12-1.30pm CCCI Head to Head Session
Prof Rosalind Gill Media do not represent me
Discussant: Prof. Jo Littler
Chair: Dr Jenny Mbaye
Dr Toby Bennett Scientific publishing as a global cultural production network
Discussant: Dr Tarek Virani
Chair: Dr Jenny Mbaye
Professor Rosalind Gill studied Sociology and Psychology at Exeter University, and completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG), Loughborough University in 1991. With an interdisciplinary background, she has worked across a number of disciplines including Sociology, Gender Studies and Media and Communications. Her career has included posts at Goldsmiths and King's College London, and she worked for ten years in the LSE's interdisciplinary Gender Institute. She joined City, University of London in October 2013.
Dr Toby Bennett is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries, working on the CICERONE project (EU Horizon 2020) with Prof. Andy Pratt and Dr Jenny Mbaye. Working across the European continent, the project applies a global production network (GPN) approach to creative economy flows of trade and labour. More generally, Dr Bennett's research focuses on cultural economies, particularly issues of work, organisation, policy and knowledge, across different scales. His previous work has been concerned with production contexts in commercial popular music.
Jo Littler is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Gender and Sexualities Research Centre at City. Her research on culture, society, in/equality and power is wide-ranging, including work on meritocracy, neoliberal narratives, consumerism, social reproduction and cultural politics. Jo has edited and co-edited a broad range of journal issues on subjects ranging from intergenerational feminisms and transnational celebrity to environmentalism and anti-consumerism. She has published a number of books and is currently working on a book of interviews with left feminist academics.
Dr Tarek Virani is Associate Professor of Creative Industries at the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education. He is working on a number of large research projects examining creative industries clusters in the south-west of England and beyond. Tarek’s research interests span a number of areas within the creative and cultural economy including the role of intermediaries and social enterprises in the creative and cultural economy, cultural policy, artistic knowledge within locally bounded artistic communities, new workspaces in the creative and cultural economy, the role of micro-community engagement in culture-led regeneration, the link between the creative industries and local development, creative economy policy and Dementia care, creative and cultural hubs, and the changing nature of creative and cultural labour internationally.