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Dr Wendy Bowler Academic, Journalism

Wendy completed a PhD in Sociology, specialising in the Sociology of Culture, at La Trobe University. Her doctoral research was on tragedy as a cultural form using the case study of the September 11 ('9/11') visual media narrative. This research built on Wendy's substantial experience in journalism, and professional employment in metropolitan newspapers, magazines and news-agency reporting and editing in Australia and the UK. Her research interests include the 'crisis of meaning' in modern social life; news culture; theory of tragedy; visual culture and pathos in art and photojournalism; and the modern experience of trauma and bereavement.

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