Richard Berger is an Associate Professor, and Head of Research and Professional Practice, within the Department of Media Production. He is currently working, with Dr. Annamaria Neag, on the EU-funded ‘MediaLitRefYouth’ project – which seeks to make educational interventions into the lives of unaccompanied children and young people in refugee camps across Europe.
Richard teaches in the areas of new literacies and education in the Faculty of Media & Communication, and has allied interests in film and adaptation studies.
Richard is editor of the Media Education Research Journal (MERJ). He has taught at universities in South Africa, Singapore and Nepal and is a member of Charles University's Grants Academy. His research on literacy was shortlisted for the 2015 Wiley Blackwell Research Project of the Year.
Richard’s research has been funded by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the BBC Trust, the UK Literacy Association (UKLA), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the European Research Council.
In a previous project, he worked with Dr Annamaria Neag on a book chapter called
Always On, But Never There: political parody, the carnivalesque and the rise of the ‘nectorate', on how participation in digital cultures reflects a growing level of civic participation and engagement in contemporary society.