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Jul 15

Religion and the Media: A postgraduate and early careers training day

Following a recent sociological interest in religion and the media, coupled with the need for academic public engagement, this year’s training workshop theme is: ‘Religion and the Media’.

Professor Reina Lewis & Michael Wakelin

BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London

Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 10am – 5pm

In our morning session, you will have a chance to explore recent research and ethics in the field of religion and media with Professor Reina Lewis. Reina is Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Her new book Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures was published by Duke University Press in 2015. She is also author of Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem (2004), and Gendering Orientalism: Race, Femininity and Representation (1996) and is editor of a number of key texts on modest fashion, dress cultures, cultures in dialogue, feminism and post colonialism, gender and modernity, and lesbian and gay visual cultures.

Reina is a frequent media commentator – most recently for the New York Times, BBC World, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio1, The Guardian, The Times, Marie-Claire magazine, Elle Brazil, Businessoffashion.com, Fortune.com. Reina also convenes the public talks series Faith and Fashion at the London College of Fashion.

In the afternoon, you will be led through a practical media engagement workshop by Michael Wakelin. Michael is a religion expert and media consultant, and until recently worked as Head of Religion and Ethics for the BBC. He is now Executive Associate in Public Education for the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, Director Coexist Programmes for Coexist House and Exec Producer TBI Media and has worked with a number of academic, policy and religious organisations.

Registration Rates:

BSA Members £10 // Socrel Members £15 // Non-members: £30

Please click HERE to register for the workshop.

Details for joining Socrel and BSA membership

Please contact katie.socrel@gmail.com if there are any questions.