School of Media, Film and Music

Mr Russell Glasson

Post:School Tutor (Media and Film, School of Media, Film and Music)
Other posts:Associate Tutor (Media and Film)
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Russell Glasson (was Pearce) studied Information Systems at Birkbeck College, University of London (1998 - 2003), and worked in the video games industry (1996 - 2009).

In 2010, Russell used a variety of ethnographic and discursive methods t investigate the implications of digital distribution has for the professional standing of people who work in the Video games industries. 


For his doctoral thesis, Russell researched experiences of people who adopted electronic digital reading material to replace traditional material sources. Adopting a variety of ethnographic and discursive methods, this research project to explored how digital materiality has altered the experience of reading for pleasure.

He is a founding editor of Reframe, a publishing project for the University of Sussex, and is also an editor for Sequence_Serial.


I am an Associate Tutor in the School of Media, Film and Music, where I have contributed to the following modules: 

  • Digital Environments (P3062),
  • Digital Cultures (P3067)
  • Questioning the Media (P4006),
  • Debates in Media Studies (P4061).
  • Class and Popular Culture (P4109)
  • Advertising (P3083)
  • Advertising for Social Change (P3080)




MA Digital Media, University of Sussex

PhD Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex


Member of SCCS  and CMDC/DH, both based at the University of Sussex.
I have been involved in the staging of a number of conferences symposiums and workshops, including: 

Staging Illusion


The Tablet Symposium

Workshop "Expertise?"


Photomemory (September 4 & 5, 2018 at ACCA)

 '1948 - Seventy Years On' (November 9 at ACCA)

I am Technical Editor for Reframe, a publishing project for the school of Media, Film and Music, working on and a number of titles, including SEQUENCE_Serial and on publications for Reframe Books.