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Jonathan Stafford

AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellow, Faculty of Arts

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Teaching Summary

Media and Cultural Studies; Social and Critical Theory (particularly from the German tradition); theories of identity (race, gender, sexuality, class); mobilities and globalisation; Imperialism and… read more

Research Summary

I am an interdisciplinary scholar of Cultural Studies and History, working at the intersections of Visual Culture, Mobilities and Cultural Theory, with a particular interest in the significance of… read more

Recent Publications

  • JONATHAN STAFFORD, 2019. Breaking Open the Container: The Logistical Image and the Spectre of Maritime Labour. In: ALEXANDER STREITBERGER and HILDE VAN GELDER, eds., ‘Disassembled Images’: Allan Sekula and Contemporary Art Leuven University Press. 160-174
  • JONATHAN STAFFORD, 2017. A Sea View: Perceptions of Maritime Space and Landscape in Accounts of Nineteenth-Century Colonial Steamship Travel Journal of Historical Geography. 55, 69-81

Media and Cultural Studies; Social and Critical Theory (particularly from the German tradition); theories of identity (race, gender, sexuality, class); mobilities and globalisation; Imperialism and Postcolonial theory; digital media (convergence culture, digital inequality, social media); Visual Culture (film, photography, television).

Current Research

I am an interdisciplinary scholar of Cultural Studies and History, working at the intersections of Visual Culture, Mobilities and Cultural Theory, with a particular interest in the significance of maritime space and landscape. My research is concerned with the historical and cultural significance of the material dimension of flows in an increasingly globalised world, as a corrective to the image of fibre-optic instantaneous communication which dominates conceptualisations of modern experience. My doctoral thesis - funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council - challenged theoretical conceptions of modernity as a specifically urban mode of experience, using archival records, visual and material culture to explore the notion from the perspective of colonial technologies of communication and global mobilities. I am currently an AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellow, researching the historical geographies of media cultures in collaboration with the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford.

  • JONATHAN STAFFORD, 2019. Breaking Open the Container: The Logistical Image and the Spectre of Maritime Labour. In: ALEXANDER STREITBERGER and HILDE VAN GELDER, eds., ‘Disassembled Images’: Allan Sekula and Contemporary Art Leuven University Press. 160-174
  • JONATHAN STAFFORD, 2017. A Sea View: Perceptions of Maritime Space and Landscape in Accounts of Nineteenth-Century Colonial Steamship Travel Journal of Historical Geography. 55, 69-81

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