Supervisor: Damian Tambini
PhD working title: Framing SlutWalk London in the New Media Ecology: Feminist or Postfeminist Sensibility?
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; Agenda Setting.
Console-ing Passions at 21, De Montfort University (June 2013)
Presented my PhD project (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)
Presented my PhD project (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.
Presented my paper: 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)
Presented my paper: 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)
Presented my PhD project (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.
MeCCSA PGN Conference, Loughborough University (September 2012)
Presented my research proposal: 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Guest Editor, special issue of Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA PGN on Protest in the New Media Ecology (Forthcoming, November 2013)
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.
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?
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.
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Communications and English Literature (double major), cum laude.
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.