Tomas serves as co-Editor-in-Chief, and is principally interested in mediated discourses of resistance, Indigenous media, and theories of the public sphere(s). Prior to joining UnMediated, Tomas worked as a documentary filmmaker and researcher at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Tomas completed a Double BA in Political Studies & Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, and an MSc in Politics and Communication at LSE.
Justine serves as co-Editor-in-Chief and originally hails from Quebec, where she graduated from McGill University with a BA in Political Science & History. Her research interests lie at the intersection of politics, media, and history. In her spare time, she likes to explore London, go to theatre, and chastise anyone who complains about English weather by reminding them of how good they have it in comparison to Canada. Justine is currently in her first year of the joint MSc/MA Global Media and Communications program with USC.
Kate serves as Copy Editor, and has interests spanning digital platforms and streaming audiences, the sharing economy, and the theory of performativity. Outside of academia, her interests include trying to find a good burrito in London. Kate previously interned for Harper’s BAZAAR Australia in Sydney, SUITCASE Magazine in London, and Her Campus Media in Boston, as well as doing freelance work as a graphic designer. Kate graduated with a BA from Boston University, where she majored in Journalism and minored in Sociology, and is in her first year of the joint MSc/MA Global Media and Communications program with USC.
Tate leads the journal’s communications team, and is currently pursuing an MSc in Media, Communication and Development at LSE. She is particularly interested in gender studies and Indigenous politics, and how the media can be used as a source of countervailing ideologies. Prior to coming to London, Tate interned at STREAT, a social enterprise aimed at preventing youth homelessness through market-focused business activities, Oxfam Australia, and ComMutiny Youth Collective, an NGO based in Delhi. Tate completed a BA in Politics & Economics at the University of Melbourne.
Qaisar is a member of the editorial board, and is currently pursuing an MSc in Comparative Politics at LSE. Qaisar is keen to understand the complex and ever-evolving relationship between the media and political actors, and his research interests center on elections, public opinion, and foreign diplomacy. Prior to LSE, he completed a BA in Media and Journalism from Birkbeck, University of London, and was News Editor for Us/Them magazine at Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
Ashley is a member of the editorial board, and is particularly interested in the conveyance of ideas and information through graphics, illustration, and other visual modalities. Prior to joining UnMediated, Ashley graduated with a BA in Film Studies from Queen Mary, University of London, where he was active in student politics and societies. Ashley is currently in his first year of the joint MSc/MA Global Media and Communications program with Fudan.
Maxim is a member of the editorial board, and is particularly in the social impact of digital and emerging technologies, as well as film, the gaming industry, and IT-entrepreneurship. Having spent considerable periods of time living in Hungary and Japan, Maxim maintains a particular interest in Eastern European and East Asian media sectors, and worked as a reporter for the Budapest Business Journal. Maxim is currently in his first year of the joint MSc/MA Global Media and Communications program with Fudan, and previously completed a BA in Political Science from McDaniel College (summa cum laude), with a minor in Journalism and New Media.
Flora is a member of the editorial board, and is principally interested in the politics of documentary film, photojournalism, and poetry. Flora is currently pursuing an MSc in Media and Communications at LSE, and completed a BA in Anthropology from the University of Southampton, with a focus on representations of conflict. Her previous work has largely been in healthcare, and outside of academia, her favourite pastimes are listening to podcasts and enjoying a cup of tea.
Jenni is member of the editorial board, and is interested in communication for development, humanitarian communication, and documentary photography. Flora is currently pursuing an MSc in Media, Communication and Development at LSE, and completed her BA in Communication and Culture at Amsterdam University College. Outside of academia, she has worked for a communication design company, a youth-centred NGO in India, and a digital platform for contemporary art and critical practice.
Hannah is a member of the editorial board, and is interested in the interactions of urbanisation, pop culture and politics, and audience consumption of news. Hannah is currently pursuing an MSc in Politics & Communications at LSE, and completed her BA in Communications at George Mason University. Prior to joining UnMediated, she worked as Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Fairfax County Times and as Marketing Manager for Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters (both in her favourite state of Virginia).
Andrea is a member-at-large interested in the power of language and images in the shaping of societal representation and political communication, and the role of entertainment media and pop-culture in political discourse. Prior to joining UnMediated, Andrea researched electoral systems and was a campaign manager for advocacy groups in Mexico, worked as a community organiser in the United States, and led the digital campaign for a Northern Irish candidate in the 2017 snap election. Andrea completed her BA in International Relations at Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico, and is currently pursuing an MSc in Politics & Communication at LSE.
Rachel is a member-at-large interested in media literacy and cross-cultural historical analysis of film and television. Prior to joining UnMediated, she lived in Paris for four years, where she worked with French university students at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and interned with the Jihlava Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Rachel completed her BA in Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Radio/TV/Film with a minor in European Studies), and is currently in her first year of the joint MSc/MA Global Media and Communications program with USC.
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