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Jennifer Jones

  • Visiting Lecturer
  • Birmingham City University
  • 23Followers
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I am doctoral researcher with the School of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of the West of Scotland (supervised by Professor Andy Miah). I returned to the University in October 2009 after graduating with distinction from a Masters in New Media and Society at the University of Leicester. My MA dissertation was on the construct of social media platforms and the user notions of sociality within them. My PhD looks to continue on similar themes – working on areas relating to Web 2.0, identity, mobile cultures and moving towards research into the Olympics, its media landscape and how they effect one another. I’m currently working on research relating to the Vancouver 2010 Games (where I spent 5 weeks) and have recently been appointed web editor and a staff writer of Culture @ the Olympics, an academic journal which reviews trends, culture and non-sport activities of the Olympic movement. I also manage my school's online portfolio, updating staff and research pages and assisting with online content. I am also a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University, teaching classes in New Media, Media Theory and supervises web media and journalism dissertation students. I have conducted research into collecting, managing and analyzing social media outputs from a range of events. In June 2009, I organised a one-day event on the Uses and Abuses of Social Media (at the University of Leicester), a paper-free seminar which brought together social media practice with theory.

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Visiting Lecturer

Birmingham City University

September 2009 - Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Leicester

September 2008 - May 2009(8 months)



University of the West of Scotland

September 2009 - Present

MA (with Distinction)

University of Leicester

September 2007 - September 2008(a year)

BA (Hons)

University of Paisley

September 2002 - July 2007(5 years)

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