Meet the team
You will be taught by leading academics in visual communication, social media, smart technologies and media production for social change.
Dr Julia Winckler, course leader
Dr Julia Winckler’s research interests include co-production of knowledge, Archives, Memory & Migration, Photography and activism. Co-researcher on a SSHR Canada project (2013–2018) for which Julia co-curated exhibitions in Toronto, Brighton and Lisbon. Read Julia's full profile.
Dr Eleftherios Zenerian
Dr Zenerian’s current research focuses on popular music and everyday life. Through a series of case-studies, each one deploying different methodological approaches including ethnography, self-ethnography, cultural biography of things, textual analysis, and in-depth interviewing, he investigates the different ways in which popular music fans engage with music and music technologies, how the meanings of music enter their everyday lives, and how fans participate in the production of popular music. The first output of this research was published in the Metal Music Studies journal in 2018 (issue 4.1). Read Eleftherios' full profile.
Dr Maria Sourbati
Maria’s research explores social implications of technological change and transformation of the media technologies and services through digitalisation and ageing. She has developed expertise in communications regulation, communication and social policy, new media and older people, digital media, disability, age and ageism. Maria’s current research examines digital data, media technologies and age relations as part of complex sets of relations of power that shape a person’s experience along time and other social markers of difference, including gender, race and class. Read Maria's full profile.
Dr Gemma Cobb
Gemma has a PhD in Gender Studies (Humanities) and her research focuses in pro-anorexia online spaces. Her thesis explored how thinness is represented across a raft of websites, forums, and social media identifying as pro-ana. It argued that, despite media vilification and continued censorship of pro-ana online spaces, the boundaries between mainstream espousal of the thin ideal and the bodies promoted in pro-ana culture are increasingly blurred. Read Gemma's full profile.
Other teaching staff on the course include Dr Frauke Behrendt, Dr Theodore Koulouris, Dr Peter Day, Dr Ryan Burns, Dr Patricia Prietro Blanco, Dr Aristea Fotopoulou, Dr Paula Hearsum, Dr Olu Jenzen and Irmgard Karl.