joined University of Westminster’s Sociology team in 2008 where my specialist
teaching is in media, globalisation and research methods.
PhD research, which I completed in 2000 at the London School of Economics,
examined the development
of British media as an institution of ‘culture industry’ and an integral
component of global economy. My first book, published in 2006, is
closely, but not entirely, related to my doctoral research and is entitled: ‘Manufactured Schema: Thatcher, the Miners
and the Culture Industry’.
am a qualified higher education teacher. I received my first teaching
qualification (PGCE-FE) in 1997.In 2016, I gained, with distinction, a
Professional Recognition and Enhancement Scheme for Teaching (PRESTige) and
received Fellowship of UK’s Higher Education Academy.
In terms of impact, I
have external association with the University of St Thomas in Minnesota, USA. I
teach one of their main courses in ‘Inter-Cultural Communication’ in London. I
also co-supervise Masters’ thesis at the University of Hamburg in Germany.
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My main research expertise is in ‘social
relevance’ of media and, in particular, the impact of social media on the
cultural, political and economic relations of the world. Currently, I am
developing a research portfolio on the impact
of social media on global interest in 'democratic rights and political activism' and have published two articles in this
field: The Revolt and the Role of the Politicized
Youth in the Middle East, (Journal of South Asian and Middle
Eastern Studies, Vol. XXXVI, No.1, Fall
2012) and ‘Framing Brexit: the
role, and the impact, of the national newspapers on the EU Referendum’, Sage Journal of Newspaper Research, Volume 39 Issue 3, November 2018)
Sociology and Cultural Studies Research Group
Centre for the Study of Democracy
Media and Human Rights; Brexit and the Media; Globalisation and social media
Media and communities; media and Brexit; Human Rights