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Dr Sharif Mowlabocus

Post:Senior Lecturer Of Media Studies/DigitalMedia (Media and Film, Centre for Material Digital Culture)
Other posts:Lecturer in Media Studies (Centre for Photography and Visual Culture)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 876587
International:+44 1273 876587

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I am a product of the University of Sussex - and proud of it. In 1996 I graduated from the university with BA Hons in English Literature and Theatre Studies. In 1999  I returned to  complete a Masters in Sexual Dissidence and Cultural Change and in 2006 I  received my doctorate in Media and Cultural Studies.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Media and Digital Media, based within the School of Media, Film and Music. I am also involved in teaching the MA in Sexual Dissidence, based in the School of English. Details of my teaching and research can be found below. 

While Sussex remains my intellectual home, I have been fortunate enough to teach and research beyond the environs of the campus. 

I taught at Zhongshan university (Guangzhou, China) in the summer of 2012 and 2013 and undertook a visiting Fellowship at Microsoft Research (Boston, USA) in 2010. I will be undertaking a longer Fellowship with MSRNE in 2017.

At the present time I am on a one-year period of research leave.



Senior Lecturer in Media and Digital Media 

Director of Recruitment and Admissions - Media, Film & Music

School Academic Lead - Widening Participation

Editorial Board Member - Journal of Porn Studies (Routledge)





Community and Business

In my research I regularly collaborate with, and consult for, external companies and organisations. 

In 2009 I worked on the Count Me In Too project, examining LGBT lives in the Sussex region. A community-university partnership project run by Brighton University, this research involved collaborating with a range of third-sector and statutory stakeholders. 

Following the succes of this proejct, I began collaborating with the Terrence Higgins Trust and two of my projects (Porn Laid Bare and Reaching Out Online) have involved extensive collaboration with this leading HIV charity.

Most recently (2016) I acted as a consultant researcher to Durex International on a project that explored issues of intimacy and technology.