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Dr Tanya Kant

Post:Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies (Digital Media) (Media and Film)

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UK:01273 877187
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Dr Tanya Kant

Post: Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies




2019: PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Sussex.

2012-2016: PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex.

2011-2012: MA in Media and Cultural Studies, Distinction, University of Sussex.

2004-2007: BA (Hons) in English and Media Studies, First Class, University of Sussex.


Editorial and organisational roles

Co-Managing Editor, REFRAME


Co-orgraniser: MFM PhD Research-in-Progress Seminar Series (2013-)

Co-organiser: Sussex Centre for Material Digital Culture reading group (2012-)

Editorial Board member: REFRAME academic digital publishing platform (2012-)

Co-organiser: Queer, Feminist and Social Media Praxis Workshop (September 2012 - May 2013)

Other roles:

Member of the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies


Selected conferences, workshops and events:

‘Fertile space: algorithmic anticipation of user gender and targeted advertising on YouTube’,  The Digital Everyday, King’s College London, UK

‘Google Now and the modulation of networked individuals’, MeCCSA Annual Conference, Canterbury University, Canterbury UK (Jan 2016)

"In Google We Trust: The Predictive Promises of Google Now" presented at The Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme 2015, University of Oxford, UK (July 2015)

"Personalisation and privacy in the context of data tracking: How do Ghostery users negotiate their positions as 'data providers'? presented at the MFM Doctoral Day, University of Sussex, UK (May 2014)

'"All your stories, all your apps, the perfect way to express who you are": Facebook and the commodification of personal profiles' at the Apps and Affect conference, Western University, Ontario, Canada (October 2013)

''Giving the Viewser a Voice? Problematising personalised media on commerical social networks' on the ECREA Sponsored specialist panel 'Public Service Broadcasting and the Online Sphere' at The Place of Public Service Broadcasting conference, University of York (July 2013)



Member of the Centre for Material Digital Culture

Guest contributor for Re. Framing Activism blog: 'Small resistences to Big Data: Protecting - and politicising - personal data trails' (October 2013) and  'A problem of profound passivity? Revisiting the forgotten Kony campaign' (December 2012)

Postgraduate winner of the VLV 2012 Student Essay competition: 'What challenges do social media pose for Public Service Broadcasting? How should Public Service Broadcasters address those challenges?' (November 2012)


MFM Associate Tutor Representative (2014-)

USSU Postgraduate Representative for Media, Music and Film (2012-2013)