William Anthony Yanko, PhD

About Will

Dr Yanko is an independent UX researcher, currently looking for a new space he can call home.

He has worked with several organisations, including Arts Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria, the City of Melbourne and more as an independent research consultant.

Previously, he was a UX Researcher at Whispir and a researcher in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

His academic interest is in the politics of Indonesian hip-hop, focusing on the role of rappers as socio-political brokers for their communities. His work has been published in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies & Journal for Cultural Research. His upcoming publications will be published in Journal Antropologi Indonesia. His first book on the polite protest of Indonesian hip hop in the 1990s was published by Penerbit Semut Api, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Besides his research, Will has tutored and lectured in various Media and Communications undergraduates subjects, for instance, Popular Culture in Everyday Life, Audio Technology 1a and Capstone Project for the final year students of the Music Industry program.