Prof Kirsty Fairclough

Interim Deputy Head of the School of Digital Arts (SODA) and Professor in Screen Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Kirsty Fairclough is Interim Deputy Head of the School of Digital Arts (SODA), a Professor in Screen Studies; Research and Knowledge Exchange Lead; and Research Degrees Coordinator at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

An academic with over 20 years research, teaching and leadership experience, Prof Fairclough has an interdisciplinary research profile encompassing screen studies, celebrity studies, the audio visual mediation of popular music and gender representation in popular culture. Kirsty is also Chair of Manchester Jazz Festival, a Culture Forum North Steering Group member and a Digital City Festival Advisory Board member. She is a member of the Manchester Conference Ambassador Programme and acted as lead organiser for numerous meetings and events in Manchester. 

MeCCSA Conference 2024

Manchester has recently been announced as the host city for the MeCCSA Conference 2024, which will take place at the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan Universuty 4th-6th September 2024. 

The event is a key gathering for media, communication and cultural studies scholars and practitioners. MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. This event brings together experts from various fields to discuss and explore cutting-edge research, developments and insights in the realm of media and communication.

Conference highlights will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, paper presentations, workshops and a variety of networking opportunities. 

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MeCCSA Conference 2024 04 Sep 2024

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