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Staff news roundup

20 November 2020

A roundup of staff news from Media, Arts and Humanities


Student news roundup

20 November 2020

A roundup of student news from Media, Arts and Humanities


Free online showcase exclusively for Sussex Media, Arts & Humanities students

19 November 2020

Queer East film festival has curated a free online showcase exclusively for Sussex students in Media, Arts & Humanities.


New MA podcast series launched

21 May 2020

'Borderscapes', a new podcast series produced by students on a podcasting module, looks at issues of crossing lines and transitioning states.


Academic receives rare award for outstanding contribution to American Studies

1 May 2020

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) has awarded Dr Sue Currell its distinguished Honorary Fellowship 2018-19.


Festival of Music and Ideas: Hildegard Westerkamp and Acoustic Ecologies

17 January 2020

Environmentally engaged artists and researchers from Sussex featured in four-day celebration of the music and ideas of Hildegard Westerkamp


University Orchestra turn back time for arts centre golden jubilee concert

29 November 2019

The University of Sussex Symphony Orchestra (USSO) will be turning back time as they recreate a programme of music from 50 years ago.


MFM students take on 36-hour filmmaking challenge

22 November 2019

Filmmaking students took part in a 36-hour filmmaking challenge to produce 5-minute films screened in front of a public audience and judging panel.


Students hear from alumni working at the heart of the BBC

15 November 2019

"Content is king" - that was the view from within the BBC from alumnus Peter Davey at an event on 6 November.


Sussex academic curates new archive revealing unique BBC insider stories of the Cold War years

8 November 2019

Dr Alban Webb curates a new archive collection of unique video and audio footage of first-hand accounts of the Cold War geopolitical struggle.


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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