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Daisy Asquith

Senior Lecturer, convenor of the MA Filmmaking (Screen Documentary)
d.asquith (@gold.ac.uk)

Daisy is a documentary filmmaker with 20 years’ experience making films for the BBC, Channel 4 and the BFI.

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Dr Veronica Barassi

Senior Lecturer
v.barassi (@gold.ac.uk)

Veronica’s research investigates web structures and everyday practices of human negotiation and resistance.

Tracy Bass

Senior Lecturer, convenor of the MA Filmmaking (Producing)
t.bass (@gold.ac.uk)

An independent producer, Tracy has won international awards and a BAFTA nomination for her film CARE.

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Ceiren Bell

Lecturer, convenor of the Integrated Degree in Media and Communications
c.bell (@gold.ac.uk)

A graduate from our BA Media and Communications, Ceiren is a freelance animator and convenes our Integrated Degree.

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Dr Josephine Berry

Research Lab Lecturer, MA Culture Industry
j.berry (@gold.ac.uk)

Josephine has interests in the creative economy and the relationship between creativity, life and power.

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Professor Lisa Blackman

Professor in Media and Communications, Co-Head of Department
l.blackman (@gold.ac.uk)

Lisa works at the intersection of body studies, media and cultural theory, particularly subjectivity and embodiment.

Arnold Borgerth-Filho

Associate Lecturer
a.borgerth.filho (@gold.ac.uk)

Since 1980, Arnold has been working in three different areas of photography and teaches on the image and electronic arts.

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Dr Clea Bourne

Senior Lecturer, convenor of the MA in Promotional Media: Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing
c.bourne (@gold.ac.uk)

Clea’s main research interest is in financial markets and how they are mediated in global and local discourses.

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Dr James Burton

Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Cultural History
j.burton (@gold.ac.uk)

James examines areas of cultural theory, science fiction, post-humanism, ecology and theories of fiction.

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Dr Louise Chambers

Lecturer, co-convenor of the MA Gender, Media and Culture
l.chambers (@gold.ac.uk)

Louise researches psychology, individuals and mass media, particularly regarding gender, sexual orientation and disability.

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Professor Sue Clayton

Professor of Film and Television
s.clayton (@gold.ac.uk)

Sue is a UK feature film director, writer and composer. She has written and directed features, shorts and documentaries.

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Professor Tim Crook

Professor in Media and Communications, convenor of the MA in Radio
t.crook (@gold.ac.uk)

Tim has broad interests, from international media law and ethics to the dramaturgy of espionage and spy fiction.

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Professor Sean Cubitt

Professor of Film and Television
s.cubitt (@gold.ac.uk)

Sean teaches and writes about the history and philosophy of media, environmentalism and media technologies.

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Professor James Curran

Professor of Communications
j.curran (@gold.ac.uk)

James’ work falls into two linked areas: media history and media political economy.

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Professor Aeron Davis

Professor of Political Communication, Deputy Head of Department
aeron.davis (@gold.ac.uk)

His research merges elements of political communications, economic sociology, cultural economy and financialization.

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Professor Tony Dowmunt

Emeritus Professor
t.dowmunt (@gold.ac.uk)

Tony’s work has involved arts documentaries, alternative/community media and practice research in the moving image.

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Alice Dunseath

Lecturer in Animation
a.dunseath (@gold.ac.uk)

A lecturer in animation, Alice teaches electronic graphics, animation and on digital moving image.

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Professor Natalie Fenton

Professor of Media and Communications
n.fenton (@gold.ac.uk)

Natalie’s research addresses a complex issue of our age - the role the media plays in the formation of identities.

Professor Marianne Franklin

Professor of Global Media & Politics, convenor of the MA in Global Media and Transnational Communications
m.i.franklin (@gold.ac.uk)

Marianne explores issues arising from internet technologies that collude and collide with society and culture.

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Professor Des Freedman

Professor of Media and Communication Studies
d.freedman (@gold.ac.uk)

Des Freedman is interested in media and power together with media policymaking, regulation and reform.

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Professor Matthew Fuller

Professor of Cultural Studies
m.fuller (@gold.ac.uk)

Matthew is involved in a number of projects in art, software and media ecology and has written on media theory.

