Dr. Michael Vaughan

Research Assistant

Michael Vaughan received his PhD in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and currently works as a postdoctoral research assistant in Research Group 15. His research interests include social movements, political participation, and the discursive dimension of mobilisation around issues of austerity and economic inequality.




Freie Universität Berlin (FU)

Trenz, H.-J., Heft, A., Vaughan, M., & Pfetsch, B. (Eds.). (2021). Reclaiming the Public Sphere in a Global Health Crisis. Javnost - The Public, 28(2), 111–128. https://doi.org/10.1080/13183222.2021.1919385

Vaughan, M. (2019). Talking about tax: the discursive distance between 38 Degrees and GetUp. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 17(2), 114–129. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2019.1705220

Trevisan, F., Bello, B., Vaughan, M., & Vromen, A. (2019). Mobilizing personal narratives: The rise of digital “story banking” in U.S. grassroots advocacy. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 17(2), 146–160. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2019.1705221

Vaughan, M. (2019). Scale shift in international tax justice: comparing the UK and Australia from 2008 to 2016. Social Movement Studies, 18(6), 735–753. https://doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2019.1607283

Vaughan, M. (2019). Same-Sex Marriage and Its Implications for Australian Democracy. In M. Evans, M. Grattan, & B. McCaffrie (Eds.), From Turnbull to Morrison: Understanding the Trust Divide. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Halpin, D., Vromen, A., Vaughan, M., & Raissi, M. (2018). Online petitioning and politics: the development of Change.org in Australia. Australian Journal of Political Science, 53(4), 428–445. https://doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2018.1499010

Vaughan, M., Vromen, A., & Martin, F. (2018). Engagement and interaction with online news: a case study of housing affordability discussions on Facebook. Media International Australia. https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X18782998