Simon Gough

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Born in Melbourne, I've managed to spend about a quarter of my life overseas, either traveling for tourism, or living in foreign countries as an extension to my parents' work. I entered into the Bachelor of Communication (Media) program with a mind to work in the film industry, several years of study and an exchange program to Japan taught me that my interests primarily lie in research and writing. After graduating in 2010, I commenced the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) program at RMIT, with the intention of writing a thesis in the area of Japanese animated media.

My professional interests are firmly seated in the realm of academia, especially in the area of Asian media, religion and culture, and the intersects between those incredibly broad concepts. In a less professional context, my interests and hobbies include science fiction, board games, and reading up on pretty much any topic that catches my attention for more than a few minutes.