Dr Tama Leaver is a senior lecturer in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. His research interests include online identity, social media, digital death and the changing landscape of media distribution. He has published in a number of journals including Popular Communication, Media International Australia, Comparative Literature Studies and the Fibreculture journal, and is the author of Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology and Bodies (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of the An Education in Facebook? Higher Education and the World’s Largest Social Network (Routledge, 2014). Tama has won teaching awards from the University of Western Australia, Curtin University, and in 2012 received a national Australian Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities and the Arts. He is @tamaleaver on Twitter, and online at www.tamaleaver.net.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Social Media, Internet Studies, Media Distribution, Higher Education