PhD Supervision

I am happy to consider enquiries from potential doctoral students on topics relating to any of the following:

  • The relationships of media and cities, as well as the geographies of media and communication
  • New perspectives on media production practices and their environments, including journalism and the cultural/creative industries
  • Emergent implications of digital and networked technologies, including software/code/data spaces, social networking, and location-based media
  • Urban publicness, politics, participation and planning
  • The phenomenology of media, technology and communication
  • Ethnographic methodologies, especially those informed by theories of social practices, actor-network theory or phenomenology

Please do contact me at if you would like an informal discussion about your ideas for an MPhil or PhD.

Current PhD students:

Hannah Barton (PhD joint supervisor) A cultural history of Internet memes (part-time, Birkbeck Arts Research Studentship)

Josephine Coleman (PhD joint supervisor) Talk of the town: Analyzing programme production practices in local community radio (part time, practice-led research)

Richard Evans (PhD joint supervisor) Exploring landscape: Geographies of Swedish and Scottish nonfiction film, 1930-1950 (full-time, Arts & Humanities Research Council Studentship)

Parnian Ferdossi (PhD 2nd supervisor) The act of photography: Reflections on photography and urban space in Ekbatan (part time, practice-led research)

Dario Lolli (PhD joint supervisor) Dispositives of extension: Licensing and franchising Japanese media in the Italian mediascape and beyond (part time)

Mathew Morgan (PhD 2nd supervisor) Mediating art and experience: Art Museums in Las Vegas (part-time, upgraded November 2012)

Emmanuel Ohajah (PhD 2nd supervisor) Why are we concerned with Nigerian cybercrime? (part time)

Giancarlo Sandoval (PhD joint supervisor) Transmodern makers and platforms: A digital ethnography of the Maker Movement in Lima, Peru (full-time, Birkbeck Arts Scholarship)

Güneş Tavmen (PhD joint supervisor) Data-driven London: Infrastructure, interface and smart citizen (full-time, Birkbeck Anniversary Scholarship)

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