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Munira Cheema


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    Research interests

    Munira is a lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries. Her research interests are at the intersection of cultural studies, media, and politics. She is currently working on two projects, the first one looks at the rise of social media as an alternative public sphere in Pakistani context while the second one evaluates the participation of female politicians across mediated and parliamentary contexts in Pakistan. Her work speaks to the specifics of Pakistan and other South Asian media cultures and engages transnational issues of race and gender in the global diaspora and Western democraciesHer book Women and TV Culture in Pakistan: Gender, Islam and National Identity was published by Bloomsbury in 2018. Munira is also on the editorial board for Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics. Before joining the Department, she was Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex.


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Media and Cultural Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, The production and reception of gender-based content in Pakistani TV culture, University of Sussex

    Award Date: 14 May 2015


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