Mr Callum Gilmour

 

Assistant Lecturer in Media Studies and Communications

Email: callum.gilmour@monash.edu
Phone No.: +603 5514 6125 (Direct Line)
Room No.: 2-6-04

Qualifications 

Currently pursuing PhD (Media Studies, Queensland University of Technology)
B.A. (Hons, First Class) (Media Studies, Queensland University of Technology)
B.A. Media Studies (Journalism Minor, Queensland University of Technology)
Associate Diploma Business Marketing (Southbank Institute of Technology)

Callum completed a Business Marketing Associate Diploma at the Southbank Institute before undertaking a BA at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Journalism. After receiving a First Class Honours for his thesis  ‘The political economy of English soccer in the 1990s: Globalised, gentrified and commodified’, he worked at both the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Institutions and Practices Research Centre and later the University of Western Sydney’s Institute for Cultural Research. In 2009 Callum moved to Monash University’s Sunway campus in Malaysia to take up a position as lecturer in Communications. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Faculty of Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology, entitled ‘The function of genre and medium in facilitating and impeding the reception of Western screen media in East Asia’.                

Research Interest

Callum’s recent research has centered on both the sociology of sport and the media sport cultural complex and he has published extensively within these areas. He is particularly interested in the manner in which spaces of sports consumption and rituals of fandom in Asia are marked by global cultural flows while at the same time being reconstituted within Asian socio-cultural contexts. His research explores the manner in which sports consumption in Asia engenders a form of global aspirational cosmopolitanism that is reflective of wider emergent consumptive lifestyle modes amongst Asia’s rapidly expanding middle classes. To this end, he is currently investigating cultures of consumption and modes of cultural adaptation surrounding the English Premier League in Southeast Asia. Callum was part of a global initiative to record local media readings of the Beijing Olympics that has been published by the International Olympic Committee, the International journal of the History of Sport and in book form by Routledge. Beyond the study of sport, the media and society, Callum is currently examining the sociology of new media consumption amongst young urban Southeast Asians and the extent to which digital technologies circumvent national media systems removing young people from national public spheres, national politics and debates, and processes of imagined community building. Callum’s PhD dissertation examines how variables associated with genre and medium influence the consumption patterns of television and cinema in East Asia with particular regards to the origin of content (local, regional or Western). 

Book Chapters

  • Flew, T., & Gilmour, C. (2006) ‘Television and pay TV’, in Cunningham, S. & Turner, G. (eds.) The media and communications in Australia, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, pp.175-192.
  • Rowe, D., & Gilmour, C. (2006) ‘The future role of professional sport and the media in the Asia Pacific societies’, in Asia Pacific yearbook (Anuario Asia-Pacifico), Barcelona and Madrid: Elcano Royal Institute, Casa Asia and the CIDOB Foundation, pp.473-481.
  • Rowe, D., & Gilmour, C. (2009) ‘Lubrication and domination: Beer, sport, masculinity and the Australian gender order’, in Wenner, L. & Jackson, S. (eds.) Sport, beer, and gender in promotional culture: Explorations of a holy trinity, New York: Peter Lang, pp.203-221.
  • Rowe, D., & Gilmour, C. (2010) ‘Global sport: Where Wembley Way meets Bollywood Boulevard’, in Moran, A. & Keane, M. (eds.) Cultural adaptation, New York: Routledge, pp. 65- 76.
  • Rowe, D., & Gilmour, C. (2010) ‘Getting a ticket to the world party: Televising soccer in Australia’, in Hughson, J. (ed.) Fenced off: The containment of soccer in Australia, New York: Routledge, pp. 9-36.
  • Rowe, D., Gilmour, C., & Petzold, T. (2012) ‘Australia: Mediated representation of global politics’, in Luo, Q. & Richeri, G. (eds.) Encoding the Olympics: The Beijing Olympic Games and the communication impact worldwide, London: Routledge, pp. 110-30.
  • Rowe, D., Petzold, T., & Gilmour, C. (2012) ‘A very Olympian year! The observation from Australia’, in Luo, Q. & Richeri, G. (eds.) Encoding the Olympics: The Beijing Olympic Games and the communication impact worldwide, London: Routledge, pp. 335-54.
  • Gilmour, C. (2013) ‘The global popular and local obscure: Televised sport in contemporary Singapore’, in Scherer, J. & Rowe, D. (eds.) Sport, public broadcasting, and cultural citizenship: Signal lost?, New York: Routledge, pp. 221-42.

