Aneta is a cultural and media researcher who joined the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash in 2016. She had previously worked at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University, Melbourne, and prior to that at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, where she received a PhD in media and communications.
Her key research interests are the role of media in creating social value; everyday media and consumption practices; consumer markets and environmental sustainability.
She is a Chief Investigator on the ‘Media and Communication Strategies for Home Renovations’ project, funded by the Collaborative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL) that examines the role of media and social communication in shaping home renovation practices (2014-2017). The project, involving industry partners, brings together expertise from media and communications, sociology and design to research and design effective media-led strategies to promote and embed sustainable practices during home renovation in Australia. Aneta is also involved in a CRC LCL project called ‘A “market” for analysing residential housing and business policy interventions’ led by CSIRO (2015-2018) and collaborating with NSW Office of Heritage and Environment.
Aneta is also researching mediated house-sharing cultures.
Her articles have been published in a number of media and cultural studies journals including Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Journalism. She is currently working on two of monographs: Using Media for Social Innovation (with Ellie Rennie), and Grand Designs: Consumer Markets and Home-Making (with Esther Milne and Jenny Kennedy), and an edited collection on the history of skiing and cultural translation (with Philipp Strobl).
Aneta is Coordinator of Youth Media: Understanding Media Research in undergraduate program, as well as Celebrity, Fashion, Publicity in masters program.