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Dr Russell White, Associate Professor

Dr Russell White
Associate Professor

Head of Media and Communications


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.

Further information

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.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Media Production

Solent’s three-year media production programme is the ideal way to sharpen your content creation skills and attain the mixed media skillset that industry employers are looking...

BA (Hons) Acting and Performance

BA (Hons) Acting and Performance provides the perfect blend between screen and stage, preparing you with the techniques, knowledge and experience to launch a fantastic...