Ms Stephanie Betz

Ms Stephanie Betz

Position: PhD Candidate in Anthropology
School and/or Centres: School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Email: stephanie.betz@anu.edu.au

Phone: 0401 800 916

Location: LG22, A.D. Hope Building, Australian National University

Qualification:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) in Anthropology, Macquarie University (2007).

Stephanie Betz is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University and an anthropologist investigating the relationship between people, images, and technology in computer games. Her doctoral research focuses on the intimate relationships fans develop with and through character images from the Dragon Age series of computer games.Media anthropology, images, technology, visual culture, digital ethnography, cybercultures, computer games.

Thesis title

Virtual People: Human-Image Relationships in the Digital Age.Media anthropology, images, technology, visual culture, digital ethnography, cybercultures, computer games.

Media anthropology, images, technology, visual culture, digital ethnography, cybercultures, computer games.

Articles

‘Playful Practice in a New Age Community,’ NEO: A Journal for Higher Degree Research Candidates in the Social Sciences and Humanities, 2009

Conference Papers

2017: ‘Responding to Images: Fandom as a Heightened Form of a Ubiquitous Phenomenon,’ Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference, University of Wollongong, 30 November – 1 December

2016: ‘Image Bodies: Visualising Transgender Identity on the Internet’, paper presented at the Australian Anthropological Society Conference, University of Sydney, 12-15 December.

2015: ‘Moral Economies in Image-Worlds: Defending the Rights of Fictional Characters’, paper presented at the Australian Anthropological Society Conference, University of Melbourne, 1-4 December.

2014: 'Affective Moorings: The Online Sociality of Fandom', paper presented at a plenary session for the Invited Panel, 'Moorings: Towards an Anthropology of Sociality and Relationality' at the combined ASAANZ/AAS conference, Queenstown, 10-13 November.

2008: ‘Playful Practice in a New Age Community’, Macquarie University Higher Degree Research conference, Sydney.

2015 Australian Network of Student Anthropologists Travel Grant ($300)

2014 Vice Chancellor’s Higher Degree Research Travel Grant ($1,000)

2005 Chandra Jayawardena Prize for First Place in Third Year Anthropology, Macquarie University

2004 Chandra Jayawardena Prize for First Place in Second Year Anthropology, Macquarie University

2003 Chandra Jayawardena Prize for First Place in First Year Anthropology, Macquarie University

Australian Anthropological Society

Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (Executive)

Appointments

2013-2014: Tutor, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra. Course: ANTH1003 – Global and Local (2013, 2014)

Invited Lectures

2017 Guest Discussant on Digital Ethnography in ANTH2067/6068 at Australian National University (18 August)

2016 Guest Discussant on Digital Ethnography in ANTH2067/6068 at Australian National University (20 August)

2014 Guest Lecture on New Social Media and Web 2.0 in ANTH1003 at Australian National University (22 April)

2013 Guest Lecture on New Social Media and Web 2.0 in ANTH1003 at Australian National University (24 September)

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