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