Media, culture and creative technologies influence all aspects of personal, social, economic and political life. They are also evolving and changing rapidly. Our current research is located within media, community media, life histories, American film and television, popular culture, the politics of representation, cultural history, digital culture and journalism.
Mission and objectives
The Media, Culture and Creative Technologies Research Group was formed to promote synergies and collaboration between researchers in our subject area. Its main activities include:
- fostering interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration in researching media, cultural and creative technologies
- supporting research by staff and postgraduate students
- supporting teaching in media, cultural and creative technologies
- developing research partnerships with communities beyond the University
- hosting a programme of public symposia
Dr Jenny Harding, Professor of Media and Culture, Postgraduate Research Coordinator
Dr Peter Lewis, Professor of Media and Culture
Dr Karen McNally, Reader in American Film, Television and Cultural History
More about the Media, Culture and Creative Technologies Research Group
10 out of 10 for English courses
English Literature and Creative Writing courses score top marks in recent league table
IDM Student Marketing Competition 2015
IDM Competition offers marketing students great opportunities
"Never a dull moment" – exploring journalism careers
Tsvetelina Stancheva, second-year BA Journalism student, reports on a visit from the Camden New Journal's Dan Carrier.
"Show, don't tell": the Guardian's Simon Hattenstone on being a good interviewer
Third-year Photojournalism student Alex Cimpeanu reports on a visit from the seasoned feature writer, who shared his top tips for writing profiles.
"Social media has fewer barriers, but the limits are still there for us"
Second-year Journalism student Glwadys Beya writes about the effects of underrepresentation in media for ethnic minorities.
"Surprised and really happy": Journalism students shortlisted for industry awards
Carolina Piras was shortlisted in the Human Rights Coverage category in the SPA Awards and student publication Sleeveless was shortlisted in the Best Newcomer and Best Design categories
"Take advantage of the safety a classroom provides to make mistakes"
Recent graduate Nikos Papanikolaou discusses how London Met's Journalism BA helped him land his first graduate staff job at the BBC.
'Don't mention the war'
Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism at London Met, reports on how journalists in Russia have responded to the Kremlin’s clampdown on media.
Agency success for PR student
A BA Public Relations student from London Metropolitan University has won a paid internship and training programme with a top London PR agency.
Aldgate Project wins Olympic recognition
An ambitious project involving over 400 students from London Metropolitan University has been awarded a prestigious award in recognition of its contribution to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Amanda sings for London Met
A BA Fine Art student from London Met is preparing for the final stages of a London-wide music contest.
Celebrating the role of London Met
This year marks two decades since the 1992 Further and Higher Education Act allowed modern institutions to apply for university status.
Computing students to develop award winning app
Two students from London Metropolitan University beat over 100 industry professionals in a competition to develop a new mobile phone application.
Fashion dreams come true
BA Fashion Marketing and Journalism student Thomas Gibson says his ‘Devil Wears Prada’ dream has come true after winning a placement at a top London fashion magazine.
Film project highlights social change in Pakistan
Film students from London Metropolitan University have launched a series of short films, raising awareness of pressing social issues in Pakistan.
Film students bank on success
BA Film and Broadcast Production students at London Metropolitan University are playing a key role in boosting the profile of The Bank of England.
Jarrod puts a soca in it
It’s been popular in the Caribbean for years, but now a graduate from London Metropolitan University is aiming to bring soca music to an international audience.
Leading design festival showcases London Met talent
Work from students at London Metropolitan University will be included in this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, a festival of creativity expected to attract over 20,000 visitors.
London Met launches new scholarship programme
New undergraduate students joining London Metropolitan University in 2012 may be entitled to a scholarship worth £6,000 to help fund their studies.
London Met scores victory at first Nigerian student football league
Eight London Metropolitan University students led their team to victory in the inaugural UK Nigerian Student’s Football Challenge.
Marketing expert Barry talks brands
He’s a leading expert on marketing and management, but now London Met lecturer Barry Dwyer has added internet celebrity to his resume.
Musarc graces BBC airwaves
London Metropolitan University’s unique sound and research group, Musarc, will be featured on BBC Radio 3 this week following an exciting project with an up-and-coming composer.
Onwards and upwards for London Met graduates
More than 8,000 London Met students graduated in December at a series of awards ceremonies held at the Barbican Centre.
Radio 1 success for journalism student
Many students take part-time work to help fund their studies, but not many end up grilling the top politicians, including candidates for the London 2012 Mayoral elections.
Summer of shows reflects creative talent
London Metropolitan University is set to host the largest showcase of graduate talent in the capital this summer, with three exhibitions featuring work from over 1,500 students.
Top BBC journalist puts social media in the spotlight
In the age of social media and 24 hour broadcasting, events can become international news in minutes.
University talent in 3D exhibition
Staff and alumni from The Cass are contributing to a major exhibition in London’s West End.
Irish Studies Centre celebrates its 30th anniversary
London Met’s Irish Studies Centre will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the Great Hall on 22 November 2016.
Academic awarded special commendation by the British Council
London Met's Dr Ahmad Nazari has been awarded a special commendation by the British Council for his research.
Theatre and Performance Practice students take Italy by storm
Find out why the performance was such a hit
Theatre and Performance Practice students take Italy by storm at the CrisisART Festival in Arezzo, Tuscany.
London Met's Theatre and Performance students in Paris for a method acting masterclass
The Theatre and Performance Practice BA continues to foster exciting collaborations with the international industry.
London Met lecturer published in international journal
Senior lecturer in translation Dr Lukasz Kaczmarek sees his work recognised in the authoritative journal, Interpreting.
London Met translator lecturer's article on gender
London Met senior lecturer makes important contribution to recent publication in Translation Studies.
