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Associate Professor Panizza Allmark

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6956, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3.223
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6956
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3.223  


Panizza is the Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. She is also the coordinator of Media and Cultural Studies.

Current Teaching

  • CMM1113 - Media and Social Context
  • CMM1111 - Power and the Pleasure in the Media
  • CMM3129 - Popular Music and Culture
  • MST2150 - Media in Asia
  • CMM6150 - Media and Transnational Asia
  • CMM3170 - Sex, Travel and Global Media
  • CMM3115 - Global Communications


Panizza has undertaken a number of prominent leadership roles, such as Program Director, Associate Head of School and course coordinator of the Masters of Professional Communications. Panizza is the chief editor of the internationally recognised journal, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, published by Taylor and Francis, which she has been involved with for over ten years.

She has mentored many early career academics and has been a regular invited speaker for journal publication seminars. Panizza has also been an invited speaker and given plenary and keynotes in the UK, US, Australia and Indonesia, in which she has discussed her work in the field of photography, visual culture, identity, feminism and urban space. She has published fifteen book chapters and journal articles over the last ten years.

Over the last fifteen years Panizza has also worked as a documentary photographer and has spent time across Asia, Europe, North and South America. Panizza has had ten solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited in London, New York, Frankfurt, Shanghai and in Italy and Australia.

Professional Associations

  • Leadership of Western Australia (Fellow)
  • Cultural studies Association of Australasia (CSAA)
  • International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA)
  • Centre for Creative Industries, Noongar Institute of WA (NIWA)
  • Association of Cultural Studies (ACS)
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2014 - ECU Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision
  • 2011 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2012 - ECU Faculty Research Fellowship
  • 2006- ECU Faculty Award for Excellent for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching, Education and Arts
  • 2005- ECU Faculty Award for Excellent for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching, Education and Arts

National and International Research Positions

  • General Editor of 'Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies'
  • Assessor for the Australian Research Council


  • PhD, Edith Cowan University.


Recent Research Grants

  • A hand up: Disrupting the communication of intergenerational welfare dependency,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2014 - 2019,  $555,088.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Allmark, P., Wahyudi, I., (2016), Female Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Advocacy through Facebook and the Story of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih. The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and through Social Media, 19-40, London, UK, Anthem Press.

Journal Articles

  • Allmark, P., (2016), Pushing the boundaries: Weeds, Motherhood, Neoliberalism and Postfeminism. Outskirts: Feminisms along the Edge, 35(November ), 1-23, Online, University of Western Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Allmark, P., Stevenson, K., Stotzer, T., (2017), Having a voice and being heard: Children’s communication through photovoice. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2017 - Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement, 14p., Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
  • Allmark, P., (2014), Statues, Subversive actions and Surveillance. Lisbon Street Art and Urban Creativity 2014 International Conference​, 220-226, Pedro Soares Neves.
  • Elund, J., Allmark, P., (2013), Virtual travel and the pleasure peripheries – case study of Second Life. ANZCA Conference Proceedings, 10p.,, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Allmark, P., (2016), Seeing the Outside In: Shopping Centres and Spectacle. Seeing the Outside In: Shopping Centres and Spectacle, G511ery London, G511ery.
  • Allmark, P., (2014), Candidasa #1. Collective 2014, Perth Centre of Photography, Perth Centre for Photography.
  • Allmark, P., (2013), Global Connections: New York vs Paris and the Photographic Gaze (Solo Exhibition). Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle.
  • Allmark, P., (2013), New York Times Square, 2009., Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 2013, Vol. 27, No. 2 (cover image).
  • Allmark, P., (2013), Pas de deux: Paris 2012. Locations, Spectrum Project Space.
  • Allmark, P., (2013), Island Isolation. Becoming, Art Gallery of University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, China.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Development Of Community Cable Television In Taizhou And The Rise Of The Chinese Middle Class.
  • Master of Communications by Research,  Deteksi's Newspaper Polls: The Representation And Commodification Of Indonesian Teenagers' Identities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Photography And The Paradigm Of The Trace.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Voice Through Media For Minority Ethnicities: An Analysis Of Taiwan Indigenous Television.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Participation In Isolation: Female Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers In Hong Kong And Media Activism
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Gendered Body In Virtual Space: Sexuality, Performance And Play In Four Second Life Spaces
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Uncertain Surrenders: The Coextistence Of Beauty And Menace In The Maternal Bond And Photography

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Photography And The Medium: A Photographic Dialogue In China.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Death In Custody Story: Critical Reflexivity In Journalism And Writing
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Role Of The Internet In Managing Transition During Women's Middle Years.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Memory, Truth And Justice: A Contextualisation Of The Uses Of Photographs Of The Victims Of State Terrorism In Argentina, 1972-2012: Communicating An Intersection Of Art, Politics And History.
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