Professor Graham Meikle
Prof of Communication & Digital Media
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Graham Meikle is Professor of Communication and Digital Media. His most recent book is Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility, published by Routledge in 2016. Graham's next books are The Internet of Things, co-written with Mercedes Bunz, to be published by Polity in November 2017, and The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism (2018). He is also the author of Media Convergence: Networked Digital Media in Everyday Life (co-written with Sherman Young, 2012), Interpreting News (2009) and Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (2002). He is co-editor, with Guy Redden, of News Online: Transformations and Continuities (2011). Since joining Westminster in 2013, he has launched its BA in Digital Media and Communication; its MA in Social Media, Culture and Society; and its Centre for Social Media Research. Before Westminster, Graham was a senior lecturer at the University of Stirling in Scotland (2007-13) and Macquarie University in Sydney (1999-2007). He has a PhD in Media & Communication, and a Master’s in Media, Technology & Law, both from Macquarie University. Graham also has an MA (Hons) in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Graham is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and teaches core undergraduate and Master's modules every year. In a past life, he taught English in Japan, Ecuador, Spain and Australia. Graham welcomes enquiries from prospective postgraduates about supervising doctoral research projects on cultural aspects of the internet.
Graham Meikle is the course leader for Westminster's MA in Social Media, Culture and Society. He has taught many modules on digital media, media cultures, news analysis, and research methods. At MA level, he teaches a core module on social media, and his recent undergraduate teaching at Westminster includes leading the modules 'Internet Cultures', 'Network Society and the Media' and 'News and Public Opinion'.