Edward Ademolu is a Lecturer in Cultural Competency at King's College.
Edward is a qualitative social scientist with cross-disciplinary interest in International Development, Media Communications, Visual Representations and the African Diaspora. He uses a range of qualitative and visual methodologies including interviews, focus group discussions, photoelicitation, artwork, and discourse analysis to understand and problematise the role that (racialised) representations of global poverty and inequality in media and by international development and philanthropic organisations, have in shaping audience’s subjectivities, dispositions and behaviours. So too, how audiences interpret, challenge and re-appropriate the symbolic and material effects of these representations in their everyday lives.
Beyond this substantive focus, Edward is broadly interested in ideas, questions, concepts and the application of (media and cultural) representation, identity and cultural competency in a variety of social, community and professional contexts.