ethnography Through the Digital Eye: What Do We See When We Look?', in Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research, Springer
2017
Gomez Cruz E, 2017, 'Immersive Reflexivity: Using 360° Cameras in Ethnographic Fieldwork', in Gomez Cruz E; Sumartojo S; Pink S (ed.), Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research, Springer
2017
Gomez Cruz E; San Cornelio G, 2017, 'Imagening discontent: Political images and civic protest', in Bohr M; Sliwinska B (ed.), The Evolution of the Image Political Action and the Digital Self, pp. 48 - 58
2017
Gomez Cruz E, 2016, 'Digital Photography Studies. From Images to Material Visual Practices.', in Friese H; Rebane G; Nolden M; Schreiter M (ed.), Handbuch Soziale Praktiken und Digitale Alltagswelten, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-08460-8_12-1
2016
Gomez Cruz E, 2016, 'Why Material Visual Practices?', in , Routledge
2016
Gomez Cruz E, 2016, 'Digital Photography Studies. From Images to Material Visual Practices.', in Friese H; Rebane G; Nolden M; Schreiter M (ed.), Handbuch Soziale Praktiken und Digitale Alltagswelten,
2016
Gomez Cruz E, 2016, 'Photo-genic Assemblages. Photography as a connective interface.', in , Routledge, pp. 228 - 242
2016
Gomez Cruz E, 2016, 'Why Material Visual Practices?', in Digital Photography and Everyday Life Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices, Routledge
2016
Gomez Cruz E, 2016, 'Photo-genic Assemblages. Photography as a connective interface.', in Digital Photography and Everyday Life Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices, Routledge, pp. 228 - 242
2016
Cruz EG; Miguel C, 2014, 'I’m Doing This Right Now and If’s for You. The Role of Images in Sexual Ambient Intimacy', in , Palgrave Macmillan US, pp. 139 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137469816_13
2014
Cruz EG; Miguel C, 2014, 'I'm doing this right now and it's for you. The role of images in sexual ambient intimacy', in Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones, pp. 139 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137469816.0020
2014
Gomez Cruz E; Ardèvol E, 2014, 'Digital Ethnography and Media Practices', in The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies Research Methods in Media Studies, Wiley-Blackwell
2014
Gomez Cruz E, 2008, 'CMC research in Latin America and Spain: Metaanalyses from an emergent field', in Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication, IGI Global
2008
Cruz EG, 'CMC Research in Latin America and Spain', in Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication, IGI Global, pp. 883 - 900, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-863-5.ch063
Edited Books
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Cruz EG; Sumartojo S; Pink S, 2017, Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research, Springer
2017
Cruz EG; Lehmuskallio A, 2016, Digital Photography and Everyday Life Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices, Routledge
2016
Journal articles
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Gaspard L; Horst H; Gómez Cruz E; Pink S, 2020, 'Media practices of young Australians: Tangible and measurable reflections on a digital divide', KOME, vol. Online First, http://dx.doi.org/10.17646/kome.75672.42
2020
Cruz EG; Harindranath R, 2020, 'WhatsApp as 'technology of life': Reframing research agendas', First Monday, vol. 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v25i12.10405
2020
Gómez Cruz E, 2019, 'Black Screens: A Visual Essay on Mobile Screens in the City', Visual Communication, pp. 147035721987223 - 147035721987223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1470357219872237
2019
Cornelio GS; Cruz EG, 2019, 'Image-sharing and iconicity on social media during the Catalan conflict (2017)', Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, vol. 11, pp. 289 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/cjcs_00008_1
2019
Gomez Cruz E, 2018, 'Etnografía celular: una propuesta emergente de etnografía digital', Virtualis, vol. 8, http://aplicaciones.ccm.itesm.mx/virtualis/index.php/virtualis/article/view/251
2018
Thornham H; Gómez Cruz E, 2018, 'Not just a number? NEETs, data and datalogical systems', Information Communication and Society, vol. 21, pp. 306 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1279204
2018
Gomez Cruz E; sumartojo S, 2018, 'Mobile screens and the public event: screen practices at the Anzac Day Dawn Service', Continuum, vol. 32, pp. 335 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2017.1422112
2018
