Keren Darmon

Supervisor: Shani Orgad|

PhD working title: Framing SlutWalk London in the New Media Ecology: Re-articulating Feminism for the 21st Century?

Research Interests

Gender, Politics and Social Media; Framing Theory; Changing Communication Practices in the New Media Ecology; Protest and Public Dissent; Feminist Activism; Political Communication; Communication Power.

Academic Experience

Conference Presentations

2014

Rethinking Mediatisation of Politics, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (April 2014)

(work in progress) Framing SlutWalk London in The New Media Ecology

2013 

Joint PhD symposium, University of Westminster (November 2013)

Console-ing Passions at 21, De Montfort University (June 2013)

(work in progress): Framing SlutWalk London in the New Media Ecology: Feminist or Postfeminist Sensibility? As part of a panel on: On-line Feminist Activism. 

ICA London (June 2013)

(work in progress): Framing SlutWalk London in the New Media Ecology: Feminist or Postfeminist Sensibility? As part of the Post Graduate Political Communication Pre-Conference.

Protesting Online and on the Street: A Study of Protest Against Religious Harassment of Women and Girls in a Small Israeli Town as part of a panel on: Gender, Politics and Social Media.

Protest and the Media, Westminster University (June 2013)

Protesting Online, on the Street and in the Mass Media: A Study of Protest Against Religious Harassment of Women and Girls in a Small Israeli Town as part of a panel on: Gender, Sexuality and Empowerment.

Queer, Feminist and Social Media Praxis Workshop, University of Sussex (May 2013)

(work in progress): Studying SlutWalks in Toronto and London: A case study of framing (neo) feminist protests in the new media ecology as part of a panel on: Sexuality and Gender in Online and Offline Spaces.

2012 

MeCCSA PGN Conference, Loughborough University (September 2012)

Framing Protest in the New Media Ecology as part of a panel on: Social Movements and Social Media.

LSE PhD Media Symposium, London School of Economics (June 2012)

Presented my paper: From Facebook Wall to Street Corner: Using Social Networks to Protest Religious Oppression in Israel as part of a panel on: Social Protests and Online Activism.

2003 

Public Relations Society of America Annual Conference, New Orleans USA (October2003)

Co-authored and co-presented (with Lara Romo): Putting out the Cerro Grande fire: A case study in government crisis communication to Public Relations Society of America Annual Conference, Educators’ Academy.

Teaching Experience

2012-14  

Graduate Teaching Assistant (London School of Economics)

Seminar leader in MC Labs dissertation workshop, delivered to MSc students in the media and communications department at LSE. Awarded best teacher prize for 2012-13.

Dissertation officer providing dissertation guidance and advice to MSc students over the summer break (2012 and 2013).

2012-13  

Workshop Developer  (London School of Economics)

Worked as part of a team to develop and deliver a training workshop for research staff and students in collaboration with the Centre for Learning Technology and the Library: Exploring Social Media as Research Data.

2004-5  

Adjunct Professor of Communications (DePaul University, Chicago, USA)

Taught Introduction to PR and PR Writing to undergraduate students on the Public Relations and Advertising Programme in the Communications Department.

Journal Publications

2014

Darmon, K. (2014). Framing SlutWalk London: How does the privilege of feminist activism in social media travel into the mass media? Feminist Media Studies, 14 (4), 1-5.

2013  

Guest Editor, special issue of Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA PGN on Protest in the New Media Ecology (Forthcoming, November 2013)

2008  

Darmon, K., Fitzpatrick, K., & Bronstein, C. (2008). Krafting the Obesity Message: A case study in framing and issues management, Public Relations Review, 34 (4), 373-379.

Education

2011-date  

London School of Economics

PhD Candidate, Media and Communications

Working title of PhD Thesis: Framing SlutWalk London in the New Media Ecology: Feminist or Postfeminist Sensibility?

2002-4  

DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Master of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising, with distinction;

Thesis: Krafting the obesity message: A case study in framing and issues management.

1992-5 

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Communications and English Literature (double major), cum laude.

Other Activities

2013-2014 Departmental Green Impact Ambassador

Professional Experience

I am a communications professional with over 12 years of government communications experience.

 I joined government in April 1999 and worked across the external communications spectrum from press office/ media relations, to marketing, corporate communications, stakeholder relations and strategic communications.

Prior to that, I worked as a researcher and assistant producer in television news and as a journalist on local newspapers.

I am also a governor at a local primary school.

Email: k.n.darmon@lse.ac.uk|

Twitter: @KerenDarmon|

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