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Come along to the Sussex Media Practice and Music showcases, 28-30 May

23 May 2019

Experience innovative new work from rising stars at the start of their career.


The ‘green truth’ of 12th-century visionary abbess Hildegard

1 February 2019

A festival celebrating an extraordinary 12th-century abbess takes place at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, 6-10 February.


This Sussex Life:"My summer graduation video of students' on-stage dances went viral"

22 January 2019

Edd Bains, who is graduating with a Masters in Journalism and Documentary Practice, was a Digital Media Guru before landing a job as a video editor.


A golden era for podcasts: why we’re all obsessed

10 January 2019

Authors Dr Martin Spinelli and Dr Lance Dann are academics, broadcasters and podcasters.


Lyn's wardrobe of life

18 December 2018

There are many ways to tell your story, says Professor of Cultural Studies Lyn Thomas.


Sussex professor ensures UNESCO ramps up its response to international attacks on journalists

13 December 2018

A Sussex professor has been leading the fight in the United Nations to secure the safety of journalists around the world.


Photographer challenges visual stereotypes of the developing world

23 July 2018

A doctoral researcher at Sussex claims many organisations working in Africa are using stereotyped images in their fundraising appeals and reporting.


Hidden history of BBC response to Britain's increasing cultural diversity revealed in new digital history project

20 July 2018

The Connected Histories of the BBC project, running until the BBC centenary in 2022, is curated by Professor David Hendy and Sussex Humanities Lab.


Sussex student named new National Disability Arts Collection and Archive Chair

15 June 2018

Jon Pratty will balance the new role with study for an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at the University.


New Attenborough archive opens to the public

8 June 2018

Michael Attenborough discussed the archive of his late father, actor and filmmaker Richard Attenborough, on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Film Programme’.


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25 March 2011

Obituary

 

Dr Sharon Smith

Dr Sharon Smith, who was employed by the University in 2008-09 as a postdoctoral researcher, died on 13 March following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Sharon was part of the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies.

Sharon was an ordained Buddhist in Triratna (formerly Western) Buddhist Order UK, where she was named Vijayatara.

Her research report on LGBTQI Buddhisms in the UK - for the 'Queer Spiritual Spaces' project - was exemplary. It was complex and interpretive in understanding socio-cultural differences and intersectionality, showing a profound depth and range of historical and textual knowledges.

Sharon was a commensurate professional and produced work to the highest academic standard; her writing was detailed and managed to convey an immense expertise together with insight and grace.

Sharon was a very special colleague, who had a peaceful and warm presence, an unusual patience and gentle humour. She was supportive and generous, honourable and kind.

We were very fortunate to have her as part of the team, and to have her wonderful company.

Professor Sally Munt Director, Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies