Associate Professor Kate Crawford has been awarded the Max Crawford Medal, which is presented biennially by the Australian Academy of the Humanities to an Australian-based, early-career humanities scholar. The award recognises high-quality academic research that contributes to a deeper understanding of an aspect of the humanities in a general audience. Crawford (no relation) was awarded the medal for her body of work, including Adult Themes, which examines what it means to be an adult in contemporary society and won the 2006 Manning Clark House Cultural Award. Crawford works at the Journalism and Media Research Centre in the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on social change and digital cultures, particularly mobile media. She is an electronic musician and composer, and co-founder of independent record label Deluxe Mood Recordings. She has performed in groups such as B(if)tek, Clone and Terry Nation, and has worked as a journalist in Australia and the US.
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