My research interests lie at the intersection of literary studies and digital humanities, particularly on the way digital media technologies shape and are shaped by cultural practices. Currently I am working on a database and website project entitled Kōmako: a bibliography of writing by Māori in English (with Dr Bridget Underhill), and on an analysis of digital media responses to the Canterbury earthquakes. I have other research interests in adaptations of literature in digital media, posthumanism in literature, and on the application of text mining as a research method in the humanities.
- Millar P., Thomson CJ., Smithies J. and Middendorf J. (2019) The Challenge, the Project, and the Politics: Lessons from Six Years of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. In Bouterey S; Marceau LE (Ed.), Crisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand: 159-179. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Thomson CJ. (2019) Christchurch’s post-disaster digital archives. In Garrie BAC; Ibbotson R (Ed.), Things Change: Material culture, memory and transformation in post-quake Christchurch Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
- Thomson CJ. (2018) REVIEW: Noted: Perfect media research text for undergraduates. Pacific Journalism Review 24(1) Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre. http://dx.doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v24i1.417.
- Jones C., Thomson CJ., Shirota M., Rolston E., Parker T. and Middendorf J. (2017) Canterbury Roll Project (Stage 1).Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
- Stevenson JR., Vargo J., Thomson CJ. and Walsh L. (2017) Resilience & Data in New Zealand: the Data Integration and Visualisation En Masse (DIVE) Platform 2016 Summary. In Resilience & Data in New Zealand: the Data Integration and Visualisation En Masse (DIVE) Platform 2016 Summary, Resilient Organisations Ltd.. Commissioned by Tertiary Education Commission and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. 25.