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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:

Aida Al Kaisy
Aida Al Kaisy

A comparative study of the production practices of the mass media of a country in conflict, Iraq.

Thomas Allen
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Communication and Public Health

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Rounwah Bseiso
Rounwah Bseiso

Working Title: Contesting the Role and Relationship of Art and the Political in the Streets of Cairo

Lawrence Carter
Lawrence Carter

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


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

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Charusmita
Charu Charusmita

Exploring Hindi cinema as a tool for fostering pro-social dialogue in rural India.


Angad Chowdhry
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Representations of sexuality, consumerism and crime as objects of fear in the Indian mass media

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Jennifer Coates
Jennifer Coates

"National Crisis and the Female Image: Expressions of Trauma in Japanese Film 1945-1964".


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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Irene Gonzalez Lopez
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Prostitution in Postwar Japanese Cinema

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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


Kajalie Shehreen Islam
Kajalie Shehreen Islam

Working Title: The use of religion-based rhetoric in anti-liberation discourse during Bangladesh's independence movement

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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Matti Pohjonen
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In Medias Res: The cultural translation of international news in Mumbai, India


Zeina Shanaah
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Creative techniques in Palestinian film and video as modes of dissent (tentative)

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)

Mohamed Taha
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Political Communication of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Analysis of practices before and during Morsi’s presidency (2012 - 2013)


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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