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University of Hull, Department of Humanities

The University of Hull is a traditional, first division research-led University, providing a diversity of courses, from Bachelors to Masters and Doctorate level. Founded it 1927, the University has a range of international relationships with partner institutions and also engages in joint research projects and post graduate delivery. Other partnerships include University faculties and colleagues working with sub-regional partners in local authorities, schools and colleges in fields, such as progression to HE, teacher training, professional development, and ‘Every Child Matters’ policy subgroups. Similarly, health and NHS partnerships, as well as business groups and network-based trainers, are also important areas of engagement for the University. Media, Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary and iconoclastic programme. It provides a distinctive education by interrogating a wide variety of identities and institutions. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach that distinguishes it from both ‘Cultural Studies’ and ‘Media Studies’, our innovative programme develops a set of critical skills that enable a better understanding of how our society is shaped and how it has developed.

Cottingham Road Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
Institute web page: http://www.hull.ac.uk

Athina Karatzogianni (senior researcher) has studied international relations, international conflict analysis and her PhD research was on the theoretical significance of the network forms of new technologies on the phenomenology of social protest and resistance and on the formation of identities and differences. Her field research was on the impact of new technologies on social and political communication in a variety of settings (including the Iraq war protests, the anti-globalisation movement, Chinese cyber-dissidents and the Israeli- Palestinian conflict). Current research expands these concerns attempting to develop a broader appreciation of the theoretical implications of networked forms of communication and organization and the Cyberconflict agenda.

Oksana Morgunova (Petrunko) is a full-time research fellow at [email protected] She holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. During last 10 years she has lead an interdisciplinary research of Post-Soviet migration and the Internet of the Russian diaspora. She authored a number of articles and published a book on the Russian migration and its cultural legacy in Britain. Originally from Moscow, she worked as an international journalist before starting her academic career. She continues contributing to various programmes of the BBC World Service and Russian TV as an expert on migration and the Russian-language Internet.