Senior Lecturer, Communication Studies
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 8797
Level 12, Room WG1221
Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)
2 Governor Fitzroy Place
AUT City Campus
Thomas joined AUT’s School of Communication Studies in February 2014. Previously, Thomas lectured for Victoria University of Wellington’s Media Studies Programme, and Massey University’s School of Communication, Journalism, and Marketing. Over these three universities, Thomas has taught papers in media theory, intercultural communication, journalism studies, public relations, news analysis, semiotics, media political economy, and global crises reporting. Prior to his career in academia, Thomas worked in public relations in Wellington, language education in Madrid, and for research projects with the Yukon Territorial Government in Northern Canada.
Thomas actively researches in the areas of critical journalism studies, global crises media, and indigenous self-governance. He publishes his research in international academic journals, books and book chapters, and as documentary films. Thomas supervises post-graduate research, specialising in critical media analysis, discourse analysis, global crises, and post-structuralist discourse theory.