DR Djoymi Baker

DR Djoymi Baker


  • Screen Studies



  • Djoymi Baker is a Lecturer in Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research revolves around how concepts of genre and genre hybrids are used and received in screen media and visual culture, particularly across science fiction, the epic, children’s television, and documentary hybrids. Connecting this work is an interest in the way images of the past and the future are harnessed in popular culture texts and paratexts to reconceptualise the present. Dr Baker is the founder of the Youth and Media Cultures Research Group in the School of Culture and Communication. Current research projects examine Australian science-fiction film and television; lo-fi sci-fi in the early 21st century; children's screen media; and environmental films. Published works include the monograph To Boldly Go: Marketing the Myth of Star Trek (2018), and the co-authored Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014). Her research features in books such as Millennial Mythmaking (2010), Star Trek as Myth (2010), The Age of Netflix (2017), and The New Peplum (2018). She previously worked in television news and current affairs.    


Member of

  • Australasian Classical Reception Studies Network. Member 2018 -
  • Australian Reception Network. Member 2018 -
  • Fan Studies Network Australasia. Academic Member 2018 -
  • Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand (SSAAANZ). Academic Member 2015 -
  • Melbourne Screen Studies Group (MSSG). Member 2014 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 1999

Awards and honors

  • The School of Culture and Communication Excellence in Teaching Award (Graduate), University of Melbourne, 2016
  • Chancellor's Prize for 2005in Humanities and Creative Arts, University of Melbourne, 2006



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I welcome students with research projects around television studies (from early television through to contemporary streaming television); genre studies in film and television; fandom; myth in popular culture; environmental screen media; and children's media.