Dr Saira Ali
|Position||Lecturer Media Studies|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 1403|
Saira Ali has over ten years of experience in the media industry, having worked at the top tiers of publishing with Kitab Pvt Ltd and the Oxford University Press in Pakistan. She started her academic career in 2015 at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), where she taught in various Public Relations and Social Media courses. She joined University of Adelaide in 2019 as Lecturer in Media Studies. Her work focuses on (digital) media practices.
Taking on a multi-disciplinary approach, Saira's research focuses on the mediatisation of risk, security and othering; journalistic practices, censorship and emerging media. In 2019, Saira co-authored a book, Public Relations & Strategic Communication, for Oxford University Press, Australia. She has also published in journals such as Global Media and Communication, International Communication Gazette and Media International Australia.
2019 Doctor of Philosophy, University of the Sunshine Coast
· Thesis Title: World Risk Society: East-West Comparative Analysis of Meditated Terrorism
2019 Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast
2013 Graduate Diploma in Arts – Communications & Public Relations, University of the Sunshine Coast
2005 Masters in Transnational Communications & Global Media, Goldsmith’s College, University of London
2000 Masters in English Literature, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Global mediatisation of risk, security and Othering; Journalistic practices; Censorship; Emerging digital technologies; Terrorism/counterterrorism; Cultural studies; Representation
- Ali, S. & Khattab, U. 2019. Reporting terrorism in Muslim Asia: The Peshawar massacre. Media International Australia. In Press.
- Ali, S. & Khattab, U. 2018. Trans-mediatised terrorism: Sydney Lindt Café siege. Global Media and Communication, 14(3), pp. 301-323.
- Ali, S. & Khattab, U. 2017. East-West trans-mediatisation of terrorism and Islamophobia: Sydney siege and Peshawar massacre, The International Communication Gazette, 79(8), pp.722-745.
- Khattab, U., Ali, S. & Fonn, S. 2017. Strategic communication management of corporate crises: Case analysis. Journal of Social & Behavioural Research in Business, 8(1), pp: 15-40.
- Ali, S. & Khattab, U. 2016. Australian talkback radio prank strategy: A media-made crisis'. Journal of Communication Management, 20(1), pp. 56 – 74.
BookSutherland, K, Ali, S & Khattab, U 2019. Public Relations and Strategic Communication. South Melbourne: OxfordUniversity Press.
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