The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries welcomes Professor Paul McDonald as our new Head of Department. He steps up to the top job having first joined CMCI 12 months ago as Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries.
Before coming to King’s, Paul was Professor of Cinema and Media Industries at the University of Nottingham. He has played a leading role in developing the field of critical media industry studies, and his current research is focused in the area of screen media industries, with particular emphasis on the political economy and history of film and television piracy. His recent publications include co-editing the collection Hollywood and the Law (British Film Institute, 2015).
Paul will serve as Head of Department for the four years until summer 2020, during which time he aims to build on the successes achieved by the previous head, Professor Anna Reading (see our story in the CMCI Blog for August 1).
Paul’s ambitions as head of department include further enhancing our standing in the international scholarly community, with plans to build close links with similar centres of excellence at overseas institutions.