Updates about my activity during the 2018-2019 academic year.

February 2019

Nothing happened in February, besides a lot of teaching and marking…

January 2019

I passed my PhD viva with minor corrections. My examiners were Prof. Phil Howard from the University of Oxford, and Dr. Jack Stilgoe from University College London.

I published a chapter in a new book, Political Communication in Britainedited by Dominic Wring, Roger Mortimore, and Simon Atkinson. My chapter explores the use of digital media in the 2017 general election.

I presented a paper, based on my doctoral research findings, at MeCCSA 2019, in Stirling, Scotland. I shared this panel with Antje Gluck (Teeside), Alison Pereston (Ofcom), Catherine Happer (Glasgow), and Andrew Hoskins (Glasgow). I also contributed a short article on Facebook and democracy to Three-D, the conference’s newsletter, ahead of the conference.

December 2018

I organised and presented a panel on autonomous vehicles at Science in Public 2018, in Cardiff, Wales. I shared this panel with Jack Stilgoe (UCL), Sam Hind (Siegen), and Maya Ganesh (Leuphana).

November 2018

I presented a paper, based on my doctoral research findings, at the Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group Annual Conference. I shared this panel with Jón Gunnar Ólafsson (Goldsmiths), Malaika Cunningham (Leeds), and Elysia Lechelt (Leeds).

October 2018

Nothing happened in October, besides a lot of teaching…

September 2018

I began my new post as Teaching Fellow in Politics and International relations at Queen Mary, University of London. I teach politics to international students from all over the world, within the college’s International Foundation Programme and Pre-Masters Programme.

© Declan McDowell-Naylor 2019.

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