School of Language, Arts & Media
Lecturer in journalism
+679 32 32017
PhD Otago, MA Otago (Political Studies), BA Otago (Media Studies)
In 2014 I gained my doctorate from the University of Otago. My PhD entitled 'Populism and Its Liberal Excess' is concerned with the rise of new mediatized forms of populism which challenge liberal rationalist notions of politics, journalism and identity. I have been particularly concerned with the rise of right-wing populism in the US in response to Barack Obama and the multiculturalist politics of Empire. Currently my research interests include populism, conspiracy, social media, cyber-libertarianism, psychoanalysis, political economy and critical theory.
Before joining the USP Journalism Department I worked as production manager at Radio One 91fm in Dunedin, New Zealand. My broadcast experience extends from TV3 News, Sky TV and Channel 39 (Dunedin Television) and in 2013 my politics radio show "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" won a Radio Star award for best variety format.
In my time here at USP my broadcast journalism students have claimed two OSSIE awards, have been featured on France 24's "The Observers", have produced extraordinary documentary films and have claimed international prizes for climate advocacy journalism.
Research and Supervision Interests
- Cyberlibertarianism and the Alt-Right
- New Media, Online Subcultures and Social Movements
- Far-Right Populism and Conspiracy
- Donald Trump and American Politics
- Affect Theory, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Post-Marxism
- Psychoanalytic Political Theory and the works of Laclau, Zizek, Mouffe, Lacan, Stavrakakis, Deleuze
- Political Economy of the Media and Journalism Studies
- Jutel, Olivier. 'Donald Trump, American Populism and Affective Media' in Routledge Handbook of Global Populism, edited by Carlos De La Torre, Routledge: London (forthcoming).
- Jutel, Olivier. 'Paranoia and Delusion: American Liberalism's Descent into Cold War Fantasies' in Overland 228 Spring (2017).
- Jutel, Olivier. 'Donald Trump's Libidinal Entanglement with Liberalism and Affective Media Power', in Boundary 2 Online (2017).
- Jutel, Olivier, 'Affective Media, Cyberlibertarianism and the New Zealand Internet Party' in tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique (2017) 1-18.
- Jutel, Olivier, 'American Populism, Glenn Beck and Affective Media' in International Journal of Cultural Studies (2017) 1-18.
- Jutel, Olivier. 'The Alt-Right and the Death of Counterculture' in Overland (2017)
- Jutel, Olivier, 'John Key and the Political Logic of Desire' in Overland 223 Winter (2016).
- Jutel, Olivier. 'The Liberal Field of Journalism and the Political' in Journalism: Theory, practice and criticism (2015) 1-17.
- Jutel, Olivier. 'American Populism and the New Political Economy of the Media Field' in Political Economy of Communication 1.1 (2013) 26-42.
- Jutel, Olivier. 'Scooped Book Review' in New Zealand Journal of Media Studies 13.2 (2012) 160-163.
- Jutel, Olivier. 'Barack Obama, The New Spirit of Capitalism and the Populist Resistance' in International Journal of Zizek Studies 6.3 (2012) 1-17.
- Jutel, Olivier. 'Neo-liberal Discourse and the Global Food Crisis' in borderlands 10.3 (2011) 1-24.
- Jutel, Olivier. '"The Way of the World", Neo-Liberal Discourse, the Media, and Fisher & Paykel's Offshore Relocation' in Communication, Politics & Culture 44.1 (2011) 33-44.
External Website: https://usp-fj.academia.edu/OlivierJutel