The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Soudeh Ghaffari

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Background

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Geography.

Previously I worked as a p/t lecturer and seminar tutor at Media, Culture, Heritage, teaching on a range of topics at the intersection of media, culture, discourse and qualitative research methods. I was previously the module leader of the department’s PG core module of Media Analysis while teaching on a number of other modules. I supervise dissertations in Media and Journalism, Media and PR at Newcastle University.

Prior to Newcastle University, I was an associate lecturer at Lancaster University for some years while doing my PhD in Critical Discourse Studies. I have also been involved with Northampton University Business School teaching professional communication and EAP to UG/PG in Business, Marketing and PR on top of many years of teaching in the Middle East. I am certified as an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and working towards becoming a Senior Fellow.

Teaching

Media Analysis (MCH 8057)

Politics, Power & Communication (MCH3077/8177)

Digital Discourses & Identity (MCH3085)

Critical Discourse Analysis

Dissertation in Media and Journalism

Dissertation in Media and PR

Methodologies

 Language of Media

Language of Advertising

Corporate Communication and English

English for Academic Purposes

Publications

  • Ghaffari S, KhosraviNik M. Digital practices, representations of Self & Other identity and Social Media. In: Longstaff, G; Sikka, T; Walls, S, ed. Mediating Identities and Post-representation in Contemporary Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. In Preparation.
  • Ghaffari S. Digital discourses of religion and identity among Muslim diaspora in the UK. Critical Discourse Studies 2018, Special issue on Social Media Critical Discourse Studies. Submitted.
  • Ghaffari S. From religious performances to marshal themes: discourses of Shi'a musical Eulogies, war and politics in Iran. Journal of Language and Politics 2019, epub ahead pf print.
  • Ghaffari S. Identity, Social Media and Religion: (De)Legitimization of identity construction through the language of religion. In: Andrew S. Ross and Damian J. Rivers, ed. Discourses of (De)legitimization; Participatory culture in digital contexts. New York and London: Routledge, 2018, pp.326-344.
  • Ghaffari S. Religious discursive practices and identity in Iran; New trends in cultural religious performances among the youth. Critical Discourse Studies 2018. In Press.
  • Ghaffari S. The discourse analysis of War Eulogies (in Persian). In: Kamari, A, ed. The Iran-Iraq War Semiotics. Tehran: Soureye Mehr, 2011, pp.193-218.
  • Ghaffari S. The discourse analysis of Eulogies as religious texts (in Persian). Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Studies 2010, 1, 181-201.