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Dr Altman Yuzhu Peng

Senior Lecturer, Communications and Media
London College of Communication
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Dr Altman Yuzhu  Peng


Dr Altman Yuzhu Peng is currently a senior lecturer at the London College of Communication, the University of the Arts London, and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Prior to the current appointment, he researched and lectured at Newcastle University (2019-2021) and the University of Liverpool’s China campus (2017-2019). Altman received his PhD in Media and Cultural Studies (2017) from Newcastle University, where he was also awarded an MA in Media and Journalism (2013) with distinction.

Altman’s research interests lie principally within two areas: digital cultures, with a focus on how the design of media technologies shapes Internet users’ everyday practices; and feminist politics, which involves exploring the representations of gender in the media. He is author of A Feminist Reading of China’s Digital Public Sphere (Palgrave MacMillan) and has previously published in international peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Asian Journal of CommunicationConvergenceChinese Journal of CommunicationFeminist Media StudiesJournal of Gender StudiesMedia International AustraliaSocial SemioticsSocial Science Computer Review, and Television and New Media. He is currently co-editing two books, Orchestrated Thinking: Chinese Communications and China, Media, and International Conflicts, which are both under contract with Routledge.

Apart from undertaking research in an academic context, Altman is also a professional PR consultant, who helps higher education institutions to develop optimised campaign strategies on social media. The institutions with which he has worked include Bocconi University, the Higher Education Academy, Imperial College London, INTO University Partnerships, Newcastle University, and the Royal Academy of Music.

Altman welcomes students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in relation to any of the following topics: digital civic engagement, gender politics in the digital public sphere, locative social media, mediated self-presentation, neoliberal feminism and digital influencers, and techno-feminism.

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