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Dr Laura Glitsos


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5689
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML6.202  

Laura is the Major Coordinator, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism for the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current teaching

  • BDJ1000 - Introduction to Broadcasting and Digital Journalism
  • BDJ2200 - New Media and Social Influence
  • SAH1200 - Media and Culture
  • SAH3100 - Personal and Professional Planning.


Dr Laura Glitsos began her career in media and communications in the early 2000s with a focus on music journalism. During this time, she also worked as a professional vocalist and was honoured with two West Australian Music Awards (2001, 2002). In the past decade, Dr Glitsos has lectured across the Arts and Humanities and has recently published her first sole-authored book titled Somatechnics and Popular Music in Digital Contexts. She has also published in the field of cultural studies, popular music, and new media technologies.

Professional associations

  • Australian Women's History Network
  • Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
  • Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

Awards and recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2018 - Curtin University Excellence in Teaching Award (Sessional Category).


  • 2002 - West Australian Music Industry Award (WAMI) Best Female Vocalist
  • 2001 - West Australian Music Industry Award (WAMI) Best Female Vocalist.

Research areas and interests

  • New media
  • Popular Music
  • Digital Culture and Memes
  • Bodies and Technologies
  • Somatechnics
  • Journalism Education.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 2017.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Literary & Cultural Studies) Honours, Curtin University of Technology, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Cultural Studies), Curtin University of Technology, 2008.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Glitsos, L., (2019), Somatechnics and Popular Music in Digital Contexts., Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-18122-2.

Book Chapters

  • Glitsos, L., (2020), Sia, This Is Acting. An Anthology of Australian Albums: Critical Engagements, 183-196, London, England, Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Glitsos, L., (2019), Frontierswomen and the Perth Scene: Female Metal Musicians on the ‘Western Front’ and the Construction of the Gothic Sublime. Australian Metal Music: Identities, Scenes, and Cultures, 91-107, Bingley, England, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI:

Journal Articles

  • Glitsos, L., (2020), “Sticky Business”: An Examination of Female Musicians in the Context of Perth’s Metal Community. Popular Music and Society, 43(1), 93-113, DOI: 10.1080/03007766.2019.1606254.
  • Glitsos, L., (2019), From Rivers to Confetti: Reconfigurations of Time through New Media Narratives. M/C Journal, 22(6), 5 pages.
  • Glitsos, L., Hall, J., (2019), The Pepe the Frog meme: an examination of social, political, and cultural implications through the tradition of the Darwinian Absurd. Journal for cultural research, 23(4), 381-395, DOI: 10.1080/14797585.2019.1713443.
  • Glitsos, L., (2018), Ebbs and flows: Women as musicians in Perth popular music, 1980s–1990s. Perfect Beat: the Pacific journal of research into contemporary music and popular culture, 19(2), 142-160.
  • Glitsos, L., (2018), The Camera Phone in the Concert Space Live Music and Moving Images on the Screen. Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, 12(1), 33-52, DOI: 10.3828/msmi.2018.2.
  • Glitsos, L., (2018), Vaporwave, or music optimised for abandoned malls. Popular Music, 37(1), 100-118, DOI: 10.1017/S0261143017000599.
  • Glitsos, L., (2017), Screen as Skin: The Somatechnics of Touchscreen Music Media. Somatechnics, 7(1), 142-165, DOI: 10.3366/soma.2017.0210.
  • Glitsos, L., (2017), Nice girls don’t jive: the rise and fade of women in Perth music from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 31(2), 200-215, DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2016.1257695.
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