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Who's who in the Department of Media and Communications

Academic staff

Omar 2019

Dr Omar Al-Ghazzi
Assistant Professor

Interests and expertise: global communication and comparative journalism; digital activism; collective memory; Middle East and North Africa

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Dr Nick Anstead
Associate Professor, Exam Board Chair

Interests and expertise: campaigning; citizenship; eCampaigning; ePolitics; elections; internet; new media; political participation; political parties

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Professor Shakuntala Banaji
Professor 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.

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Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser
Professor 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

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Professor Charlie Beckett 
Professor in Practice, Director of Polis 

Interests and expertiseArtificial 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

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Professor Bart Cammaerts
Professor 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

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Professor Lilie Chouliaraki
Chair 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

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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

Simidele Dosekun 2019

Dr Simidele Dosekun
Assistant Professor 

Interests and expertise: gender and media; race and ethnicity; Africa; consumer and popular cultures; representation; globalisation; feminist theory; qualitative research methodologies; knowledge politics.

Jelena Dzakula

Dr Jelena Dzakula
LSE Fellow

Interests and expertise: communications policy and regulation; citizenship; technological innovations; digital government

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Dr Lee Edwards
Associate 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

Seeta_2019

Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan
Associate 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

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Professor Myria Georgiou
Professor 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 

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Professor Ellen Helsper
Professor 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

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Dr Rodolfo Leyva
LSE 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

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Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE
Professor 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

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Professor Robin Mansell
Professor 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

Bingchun Meng

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 

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Dr Dylan Mulvin
Assistant 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

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Professor Shani Orgad
Professor of Media and Communications

Interests and expertise: gender, feminism and media; motherhood; globalisation; media representations; narrative; ethnographic research methods. 

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Dr Jean-Christophe Plantin
Assistant Professor

Interests and expertise: politics of platforms; evolution of knowledge infrastructures; digital sovereignty

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Dr Alison Powell
Associate 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 

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Professor Terhi Rantanen 
Professor of Global Media and Communications

Interests and expertise: media globalization, news agencies, media history, national and global news, comparative research

DamianTambini

Dr Damian Tambini
Distinguished Policy Fellow 

Interests and expertise: broadcasting; regulation; telecommunications; public sphere; freedom of speech; intellectual property; the commons 

Wendy Willems

Dr Wendy Willems 
Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Department

Interests and expertiseglobal 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

Professional services staff

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Staff

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Leo Beattie
Research Manager

Responsibilities: all aspects of Departmental research; research finances; doctoral programmes; REF 2021 preparations

James Deeley

James Deeley
Department Manager

Responsibilities: Departmental strategy, development, policies and processes; human, financial and physical resources; compliance, legal issues and critical incidents

Nicole Garnier

Nicole Garnier
Deputy Department Manager

Responsibilities: delivery of all master's teaching and education, student experience and activities; master's alumni relations

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Vacant
Graduate Programmes Coordinator

Responsibilities: master's programme  and course regulations, master's assessment, coursework and exams

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Ben McDonald
Department Administrator

Responsibilities: master's admissions; current master's student experience and activities

Silas Scot

Silas Scott
Graduate Research Intern

Responsibilities: visiting fellows scheme; social media; website maintenance and media@LSE

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Lwam Tesfay
Events and Communications Officer

Responsibilities: public and student events; online communications, including website, social media and newsletters

Visiting and associate staff

Donya Alinjad

Dr Donya Alinejad
Visiting Fellow 

Interests and expertise: social media; diaspora; migration; race and ethnicity; digital communication; affect and emotion; mediated experience

Bermal Aydin

Dr Bermal Aydin
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: media governance; media citizenship; communication law; communication contexts.

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Dr Sally Broughton Micova
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: media and communications policy in Europe, rise of competitive authoritarianism, consequences of convergence and globalization in creative and communications industries.

AliciaBlumRoss

Dr Alicia Blum-Ross
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertisechildren’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.

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John Carr
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: children’s use of digital technologies.

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Dr Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer
Visiting Fellow, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

Interests and expertise: political communication; journalism; political commentary.

Anke Goerzig

Dr Anke Görzig
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: Online aggression, internet use and well-being, stereotyping and discrimination, cross-national survey research, quantitative methods.

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Dr Alexander Grous
Visiting 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.

Steve Guo

Professor Steve Guo
Visiting Professor

Interests and expertise: News production process; Media content analysis; Audience effects; Public opinion; Theories of quantitative/qualitative research methodology.

