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. The Oxford handbook of mobile communication and society. edited by Rich Ling, Leopoldina Fortunati, Gerard Goggin, Sun Sun Lim and Yuling Li.Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

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

  • Carah, Nicholas (2018). Commercial media platforms and the challenges to public expression and scrutiny. Public interest communication: critical debates and global contexts. (pp. 92-109) edited by Jane Johnston and Magda Pieczka.London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315185521-6

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

  • Carah, Nicholas (2017). Alcohol corporations and marketing in social media. Youth drinking cultures in a digital world: alcohol, social media and cultures of intoxication. (pp. 115-131) edited by Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin and Helen Moewaka Barnes.New York, NY United States: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315660844-8

  • Cherrier, Helene, Carah, Nicholas and Meurk, Carla (2017). Social media affordances for curbing alcohol consumption: insights from Hello Sunday Morning blog posts. Youth drinking cultures in a digital world: alcohol, social media and cultures of intoxication. (pp. 167-184) edited by Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin and Helen Moewaka Barnes.New York, NY United States: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315660844-11

  • Carah, Nicholas (2016). 'Enjoy responsibly!': young people as brand co-creators. The mediated youth reader. (pp. 153-167) edited by Sharon R. Mazzarella.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. Commercial nationalism: selling the nation and nationalizing the sell. (pp. 27-45) edited by Zala Volcic and Mark Andrejevic.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. Adapting idols: authenticity, identity and performance in a global television format. (pp. 169-180) edited by Koos Zwaan and Joost de Bruin. Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Carah, Nicholas, Ferris, Jason, Goold, Lachlan and Regan, Scott (2019, 08 15). Tighter alcohol licensing hasn’t killed live music, but it’s harder for emerging artists The Conversation

  • Miller, Peter, Coomber, Kerri, Ferris, Jason, Burn, Michelle, Vakidis, Thea, Livingston, Michael, Droste, Nicholas, Taylor, Nicholas, Puljevic, Cheneal, de Andrade, Dominque, Curtis, Ashlee, Grant, Kristy, Moayeri, Foruhar, Carah, Nicholas, Jiang. Jason, Wood, Barbara, Mayshak, Richelle, Zahnow, Renee, Room, Robin, Scott, Debbie, Cook, Steffi, Towle, Simon, Regan, Scott, Goold, Lachlan, Mount, David, Rangiah, Lillian, Boubouras, Lauren, Nixon, Bowman, Vayne, Brooke, Baldwin, Ryan and Najman, Jake (2019). QUeensland Alcohol-related violence and Night Time Economy Monitoring (QUANTEM): Final Report (April 2019). Geelong, VIC, Australia.Deakin University.

  • Miller, Peter, Coomber, Kerri, Ferris, Jason, Burn, Michelle, Vakidis, Thea, Livingston, Michael, Droste, Nicholas, Taylor, Nicholas, Puljevic, Cheneal, De Andrade, Dominque, Curtis, Ashlee, Grant, Kristy, Moayeri, Foruhar, Carah, Nicholas, Jiang, Jason, Wood, Barbara, Mayshak, Richelle, Zahnow, Renee, Room, Robin, Scott, Debbie, Cook, Steffi, Towle, Simon, Regan, Scott, Goold, Lachlan, Mount, David, Rangiah, Lillian, Boubouras, Lauren, Nixon, Bowman, Vayne, Brooke, Baldwin, Ryan and Najman, Jake (2018). QUeensland Alcohol-related violence and Night Time Economy Monitoring (QUANTEM): Interim report. Geelong, VIC, Australia.Deakin University.

  • Carah, Nicholas, Brodmerkel, Sven and Shaul, Michelle (2015). Breaching the code: Alcohol, Facebook and self-regulation.

  • Carah, Nicholas (2014). Like, comment, share: alcohol brand activity on Facebook. Deakin, ACT, Australia.Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education.

  • Hamley, Ben and Carah, Nicholas (2012). One Sunday at a time: Evaluating Hello Sunday Morning. Brisbane, QLD Australia.Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).

  • Nicholas Carah (2008). Empowerment within the brandscapes of popular music culture. PhD Thesis, School of Journalism and Communication, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision