Associate Professor Nicholas Carah

Deputy Head of School

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
n.carah@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53145

Overview

Nicholas Carah is a Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School in the School of Communication and Arts at The University of Queensland. His research examines the algorithmic and participatory advertising model of digital media platforms, with a focus on the digital alcohol marketing. He is the author of Brand Machines, Sensory Media and Calculative Culture (2016), Media and Society: production, content and participation (2015), Pop Brands: branding, popular music and young people (2010). He is the co-editor of Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media (2018). He has also been involved in research projects on alcohol-related harms and nightlife culture and the use of digital media in fostering cultural change in drinking culture. He is a director of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Carah, Nicholas (2020). Mobile marketing. In Rich Ling, Leopoldina Fortunati, Gerard Goggin, Sun Sun Lim and Yuling Li (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of mobile communication and society () Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Carah, Nicholas (2019). Commercial media platforms and the challenges to public expression and scrutiny. In Jane Johnston and Magda Piecska (Ed.), Public interest communication: critical debates and global contexts (pp. 92-110) London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Carah, Nicholas (2018). Commercial media platforms and the challenges to public expression and scrutiny. In Jane Johnston and Magda Pieczka (Ed.), Public interest communication: critical debates and global contexts (pp. 92-109) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315185521

  • Dobson, Amy Shields, Carah, Nicholas and Robards, Brady (2018). Digital intimate publics and social media: towards theorising public lives on private platforms. In Amy Shields Dobson, Brady Robards and Nicholas Carah (Ed.), Digital intimate publics and social media (pp. 3-27) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97607-5_1

  • Carah, Nicholas (2017). Alcohol corporations and marketing in social media. In Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin and Helen Moewaka Barnes (Ed.), Youth drinking cultures in a digital world: alcohol, social media and cultures of intoxication (pp. 115-131) New York, United States: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315660844

  • Cherrier, Helene, Carah, Nicholas and Meurk, Carla (2017). Social media affordances for curbing alcohol consumption: insights from Hello Sunday Morning blog posts. In Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin and Helen Moewaka Barnes (Ed.), Youth drinking cultures in a digital world: alcohol, social media and cultures of intoxication (pp. 167-184) New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315660844

  • Carah, Nicholas (2016). 'Enjoy responsibly!': young people as brand co-creators. In Sharon R. Mazzarella (Ed.), The mediated youth reader (pp. 153-167) New York, NY, United States: Peter Lang. doi:10.3726/978-1-4539-1780-0

  • Carah, Nicholas and Louw, Paul Eric (2015). The apologetic brand: building Australia's brand on a postcolonial apology. In Zala Volcic and Mark Andrejevic (Ed.), Commercial nationalism: selling the nation and nationalizing the sell (pp. 27-45) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Carah, Nicholas (2012). Are you a musician? The rock ideology and the construction of authenticity on Australian idol. In Koos Zwaan and Joost de Bruin (Ed.), Adapting idols: authenticity, identity and performance in a global television format (pp. 169-180) Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

  • Carah, N. (2010). New technologies, the individual and social change. In Pradip Thomas and Michael Bromley (Ed.), An introduction to communication and social change (pp. 109-119) St. Lucia , Qld, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Mayshak, Richelle, Curtis, Ashlee, Taylor, Nicholas and Carah, Nicholas (2017). NOVEL METHODS TO INFORM POLICY EVALUATIONS IN NIGHT TIME ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCTS. In: , , (51-51). .

  • Ferris, Jason, Zahnow, Renee, Miller, Peter G., Coomber, Kerri, Carah, Nicholas, Goold, Lachlan and Regan, Scotty (2017). Queensland Government's tackling alcohol-fuelled violence policy: A graphical display of administrative data. In: APSAD 2017 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (32-32). 12–15 November 2017.

  • Stephens, Ray, Barratt, Monica J., Carah, Nicholas and Aiken, Paul (2013). Advocacy, Research, Treatment: the Art of Harnessing Web-Based Approaches to Improve Aod Policy and Practice. In: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013. The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (22-22). 24 -27 November 2013. doi:10.1111/dar.12077

  • Nicholas Carah (2009). Enjoying Virgin's V festival. In: Gu, Xin, Hussey-Smith, Kelly, Swift, Adam and Tsai, Mimi, Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship. ANZCA 2009, QUT, Brisbane, (777-791). 8-10 July 2009.

  • Carah, Nicholas (2008). Fake or Real!!?? Have your say!!!: Negotiating authenticity on Australian Idol. In: Dr. Elspeth Tilley, Power and Place: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Conference. Power and Place: Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Conference, Wellington NZ, (1-16). 9-11 July 2008.

  • Carah, N. (2007). Are you all coked out? Global corporations, music culture and young Australians. In: S. Livingstone, ICA2007: Creating Communication: Content, Control & Critique. ICA2007: Creating Communication: Content, Control & Critique, San Francisco, USA, (1-24). 24-28 May 2007.

  • Arnold, N. and Carah, N. C. (2004). Globalizing cultures challenge: The ethics, strategy and outcomes of research processes defining IPR. In: S.Liu, J.Servaes and P.Thomas, Intellectual property rights, communication and the public domain in Asia-Pacific Region. Intellectual property rights, communication and the public domain in Asia-Pacific Region, UQ, Brisbane, (1-46). 14th - 17th December, 2004.

  • Carah, N. C. (2004). Youth rights to re-pirating originality. In: S.Liu, J.Servaes and P. Thomas, Intellectual property rights, communication, and the public domain in the Asia-Pacific Region. Intellectual Property Rights, Communication, and the Public Domain in the Asia-Pacific Region, UQ, Brisbane, (1-23). 14th - 17th December, 2004.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision