SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

PhD Completions


  • Katharina Schmoll, Envisioning a democratic future, voice, gender and media in Morocco post-Arab Spring (D. Matar)
  • Jennifer Durrett, Another Kind of Opportunity: Filmmaking Education as Art and Communication (D. Matar)
  • Amin Hashemi, Discourses in popular music in post-revolutionary Iran (M. Mina)


  • Lawrence Carter, Going `Global': `Studio Ghibli', `Global Anime' and the Popularisation of a `Medium Genre' (I. Standish)
  • Zeina Shanaah, Subversive Techniques in Palestinian Films as Modes of Dissent (D. Matar)
  • Rounwah Bseiso, "Revolutionary Art during and after the Egyptian Revolution: Liminality and Creativity" (D. Matar)


  • Christine Singer, "Transitional Narratives: Youth and Screen Media in Contemporary South Africa (1994-2014)" (L. Dovey)
  • Irene Gonzalez Lopez, The Prostitute In Postwar Japanese Cinema (1945-1975): Melodrama, Soft-Porn and the Body Politics of Modernisation (I. Standish)
  • Kajalie Shehreen Islam, "Religious Ideology In the Bangladesh War of 1971: A Discourse Analysis of East Pakistan's Anti-Liberation Newspapers" (D. Matar)
  • Rima Merhi, "News Framing in Times of Crisis: The Case of Nahr el-Bared Battle in the Lebanese press, 2007" (D. Matar)
  • Thembi Mutch, "Women, the media and modernity in Zanzibar: Ninjas, mamas and good girls" (D. Matar)
  • Zebunnisa Hamid, "New Pakistani Cinema: Emerging Processes and Imaginaries" (R. Dwyer)


  • Joshua McNamara, "The Culturalisation of Development in Nairobi: A Practice-based Approach Toward Understanding Kenya's Urban Audiovisual Media Environment" (L. Dovey)
  • Phithaksak Thisaphak, "Thai Internet Forum: User Practices in News Participation and the Impacts on Mainstream Journalism" (A. Sreberny)
  • Seyed M.M. Khoei, "The Articulation of Hegemonic Power through Television: Islamic Republic's Discourses Regarding Iranian Everyday Life" (D. Matar)
  • Thomas E.L.G. Allen, "Towards a Molecular Method: Subjectivity, Media, Health" (D. Matar)


  • Duncan Harte, "Shanghai Escapade: Cinema, Anticipation and the Touristic City" (K.Latham)
  • Iris Haukamp, "A foreigner's dream of Japan: Struggles over power and authenticity in a German-Japanese co-production" (I. Standish)
  • Natalia Theodoridou, "After Theatre: A Critical Analysis of Performance Practices in Bali, and the Problem of Audiences" (A. Sreberny)
  • Veluree Metaveevinij, "(Re)constructing Thainess on Screen: Thai Government Film Policies 2001-2012" (R. Harrison)


  • Angad Singh Chowdhry, "Representations of consumerism, sexuality and crime as objects of fear for the Indian Middle Class by the Indian English-language media: A study of practices and commentary" (M. Hobart)
  • Jennifer Coates, "National Crisis and the Female Image: Expressions of Trauma in Japanese Film 1945-1964" (I.Standish)


  • Farida Batool Syeda, "New Media, Masculinity and Mujra Dance in Pakistan." (S. Hughes)
  • Ghazal Seif, “Counter-authoritarian discourses in Egyptian blogs pre-2011” (D. Matar)
  • Lucia King, "Performance on Screen in India:Methods and relationships in non-fiction film production 1991-2011 (S. Hughes)
  • Matti Pohjonen, "In Medias Res: the Problem of Cultural Translation of International News in Mumbai, India." (A.Sreberny)
  • Paolo D’Urbano, “The Muslim Brotherhood and new media in Egypt”  (D. Matar)
  • Ozlem Guclu, "Silent Female Characters in the New Cinema of Turkey: Gender, Nation and the Past" (I Standish)


  • Gareth Bentley, "Journalistic Agency and the Subjective Turn in British foreign correspondent discourse." (A. Sreberny)
  • Katsuyuki Hidaka, "Consuming the Past: Japanese Media at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century " (I Standish)
  • Ylva Rodny-Gumede, "Race and transformation of South African news media: 1994-2010” (A. Sreberny). Ylva is a Lecturer in the department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa


  • Montré Aza Missouri, "Black Magic Woman: Race, Sex and Afro-religiosity in Narrative Film" (I. Standish)


  • Christopher Howard, "From the Reverse-Course Policy to High-Growth: Japanese International Film Trade in the Context of the Cold War" (I. Standish)
  • Georgina Holmes "Caught on Camera: the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the gendered international politics of revisionism- A Study of BBC documentary films 1994-2009" (S. Chan)
  • Ivan Kwek, “Producing Television, re-visioning Singapore Malays: An Ethnography in television production practices” (M. Hobart)
  • Meenu Gaur, "Kashmir on Screen: Region, Religion and Secularism" (R. Dwyer)
  • Wing-Fai Leung, "Image, Performance and Identity: An Exploration of the Cultural and Social Meanings of Multi-Media Stardom in Hong Kong 1980-2005" (K Latham)


  • Nacim Pak-Shiraz, “Shi’ism and film:Religion and spirituality in Iranian cinema” (A. Sreberny)
    Nacim is lecturer in Persian and Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh: Shi‘i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film, IBTauris, 2011
  • Emma Freedman, “Foreign correspondents, agency and the Second Intifada” (A. Sreberny)
  • Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad, “The Politics of Cinema under the Islamic Republic” (A. Sreberny) The Politics of Iranian Cinema, Routledge, 2009. Teaches at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and in the Centre for Media Studies at SOAS
  • Somnath Batabyal, “News Television practices in India Television: An ethnography of Star News and Star Ananda”, (A. Sreberny) 2009. Making News in India, Routledge, 2012. Currently a lecturer in the Centre for Media and Film Studies at SOAS.
  • Wendy Willems, “Imagining the power of the media: global news, nationalism and popular culture in the context of the 'Zimbabwe crisis', 2000-2007” (M. Hobart). Wendy is a lecturer in the Department of Media at LSE
  • Silke Niehusmann, “Manga: lost in translation?” (D. Martinez)
  • Luke Robinson, "Xianchang: On Location with China's New Documentary Film Movement" (K. Latham). Luke is a lecturer in the Film and TV Studies Institute, Nottingham University
  • Christopher Howard, "From the Reverse-Course Policy to High-Growth: Japanese International Film Trade in the Context of the Cold War" (I Standish)