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Dr Jonathan Wright

Programme Director of Communications and Media and Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures
London College of Communication
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Dr Jonathan Wright is Programme Director for Communications and Media and also teaches as a Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures and MA Media Communications and Critical Practice, at London College of Communication.

Jonathan has been teaching Media and Cultural Studies, and Film Studies at various universities for over the last 20 years. He originally studied for his Master’s Degree in Film Studies at Southampton University, and then went on to write his PhD thesis on Black British Cinema.

He lectures across the Communications and Media Programme. For BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures he focuses on a range of topics including media theory, visual cultural theory and issues of representation, nation and transnational cultural identities, film and cinema, audiences, spectatorship.

On MA Media Communications and Critical Practice, he examines the relationship between cinema, globalisation, and nation. Jonathan also co-ordinates programme wide units on Creative Foundations and Media, Communications and Culture.

Jonathan has published on British cinema, race, and representation, and for a period wrote regularly for the political magazine Red Pepper. He has published various book chapters on race, cinema, and surveillance and on teaching ‘race’ in a university context. Jonathan has also published in the international film journal Black Camera about the film ‘Birth of a Nation’.

His current work explores the intersection between film theory and critical pedagogy. Jonathan is also continuing a project about the Richard E. Norman drawing on archives at The University of Indiana, as part of an historical study of black film exhibition in the US in the early twentieth century.

Jonathan’s main subject areas for PhD supervision currently include: the interrelationship between gender and sexuality in contemporary cinema; postcolonial theory and theories of space; race and the sociology of racial communities and the construction of black identities and ethnicity and national identity. As a theory-based academic he is very interested in the methodological issues involved in the supervision of practice-led research.

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View the BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures course page.

View the MA Media Communications and Critical Practice course page.