Two of CMCI’s staff have just been promoted to senior academic posts. Dr Joanne Entwistle goes up from Senior Lecturer to Reader, while Dr Richard Howells moves from Reader to Professor.
Joanne Entwistle’s research specialities include the sociology of fashion and, most recently, light: Her new research comes under the umbrella ‘Configuring Light/Staging the Social’, as we’ve reported previously in the CMCI Blog. The final project report ‘Tackling Inequalities in Public Lighting’ was published last month.
Richard Howells has written widely on visual culture, while his most recent research has extended this to cultural and social theory. His latest monograph is A Critical Theory of Creativity: Utopia, Aesthetics, Atheism and Design. As we reported in the blog last month, his TEDx talk on Utopia is now available on the Internet.
Commenting on her promoted colleagues, CMCI Head of Department Professor Anna Reading said she was “delighted with their well-deserved success”. The new titles are effective from September 1st 2016.