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Outstanding doctoral supervision

17 May 2019

Dr Treré with Phd student Edel Anabwani
Dr Treré (right) with Phd student Edel Anabwani

Dr Emiliano Treré, Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, has been awarded 'Outstanding Doctoral Supervisor' at Cardiff University's Enriching Student Life Awards 2019.

The annual awards, which are now in their tenth year, are organised by the Students' Union and are an opportunity for students to nominate members of staff, tutors and fellow students who have made a difference to their studies and experience.

This year categories included 'Most uplifting staff member', 'Personal tutor of the year' and 'Student Academic Rep of the Year'.

Dr Treré, whose research includes addressing issues of digital activism in relation to questions of culture, identity and power, was nominated by PhD student Edel Anabwani, who is currently researching the role of activism and the media in Kenyan political campaigns.

“To be nominated, to be shortlisted and then to win this award feels fabulous, especially when the nomination comes from students themselves.” said Dr Treré.

Dr Treré talks about the different types of research carried out by his students.

“I enjoy communicating my passion about research and as a result encourage students to show theirs. There are many complicated activities involved in research such as fieldwork, but in order to succeed you need to feel passionately about what you are doing, without it it’s very difficult to deliver high quality research.”

“Edel cares greatly about improving media literacy in Kenya and her previous work as a journalist and news producer for Kenya Broadcasting has given her a strong platform for her studies. This is an exciting research project to supervise and I look forward to reading the findings of her studies.”

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