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Bill Gabbett

Associate Lecturer
b.gabbett (@gold.ac.uk)

Bill’s interests include the history of mass media and media representations of the Empire and its decline.

Becky Gardiner

Senior Lecturer, co-convenor of the MA in Journalism
b.gardiner (@gold.ac.uk)

Becky has been a journalist since 1990, working mainly as an editor in both print and digital media.

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Dr Vana Goblot

Associate Lecturer
v.goblot (@gold.ac.uk)

Vana has examined issues of television quality, cultural value and television archive in the digital, multiplatform age.

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Dr Graham Harwood

Reader in Critical Technical Practice, Convenor of MA Digital Culture/Computational Media
g.harwood (@gold.ac.uk)

Graham's work uses art as a mode of enquiry into technical objects in fields of health, war, oceans and death.

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Professor Julian Henriques

Professor, convenor of the MA in Cultural Studies and the MA in Script Writing
j.henriques (@gold.ac.uk)

Julian's interests are cultural studies, sound studies, narrative media, recently focussing on sound system culture.

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Bruce Ingman

Convenor of the MA in Children's Literature: Children's Illustration
b.ingman (@gold.ac.uk)

Bruce is a writer and illustrator of children’s literature with interests in picture books and graphic novels.

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Dr Feyzi Ismail

Lecturer in Global Policy and Activism, Co-convenor of MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy
f.ismail (@gold.ac.uk)

Feyzi’s research interests include social movement strategy and organising, and the links between labour, politics and global development.

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Jamie McCoan

Convenor, MA Filmmaking (Editing)
j.mccoan (@gold.ac.uk)

Jamie McCoan is a professional film editor with over 25 years of experience.

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Professor Sarah Kember

Professor of New Technologies of Communications
s.kember (@gold.ac.uk)

Sarah focusses on the future of publishing, digital media, smart media, feminist science and technology studies.

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Dr Gholam Khiabany

Reader in Media and Communications
g.khiabany (@gold.ac.uk)

Gholam studies the relationship between citizenship, political activism and media and cultural practices.

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Andrew Kingham

Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media and Illustration
a.kingham (@gold.ac.uk)

Andrew works across the areas of illustration, animation, interactive media, photography and graphic design.

Terry Kirby

Senior Lecturer, convenor of the BA in History and Journalism and co-convenor of the MA in Journalism
t.kirby (@gold.ac.uk)

A former Birmingham Post news editor, Terry convenes the MA Journalism and writes a column for the Independent.

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Tassia Kobylinska

Lecturer in TV, Senior Tutor
t.kobylinska (@gold.ac.uk)

Tassia is a filmmaker who has produced and directed documentaries for a range of NGOs and INGOs worldwide.

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Ellie Levenson

Lecturer
e.levenson (@gold.ac.uk)

A practising journalist, Ellie has written for the Guardian, Independent, Financial Times and the News Statesman.

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Linda Lewis

Senior Lecturer, convenor of the MA in Television Journalism
linda.lewis (@gold.ac.uk)

Linda is an award-winning broadcaster has worked in TV, radio, print and online, spending over 20 years with BBC news.

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Jacob Love

Lecturer
j.love (@gold.ac.uk)

Jacob is an artist of photography, film, installation and dance, focussing on photography when encountered by bodies.

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Dr Richard MacDonald

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Senior Tutor
r.macdonald (@gold.ac.uk)

Richard’s teaching and research are concerned our relationship to media screens as material and social objects.

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Dr Mirca Madianou

Reader
m.madianou (@gold.ac.uk)

Mirca's research examines the social uses and consequences of communication technologies in a transnational context.

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Gerry McCulloch

Senior Lecturer in Film Practice, convenor of the MA Filmmaking (Cinematography)
g.mcculloch (@gold.ac.uk)

Gerry is an award-winning cinematographer, photographer and visual artist with a specialist interest in pre-verbal narrative.

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Professor Angela McRobbie

Professor of Communications
a.mcrobbie (@gold.ac.uk)

An elected Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Angela has provided a feminist critique of the fashion industry.

