Jean Burgess is a Professor of Digital Media and founding Director of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her research focuses on the uses, cultures and politics of digital media platforms, as well as new and innovative digital methods for studying them. In addition to more than 100 other scholarly and creative outputs, her co-authored and edited books include YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (Polity Press, 2009), Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge, 2012), A Companion to New Media Dynamics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), and Twitter and Society (Peter Lang, 2014). Her two latest books are the revised and updated second edition of YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (Polity Press, 2018) and the SAGE Handbook of Social Media (2017). In progress is Twitter: A Platform Biography (NYU Press), in which Burgess and co-author Nancy Baym model an entirely new approach to understanding how the digital media environment has changed over time. She has worked successfully with a range of government, industry and not-for-profit organisations to address the practical challenges and opportunities posed by digital and social media; as well as to deploy advanced social media analytics and qualitative digital methods to understand and engage with the concerns of their communities. She collaborates widely with colleagues across QUT and around Australia, as well as with leading researchers in Germany, Brazil, the UK, Canada, the USA, and Taiwan.
She tweets at @jeanburgess.