My research interests incorporate community radio, critical pedagogy and critical aesthetics in television. I am especially curious about the possibilities of collective cultural production--in the classroom and in a radio studio. I approach both research and teaching from a multidisciplinary theoretical standpoint foregrounding medium-specific analyses of media texts alongside critical approaches drawn from critical Indigenous theory, cultural studies, design theory, cultural geography, media studies, migration studies, and sociology--amongst others!
Prior to starting at Leicester University I lectured in media at the University of Ireland - Maynooth, teaching modules in cultural theory and media policy. Before this I worked as a features journalist, radio producer and presenter and arts and film reviewer in Irish print and broadcast media before returning to academia.
The Cultural Work of Community Radio. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
Broadcasting Diversity: Migrant Representation in Irish Radio. Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2013
2021: Sovereignty of the Air: Mapping Indigenous Radio. Practitioner-reviewed online interactive map of Indigenous radio stations. https://tinyurl.com/MappingIndigenousRadio, DOI:10.6084/m9.figshare.13176869.v1
Ekezie, W; A. Maxwell, M. Byron, B. Czyznikowska, I. Osman, K. Moylan, S. Gong and M. Pareek. ‘Health Communication and Inequalities in Primary Care Access during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Ethnic Minorities in the United Kingdom: Lived Experiences and Recommendations', November 2022. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19 (22): DOI:10.3390/ijerph192215166
With Sheila Nanaeto: '“Indigenous for Days”: Indigenous Internationalism in Native American Music Radio', Global South Special Issue: Radio Cultures of the Global South. Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2022, pp. 176-192. Open access: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/866243/pdf
Articles and chapters on radio
'‘"Welcome to a Coronavirus production": Beyond Bows and Arrows’ Indigenous on-air community-building during lockdown', International Journal of Cultural Studies 1 -17, 2022. Open access: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/epub/10.1177/13678779221123079
‘"Our Hearts Through Our Voices": Community Building in Hopi Radio During COVID-19'. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 21(1), 20-32. 2021.Open access: https://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/2108
'Research avenues for amplifying Indigenous radio', Open Research Europe, February 2022. Open access: https://open-research-europe.ec.europa.eu/articles/2-31/v1
'Coming to Voice: Community Radio Production as Critical Pedagogy', European Journal of Cultural Studies, Spring 2021. Open access, available here: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/13675494211003203
'Accented Radio: Articulations of British Caribbean Experience and Identity in UK Community Radio', Global Media and Communication 14 (3), Summer 2018, 283-299. doi.org/10.1177/1742766518780180
'Accented Radio in Miami and New Orleans', in Badenoch, A. and Follmer, G. (eds.) Transnationalizing Radio Research: New Approaches to an Old Medium. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2018.
'Migrant Produced Programming in Dublin', in J. Gordon (ed.), Notions of Community: A Collection of Community Media Debates and Dilemmas. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009, 109 - 126.
Articles and chapters on film and television
'Mediating the Real: Treme's Activated Aesthetic', Critical Studies in Television 14 (3), August 2019: 307-321.https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602019854366
'Uncanny TV: Estranged Space and Subjectivity in Les Revenants and Top of the Lake', Television and New Media, published online October 2015 and in print 2017: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1527476415608136.
'Aliens Dancing at the Crossroads: Science Fiction Interventions in Irish Cinema', in S. Fritzsche (ed.), World Science Fiction Film: A Critical Anthology. Liverpool University Press, 2014.
' "Is Space Political?": Oppositional Strategies in Treme', Mediascape (Winter 2012). http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Index.html