Justin Battin

SCD Justin Battin
School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Professional Communication
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Email: justin.battin@rmit.edu.vn
Phone: (+84) 8 36223669

Justin has been at RMIT University in Ho Chi Minh City since 2018 and teaches in the contextual studies stream. His research focuses on intersecting various strands of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy with the everyday uses of mobile media technologies and mobile social media.

  • 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)



Media and Communication, Film and Video
  • Mobile, social, and digital media
  • Phenomenology and ethnomethodology
  • Critical and cultural theory
  • Philosophy of technology


  • (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 (ISBN: 978-3-631-75067-4)
  • (2017) Mobile Media Technologies and Poiēsis: Rediscovering How We Use Technology to Cultivate Meaning in a Nihilistic World. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan (ISBN 978-3-319-59796-6)
  • (2019) RMIT University Vietnam Internal Research Grant Scheme (95,500,000 VND)
  • (2018) University of Silesia Young Scholar Travel Grant (4,600 PLN)
  • (2017) University of Silesia Young Scholar Travel Grant (3,000 PLN)
  • (2012 – 2014) CRMCS Studentship, £9,000.00 annual tuition and £13,590.00 annual stipend.

I have supervised 11 undergraduate dissertations and been an internal examiner for 2 master’s theses

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