Ms Jenny Kennedy

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 23
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
  • Computer-Human Interaction
  • Cultural Theory
  • Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
  • Media Services not elsewhere classified
  • Media Studies


Jenny Kennedy is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. 

Sharing is a key focus of her research, from affective sharing, to sharing economies and peer-networks. Jenny’s PhD was awarded in 2015. Titled, ‘Sharing in Networked Culture: Imagination, Labour and Desire’ it explored practices of sharing in relation to digital technologies.

Her research interests include media theories of everyday life, social discourses around technology use, and material culture. 

Current research projects:

Mapping the Melbourne Sharing Economy  (MNSI seed funding grant)

An Investigation of the Early Adoption and Appropriation of High-Speed Broadband in the Domestic Environment (ARC Discovery DP130101519)

Recent publications

  1. Arnold M, Nansen B, Kennedy J, Gibbs M, Harrop M, Wilken R. An Ontography of Broadband on a Domestic Scale. Transformations Journal. Central Queensland University. 2016, Vol. 27.
  2. Kennedy J. Conceptual boundaries of sharing. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY. Routledge. 2016, Vol. 19, Issue 4.
  3. Kennedy J, Wilken R. Disposable Technologies: The Halfwayness of USB Portable Hard Drives. Wi: Journal of Mobile media. 2016, Vol. 10, Issue 1.
  4. Kennedy J, Meese J, Van Der Nagel E. INTRODUCTION Situating research, situating practice: new voices in cultural research. CONTINUUM-JOURNAL OF MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES. Routledge. 2016, Vol. 30, Issue 2.
  5. Nansen B, Wilken R, Kennedy J, Arnold M, Gibbs M. Methodological and ethical concerns associated with digital ethnography in domestic environments: Participant burden and burdensome technologies. Ethics and Visual Research Methods: Theory, Methodology, and Practice. 2016.
  6. Kennedy J, Meese J, Van Der Nagel E. Regulation and social practice online. CONTINUUM-JOURNAL OF MEDIA & CULTURAL STUDIES. Routledge. 2016, Vol. 30, Issue 2.
  7. Nansen B, Kennedy J, Arnold M, Gibbs M, Wilken R. Digital ethnographic techniques in domestic spaces: Notes on methods and ethics. Visual Methodologies. 2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2.
  8. Kennedy J, Nansen B, Arnold M, Wilken R, Gibbs M. Digital housekeepers and domestic expertise in the networked home. CONVERGENCE-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH INTO NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES. Sage Publications. 2015, Vol. 21, Issue 4.
  9. Wilken R, Kennedy J, Arnold M, Gibbs M, Nansen B. Framing the NBN: An Analysis of Newspaper Representations. Communication, Politics & Culture Journal. School of Applied Communication, RMIT University. 2015, Vol. 47, Issue 3.
  10. Nansen B, Arnold M, Carter M, Wilken R, Kennedy J, Gibbs M. Proxy users, use by proxy: Mapping forms of intermediary interaction. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  11. Wilken R, Nansen B, Kennedy J, Gibbs M, Arnold M. NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting. The Conversation. The Conversation Media Group. 2014.
  12. Wilken R, Nansen B, Arnold M, Kennedy J, Gibbs M. National, local and household media ecologies: The case of Australia’s National Broadband Network. Communication, Politics & Culture. School of Applied Communication, RMIT University. 2013, Vol. 46, Issue 2.
  13. Kennedy J, Milne E. Public privacy: Reciprocity and silence. Platform. Media and Communications Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. 2013, Vol. 5, Issue 1.
  14. Kennedy J. Conceptualizing social interactions in networked spaces. Networked Sociability and Individualism: Technology for Personal and Professional Relationships. 2011.