Professor in Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow, Philip Schlesinger has been appointed to a visiting professorship at the London School of Economics.
Professor Schlesinger, who is an LSE alumnus, will undertake research seminars for staff and students and explore collaborative research with LSEs Department of Media and Communications.
Professor Sonia Livingstone, Head of the Department of Media and Communications said: We are delighted to honour Professor Schlesingers contribution to the intellectual development of our field and welcome this chance to explore mutual interests in research and teaching.
Philip Schlesinger was appointed to the University's new Chair in Cultural Policy and became Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research in January 2007. He was previously Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Stirling from 1989-2006, and founding Director of Stirling Media Research Institute.
He is presently Chair of the Scottish Advisory Committee of Ofcom (the UKs communications regulator). His current research interests include: cultural creativity and government policy; media theory and media policy; the European public sphere and ethnography and representations of exile.
Professor Schlesinger said: I have had longstanding cordial connections with the department at the LSE where I was once external examiner and which invited me to give a public lecture last year. I look forward to developing research collaborations with colleagues at LSE with whom I share interests.
Catherine Bennett, Departmental Manager, Media and Communications,
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