Associate Professor Peta Mitchell

Peta Mitchell is a Chief Investigator, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, and Research Training Coordinator in QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). Her research focuses on digital geographies, location awareness and mobile media, algorithmic culture, and network contagion. Peta is author of Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity (Routledge, 2008) and Contagious Metaphor (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and co-author of Imagined Landscapes: Geovisualizing Australian Spatial Narratives (Indiana UP, 2016). She is also co-founder of the Cultural Atlas of Australia, an ARC-funded digital mapping project that explores Australian locations as they are represented in and through films, novels, and plays. Peta’s current and past funded research projects include

A cultural atlas of Australia: Mediated spaces in film, literature, and theatre (DP110100309) (2011–2013). ARC Discovery Project, led by A/Prof. Jane Stadler, UQ