Milly Williamson

Milly Williamson is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Brunel University. She has conducted research into television and film fan cultures, horror and gender. She is the author of The Lure of the Vampire: gender, fiction and fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy (2005), and related journal articles and chapters in edited …Continue Reading

Kaitlynn Mendes

Kaitlynn Mendes is a Lecturer in Media Studies at DeMontfort University. She currently teaches courses on gender and media, new communication technology, and mass media. She is a former Chair of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, which she held for two years, and is currently the co-editor of Feminist Media Study’s Commentary and Criticism section. Kaitlynn’s …Continue Reading

Anita Biressi

WMSN Communications Anita Biressi is Reader in Media Cultures in the School of Arts, Roehampton University, London. Her research into media spectacle, documentary and factual film and TV and tabloid culture has appeared in journals and collections including Space and Culture, Screen, the Journal for Cultural Research and most recently Celebrity Studies. She is the author of Crime, Fear and …Continue Reading

Heather Nunn

 WMSN Chair and MeCCSA Vice-Chair Heather Nunn is Professor of Culture and Politics and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures in the Department of Media, Culture and Languages at the University of Roehampton, London. Her research interests include politics and the media, documentary and reality programming, cultural politics, class and gender. She has …Continue Reading

RCUK Research for our Future

Report by Christine Geraghty Chairperson, MeCCSA On behalf of MeCCSA, I attended an event in London in April 2009 at which the seven research councils shared their vision of ‘Research for our Future’. This initiative is clearly driven by the need, in this period of financial crisis, to argue as strongly as possible for the …Continue Reading

Sarita Malik

Sarita Malik is the Chair of the MeCCSA Race Network and a co-opted member of the Executive Committee since February 2009. She is a Lecturer in Media and Communications in the Department of Sociology/Communications at Brunel University. Sarita has a BA in English with Media Studies from Sussex University and an MA in Film and …Continue Reading

Jason Lee

Jason has 20 years experience in higher education and the media and communications industries. He is Head of Film, Media & Creative Writing at the University of Derby. He is a screenwriter and new media producer, and his latest academic research is in new media and enhancing HE pedagogy through new media. Jason will be …Continue Reading

Jason Lee new Chair of the Pratice Section

The MeCCSA Executive Committee is pleased to inform that Jason Lee, University of Derby, has been elected Chair of the Practice Section and thus takes over from Charlotte Crofts. Jason has 20 years experience in higher education and the media and communications industries. He is Head of Film, Media & Creative Writing at the University …Continue Reading

Call for Papers for MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference 2009

The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network invites submission of abstracts for its Annual Postgraduate Conference to be held on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July 2009 at Bangor University , Wales. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes papers on topics relevant to any area of media, communication, and cultural studies. The conference is organised by postgraduate students and it …Continue Reading

Einar Thorsen

Online Communications and Newsletter Editor Einar Thorsen is a Lecturer in Journalism and Communication at Bournemouth University where he also completed his PhD in Journalism Studies. His thesis focused on civic engagement and citizen voices on the BBC News website during the 2005 UK General Election. Einar’s research projects include a co-edited book (with Stuart Allan) …Continue Reading

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