DR Djoymi Baker

DR Djoymi Baker

Positions

  • Screen Studies

Overview

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  • 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 author of the monograph To Boldly Go: Marketing the Myth of Star Trek (2018) and the co-author of The Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014). Her work 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.    

Affiliation

Member of

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

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

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

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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