Journal Articles

  • Rowe, D., & Gimour, C. (2008) ‘Contemporary media sport: De or Re-Westernization?’ International Journal of Sport Communication 1(2): 177-194.
  • Rowe, D., & Gilmour, C. (2009) ‘Getting a ticket to the world party: televising soccer in Australia’, special Issue of Soccer and Society, ‘Fenced off: The Containment of the World Game in Australia’ 10(1): 9-26.
  • Rowe, D., & Gilmour, C. (2009) ‘Global sport: Where Wembley Way meets Bollywood Boulevard’, special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, ‘Cultural Adaptation’ 23(2): 171-182.
  • Gilmour, C., & Rowe, D. (2010) ‘When Becks came to Sydney:  Multiple readings of sport celebrity’ Soccer and Society 11(3):229-241.
  • Rowe, D., & Gilmour, C. (2010) ‘Sport, media and consumption in Asia: A merchandized milieu’ American Behavioral Scientist 53(10): 1530-1548.
  • Rowe, D., Gilmour, C., & Petzold, T. (2010) ‘Australia: Mediated representation of global politics’, special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport, ‘Encoding Olympics: The Comparative Analysis on International Reporting of Beijing 2008: A Communication Perspective’ 27(9&10): 1510-1533.
  • Rowe, D., Petzold, T., & Gilmour, C. (2010) ‘A very Olympian year! The observation from Australia’, special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport, ‘Encoding Olympics: The Comparative Analysis on International Reporting of Beijing 2008: A Communication Perspective’ 27(9&10): 1739-1758.
  • Gilmour, C., & Rowe, D. (2012) ‘Sport in Malaysia: National imperatives and Western seductions’ Sociology of Sport Journal 29(4): 485-505.

Online

  • Flew, T., & Gilmour, C. (2003) ‘A tale of two synergies: An institutional analysis of the expansionary strategies of News Corporation and AOL-Time Warner’.  
  • Rowe, D., Gilmour, C., & Petzold, T. (2009) Australia: Mediated representation of global politics’, in Luo Qing (ed.) Encoding Olympics: The comparative analysis on international reporting of Beijing 2008: A communication perspective. Olympic Studies Center and International Olympic Committee. 
  • Rowe, D., Petzold, T., & Gilmour, C. (2009) ‘Australia: A very Olympian year! The observation from Australia’, in Luo Qing (ed.) Encoding Olympics: The comparative analysis on international reporting of Beijing 2008: A communication perspective. Olympic Studies Center and International Olympic Committee. 

Book Review

  • Gilmour, C. (2002) (Book Review). Rohm, Wendy Goldman. The Murdoch mission: The digital transformation of a media empire, in Media International Australia (MIA), no. 105. November 2002. pp.170-171.

Conference Papers / Seminars

  • (2002) ‘The Australian pay TV dilemma’. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Bond University
  • (2003) ‘Understanding global media: An institutional perspective’. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Queensland University of Technology. [with Terry Flew]
  • (2006) ‘How global is global? Media conglomerates and international television flows’. Media and Identity in Asia Conference. Media-Asia Research Group. Curtain University of Technology. Miri campus, Sarawak, Malaysia. [Early Career Researcher Travel Scholarship winner].
  • (2010) ‘Sport in Malaysia: National imperatives and Western seductions’. International Workshop on Modern Sports in Asia: A Cultural Perspective: Asia Research institute, National University of Singapore. 29-30 April.
  • (2011) ‘Sport and the media in Malaysia’. Seminar for Research Unit in Media Studies, Monash University Faculty of Arts, Caulfield, Melbourne.

Media Engagement