1. White, R., Wyn, J. & Robards, B. (2017) Youth and Society, 4th edition, Oxford University Press.
  2. Baker, S. & Robards, B. (2014) Teaching youth studies through popular culture, ACYS Publishing.
  3. Carl, J., Baker, S., Robards, B., Scott, J., Hillman, W. and Lawrence, G. (2012) Think Sociology, Pearson.

Edited Books

  1. Dobson, A., Robards, B., Carah, N. (eds) (in preparation, under contract) Digital Intimate Publics & Social Media, Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Bennett, A., Hardy, A., & Robards, B. (eds) (in preparation, under contract) Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure & Tourism, Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Baker, S., Robards, B., & Buttigieg, B. (eds) (2015) Youth Cultures & Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Routledge.
  4. Bennett, A. & Robards, B., (eds) (2014) Mediated Youth Cultures: The internet, belonging and new cultural configurations, Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles

  1. Lyall, B. & Robards, B. (2017, online first) ‘Tool, Toy & Tutor: Understanding Self-Tracking Devices’, Journal of Sociology: 
  2. Hardy, A., Hyslop, S., Booth, K., Robards, B., Aryal, J., Gretzel, U. & Eccleston, R. (2017, online first) ‘Tracking tourists’ travel with smartphone-based GPS technology: a methodological discussion’, Information Technology & Toursim: 
  3. Robards, B. & Lincoln, S. (2017) ‘Uncovering longitudinal life narratives: scrolling back on Facebook‘, Qualitative Research, online first.
  4. Robards, B. (2017) “Totally Straight’: Contested sexual identities on social media site reddit”, Sexualities, special issue edited by M McCormack on the ‘mostly straight’ phenomenon, online first, 
  5. Vorobjovas-Pinta, O. & Robards, B. (2017) ‘The shared oasis: An insider ethnographic account of a gay resort’, Tourist Studies, online first,
  6. Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (2017) ‘Editing the project of the self: Sustained Facebook use and growing up online’, Journal of Youth Studies, 20(4): 518-531,
  7. Robards, B., & Lincoln, S. (2016) “Making it ‘Facebook Official’: Reflecting on romantic relationships through sustained Facebook use”, Social Media + Society, October-December, 1-10,
  8. Hardy, A. & Robards, B. (2015) “The ties that bind: Exploring the relevance of neo-tribal theory to tourism”, Tourism Analysis, 20(4): 443-454.
  9. Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (2014) “Being Strategic and Taking Control: Bedrooms, Social Network Sites and the Narratives of Growing Up”, New Media & Society, online first.
  10. Robards, B. (2014) “Digital traces of the persona through ten years of Facebook”, M/C Journal, 17(3).
  11. Robards, B. (2013) “Friending Participants: Managing the researcher-participant relationship on social network sites”, Young, 21(3): 217-235.
  12. Robards, B. (2012) “Leaving MySpace, joining Facebook: ‘Growing up’ on social network sites in Australia”, Continuum, 26(3): 385-398.
  13. Robards, B. & Bennett, A. (2011) “MyTribe: Post-subcultural manifestations of belonging in online social interactions”, Sociology, 45(2): 303-317.
  14. Robards, B. (2010) “Negotiating identity and integrity on social network sites for educators”, International Journal for Educational Integrity, 6(2).
  15. Robards, B. (2010) “Randoms in my Bedroom: Negotiating privacy and unsolicited contact on social networks”, Prism: Online Public Relations Journal, 7(3).

Book Chapters

  1. Hendry, N., Robards, B., & Stanford, S. (2017) ‘Beyond social media panics and mental health risk for young people’, in S Stanford, N R Heller, E Sharland, & J Warner (eds), Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Mental Health, Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Vivienne, S., Robards, B., & Lincoln, S. (2016) ‘“Holding a Space” for Gender-Diverse and Queer Research Participants’, in A McCosker, S Vivienne and A Johns (eds), Neogitating Digital Citizenship: Control, Contest and Culture, Rowman & Littlefield, 191-212.
  3. Robards, B. & Buttigieg, B. (2016) ‘Does changing your Facebook profile picture equate to civic participation?’, E Gordon & P Milhailidis (eds) Civic Media Reader, MIT Press, pp. 131-137.
  4. Robards, B. (2015) ‘Vernacular subculture and multiplicity in everyday experiences of belonging on social network sites’ in S Baker, B Robards & B Buttigieg (eds) Youth Cultures & Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Routledge, pp. 125-136.
  5. Robards, B. (2014) ‘Mediating experiences of “growing up” on Facebook’s Timeline: Privacy, ephemerality and the reflexive project of self’ in A Bennett & B Robards (eds) Mediated Youth Cultures: The internet, belonging and new cultural configurations, Palgrave, pp. 26-14.

Guest Editorships (Journals)

  1. Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (2014) New Media & Society, special issue on ’10 years of Facebook’,
  2. Bennett, A. & Robards, B. (2012) Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 26(3), ‘Mediated Youth Cultures’,

Other Articles, Conference Proceedings, Reports, and Non-Peer Reviewed Writing

  1. Robards, B. & White, R. (2016) ‘Final Report: Launceston School Community Partnership Project Evaluation’, a report to The Smith Family.
  2. Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (2016) ‘For the first generation to grow up on Facebook, online identities hold both promise and pitfall’, The Conversation:; ~9k readers.
  3. Robards, B. & Vromen, A. (2015) ‘Logging out? Why young people love to hate Facebook’, The Conversation:; ~15k readers.
  4. Douglas, T and Mather, C and Murray, SL and Earwaker, L and James, AJ and Pittaway, J, Robards, B and Salter, S (2015) ‘A comparison of undergraduate student experiences of assessed versus non-assessed participation in online asynchronous discussion groups: Lessons from a cross disciplinary study in health and sociology’, Globally connected, digitally enabled. Proceedings ASCILITE, 29 Nov, Perth, Australia, pp. 424-428 [Refereed Conf Paper]
  5. Buttigieg, B., Robards, B., & Baker, S. (2015) ‘Introduction: Youth Culture Research in Australia’, in S Baker, B Robards & B Buttigieg (eds) Youth Cultures and Subcultures: Australian Perspectives, Routledge, pp. 1-8.
  6. Lincoln, S. & Robards, B. (2014) ‘Editorial: 10 years of Facebook’, New Media & Society, special issue, 16(7): 1047-1050
  7. Bennett, A. & Robards, B. (2014) ‘Introduction: Youth, Cultural Practice and Media Technologies’, in A Bennett and B Robards (eds) Mediated Youth Cultures: The Internet, Belonging and New Cultural Configurations, Palgrave, pp. 1-7.
  8. Robards, B. & Bennett, A. (2012) ‘Editorial: Mediated Youth Cultures’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 23(3): 339-341
  9. Robards, B. (2011) ‘Review: Wired Youth: The social world of adolescence in the information age’, 2010, by Gustavo S. Mesch and Ilan Talmud, in New Media & Society, 13(6): 1021-1023
  10. Robards, B. (2011) ‘Review: On the Internet’, 2009, 2nd Edition by Hubert Dreyfus, in New Media & Society, 13(1): 176-187
  11. Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: Structures of Participation in Digital Culture’, 2007, by J Karagainis (ed.) in The International Journal of Emerging Technologies, 8(1): 59-60
  12. Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: Young People, ICTs and Democracy’, 2010, by Tobias Olsson and Peter Dahlgren (eds) in Journal of Youth Studies Australia, 29(2): 6
  13. Robards, B. (2010) ‘Review: The Internet: An introduction to new media’, 2010, by Leila Green, in Media International Australia, 137 (November): 163-164