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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, Exam Board Chair
Interests and expertise: campaigning; citizenship; eCampaigning; ePolitics; elections; internet; new media; political participation; political parties
Professor Shakuntala BanajiProfessor of Media, Culture and Social Change
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
Dr Ram BhatLSE Fellow
Interests and expertise: internet infrastructure governmentality and subjectivation; internet infrastructure hate speech and violence; qualitative methods in media and communication research; decolonising media and communications.
Dr Meghanne BarkerLSE Fellow
Interests and expertise: visual culture, children's culture and media, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, postsocialism, ethnographic methods, semiotics, animation and film.
Professor Charlie Beckett Professor in Practice, Director of Polis
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 and Communications, Doctoral Programme Director
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 and 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, Director of Graduate Studies
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 GangadharanAssociate 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, Research Director
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 of 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
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 of Media and Communications
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 PowellAssociate 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 and Communications
Interests and expertise: media globalization, news agencies, media history, national and global news, comparative research
Dr Damian TambiniDistinguished Policy Fellow
Interests and expertise: broadcasting; regulation; telecommunications; public sphere; freedom of speech; intellectual property; the commons
Dr Wendy Willems Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Department
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
Dr Polly WithersLSE Fellow
Interests and expertise: cultural studies, popular culture, popular music, youth subcultures, gender and sexuality, feminist theory, race and ethnicity, Middle East politics, Palestine, neoliberal capitalism, consumer culture and identity, global media and communications
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Leo BeattieResearch Manager
Responsibilities: all aspects of Departmental research; research finances; doctoral programmes; REF 2021 preparations
James DeeleyDepartment Manager
Responsibilities: Departmental strategy, development, policies and processes; human, financial and physical resources; compliance, legal issues and critical incidents
Nicole GarnierDeputy Department Manager
Responsibilities: delivery of all master's teaching and education, student experience and activities; master's alumni relations
Mark KingstonGraduate Programmes Coordinator
Responsibilities: master's programme and course regulations, master's assessment, coursework and exams
Ben McDonaldDepartment Administrator
Responsibilities: master's admissions; current master's student experience and activities
Silas ScottGraduate Research Intern
Responsibilities: visiting fellows scheme; social media; website maintenance and media@LSE
Lwam TesfayEvents and Communications Officer
Responsibilities: public and student events; online communications, including website, social media and newsletters
Dr Donya AlinejadVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: social media; diaspora; migration; race and ethnicity; digital communication; affect and emotion; mediated experience
Dr Melissa AronczykVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media and politics; conditions of knowledge and expertise; promotional culture; corporate power and strategic communication; environmental media; nationalism; globalization.
Dr Bermal AydinVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media governance; media citizenship; communication law; communication contexts.
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.
John CarrVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: children’s use of digital technologies.
Dr Helena Chmielewska-SzlajferVisiting Fellow, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
Interests and expertise: political communication; journalism; political commentary.
Dr Anke GörzigVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: Online aggression, internet use and well-being, stereotyping and discrimination, cross-national survey research, quantitative methods.
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.
Professor Steve GuoVisiting Professor
Interests and expertise: News production process; Media content analysis; Audience effects; Public opinion; Theories of quantitative/qualitative research methodology.
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
Interests and expertise: Access pricing; Competition economics; Economics of regulation; Economic policy; Media and telecoms; Spectrum auctions; Superfast broadband.
Dr Monica HortenVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: internet governance; communications policy.
Dr Velislava HillmanVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: education technologies; educational data; digital media literacy; children and young people’s digital rights; creativity; mediated learning.
Atte JääskeläinenVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media systems; future of news; digital disruption.
Willem JorisVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: media and minorities, media and migration, youth digital skills, audience research, framing theory, European news.
Osman JunaidVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: Digital advertising ethics, data collection, digital surveillance, media platform regulation & governance, behaviour change, financial services media strategy, consumer healthcare media strategy, biotech, digitisation of the economy
Dr Sarah TafakoriVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: the intersections of global politics, emotion, mediation and the everyday, with a focus on affective discourses in transnational media contexts.
Professor Priya KurianVisiting Professor
Interests and expertise: environmental politics and policy; media and politics; environmental communication; gender politics; public engagement; critical public policy
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 Terence McSweeneyVisiting Fellow, Solent UniversityInterests and expertise: film and television studies, contemporary American 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 Debashish MunshiVisiting professor
Interests and expertise: Public engagement, Communication for social change, Postcolonial approaches to research, Science communication.
Professor Hannu NieminenVisiting Professor
Interests and expertise: communication and democracy; theories of the public sphere; European media and communications policy; media regulation; communication rights.
Dr Jedrzej NiklasVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: state and technology; human rights; data protection; data and discrimination; bureaucracy and public institutions; surveillance studies; civil society and participation; political theory.
Dr Ioanna NoulaVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: citizenship education, critical pedagogy, digitalisation.
Professor Nora C. QuebralHonorary Doctorate
Interests and expertise: development communication; agricultural communication; development information technologies; media and communication in Asia.
Professor Sandra PonzanesiVisiting Professor
Interests and expertise: Gender and Postcolonial Studies
Dr Maria RikitianskaiaVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: wireless communication, transnational approach, the political economy of communication, the social construction of technology
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.
Andrés ShoaiVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: Dialogue, ethics and technology, Public opinion theory and research, Governance and communication.
Dr Johanna SumialaVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: Media and Social Theory, Ritual, Death, Religion, Digital Anthropology.
Giancarlo SummaVisiting Fellow
Interests and expertise: International Organizations and multilateralism; social media and digital diplomacy; political communication; authoritarian leaders and right-wing movements; Latin American media.
Dr Jane VincentVisiting Fellow, freelance academic researcher and industry practitioner
Interests and expertise: youth and the Internet; mobile communications; emotion and ICTs.
Dr Servet YanatmaVisiting fellow
Interests and expertise: news agencies; media and politics in the late Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey; political economy of media and media ownership; online news consumption and media business models.
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.
Emma Goodman Policy Officer, Media@LSE
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.
Esra OzkanTable Co-Director, Justice, Equity and Technology
Interests and expertise: social justice, anti-racism, social action, movement building, network development
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.
Sanne StevensTable Co-Director, Justice, Equity and Technology
Interests and expertise: politics of data-driven automation, demystifying technologies, digital welfare state, organising, social justice, anti-racism, repression.
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.
Asha TitusResearcher, Datafication of Government: Mapping Data-driven practices in Public Sector Service Delivery
Interests and expertise: Data Ethics, Social policy, poverty, Care policy, Vulnerability, Datafication, Welfare, Conditionality, Digital Era Government, Critical Data Studies, ICTD, m4D, Child maintenance, Predictive analytics, SNA
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