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New Teaching Fellows

CMCI is very happy to welcome our two successful appointees for Teaching Fellows this year. They have both made a running start arriving (just) in time for Orientation week. Here are two pen portraits of our new colleagues.

Nelly Quemener Tel: x1557 Room 221

She was previously a lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. Nelly Quemener has a Master in Political Sciences, from the Great Establishment Sciences Po Paris, and a Master in research in sociology from Sorbonne University. She completed part of her Master’s thesis on Singaporean television dramas and media industry at the National University of Singapore. Her PhD, made at Sorbonne Nouvelle University, was supported by a 2 year fellowship of the prestigious Institute for Women and Feminist Studies, the Institut Émilie du Châtelet. It dealt with the politics of representation in sketches performed by comedians from subaltern groups on French television.

Melissa Nisbett Tel: x1557 Room 221

Melissa’s career to date has combined academia with arts administration. She has taught cultural policy and arts management at postgraduate level for five years, drawing upon her professional experience within the cultural sector.

Melissa’s PhD examined the emergence of ‘internationalism’ within British cultural policy and the degree to which it constituted a new instrumental policy, with cultural diplomacy providing a role for the arts within the broader landscape of international relations.

Prior to her PhD, Melissa was Marketing Manager at Ikon Gallery, an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue located in Birmingham.


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