Dr Farida Vis

Research Fellow in the Social Sciences

BA (Staffordshire University), PhD (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Dr Farida Vis


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Twitter: @flygirltwo

My PhD (2007, MMU) examined the print media representation of the Palestine/Israel conflict in the early years of the so called ‘peace process’. I completed this in a Department of Art and Design and so for a long time have been interested in the relationship between text and image, in this case, the relationship between newspaper articles and photojournalism. Between 2004 and 2009 I was ESRC Research Fellow in Transformations in Media, Culture and Economy at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, where some of my work focused on controversial images in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, analyzing online discussions on Flickr and responses from citizen journalists. Between 2009 and 2010 I was an AHRC Research Associate in Media and Religion at Loughborough University, on a project that examined how YouTube users responded to anti-Islam film Fitna released online by Dutch politician Geert Wilders in March 2008. Then I returned to fulltime teaching for two years as a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. I joined the iSchool in September 2012, as a Faculty Research Fellow.

University Responsibilities

  • Module Coordinator: Researching Social Media (PG).
  • Member of the Digital Societies Research Group.