Mia Harrison

Research Associate
Research Fellow

Mia Harrison is a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW. She works as part of the Evidence-Making Interventions in Health program of research, led by Dr Kari Lancaster and Professor Tim Rhodes, with a particular focus on a project exploring evidence-making practices and embodied experiences of COVID-19.

Mia has a background in transdisciplinary research in the field of critical medical humanities and brings mixed method approaches to investigate social, ethical, and philosophical concerns in health and medicine. In particular, Mia's work is informed by research approaches in feminist science and technology studies, medical ethics, cultural studies, and critical disability studies. She is also interested in the value of popular culture in research and pedagogy as a feeling- and affect-inflected mechanism for critical thinking.

In addition to her work at the CSRH, Mia draws upon her background in media production and technology to produce public scholarship through the medium of podcasting.

Journal articles
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Harrison M; Lancaster K; Rhodes T, 2021, '“A matter of time”: Evidence-making temporalities of vaccine development in the COVID-19 media landscape', Time & Society, pp. 0961463X2110322 - 0961463X2110322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961463x211032201
2021
Hickey-Moody A; Harrison M, 2018, 'Socially Engaged Art and Affective Pedagogy: A Study in Inter-Faith Understanding', Tate Papers, https://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/29/socially-engaged-art-and-affective-pedagogy
2018
Theses / Dissertations
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Harrison M, 2020, Using Zombies in the Critical Medical Humanities: A Transdisciplinary Methodology for the Development of Ethical Thinking and Feeling, https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/24010
2020
Book Chapters
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Harrison M, 2020, 'Domestic Labor in Popular American TV Shows', in The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, Wiley, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119429128.iegmc145
2020
Harrison M; Webster S, 2020, 'Sexual Violence in Popular Media', in The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication, Wiley, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119429128.iegmc180
2020
Hickey-Moody A; Harrison M, 2020, 'Disabilities', in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, SAGE Publications, Inc., http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529714388.n233
2020
Harrison M, 2019, 'George R. R. Martin and the Two Dwarfs', in The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media, Routledge, pp. 113 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315716008-11
2019
Harrison M, 2018, 'Power and Punishment in Game of Thrones', in Schatz JL; George AE (ed.), The Image of Disability: Essays on Media Representations, McFarland, https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/the-image-of-disability/
2018
Other
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Harrison M; Webster S, 2020, A Clash of Critics, https://aclashofcritics.podbean.com/
2020
Harrison M; Webster S, 2018, Trope Watchers, https://tropewatchers.podbean.com/
2018
Conference Presentations
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Harrison M, 2019, 'The Chimaeric Zombie: Exploring Heterogeneous Embodiment Through Microchimaerism and Zombies', presented at Theorizing Zombiism: Toward a Critical Theory Framework, University College Dublin, 25 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
2019
Harrison M, 2019, 'Heterogeneous Embodiment and the Chimaeric Zombie', presented at Embodying Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 08 August 2019 - 10 August 2019
2019
Harrison M, 2019, 'Affective Labour and Ethnography of Religion', presented at 2019 TASA Conference: Diversity & Urban Growth, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, 25 November 2019 - 28 November 2019
2019
Harrison M, 2019, 'Zombies and Affective Healing in the Heterogeneous Body', presented at CSAA Conference 2019: Cultural Transformations, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 04 December 2019 - 06 December 2019
2019
Harrison M, 2018, 'A Manifesto for Zombies: Undead Organs and the Ethics of Organ Transplantation', presented at Imagineers in Circus and Science: Scientific Knowledge and Creative Imagination, Australian National University, Canberra, 03 April 2018 - 05 April 2018
2018
Harrison M, 2018, 'Feminist and Materialist Embodiment in Human-Made Genetic Chimaerism', presented at Frankenstein 2018: two hundred years of monsters, Australian National University, Canberra, 12 September 2018 - 15 September 2018
2018
Harrison M, 2018, 'Frankenstein’s Chimera: Troubling Binaries in Foetomaternal Microchimaerism', presented at Quite Frankly: It’s a Monster Conference, University of Western Australia, 18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
2018
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship (2021), Advance HE, UK
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship (2020), The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Citation for Excellence in Tutorials (2020), The University of Sydney, Australia