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Dr Akanksha Mehta

Lecturer in Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies
a.mehta (@gold.ac.uk)

Dr Mehta is a lecturer in Gender, Sexuality, and Cultural Studies and the co-director of the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths.

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Dr Liz Moor

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, convenor of the BA in Media and Sociology
l.moor (@gold.ac.uk)

Liz's research examines the role of communication in economic life, focussing on brands and the design industry.

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Dr Rachel Moore

Lecturer in International Media, convenor of the MA in Film and Screen Studies
r.o.moore (@gold.ac.uk)

Rachel's research covers early film history and theory, specifically the historical and contemporary avant-garde.

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Professor David Morley

Professor of Communications
d.morley (@gold.ac.uk)

David's research spans questions of media technologies constituting the 'electronic landscapes' within which we live.

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Kate Morris

Lecturer in Journalism, convenor of the BA in Journalism
k.morris (@gold.ac.uk)

Kate is a news journalist with over 15 years' experience on local, regional and national publications.

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Hung Nguyen

Lecturer in Digital Journalism
h.nguyen (@gold.ac.uk)

Hung specialises in digital content strategy and has worked for the BBC attracting millions of audience members.

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Damian Owen-Board

Lecturer
d.owen-board (@gold.ac.uk)

Damian is an artist working in photography, video and installation, exhibiting work in the UK and internationally.

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Dr Luciana Parisi

Reader/Convenor of PhD Cultural Studies
l.parisi (@gold.ac.uk)

Luciana chair's the PhD in Cultural Studies and her research draws upon aesthetics, culture, politics and technology.

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Nigel Perkins

Lecturer in Communications, convenor of the MA in Photography: The Image and Electronic Arts
n.perkins (@gold.ac.uk)

Nigel co-ordinates undergraduate courses and produces photography and video for clients and exhibitions internationally.

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Dr Anamik Saha

Senior Lecturer, Co-Convenor of the MA Race, Media and Social Justice
a.saha (@gold.ac.uk)

Anamik's research interests are in 'race' and its place in cultural industries and cultural production.

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Richard Shannon

Lecturer, Co-Convenor MA Radio
r.shannon ( (@gold.ac.uk)

Richard Shannon is the Co-Convenor of the MA in Radio and Module Leader for the Producer pathway in the MA in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Dr Shela Sheikh

Lecturer, convenor of the MA in Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy and the MPhil/PhD in Cultural Studies
shela.sheikh (@gold.ac.uk)

Shela's research draws on continental philosophy, post- and de-colonial studies, and environmental humanities.

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Dr Richard Smith

Senior Lecturer
r.w.smith (@gold.ac.uk)

Richard explores media representations of black and Asian troops within multicultural memory and commemoration processes.

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Robert Smith

Senior Lecturer
r.smith (@gold.ac.uk)

Robert is a filmmaker who has worked as a producer, director, cameraman and story editor.

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Dr Gareth Stanton

Senior Lecturer in Communications, convenor of the MPhil/PhD in Media and Communications
g.stanton (@gold.ac.uk)

Gareth is currently working on questions of world cinema, media and politics and environmental change.

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Dr Dan Strutt

Lecturer
d.strutt (@gold.ac.uk)

Dan's work straddles the academic fields of post-cinematic media and the creative economy.

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Professor Couze Venn

Part-time Professor
c.venn (@gold.ac.uk)

His current research concerns the search for post-capitalist alternatives to neoliberal capitalism and climate crises.

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Dr Marina Vishmidt

Lecturer, convenor of the MA in Culture Industry
m.vishmidt (@gold.ac.uk)

Marina's work examines the relationship of art, value and labour, with emphasis on financialisation and subjectivation.

Dr Milly Williamson

Senior Lecturer
milly.williamson (@gold.ac.uk)

Milly's interest is the relationship between the media and citizenship and the means by which groups are marginalised.

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Professor Joanna Zylinska

Professor of New Media and Communications, Co-Head of Department, convenor of the MA in Digital Media: Technology and Cultural Form
j.zylinska (@gold.ac.uk)

Joanna writes on new technologies and new media, combining philosophical writings with photographic art practice.

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