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Dr Leslie Haddon 
Guest Teacher

Interests and expertise: ICT consumption and domestication; children and the Internet; mobile phones; social shaping of technology.

David Henriques 2020

Dr David Henriques
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: Access pricing; Competition economics; Economics of regulation; Economic policy; Media and telecoms; Spectrum auctions; Superfast broadband.

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Dr Monica Horten
Visiting Fellow 

Interests and expertise: internet governance; communications policy.

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Atte Jääskeläinen
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: media systems; future of news; digital disruption.

Willem Joris

Willem Joris
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: media and minorities, media and migration, youth digital skills, audience research, framing theory, European news.

Sarah Tafakori

Dr Sarah Tafakori
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: the intersections of global politics, emotion, mediation and the everyday, with a focus on affective discourses in transnational media contexts.

Priya Kurian

Professor Priya Kurian
Visiting Professor

Interests and expertise: environmental politics and policy; media and politics; environmental communication; gender politics; public engagement; critical public policy

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Professor Jim Macnamara
Visiting Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Interests and expertisepublic communication; social media; public relations; organisational listening; journalism.

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Dr Rahoul Masrani
Visiting Fellow and Guest Teacher

Interests and expertise: global cities, cinema, media power, identity construction, power and society, London in cinema.

Terence McSweeney

Dr Terence McSweeney
Visiting Fellow, Solent University

Interests and expertise: film and television studies, contemporary American cinema.

Claire Meehan

Dr Claire Meehan
Visiting Fellow, University of Auckland

Interests and expertise: understandings of consent, gender, media representation and education provision.

Claire-Milne

Claire Milne
Senior Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: consumer affairs; consumer representation; nuisance calls; numbering; telecommunications policy; telecommunications regulation; universal service.

Prof Debashish Munshi

Professor Debashish Munshi
Visiting professor

Interests and expertise: Public engagement, Communication for social change, Postcolonial approaches to research, Science communication.

Hannu Nieminen 2020

Professor Hannu Nieminen
Visiting Professor

Interests and expertise: communication and democracy; theories of the public sphere; European media and communications policy; media regulation; communication rights.

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Dr Jedrzej Niklas
Visiting 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.

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Professor Nora C. Quebral
Honorary Doctorate

Interests and expertise: development communication; agricultural communication; development information technologies; media and communication in Asia.

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Professor Sandra Ponzanesi
Visiting Professor

Interests and expertise: Gender and Postcolonial Studies

Maria Rikitianskaia

Dr Maria Rikitianskaia
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: wireless communication, transnational approach, the political economy of communication, the social construction of technology

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Professor Philip Schlesinger
Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow

Interests and expertise: cultural policy; digital cultures; post-truth and the politics of expertise; creative and cultural industries; collective identity.

Julian Sefton Green-2019

Professor Julian Sefton-Green
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: media education; new technologies; creativity; digital cultures; informal learning.

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Dr Gulum Sener
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: political, social and cultural implication of new media, especially digital activism and online politics.

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Jonny Shipp
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: sustainability, accountability, corporate purpose and ethics in relation to digitalisation, online platforms and Internet services.

Andrés Shoai

Andrés Shoai
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: Dialogue, ethics and technology, Public opinion theory and research, Governance and communication.

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Dr Johanna Sumiala
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: Media and Social Theory, Ritual, Death, Religion, Digital Anthropology.

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Giancarlo Summa
Visiting Fellow

Interests and expertise: International Organizations and multilateralism; social media and digital diplomacy; political communication; authoritarian leaders and right-wing movements; Latin American media.

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Dr Jane Vincent
Visiting Fellow, freelance academic researcher and industry practitioner

Interests and expertiseyouth and the Internet; mobile communications; emotion and ICTs.

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Dr Servet Yanatma
Visiting 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.

 

Research and project staff

Paolo Dini

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.

EmmaGoodman2016

Emma Goodman
Policy Officer, Media@LSE

Interests and expertise: media policy; fake news; e-campaigning; national and international news journalism; media and development.

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Dr Sam Mejias
Postdoctoral 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.

Eva Polonska

Dr Eva Połońska-Kimunguyi
Research 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.

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Dr Mariya Stoilova
Research 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.

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Dr Polly Withers
Guest teacher

Interests and expertise: Palestine; cultural studies; popular culture; popular music; gender; queer theory; performance studies; critical political theory.

PhD researchers and alumni

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