New teaching staff unveiled at JOMEC
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
"The quality of teaching and research knowledge Verica, Paul and David bring will only serve to enhance the student experience here at Cardiff." - Professor Justin Lewis, Head of School
Three new members of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies teaching staff will join the School this autumn.
The new lecturers will bolster the postgraduate MA and undergraduate BA teaching programmes.
Dr Verica Rupar joins the School having moved into academia in 2002 and taught journalism at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and the University of Tasmania (Australia) before joining JOMEC.
A former deputy editor-in-chief of Politika and foreign correspondent she has also been a contributing correspondent for radio and television. Verica will teach on the MA International Journalism Programme.
Dr Paul Bowman studied at Leeds University, before working as a Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University and then Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Roehampton University, London.
A Reviewer for a range of academic journals and publishers, as well as research councils (ESRC and the Austrian Science Fund), he has recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of Culture Machine. Paul will teach second and third year modules on the BA Journalism, Film and Media degree.
Dr David Machin career includes 4 years working in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University before joining the University of Leicester in late 2005.
His particular research interests include visual communication and globalisation. David is co-editor of the journal Social Semiotics and will teach three BA undergraduate modules.
Regarding the appointments, Professor Justin Lewis Head of School, said: “We are pleased to be able to attract such experienced professional academics to the School. The quality of teaching and research knowledge Verica, Paul and David bring will only serve to enhance the student experience here at Cardiff.”
The School is also pleased to announce that Royal Literary Fund Fellow Ms Rachel Bentham will be providing her English language services again in 2008/09.