Department of Media and Film

Research centres

Our internationally respected research explores questions around the materialities, the technologies and politics of cultural forms and formations. Researchers work on, across and through a range of media: film, television, radio, photography, and 'new' and interactive forms, and specialise within three interlocking fields: media, technology, form and experience; cultural histories/cultural politics; and the politics of representation.

The Centre for Material Digital Culture aims to provide an organizing context within which in-depth studies can be conducted while also acting as a framework for collaboration and cross-fertilization for the study of new media forms within and beyond the boundaries of media studies.

The Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies consolidates the current and historical work that has been long-established at the University since its inception over 40 years ago. Cultural Studies at Sussex has enjoyed an international reputation for decades, and we have formalised our research in a centre in order to work more effectively with each other in a supportive, collegiate environment.
The Public Culture Hub is a new research group in the School of Media, Film, and Music that builds on an expanding range of work on public culture, journalism, history, civil media and activist movements. It aims to discover collaborative possibilities, support new initiatives, and create critical mass. Its ambition is to make emerging work in these areas more visible - within MFM and beyond.
The Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture.