Prof. Shaun Moores' profile


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Professor Shaun Moores
Professor of Media and Communications
Associate Director of CRMCS
REF/RAE Unit of Assessment Leader

Since 2005, I've been Professor of Media and Communications at CRMCS, and was formerly Associate Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne (Australia). I've also been a visiting professor at the University of Bremen (Germany) and at University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (Italy).

My main leadership role at CRMCS has been the co-ordination of our UOA 36 submission to REF 2014, after I co-ordinated the successful UOA 66 submission to RAE 2008, in which 65% of our research was rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. In addition, I've led our postgraduate research programme, and before that I was the inaugural programme leader of our MA in Media and Cultural Studies.

Email: shaun.moores@sunderland.ac.uk

Teaching and Supervision:

Over recent years, I've been teaching on matters of media, everyday life and contemporary social experience at final-year undergraduate and MA levels. I've also supervised several PhD students to successful completion (I'm an experienced supervisor and have examined postgraduate research for many universities in the UK and Australia, including Birmingham, Goldsmiths, Monash, Queensland and Westminster). Prospective postgraduate research students who share my interests are invited to make contact.

Research Interests: 

I think of my work these days as an instance of 'non-media-centric' and 'non-representational' media studies. I'm interested in the development of media studies that take seriously the distinctive characteristics of media and their uses but that don't necessarily put media at the centre of their investigations and explanations of life. For me, this sort of media studies would also have to go well beyond a focus on symbolic representations and cognitive interpretations, and it would be in dialogue with a range of phenomenological (and phenomenologically inspired) perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences.
 
My theoretical engagements and qualitative research projects have always been concerned, in one way or another, with everyday practices, interactions and environments (I have a background in qualitative audience research). At present, though, I'm especially interested in exploring bodily knowledge and movement, and the intimate relationship between skills of orientation (finding ways about) and processes of habitation (coming to feel at home in various settings).

Single-Authored and Co-Edited Books (in English):

2012: Media, Place and Mobility (Palgrave Macmillan)
2008: Connectivity, Networks and Flows: Conceptualizing Contemporary Communications (with Andreas Hepp et al, Hampton Press)
2005: Media/Theory: Thinking About Media and Communications (Routledge)
2000: Media and Everyday Life in Modern Society (Edinburgh University Press)
1996: Satellite Television and Everyday Life: Articulating Technology (John Libbey Media)
1995: The Politics of Domestic Consumption: Critical Readings (with Stevi Jackson, Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf)
1993: Interpreting Audiences: The Ethnography of Media Consumption(Sage)

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Full Record of Research Output:

  • In Press

    'We Find Our Way About: Everyday Media Use and "Inhabitant Knowledge"', Mobilities.

    'Non-Media-Centric Media Studies: A Cross-Generational Conversation' (co-authored with Zlatan Krajina and David Morley), European Journal of Cultural Studies.

  • 2014

    'Digital Orientations: "Ways of the Hand" and Practical Knowing in Media Uses and Other Manual Activities', Mobile Media and Communication 2(2): 196-208.

    'Arguments for a Non-Media-Centric, Non-Representational Approach to Media and Place', invited keynote paper presented at Media and Place Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

    'The Finger's Journey: Piano Lessons for Media Researchers', invited paper presented at Mobile Media Conference, University of Siegen, Germany.

  • 2013

    'Digital Orientations: Reconceptualizing Everyday Media Use, Beginning with Movements of the Hands and Fingers?', invited keynote paper presented at Conditions of Mediation International Communication Association Preconference, Birkbeck, University of London, UK.

    'Manual Media', invited paper presented at Media, Mobility and Europe Conference, Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

  • 2012

    Media, Place and Mobility, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Key Concerns in Media Studies Series).

    'Loose Ends: Lines, Media and Social Change', EASA Media Anthropology Network e-Seminar Paper No. 40, European Association of Social Anthropologists (http://www.media-anthropology.net).

    'We Find Our Way About: Everyday Media Use and "Inhabitant Knowledge"', paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, USA.
     
  • 2011

    '"The Box on the Dresser": Memories of Early Radio and Everyday Life', pp. 239-55 in Ben Highmore (ed) Everyday Life - Part 4: Media Landscapes, London: Routledge (Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies Series).

  • 2010

    '"I Didn't Realize How Attached I Am": On the Environmental Experiences of Trans-European Migrants' (co-authored with Monika Metykova), European Journal of Cultural Studies 13(2): 171-89.

    'Embodiment, Orientation, Habitation: On Merleau-Ponty and Everyday Media Use', invited paper presented at Online Territories Colloquium, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • 2009

    'That Familiarity with the World Born of Habit: A Phenomenological Approach to the Study of Media Uses in Daily Living', Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture 1(3): 301-12.

    'Knowing How to Get Around: Place, Migration and Communication' (co-authored with Monika Metykova), The Communication Review 12(4): 313-26 (Communication and Space Issue).

