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Dr Omar Al-GhazziAssistant Professor
Interests and expertise: global communication and comparative journalism; digital activism; collective memory; Middle East and North Africa
Dr Nick AnsteadAssociate Professor
On Sabbatical in Michaelmas Term 2019
Interests and expertise: campaigning; citizenship; eCampaigning; ePolitics; elections; internet; new media; political participation; political parties
Dr Shakuntala BanajiAssociate Professor | Director of Graduate Studies
Interests and expertise: Bollywood; Hindi cinema; South Asia; audiences; children; creativity; film studies; international media; media education; media literacy;misinformation and disinformation; online participation; political contexts; social media and hate speech; young people; youth civic participation.
Professor Sarah Banet-WeiserProfessor of Media and Communications | Head of Department
Interests and expertise: gender; feminist theory; race and ethnicity; consumer culture; neoliberal capitalism; branding; popular culture; social media; youth culture
Professor Charlie Beckett Director of Polis and the LSE Commission on Truth, Trust & Technology
Interests and expertise: Artificial Intelligence; broadcasting; digital; emotions; ethics; future of news; governance; international media; journalism; media economics; networked journalism; newspapers; social media; start-ups; terror reporting; US media; WikiLeaks
Professor Bart CammaertsProfessor of Politics and Communication
Interests and expertise: media strategies of activists; media representations of protest; alternative media and counter-cultures; media histories; political theory and broader issues relating to power, participation and public-ness
Professor Lilie ChouliarakiChair in Media & Communications
Interests and expertise: corporate communication and branding; humanitarian communication; media ethics; public sphere and civil action; media representations of suffering and violence
Professor Nick Couldry Professor of Media, Communications & Social Theory
Interests and expertise: media and data ethics; media audiences; media and platform power; reality media; social theory; sociology of culture; voice and listening
Dr Simidele DosekunAssistant Professor
Interests and expertise: gender and media; race and ethnicity; Africa; consumer and popular cultures; representation; globalisation; feminist theory; qualitative research methodologies; knowledge politics.
Dr Jelena DzakulaLSE Fellow
Interests and expertise: communications policy and regulation; citizenship; technological innovations; digital government
Dr Lee EdwardsAssociate Professor
Interests and expertise: promotional culture, particularly public relations (PR); diversity, inequality and PR; PR as a professional field; young people, PR, voice, recognition; PR and democracy; copyright policy and discourse; postcolonial and decolonial analyses of public relations; climate change communication
Dr Seeta Peña GangadharanAssistant Professor
Interests and expertise: communication rights and technologies; data profiling; surveillance; privacy; data and discrimination; democratic communication; digital inclusion; media justice; public participation in comms/tech policy
Professor Myria GeorgiouProfessor of Media and Communications
Interests and expertise: audience research; diaspora; migration and the media; identity and the media; media and the city; transnational communities and networks
Professor Ellen HelsperProfessor in Digital Inequalities
Interests and expertise: digital inequalities; information and communication technologies (ICTs); interpersonal mediated communication; media and everyday life; methodologies in media and communications research
Dr Rodolfo LeyvaLSE Fellow
Interests and expertise: media culture and neoliberalism; new media and political participation; media psychology and neuroscience; quantitative and experimental methods in media and communications research
Professor Sonia Livingstone OBEProfessor of Social Psychology
On research leave in Michaelmas Term 2019
Interests and expertise: media and everyday life; media audiences; children and digital media; media literacy; children’s rights in the digital environment; mediated participation; online risks, privacy and safety; media regulation in the public interest
Professor Robin MansellProfessor of New Media and the Internet
Interests and expertise: media and communications regulation and policy; internet governance; privacy and surveillance; digital platforms; data and information; social, political and economic impacts of innovation and digital technology applications
Dr Bingchun Meng Associate Professor
Interests and expertise: Chinese media in a globalising era; copyright law and communication; ICT and development; political economy of media and information industries
Dr Dylan MulvinAssistant Professor
Interests and expertise: media history; media theory; infrastructure studies; science and technology studies; history of science and technology; visual culture; screen technologies; gender studies; disability studies; 20th century history; cultural studies
Professor Shani OrgadProfessor / Exam Sub-Board Chair
Interests and expertise: gender, feminism and media; motherhood; globalisation; media representations; narrative; ethnographic research methods.
