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Lecturer in Media and Communications., University of Sussex

Dr Pollyanna Ruiz is a Lecturer in Media and Communications. She is also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Her book Articualting Dissent in the Public Sphere, which examines the ways in which coalition movements such as the anti-globalisation movement and the anti-war movement acess the mainstream media, has just been published by Pluto Press.

Pollyanna has been teaching in Higher Education Institutions since 2002 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She won an Early Career Teaching Award in 2010.

Her research explores the way in which the communicative strategies of social movements impact upon their representation in the mainstream media. This research adopts an inter-disciplinary approach and aims to develop a more flexible and nuanced account of the ways in which subaltern and official public spheres interconnect.

This year she will be convening the first year undergraduate module, Questioning the Media. She will also be teaching on the postgraduate module, Media Theory Research.


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    Lecturer in Media and Communications., University of Sussex