Justin Battin

SCD Justin Battin
School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Professional Communication
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Email: justin.battin@rmit.edu.vn

Justin has been at RMIT University in Ho Chi Minh City since 2018 and teaches in the contextual studies stream. He also teaches a general elective titled Sustainability & Creativity. His research focuses on intersecting strands of phenomenological philosophy with the everyday uses of mobile media technologies and mobile social media.

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As an expert in Professional Communications, Dr Battin believes that the camera in our phones has become one of our primary means of engaging with the world today. He observes that the nature of mobile phone usage in Vietnam differs significantly from other places he has resided. 

  • Senior Fellow (Advanced Higher Education)
  • Grad. Cert. in Digital Tertary Learning and Teaching (RMIT University)
  • Ph.D. (University of Sunderland)
  • M.A. (University of North Texas)
  • B.S. (University of Texas at Austin)

  • Professional Communication
  • Digital Film and Video

  • Mobile, social, and digital media
  • Phenomenology and place-making practices
  • Critical and cultural theory
  • Philosophy of technology

  • (2021) Reading Black Mirror: Insights into Technology and the Post-Media Condition. Co-edited with German A. Duarte. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839452325
  • (2018) We Need to Talk About Heidegger: Essays Situating Martin Heidegger in Contemporary Media Studies. Co-edited with German A. Duarte. Berlin, Germany: Peter Lang. https://doi.org/10.3726/b14331
  • (2017) Mobile Media Technologies and Poiēsis: Rediscovering How We Use Technology to Cultivate Meaning in a Nihilistic World. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59797-3

A complete list of my research output can be found on my Orcid page: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0761-3235

  • (2021) Contract Research (13,680 AUD), Investing in Women, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia).
  • (2019) Young Scholar Internal Research Grant Scheme (95,500,000 VND), RMIT University (Vietnam).

A complete list of my grants and financial awards can be found on my Orcid page: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0761-3235

  • (2021) RMIT Vietnam Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (3,000 USD), RMIT University (Vietnam).

  • Thesis supervisor for 11 undergraduate dissertations
  • Internal examiner for 2 master’s theses

  • Senior Lecturer (RMIT University)
  • Lecturer (RMIT University)
  • Assistant Professor (University of Silesia in Katowice)
  • Invited Visiting Professor (University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano)
  • Associate Lecturer (University of Sunderland)