Students win big at fifth annual London Met Magazine Awards
Disrupt Mag walks away with the big prize...
Disrupt Mag beat off the competition to win London Met Accelerator's coveted Best Brand/Most Commercial Potential Award, with cash and mentoring prizes.
President of Ireland visits London Met
President Michael D Higgins visited the University to view collections from the Archive of the Irish in Britain.
London Met graduate's poetry in Beyoncé's new visual album, Lemonade
Poetry by London Met graduate features in Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade.
London Met students in St George's Day Nature Extravaganza
A hardworking small group of individuals came together on Saturday 23 April to create a beautiful family and environmentally friendly area full of joy and positivity.
Oscar-nominated director speaks to London Met film students
On 06 April, Orlando von Einsiedel, director of the Oscar nominated film Virunga, visited London Met to introduce his film and answer questions from film students.
United Nations extends Memorandum of Understanding with London Met
Pictured: London Met's MA Translation and Interpreting students at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna.
A second masters for MA Teaching Languages (English) course leader
Dr Ahmad Nazari, no stranger to achievement, has gained a distinction in his second masters degree in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from London Met.
London Met researcher produces short film about UK's Polish migrant workers
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Karima Aziz has directed and edited a short documentary on female Polish migrant workers in the UK.
Ireland 1916: Death of a Literary Revival?
London Met's Irish Studies Centre and the Irish Literary Society jointly hosted an evening of sparkling debate on 25 January 2016.
London Met's Dr Stephenson's Gangs of Russia selected as Times Higher Education Book of the Week
Svetlana Stephenson: the sociology academic uncovering the murky world of Russian gangs
Film and Television Studies Senior Lecturer publishes in The Conversation US
Dr Karen McNally publishes article on Frank Sinatra in the US edition of The Conversation.
Dr Karen McNally talks Sinatra with Hollywood stars
Film lecturer appears in BBC Radio 2 documentary to commemorate Frank Sinatra centenary.
London Met hosts translation conference and Erasmus funded placement fair
London Met's Translation department worked with the European Graduate Placement Scheme (EGPS) to host a conference and placement fair for graduates of translation.
Transnational radio encounters in Perpignan, Montreal and Madrid
Minority use of community radio
Crossing boundaries: social. cultural and ethnic minorities in community radio.
Dr Murray's new book on controversial psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan receives critical praise
Dr Martin Murray's new book, Jacques Lacan: A Critical Introduction, has been described as "unique in its approach to introducing Lacan".
Prize-winning writing flourishes at London Met
Creative Writing Anthology, Just Met 2015, launche
This year's Creative Writing Competition has led to the publication of an exciting anthology, with prizes awarded to talented student writers.
Alumna stars in London East End Film Festival feature
Performance alumna Roxy Bugler stars in a feature film to be shown at the London East End Film Festival on 8 July 2015
BSc Media and Communications lecturer appointed co-editor of Sage's Business Information Review
London Met course leader appointed co-editor of prestigious journal Business Information Review.
London Met senior lecturer delivers speech to early-career researchers
Lukasz collaboration in research speech
On 15 June 2015, Lukasz Kaczmarek, senior lecturer in translation (School of Media, Culture and Communications), delivered a speech to early career researchers.
Lecturer Awarded Teaching Fellowship
In 2007, the University launched its University Teaching Fellowship Scheme in order to recognise excellence in teaching at London Met.
Dr Karen McNally joins international research project on the film musical
Film and Television Studies Senior Lecturer joins major new collaborative research project in Paris
Award winning London Met Graduate publishes thrilling new novel on life in Palestine
Ahmed Masoud has used his experiences of Gaza to write Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda.
A personal Indo-Caribbean history
Emeritus Professor and former Head of Caribbean Studies Clem Seecharan returns to London Met to discuss his new collection of essays.
London Met graduates top the bill at major Asian arts event
Two BA Performing Arts graduates will perform at this year’s George Town Festival in Malaysia.
A London Met film collaboration for the Crouch End Festival
London Met and Ravensbourne
Digital Media lecturer Suzanne Cohen has facilitated a University-sponsored collaboration with a local community arts project in producing a short film.
Britain’s shining stars in Journalism
Third year BA Journalism students achievement
Journalism students judged the London Met Magazine Awards
BA Theatre and Performance Practice students showcase fresh talent in Conway Hall Parade
London Metropolitan students part of Parade 2015
Estates of Utopia: Postwar Social Housing in London
Royal Photographic Society Distinction Awarded
Mike Chopra-Gant has been awarded an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society for his work on public housing.
Quartet Books publishes senior lecturer's latest novel to critical acclaim
Creative Writing BA senior lecturer releases her fourth book through Quartet Books.
Dr Karen McNally takes part in BBC Radio 2 documentary celebrating Frank Sinatra's centenary
Academic on BBC
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities academic interviewed for BBC Radio 2 two-part documentary 'Sinatra on Screen'
London Met Interpreting graduate in prestigious UN and EU double success
London Met Conference Interpreting alumnus
London Met Academic appears on BBC World Service
Anne Karpf from the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities invited to discuss Paris Attacks on the Weekend programme
HART Prize for Human Rights
Are you interested in human rights? Would you like to win a trip to a 'frozen-conflict' area?
Film Studies Graduate Co-produces Film by Leading Critic
Ehsan inspired by his industry experience
Ehsan Khoshbakht has worked as an associate producer on a feature film co-directed by writer and filmmaker Mark Cousins, which had its London premiere at The Barbican in December.
PhD Creative Writing student on publication of book
Congratulations to Creative Writing PhD student Linda Ghio on the publication of her new book