Book chapters

Holcombe-James, I. & Rennie, E. (forthcoming). Survey-based research in remote Indigenous communities: Considerations for methods. Field Guide to Intercultural Research. Edward Elgar.

Journal articles

Rennie, E., Yunkaporta, T., & Holcombe-James, I. (2018). Privacy Versus Relatedness: Managing Device Use inAustralia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities. International Journal of Communication12, 1291–1309.


Leong, J., Holcombe-James, I., Onicas, A., Hjorth, L. (2019). ACMI Pilot Study (Phase 1 Report): Social media, digital wayfaring and the future of museum audiences. Melbourne: Design & Creative Practice, RMIT University.

McCosker, A., Bossio, D., Holcombe-James, I., Davis, H., Schleser, M., & Gleeson, J. (2018). 60+ online: Engaging seniors through social media and digital stories. Melbourne: Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute.

Rennie, E., Yunkaporta, T., Holcombe-James, I. (2018). Cyber safety in remote Aboriginal communities: Final report. Melbourne: Digital Ethnography Research Centre.

Thomas, J., Barraket, J., Wilson, C., Cook, K., Louie, YM., Holcombe-James, I., Ewing, S., MacDonald, T. (2018). Measuring Australia’s Digital Divide: The Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2018. Melbourne: RMIT.

Rennie, E., Hogan, E., & Holcombe-James, I. (2016). Cyber safety in remote Aboriginal communities and towns: Interim report. Melbourne: Swinburne Institute for Social Research.


Holcombe-James, I. (9-11 December 2019). Using the methods of the medium: Intimate approaches to digital data. Digital Intimacies 5.

Holcombe-James, I. (16-17 April 2019). Social media, art centres, and Desert Mob 2017: Reporting back. Desart 2019.

Holcombe-James, I. (5-7 December 2018). It ‘folds up space’: Cultural platforms and practices of intimate connectivity on Instagram. Digital Intimacies 4.

Holcombe-James, I. (11 September 2018). Thinking about publics: Searching + social media. Victorian Collections Day.

Rennie, E., Yunkaporta, T., Holcombe-James, I. (30 August 2018). Failures in governance: The case of fight videos. SWARM Symposium.

Rennie, E., Yunkaporta, T., Holcombe-James, I. (6 June 2018). The Cyber Safety in Remote Aboriginal Communities Project. Broadband for the Bush: Indigenous Focus Day.

Holcombe-James, I. (2016). #sosblakaustralia: The politics of online recognition and responsibility. International Australian Studies Association: Re-Imagining Australia: encounter, Recognition, Responsibility.

Non-traditional research outputs

Industry texts

Contributed to the Desart Art Centre Guide Book, 2018 edition.

Opinion pieces

Holcombe-James, I. (2020). Coronavirus: as culture moves online, regional organisations need help bridging the digital divide. The Conversation.


15 April, 2020. Remote Aboriginal art centres during COVID-19 2SER Breakfast.


Disconnect: Pilot episode.

Disconnect: Season one: Not your mate

Disconnect: Season one: The dish

Disconnect: Season one: Killswitch

Disconnect: Season one: Sky camp