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 interests include television, transmedia franchises, media convergence, myth in popular culture, and genre studies, particularly the epic and science fiction. She also writes on human-animal and environmental ethics in art and screen media. 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.   


Member of

  • 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

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