Friedel is a Research Assistant in the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance for the global research project Participedia’s Participatory Governance Cluster. She is also a PhD student at the University of Canberra, in the School of Politics, Economics and Society in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law.
Friedel’s PhD thesis considers whether social media is a viable platform for marginalised groups to engage with dominant narratives. She is specifically looking into the Black Lives Matter movement in Australia, which had a strong focus on First Nations deaths in custody, to try to understand whether and how this takes place.
Mary Walsh (primary supervisor)
Selen Ercan (secondary supervisor)
Jean-Paul Gagnon (secondary supervisor)
Cluster Coordinator, Participedia, 2021-present
Co-Editor of Working Paper Series, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, 2021-present
Scholarships and Prizes
Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship (2021-2023), University of Canberra
University Medal (2019), University of Canberra