Orgad, Shani

Dr Shani Orgad  


Position held

Associate Professor in Media and Communications


Experience keywords:

gender and media; globalisation; health communication; internet; media representations; mobile television; narrative; research methods

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Shani Orgad's research interests include media representations (particularly representations of suffering), media and globalisation, narrative and media, health and new media, and methodological aspects of doing internet research. Her previous research explored the ways in which women who suffer from breast cancer use the internet as a communicative tool for coping with the illness. Her current research explores the representations of the survivor in contemporary media and public discourse. She also completed a research project on the impact of mobile television.


Hebrew [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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+44 (0)20 7955 6493



Orgad, Shani (2018) Book review: mothering through precarity: women’s work and digital media Journal of Communication Inquiry. ISSN 0196-8599 (In Press)

Gill, Rosalind and Orgad, Shani (2018) The amazing bounce-backable woman: resilience and the psychological turn in neoliberalism Sociological Research Online. ISSN 1360-7804 (In Press)


Orgad, Shani (2017) Communication In: Allen, Tim and Macdonald, Anna and Radice, Henry, (eds.) A Dictionary of Humanitarianism. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9781857432817

Seu, Irene Bruna and Orgad, Shani (2017) Caring in crisis and the crisis of caring: toward a new agenda In: Seu, Irene Bruna and Orgad, Shani, (eds.) Caring in crisis? Humanitarianism, the public and NGOs. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 1-20. ISBN 9783319502588

Orgad, Shani (2017) Caring enterprise in crisis? Challenges and opportunities of humanitarian NGO communications In: Seu, Irene Bruna and Orgad, Shani, (eds.) Caring in crisis? Humanitarianism, the public and NGOs. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 83-109. ISBN 9783319502588

Orgad, Shani and Seu, Irene Bruna (2017) Building paths to caring in crisis and mitigating the crisis of caring In: Seu, Irene Bruna and Orgad, Shani, (eds.) Caring in crisis? Humanitarianism, the public and NGOs. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 127-142. ISBN 9783319502588

Seu, Irene Bruna and Orgad, Shani, eds (2017) Caring in crisis? Humanitarianism, the public and NGOs Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9783319502588

Orgad, Shani (2017) Heading home: public discourse and women’s experience of family and work The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Orgad, Shani and Meng, Bingchun (2017) The maternal in the city: outdoor advertising representations in Shanghai and London Communication, Culture and Critique, 10 (3). 460-478. ISSN 1753-9129

De Benedictis, Sara and Orgad, Shani (2017) The escalating price of motherhood: aesthetic labour in popular representations of ‘stay-at-home’ mothers In: Elias, A.S. and Gill, Rosalind and Scharff, C., (eds.) Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781137477644

Orgad, Shani (2017) The cruel optimism of The Good Wife: the fantastic working mother on the fantastical treadmill Television and New Media, 18 (2). 165-183. ISSN 1552-8316

Gill, Rosalind and Orgad, Shani (2017) Confidence culture and the remaking of feminism New Formations, 91. 16-34. ISSN 0950-2378


Perrons, Diane and Lacey, Nicola and Phillips, Anne and Wearing, Sadie and Ashtiany, Saphieh and Biressi, Anita and Carter, Cynthia and Chakrabarti, Shami and Chinkin, Christine and Couldry, Nick and Criado-Perez, Caroline and DeLargy, Pamela and Dobbs, Linda and Harris, Scarlett and Himmelweit, Susan and Jenkins, Kate and Kabeer, Naila and Lovenduski, Joni and Manning, Alan and Murray, Rainbow and Negra, Diane and Neitzert, Eva and Orgad, Shani and Plomien, Ania and Sen, Purna and Spicer, Harriet and Starmer, Keir (2016) Confronting gender inequality: findings from the LSE commission on gender, inequality and power London School of Economics and Political Science, Gender Institute, London, UK.

Gill, Rosalind and Orgad, Shani (2016) The confidence cult(ure) Australian Feminist Studies, 30 (86). 324-344. ISSN 0816-4649

Orgad, Shani (2016) Incongruous encounters: media representations and lived experiences of stay-at-home mothers Feminist Media Studies, 16 (3). 478-494. ISSN 1468-0777


Koffman, Ofra and Orgad, Shani and Gill, Rosalind (2015) Girl power and ‘selfie humanitarianism’ Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 29 (2). 157-168. ISSN 1030-4312

Orgad, Shani (2015) Why does the media ‘love stay at home mums’? POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (10 Mar 2015) blog

Orgad, Shani and Nikunen, Kaarina (2015) The humanitarian makeover Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 12 (3). 229-251. ISSN 1479-1420

Orgad, Shani and De Benedictis, Sara (2015) The 'stay-at-home' mother, postfeminism and neoliberalism: content analysis of UK news coverage European Journal of Communication, 30 (4). 418-436. ISSN 0267-3231

Seu, Irene Bruna and Flanagan, Frances and Orgad, Shani (2015) The Good Samaritan and the Marketer: public perceptions of humanitarian and international development NGOs International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 20 (3). 211-225. ISSN 1465-4520

