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Portrait of Professor Kate Nash of Sociology

Co-Director: Professor Kate Nash, Department of Sociology

Kate Nash is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy. Kate has interests in political sociology, cultural sociology and social theory more generally.  She has been working on the culture and politics of human rights for some years now, and she has published widely in this area, including The Political Sociology of Human Rights (2015) and The Cultural Politics of Human Rights: Comparing the US and UK (2009) and a number of articles.

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Portrait photo of Natalie Fenton

Co-Director: Professor Natalie Fenton, Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Natalie Fenton is the Co-Director of the new Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy. In this forum Natalie seeks to interrogate the relationship between the media and resistance - either as a dominant social force which through uniformity of representation encourages digression, or as a means of forging other identities and developing alternative political projects. I am particularly interested in notions of new media, networks and progressive politics; notions of political hope and rethinking our understanding of public culture, public sphere and democracy.

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Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Veronica Barassi
Clea Bourne
Tim Crook
James Curran 
Aeron Davis 
Tony Dowmunt 
Natalie Fenton 
Marianne Franklin 
Des Freedman 
Becky Gardiner
Gholam Kiabany
Mirca Madianou
Angela McRobbie 
Liz Moor
Angela Phillips 
Joanna Zylinska

Department of Politics

James Martin 
Saul Newman 
Sanjay Seth

Department of Sociology

Kate Nash
David Oswell
Nirmal Puwar
Bev Skeggs
Vik Loveday

Department of Anthropology

Isaac Marerro-Guillamon
Massimiliano Mollona
Gavin Weston

Department of Computing

Dan McQuillan

Miranda Iossifidis joined us as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in January 2017.  She holds a PhD from the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr. Iossifidis holds and MSc in Contemporary Urbanism from the LSE and her research interests lie in urban studies and audiovisual culture.

Jorge Saavedra Utman joined us as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in November 2017. He holds a PhD from the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr. Saavedra Utman also holds an MA in Political Communications from University of Chile (Chile) and a BA in Media and Communications at Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (Chile). His main research topics are in the media and communicative practices of non-mainstream actors in contexts of narrow democracies, the cultures of participation and activism, and Latin American cultural politics.

Eloísa Nos-Aldás joins us as a Visiting Fellow in March 2018. Nos-Aldás is PhD Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellón, Spain and researcher at the Interuniversity Institute of Social Development and Peace (IUDESP), where she held the position of Head from 2010-2016.​ With 20 years of experience in teaching, research and university politics, she coordinated for 8 years the Master's and Doctorate program​s in International Studies in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies at UJI, both recognized with Excellence by the Spanish Government​​. She has coordinated national and local competitively funded research projects on Communication, Civil Society and Social Change (explored from a “cultural efficacy” perspective).