Dr Jean-Christophe PlantinAssistant Professor
Interests and expertise: politics of platforms; evolution of knowledge infrastructures; digital sovereignty
Dr Alison PowellAssistant Professor
Interests and expertise: technological citizenship; ethics and values in technology design; 'smart cities'; algorithmic culture; transparency and accountability of algorithmic systems; tech culture; hacker culture; tech activism
Professor Terhi Rantanen Professor of Global Media & Communications
On sabbatical until February 2020
Interests and expertise: media globalization, news agencies, media history, national and global news, comparative research
Dr Damian TambiniAssociate Professor | Research Director
Interests and expertise: broadcasting; regulation; telecommunications; public sphere; freedom of speech; intellectual property; the commons
Dr Wendy Willems Associate Professor
On Sabbatical in Lent Term 2020
Interests and expertise: global digital culture and social change; urban communication; postcolonial/decolonial approaches to media and communication; popular culture, performance and politics in Africa; media culture and neoliberalism in the Global South
Leo BeattieDepartment Research Manager
Ask me about: research, doctoral education, programme design, external research grants, research environment, research outputs, publications, student experience, events, contracts and planning.
Catherine BennettDepartment Manager
Ask me about: departmental strategy, finance, HR issues, departmental space, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Departmental Administrator [position currently vacant]
Ask me about: prospective applications to the department's MSc programmes.
Nicole GarnierMSc Programmes Manager (Teaching Delivery)
Ask me about: current student provision of teaching, student experience and activities, and MSc alumni relations.
Joyce HarveyRegulations & Assessments Officer
Ask me about: MSc programme regulations, MSc assessments, coursework and exams.
Silas ScottGraduate Intern (Research)
Ask me about: Research Excellence Framework, events and research environment.
Lwam TesfayEvents and Communications Officer
Ask me about: departmental public events, student events and activities.
Julia Ziemer - away on secondment until 09/2020Polis Manager
Ask me about: any queries relating to Polis, the LSE Commission on Truth, Trust and Technology, and the Visiting Fellows and Visiting Professors scheme.
Dr Bermal AydinVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media governance; media citizenship; communication law; communication contexts.
Dr Savita BailurVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: multi-disciplinary approaches to ICTs and development.
Dr Sally Broughton MicovaVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media and communications policy in Europe, rise of competitive authoritarianism, consequences of convergence and globalization in creative and communications industries.
Dr Alicia Blum-RossVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: children’s rights, safety and digital media and technology, digital literacy and citizenship, ethnographic, mixed-method and participatory research methods, media and technology policy, families and parents, ‘screen time’ and digital wellbeing.
Dr Helena Chmielewska-SzlajferVisiting Fellow, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
Interests and expertise: political communication; journalism; political commentary.
Stefano de MarcoVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: digital divide and digital inequality, digital political participation and citizens’ involvement in political processes.
Dr Alex FreeGuest Teacher
Interests and expertise: communications labour; service sector work; business process outsourcing (BPO); experiences of work; workplace power relations; Kenya; Africa; wellbeing; international development; Foucault.
Dr Alexander GrousVisiting Fellow and Guest Teacher
Interests and expertise: DRM; ERP; P2P; aerospace; betting and gaming; broadcasting; e-commerce; franchising; information systems; internet; mobile and satellite telecommunications; new media; software.
Dr Leslie Haddon Guest Teacher
Interests and expertise: ICT consumption and domestication; children and the Internet; mobile phones; social shaping of technology.
Dr David HenriquesVisiting Fellow, Ofcom
Interests and expertise: economic analysis of media policy; media and communications services.
Atte JääskeläinenVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media systems; future of news; digital disruption.
Dr Peng LyuVisiting Fellow, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Interests and expertise: media and cultural studies, masculinities study.
Professor Jim Macnamara Visiting Professor, University of Technology Sydney
Interests and expertise: public communication; social media; public relations; organisational listening; journalism.
Dr Rahoul Masrani Visiting Fellow and Guest Teacher
Interests and expertise: global cities, cinema, media power, identity construction, power and society, London in cinema.