Orgad, Shani (2015) Underline, celebrate, mitigate, erase: humanitarian NGOs’ strategies of communicating difference In: Cottle, S. and Cooper, G., (eds.) Humanitarianism, Communications and Change. Peter Lang, New York, USA, 117-132. ISBN 9781433125263


Orgad, Shani (2014) When sociology meets media representation In: Waisbord, Silvio, (ed.) Media Sociology. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK, 133-150. ISBN 9780745670553

Orgad, Shani and Seu, Bruna (2014) Caring in crisis – why development and humanitarian NGOs need to change how they relate to the public POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (8 Jul 2014) blog

Orgad, Shani (2014) Book Review: Beyond consumer capitalism: media and the limits to imagination Consumption Markets and Culture. 1-3. ISSN 1025-3866

Orgad, Shani and Seu, Bruna (2014) 'Intimacy at a distance' in humanitarian communication Media, Culture and Society, 36 (7). 916-934. ISSN 0163-4437

Orgad, Shani and Seu, Bruna (2014) The mediation of humanitarianism: towards a research framework Communication, Culture and Critique, 7 (1). 6-36. ISSN 1753-9129

Orgad, Shani (2013) Visualizers of solidarity: organizational politics in humanitarian and international development NGOs Visual Communication, 12 (3). 295-314. ISSN 1470-3572

Orgad, Shani and Vella, Corinne and Seu, Bruna and Flanagan, Frances and Bray, Ian and Daynes, Leigh and Paddy, Brendan and Morrison, Joe (2012) Knowing about and acting in relation to distant suffering: mind the gap! POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Orgad, Shani (2012) Media representation and the global imagination Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745643793


Chouliaraki, Lilie and Orgad, Shani (2011) Proper distance: mediation, ethics, otherness International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14 (4). 341-345. ISSN 1367-8779

Orgad, Shani (2011) Why don’t people act when they know about suffering? (guest-blog) POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (9 Feb 2011) blog

Orgad, Shani (2011) Proper distance from ourselves: the potential for estrangement in the mediapolis International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14 (4). 401-421. ISSN 1367-8779


Orgad, Shani (2009) How can researchers make sense of the issues involved in collecting and interpreting online and offline data? In: Markham, Annette and Baym, Nancy, (eds.) Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method. SAGE, Thousand Oaks, CA, 33-53. ISBN 9781412910002

Orgad, Shani (2009) Watching how others watch us: the Israeli media's treatment of international coverage of the Gaza War Communication Review, 12 (3). 250-261. ISSN 1071-4421

Orgad, Shani (2009) The survivor in contemporary culture and public discourse: a genealogy Communication Review, 12 (2). 132-161. ISSN 1071-4421

Orgad, Shani (2009) Mobile TV Convergence: the Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies, 15 (2). 197-214. ISSN 1354-8565


Orgad, Shani (2008) 'Have you seen Bloomberg?': satellite news channels as agents of the new visibility Global Media and Communication, 4 (3). 301-327. ISSN 1742-7665

Orgad, Shani and Seu, Bruna (2008) Metaphorical bystanders: the mediation of distant suffering and audiences’ reception. In: Media@lse Fifth Anniversary Conference: Media, Communication and Humanity, 21 - 23 September 2008, London, UK


Orgad, Shani (2007) The internet as a moral space: the legacy of Roger Silverstone New Media and Society, 9 (1). 33-41. ISSN 1461-4448

Orgad, Shani (2007) Interrelations between ‘online’ and ‘offline’: questions, issues and implications In: Mansell, Robin and Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Quah, Danny and Silverstone, Roger, (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 514-537. ISBN 0199266239


Orgad, Shani (2006) This box was made for walking: how will mobile television transform viewers' experience and change advertising? London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Orgad, Shani (2006) The cultural dimensions of online communication : a study of breast cancer patients’ internet spaces New Media and Society, 8 (6). 877-899. ISSN 1461-4448


Orgad, Shani (2005) Storytelling online: talking breast cancer on the internet Peter Lang, New York, US. ISBN 0820476293

Orgad, Shani (2005) From online to offline and back: moving from online to offline relationships with research informants In: Hine, Christine, (ed.) Virtual Methods: Issues in Social Research on the Internet. Berg, Oxford, UK, 51-66. ISBN 9781845200855


Orgad, Shani (2004) Just do it! The online communication of breast cancer as a practice of empowerment In: Consalvo, Mia and Baym, Nancy and Hunsinger, Jeremy and Jensen, Klaus Bruhn and Logie, John and Murero, Monica and Shade, Leslie Regan, (eds.) Internet Research Annual: Selected Papers From the Association of Internet Researchers Conferences 2000-2002. Peter Lang, New York, USA. ISBN 9780820468402


Orgad, Shani (2000) Help yourself: the world wide web as a self-help agora In: Gauntlett, David, (ed.) Web.Studies: Rewiring Media Studies for the Digital Age. Arnold, London, UK, 146-157. ISBN 0340760494

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