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Centre for Media Studies

PhD Students

Students pursuing their doctoral research in the Media & Film Studies programme at SOAS cover a wide range of both media practices and geographic regions. Below is a partial list of students who are currently enrolled in the PhD programme:

Thomas Allen
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Communication and Public Health

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Rounwah Bseiso
Rounwah Bseiso

Working Title (currently undergoing major amendments) - Art and the Production of Space in Post-Revolutionary Egypt


Lawrence Carter
Lawrence Carter

Going Global: Studio Ghibli, Anime and the Popularisation of a Global Genre

Duncan Harte
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Shanghai Escapade: Cinema, Anticipation and the Touristic City

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Nanang Endrayanto
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Dialogues about Monolog: openness and undecidability in contemporary performances in Indonesia

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Iris Haukamp
Iris Haukamp

A Foreigner's Dream of Japan: The struggle over power and authenticity in a German-Japanese coproduction


Mahdi Khoei
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Iranian everyday life as represented on television

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Nomalanga Masina
Masina Nomalinga

Minimizing Friction: The role of private media in the mediation of Zimbabwe’s election politics in 2013


Joshua McNamara
Joshua McNamara

Small scale audiovisual production and its relationship with the development and aid sector in Nairobi: an approach toward Kenya's media environment, from the perspective of practice-based research.

Rima Merhi
Rima Merhi

News Framing in Times of Crisis: Media Representations of Palestinian Refugees in Nahr el-Bared Battle, 2007


Thembi Mutch
Thembi Mutch

Women in Zanzibar, their discussions around Media and Modernity

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Murali Shanmugavelan
Murali Shanmugavelan

Everyday communicative practices of an Arunthathiyar community in Tamil Nadu, India

Christine Singer
Christine Singer

“Born Free”? Youth and Screen Media in Post-Apartheid South Africa (1994-2012)


Natalia Theodoridou
Natalia Theodoridou

After theatre: a metaphysical analysis of performance practices in Bali, and the problem of audiences.

Phithaksak Thisahak
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Thai internet fora: Users practices in reshaping news and their impact on mainstream journalism

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