Gomez Cruz E; Dourish Paul , 2018, 'Datafication and data fiction: Narrating data and narrating with data', Big Data and Society, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2053951718784083
2018
Thornham H; Gómez Cruz E, 2017, '[Im]mobility in the age of [im]mobile phones: Young NEETs and digital practices', New Media and Society, vol. 19, pp. 1794 - 1809, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444816643430
2017
Gómez Cruz E, 2016, 'Trajectories: digital/visual data on the move', Visual Studies, vol. 31, pp. 335 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2016.1243019
2016
Thornham H; Gómez Cruz E, 2016, 'Hackathons, data and discourse: Convolutions of the data (logical)', Big Data and Society, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2053951716679675
2016
2016, 'Edgar Gómez Cruz and Asko Lehmuskallio (eds), Digital Photography and Everyday Life: Empirical Studies on Material Visual Practices', European Journal of Communication, vol. 31, pp. 722 - 722, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267323116677472f
2016
Cruz EG; Thornham H, 2015, 'Raw talent in the makin: Imaginary journeys, authorship and the discourses of expertise', Convergence, vol. 21, pp. 314 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354856515579841
2015
Bassett C; Cruz EG; Thornham H, 2015, 'Necessary expertise?', Convergence, vol. 21, pp. 289 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1354856515579835
2015
Cruz EG; Thornham H, 2015, 'Selfies beyond self-representation: The (theoretical) f(r)ictions of a practice', Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jac.v7.28073
2015
Tiidenberg K; Gómez Cruz E, 2015, 'Selfies, Image and the Re-making of the Body', Body and Society, vol. 21, pp. 77 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1357034X15592465
2015
Cornelio GS; Cruz EG, 2014, 'Co-creation and participation as a means of innovation in new media: An analysis of creativity in the photographic field', International Journal of Communication, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 20
2014
Cruz EG, 2013, 'Trayectorias (sobre ruedas): un ensayo visual sobre los carritos de supermercado en la ciudad', Cadernos de arte e antropologia, pp. 129 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/cadernosaa.201
2013
Gómez Cruz E; Ardèvol E, 2013, 'Performing photography practices in everyday life: Some ethnographic notes on a Flickr group', Photographies, vol. 6, pp. 35 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17540763.2013.788836
2013
Gómez Cruz E, 2012, 'La fotografía digital como una estética sociotécnica: el caso de la Iphoneografía', Aisthesis, pp. 393 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0718-71812012000200020
2012
Cruz EG; Meyer ET, 2012, 'Creation and control in the photographic process: Iphones and the emerging fifth moment of photography', Photographies, vol. 5, pp. 203 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17540763.2012.702123
2012
Cruz EG, 2012, 'Digital photography as sociotechnical aesthetics: The case of the Iphoneography', Aisthesis, vol. 52, pp. 393 - 406
2012
Ardévol E; Gómez-Cruz E, 2012, 'Private body, public image: Self-portrait in the practice of digital photography', Revista de Dialectologia y Tradiciones Populares, vol. 67, pp. 181 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/rdtp.2012.07
2012
Cruz EG; Piera EA, 2011, 'Random images: The contexts of digital photography', Quaderns de l'Institut Catala d'Antropologia, vol. 16, pp. 89 - 102
2011
Lasén A; Gómez-Cruz E, 2009, 'Digital Photography and Picture Sharing: Redefining the Public/Private Divide', Knowledge, Technology & Policy, vol. 22, pp. 205 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12130-009-9086-8
2009
Domínguez D; Beaulieu A; Estalella A; Gomez Cruz E; Schnettler B; Read R, 2007, 'Virtual Ethnography', Forum : Qualitative Social Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-8.3.274
2007
Domínguez D; Beaulieu A; Estalella A; Gomez Cruz E; Schnettler B; Read R, 2007, 'Virtual Ethnography', Forum : Qualitative Social Research,
2007
Cruz EG; Ardèvol E, 'Ethnography and the Field in Media(ted) Studies: A Practice Theory Approach', Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, vol. 9, pp. 27 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.172
Gómez Cruz E; Arvizu Requena C; Galindo Núñez AC, 'APUNTES SOBRE LA REALIDAD COMO MARCO TEÓRICO PARA EL ESTUDIO DE LA COMUNICACIÓN MEDIADA POR COMPUTADORA', Andamios, Revista de Investigación Social, vol. 2, pp. 159 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.29092/uacm.v2i3.485
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