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 Business, Government and Law faculty.
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 if and to what extent this takes place.
Mary Walsh (primary supervisor)
Selen Ercan (secondary supervisor)
Hans Asenbaum (secondary supervisor)
Cluster Coordinator, Participedia, 2021-present
Scholarships and Prizes
Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship (2021-2023), University of Canberra
University Medal (2019), University of Canberra
Gagnon, J.P., Asenbaum, H., Fleuβ, D., Bassu, S., Guasti, P., Dean, R., Chalaye, P., Alnemr, N., Marquardt, F. & Weiss, A. (2021) The Marginalized Democracies of the World. Democratic Theory, 8(2), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3167/dt.2021.080201
The Politics of Narrative in Media, Political Organisation and Participation (POP) APSA Standing Group Annual Workshop, 6-7 December 2022, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.
Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, 26-28 September 2022, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.
The Politics of Narrative in Media, Political Organisation and Participation (POP) APSA Standing Group Annual Workshop, 16-17 February 2022, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD.
“First Nations in Contemporary Australia: Present, but Heard?”, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, 20-22 September 2021, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, (online due to COVID restrictions).
Tutor, Introduction to Politics and Government, 2022 – present
Tutor and guest lecturer, Introduction to Public Policy, 2021 - present
Levin, M., Parry, L., & Marquardt, F. (2022) ‘Best-Interests Decision Making,’ Just Participation Participedia Podcast, 16 August.
Marquardt, F. (2022) ‘People’s participation in process design,’ in Risks and lessons from the deliberative wave. Edited by N. Curato. Deliberative Democracy Digest. 2 May.
Marquardt, F. (2022) Who determines the practical meanings of democracy?. ECPR The Loop. 7 April.
Marquardt, F. (2022) Who Controls the Narrative? The Power of Social Media, Murra Magazine. February.
Marquardt, F. and Ercan, S.A. (2022) Deliberative Integrity Indicators: Some Insights from Participedia. Research Note #3, Deliberative Integrity Project. January.