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Dr Travis Holland is Course Director in Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University, and a lecturer and researcher in Communication and Digital Media. Travis teaches both undergraduate and masters’ level subjects on digital media, communication theory, and research strategies.

Before joining CSU, he lectured and tutored at the University of Wollongong in communication and media studies for several years, specialising in digital communication. Travis’s PhD dissertation applied Actor-Network Theory to media networks in three New South Wales local government areas. His writing, teaching, and research includes work on pedagogy, fan studies, politics, digital media, television, and local government.

Outside of academia, Travis has worked as both a contracted and freelance journalist, as a freelance content producer for marketing agencies, and in politics

Other Publications

Holland, T. (2019). Just a little kick in the bum: The Simpsons vs the Nations of the World. In K. Waltonen & D. Du Vernay (Eds.), The Simpsons’ Beloved Springfield: Essays on the TV Series and Town that are Part of Us All. McFarland. Retrieved from

Orchard, C., & Holland, T. (2018). Artstate Bathurst: Rapporteurs’ Report. Bathurst, NSW. Retrieved from

Holland, T. A. (2018). The Public Necessity of Student Blogging. Hybrid Pedagogy. Retrieved from

Holland, T., & Denyer-Simmons, H. (2017). Embodied dwelling: the ontology of objects in Pokémon GO. In Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2017 – Communication Worlds: Access, Voice, Diversity, Engagement. Syd. Retrieved from

Holland, T. (2017). The politics of place: heterogeneous networks in three New South Wales local government areas. University of Wollongong. Retrieved from

McLeod, D., & Holland, T. (2017). The Ghost of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Ur-Fan. MFCO Working Paper Series, (3), 1–20. Retrieved from

Holland, T. (2017, March). How Google and Facebook changed the advertising game. The Conversation. Retrieved from

Holland, T. (2016, November). Why The Simpsons has lost its way. The Conversation. Retrieved from

Holland, T. (2015). Social Networks as Sites of e-Participation in Local Government. Global Media Journal – Australian Edition, 9(1).

Holland, T. (2012). Television Nations: Imagined Communities in The Simpsons. University of Wollongong.


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