Paul Jones

Adjunct Associate Professor

Paul Jones has published widely on the work of Raymond Williams, public sphere theory, Australian media policy and related areas of media and cultural sociology. He has held grants for two empirically based research projects on mediated political communication and mobile phones respectively. 

He was a member of the executive board of The International Sociological Association's Sociological Theory research committee (RC16) 2006-2014. He has been a Visiting Fellow or Visiting Academic at the London School of Economics (Sociology & Media and Communications) and University of California, Berkeley (History) and Yale University's Centre for Cultural Sociology.

He was Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences 2011-2013.

He became an adjunct Associate Professor following his move to the ANU in 2016.

Research Areas

Media sociology, cultural sociology, public spheres, populism, political communication, social theory, cultural theory, critical theory

Current Research Projects

He is currently working on a sociological reframing of approaches to political, mediated and cultural populism. He is currently completing Critical Theory and Demagogic Populism for Manchester University Press.

Affiliation and Memberships

  • Executive Board, The International Sociological Association's Sociological Theory research committee (RC16), and co-editor of its newsletter 2008-2014.
  • Editorial Board, Cultural Sociology (a journal of the British Sociological Association), 2006-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Fibreculture Journal, 2007-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 2006-
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