    'Espaço, Migração, Comunicação', ECO Revista (Escola de Comunicação, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) 12(1): 122-34 (Midiá e Produção de Sentidos Issue).

    '"We All Have Bad Bad Days": Attending to Face in Broadcast Troubles-Talk' (co-authored with Karen Atkinson), pp. 81-102 in Andrew Crisell (ed) Radio - Vol 1: Radio Theory and Genres, London: Routledge (Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies Series).

    '"The Box on the Dresser": Memories of Early Radio and Everyday Life', pp. 13-30 in Andrew Crisell (ed) Radio - Vol 3: Audiences, Identities and Communities, London: Routledge (Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies Series).

    'That Familiarity with the World Born of Habit', invited plenary paper presented at Transforming Audiences Conference, University of Westminster, UK.

    '"I Know How to Get Around": Place, Migration and Communication', invited plenary paper presented at Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of Bradford, UK.
  • 2008

    Connectivity, Networks and Flows: Conceptualizing Contemporary Communications (co-edited with Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz and Carsten Winter), Creskill NJ: Hampton Press (Communication, Globalization and Cultural Identity Series).

    'Connectivity, Networks and Flows' (co-authored with Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz and Carsten Winter), pp. 1-11 in Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz, Shaun Moores and Carsten Winter (eds) Connectivity, Networks and Flows: Conceptualizing Contemporary Communications, Cresskill NJ: Hampton Press (Communication, Globalization and Cultural Identity Series).

    'Conceptualizing Place in a World of Flows', pp. 183-200 in Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz, Shaun Moores and Carsten Winter (eds) Connectivity, Networks and Flows: Conceptualizing Contemporary Communications, Cresskill NJ: Hampton Press (Communication, Globalization and Cultural Identity Series).

    Media and Everyday Life in Modern Society (Korean Translation), Seoul: Communication Books.

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  • 2007

    'Die Domestizierung einer Neuer Medientechnologie in Grossbritannien', pp. 117-28 in Jutta Röser (ed) MedienAlltag: Domestizierungsprozesse Alter und Neuer Medien, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

    'Media and Senses of Place: On Situational and Phenomenological Geographies', Media@LSE Electronic Working Paper No. 12, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/media@lse).
  • 2006

    'Media Uses and Everyday Environmental Experiences: A Positive Critique of Phenomenological Geography', Particip@tions: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 3(2) (International Audience Research Issue) (http://www.participations.org).

    Konnektivität, Netzwerk und Fluss: Konzepte Gegenwärtiger Medien-, Kommunikations- und Kulturtheorie (co-edited with Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz and Carsten Winter), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (Medien - Kultur - Kommunikation Series).

    'Konnektivität, Netzwerk und Fluss' (co-authored with Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz and Carsten Winter), pp. 7-19 in Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz, Shaun Moores and Carsten Winter (eds) Konnektivität, Netzwerk und Fluss: Konzepte Gegenwärtiger Medien-, Kommunikations- und Kulturtheorie, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (Medien - Kultur - Kommunikation Series).

    'Ortskonzepte in einer Welt der Ströme', pp. 189-205 in Andreas Hepp, Friedrich Krotz, Shaun Moores and Carsten Winter (eds) Konnektivität, Netzwerk und Fluss: Konzepte Gegenwärtiger Medien-, Kommunikations- und Kulturtheorie, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (Medien - Kultur - Kommunikation Series).

    'Understanding Media Uses in/as Place-Making Practices', paper presented at Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change Conference, University of Oxford, UK.
  • 2005

    Media/Theory: Thinking About Media and Communications, London: Routledge (Comedia Series).

    'Media Uses and Everyday Environmental Experiences', paper presented at International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan.
  • 2004

    'The Doubling of Place: Electronic Media, Time-Space Arrangements and Social Relationships', pp. 21-36 in Nick Couldry and Anna McCarthy (eds) MediaSpace: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age, London: Routledge (Comedia Series).

    'On Cultural Consumption', pp. 105-10 in Philip Rayner, Peter Wall and Stephen Kruger (eds) Media Studies: The Essential Resource, London: Routledge.
  • 2003

    '"We All Have Bad Bad Days": Attending to Face in Broadcast Troubles-Talk' (co-authored with Karen Atkinson), The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media 1(2): 129-46 (Talking of Troubles Issue).

    'The Doubling of Place'/'Il Raddoppiamento del Luogo', Comunicazioni Sociali 25(1): 65-78 (Spazialità e Temporalità nei Media Contemporanei Issue).

    'Oltre il Senso di Meyrowitz: Il Luogo è Istantaneamente Pluralizzato (Non Marginalizzato) nelle Pratiche d'Uso dei Media Elettronici', C:Cube (Cultura, Comunicazione, Consumo) 1(3): 113-22.

    'Thinking Metaphorically About the Media and Globalization', pp. 103-16 in David Demers (ed) Terrorism, Globalization and Mass Communication: Papers Presented at the 2002 Center for Global Media Studies Conference, Spokane WA: Marquette Books.

