Dr Miranda Iossifidis

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Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies

London College of Communication

Biography

Dr. Miranda Iossifidis is a Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies at the London College of Communication. She holds a PhD from the Sociology department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her PhD research explored the relationship between political myths of past uprisings and contemporary urban political action in Athens, focusing on the fabrication of different temporalities and spaces as forms of everyday resistance (2016). Miranda is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has taught at UCL, Goldsmiths, City Lit, and Kingston University. She has worked as a Research Assistant at the LSE and City, University of London. Miranda holds a Postgraduate Certificate in the Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Goldsmiths (2016), an MSc in Contemporary Urbanism from the LSE (2010) and a BA in Interactive Design and Moving Image from LCC (2008). She has worked as a freelance illustrator, music journalist, and for several years as a designer with architects, urban designers and researchers in Paris, Rotterdam, Caracas and London.

Research interests

Urban studies, collective political action, audio-visual culture, temporalities, urban imaginaries, production of space and place, political myths, utopian studies.

Research statement

My current research interests are at the intersection between urban studies, audio-visual culture and utopian studies. Current research projects include ongoing investigation into contemporary feminist sound art practice, collaborations between film-makers and housing and community activists in London, and an audio-visual intervention into utopianism and border studies.

Project awards, and grants

‘Uprisings Do Not Enter Museums’: A Study of Political Myths. Funded by the ESRC, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2012-15.

Selected research outputs