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Dr Russell White

Head of Media and Communications

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

Biography

Dr Russell White leads the Department of Media Communications within the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies. Media and communications brings together the Faculty's media arts, computer games, English, journalism and music industries provision. Russell is also the Faculty's strategic lead for learning and teaching.

Russell studied for his Bachelor's degree and his PhD at King Alfred's College (now the University of Winchester). He also holds a PGCTLHE and two Master's degrees - one from King's College London and the other from the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London).

Russell's research interests span afromodernism, post-soul African American culture and the role of photography in shaping and documenting modernity within the Americas.

Russell is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Research interests

Russell is an Americanist at heart and writes about Latin American current affairs and culture. Russell is an editor with the London-based news organisation Latin America Bureau and a contributor to New Internationalist magazine.

Russell is also interested in post-soul African American culture and has published articles on the globalization on hip-hop, Samuel L. Jackson, and rap star Eminem. He is also interested in Afro-modernism and has in that context written on Langston Hughes' trip to Haiti in 1931.

Recent publications

Russell White (2014). 'Haiti: human rights activists in the line of fine'. Latin America Bureau. February 27. http://lab.org.uk/haiti-human-rights-activists-in-the-line-of-fire. Accessed. August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Haiti: Baby Doc – to try or not to try?' Latin America Bureau. March 11. http://lab.org.uk/haiti;-baby-doc-to-try-or-not-to-try Accessed August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Cuba: the fall of the humming-bird'. Latin America Bureau. May 15. http://lab.org.uk/cuba-the-fall-of-the-humming-bird Accessed August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Haiti: Hi-tech Haiti, Yes, Really'. Latin America Bureau. May 27.http://lab.org.uk/haiti-hi-tech-haiti-yes-really Accessed August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Mexico: Goodbye Subco Marcos, Hello Subco Galeano'. Latin America Bureau. May 28. http://lab.org.uk/mexico-goodbye-subco-marcos-hello-subco-galeano Accessed August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Immigration: trials and tribulations'. Latin America Bureau. June 10. http://lab.org.uk/immigration-trials-and-tribulations Accessed August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Cuba: is foreign investment the future?' Latin America Bureau. June 26. http://lab.org.uk/cuba-is-foreign-investment-the-future Accessed August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Colombia: Is Santos’ re-election the best hope for peace?' Latin America Bureau. July 15. http://lab.org.uk/colombia-is-santos-re-election-the-best-hope-for-peace Accessed August 20, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Haiti: Arresting Aristide'. Latin America Bureau September 7. http://lab.org.uk/haiti-arresting-aristide. Accessed. September 8, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Haiti: Tourism on the Comeback Trail?' Latin America Bureau. September 29. http://lab.org.uk/haiti-tourism-in-haiti-on-the-comeback-trail Accessed October 25, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Mexico: Disappearances put pressure on Peña Nieto'. Latin America Bureau. October 25. http://lab.org.uk/mexico-disappeared-students Accessed October 25, 2014.

Russell White (2014) 'Haiti: Duvalier is Dead, Duvalierism Lives On'. Latin America Bureau. November 13. http://lab.org.uk/haiti-duvalier-is-dead-but-duvalierism-lives-on Accessed November 14, 2014.

Nicaragua Canal Series

Russell White (2015) 'Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: 1 - Schism amongst the Sandinistas'. Latin America Bureau. January 12. http://lab.org.uk/nicaraguas-gran-canal-1-schism-amongst-the-sandinistas. Accessed January 12, 2015.

Russell White (2015) 'Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: 2 - The environment vs the economy'. Latin America Bureau. January 14. http://lab.org.uk/nicaraguas-grand-canal-2-the-environment-vs-the-economy. Accessed January 14, 2015.

Russell White (2015) 'Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: 3 -No excavation without consultation'. Latin America Bureau. January 20. http://lab.org.uk/nicaraguas-grand-canal-3-no-excavation-without-consultation. Accessed January 20, 2015.

Russell White (2015) 'Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: 4 – The Emperor’s New Funds'. Latin America Bureau. January 29.http://lab.org.uk/nicaraguas-grand-canal-4-the-emperors-new-funds Accessed January 29, 2015

Russell White (2015) 'Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: 5 – The Geopolitics of the Canal'. Latin America Bureau. March 2. http://lab.org.uk/nicaraguas-grand-canal-5-the-geopolitics-of-the-canal Accessed March, 2015.

Work in progress

Russell is preparing an article on the African American photographer James VanderZee and a special report on the Grand Nicaragua Canal. This builds on a five article series on the canal recently written for Latin America Bureau.