    'Media, Flows and Places', Media@LSE Electronic Working Paper No. 6, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/media@lse).
  • 2002

    'Thinking Metaphorically About the Media and Globalization', paper presented at Center for Global Media Studies Conference, Washington State University, USA.
  • 2001

    'L'Etnografia dei Consumi', pp. 55-67 in Andrea Miconi (ed) Introduzione alla Mediologia, Rome: Luca Sossella Editore (Cosmopoli Series).
  • 2000

    Media and Everyday Life in Modern Society, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (Reprinted 2003).

    'Broadcasting and Time-Space Relations', pp. 217-8 in Dan Fleming (ed) Formations: A 21st-Century Media Studies Textbook, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

    'Qualitative Research Methods', pp. 328-30 in Dan Fleming (ed) Formations: A 21st-Century Media Studies Textbook, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

    'From "Unruly Guest" to "Good Companion": The Gendered Meanings of Early Radio in the Home', pp. 116-25 in Caroline Mitchell (ed) Women and Radio: Airing Differences, London: Routledge.
  • 1999

    'Identity Remix: Tradition and Translation in the Lives of Young Pakistani Scots' (co-authored with Karen Qureshi), European Journal of Cultural Studies 2(3): 311-30.

    'The Mediated "Interaction Order"', pp. 221-40 in Jeff Hearn and Sasha Roseneil (eds) Consuming Cultures: Power and Resistance, Basingstoke: Macmillan/New York: St. Martin's Press (Explorations in Sociology Series).
  • 1998

    Il Consumo dei Media: Un Approccio Etnografico
    , Bologna: Il Mulino (Saggi Series).
  • 1997

    'Broadcasting and Its Audiences', pp. 213-46 in Hugh Mackay (ed) Consumption and Everyday Life, London: Sage/Open University (Culture, Media and Identities Series).

    'Satellite Television and Everyday Life', pp. 253-7 in Hugh Mackay (ed) Consumption and Everyday Life, London: Sage/Open University (Culture, Media and Identities Series).

    'Satellite TV as Cultural Sign', pp. 214-31 in Tim O'Sullivan and Yvonne Jewkes (eds) The Media Studies Reader, London: Arnold.

    'The Mediated "Interaction Order"', paper presented at British Sociological Association Conference, University of York, UK.
  • 1996

    Satellite Television and Everyday Life: Articulating Technology, Luton: John Libbey Media (Acamedia Research Monograph No. 18).
  • 1995

    'Media, Modernity and Lived Experience', Journal of Communication Inquiry 19(1): 5-19.

    'TV Discourse and "Time-Space Distanciation": On Mediated Interaction in Modern Society', Time and Society 4(3): 329-44 (Time, Culture and Representation Issue).

    The Politics of Domestic Consumption: Critical Readings
    (co-edited with Stevi Jackson), London: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf.

    'Introduction' (co-authored with Stevi Jackson), pp. 1-21 in Stevi Jackson and Shaun Moores (eds) The Politics of Domestic Consumption: Critical Readings, London: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf.
  • 1994

    'Texts, Readers and Contexts of Reading: Developments in the Study of Media Audiences', pp. 256-72 in David Graddol and Oliver Boyd-Barrett (eds) Media Texts: Authors and Readers, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters/Open University (Language and Literacy in Social Context Series).
  • 1993

    Interpreting Audiences: The Ethnography of Media Consumption, London: Sage (Media, Culture and Society Series) (Reprinted 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2000).

    'Television, Geography and "Mobile Privatization"', European Journal of Communication 8(3): 365-79.

    'Satellite TV as Cultural Sign: Consumption, Embedding and Articulation', Media, Culture and Society 15(4): 621-39 (Recent Social Theory and the Media Issue).

    'Investigating Consumer Cultures', paper presented at Scottish Communication Association Conference, University of Stirling, UK.
  • 1992

    'Texts, Readers and Contexts of Reading', pp. 137-57 in Paddy Scannell, Philip Schlesinger and Colin Sparks (eds) Culture and Power: A Media, Culture and Society Reader, London: Sage (Media, Culture and Society Series).
  • 1991

    'Dishes and Domestic Cultures: Satellite TV as Household Technology', paper presented at International Television Studies Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
  • 1990

    'Texts, Readers and Contexts of Reading: Developments in the Study of Media Audiences', Media, Culture and Society 12(1): 9-29 (Texts and Audiences Issue).
  • 1988

    '"The Box on the Dresser": Memories of Early Radio and Everyday Life', Media, Culture and Society 10(1): 23-40 (Radio History Issue).
  • 1986

    'Towards an Oral History of Audiences', Media Education Journal 5: 50-2.
  • 1985

    'Capturing Time and Space in the Home: Early Radio and Everyday Life', paper presented at International Sociological Association Conference, University of Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.

 

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