Dr Claire MeehanVisiting Fellow, University of Auckland
Interests and expertise: understandings of consent, gender, media representation and education provision.
Claire MilneSenior Visiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: consumer affairs; consumer representation; nuisance calls; numbering; telecommunications policy; telecommunications regulation; universal service.
Professor Nora C. QuebralHonorary Doctorate
Interests and expertise: development communication; agricultural communication; development information technologies; media and communication in Asia.
Dr Victor PickardVisiting FellowInterests and expertise: history and political economy of media institutions; media activism; the future of journalism; normative foundations and politics of media policy.
Revd George PitcherVisiting Fellow, Polis
Interests and expertise: future of journalism in the digital age; media ethics and governance.
Dr Margaret ScammellSenior Visiting Lecturer
Interests and expertise: political communications, media and elections, governments and news management, political marketing and political journalism.
Professor Philip SchlesingerVisiting Professor, University of Glasgow
Interests and expertise: cultural policy; digital cultures; post-truth and the politics of expertise; creative and cultural industries; collective identity.
Professor Julian Sefton-GreenVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media education; new technologies; creativity; digital cultures; informal learning.
Dr Gulum SenerVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: political, social and cultural implication of new media, especially digital activism and online politics.
Jonny ShippVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: sustainability, accountability, corporate purpose and ethics in relation to digitalisation, online platforms and Internet services.
Dr Sarah TafakoriVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: political communication; global media; political emotions in national and transnational contexts; visual politics, mediation and the everyday; gender, sexuality, race and media; social movements and publics in Iran; postcolonial feminist theory and IR.
Anneli ValpolaVisiting Fellow, Strato AG
Interests and expertise: change management; leadership; HR development; tacit knowledge; global enterprises; media companies.
Dr Jane VincentVisiting Fellow, freelance academic researcher and industry practitioner
Interests and expertise: youth and the Internet; mobile communications; emotion and ICTs.
Professor Tony WilsonVisiting Senior Fellow, Jeffrey Cheah Educational Foundation
Interests and expertise: hermeneutics and practices theory; Bourdieu; hermeneutics and reception theory.
Dr Paolo Dini Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Heteropolitics
Interests and expertise: the relation of social, economic and political theory to bottom-up socio-economic phenomena; epistemology and interdisciplinarity; the social construction of technology; monetary theory.
Dr Kumru Berfin Emre Cetin Newton International Fellow
Interests and expertise: media sociology, cultural studies, television studies, audience surveys, food studies.
Dr Deena DajaniResearch Officer, Digital Makings in the City of Refuge
Interests and expertise: digital technology, citizenship, public spheres, migration, gender, democratization, public diplomacy, political communication.
Emma Goodman Policy Officer, Media Policy Project
Interests and expertise: media policy; fake news; e-campaigning; national and international news journalism; media and development.
Dr Sam MejiasPostdoctoral Research Officer, STEM Inside
Interests and expertise: citizenship; education; digital media; human rights; neoliberalism; race and ethnicity; youth participation; creative arts; critical media literacy; media representation; international development;discourse analysis; ethnography.
Dr Jedrzej NiklasResearch Officer, Justice, Equity and Technology
Interests and expertise: human rights; socio-economic rights; data protection; new technologies; e-governance; surveillance studies; critical theories of technology.
Dr Eva Połońska-KimunguyiResearch Fellow, We, the People
Interests and expertise: media and public diplomacy; political communication; media, populism, identity politics; media and narratives in foreign policy; Europe-Africa media relations.
Dr Mariya StoilovaResearch Officer, Global Kids Online
Interests and expertise: digital technologies, well-being, and family support; social change and transformations of intimate life; citizenship and social inequalities.
Dr Lukasz SzulcMarie Curie Individual Fellow
Interests and expertise: critical and cultural media studies; digital media and identity; queer theory and LGBT studies; nationalisms and transnationalisms.
Dr Funda Ustek-SpildaResearch Officer, Virt-EU
Interests and expertise: citizen science, ethics and values in technology design, transparency, privacy and accountability, tech culture, gender.
Dr Polly WithersESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Interests and expertise: Palestine; cultural studies; popular culture; popular music; gender; queer theory; performance studies; critical political theory.
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