Professor Rafal Zaborowski
It features colourfully in Harry Potter, Love Actually or Netflix’s Enola Holmes. It is a historical and global centre of media industry and digital development. However, London is also a contested, symbolic space, where different forms of mediated power map onto geographies of Londoners’ everyday experience. In this session we will discuss how media representations and infrastructures interact with forces of identity and may change our understanding of community and reception.
Dr. Rafal Zaborowski is Lecturer in Digital Culture in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. In his work Rafal is interested in media audiences, focusing especially on social and generational engagements with media and practices of listening. Rafal has also published on issues of voice and media framing of crises as well as new forms of televised manipulation. Rafal has served as an expert on the mediation of the “refugee crisis” and migration more broadly for numerous European bodies and frequently discussed issues of media representation, democracy and participation in international media.