Dr Ed Bracho-Polanco
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Dr Ed Bracho-Polanco (or Dr. Edmundo Bracho) is a Senior Lecturer in Communication. Since 2016 he has been a full-time academic member of the Westminster School of Media and Communication and of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). He is also the School’s Doctoral Researcher Development Programme Coordinator.
He obtained his BA(Hons) degree and MA degree in communication studies at Central University of Venezuela and at Cardiff University respectively, and a Doctoral degree in media and communication studies at University of Westminster.
Dr Bracho-Polanco has extensive teaching experience at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. He has been responsible for leading over a dozen different academic modules, including Media and Communication Research; Politics, Journalism and the Media; News and Public Opinion; Issues in Journalism; Media, Time, and Space; Media Law, Ethics and Regulation; Reporting Diversity and Religion; Media Studies Dissertation; Research Methods for Doctoral Students. Also, he has over 15 years of experience as a tri-media journalist, editor, consultant in media diversity and political communication, and is a published creative writer.
His research interests include political theory and the media, sociology of journalism, populism and political communication, and contemporary Latin American political and popular cultures. He is interested in supervising doctoral students in these areas of research.