Dr Keren Darmon BA, MA, PhD

Teaching Fellow - Public Relations & Communications

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Dr. Keren  Darmon

Dr Keren Darmon

Teaching Fellow - Public Relations & Communications


Keren is an award-winning higher education teacher with experience at both graduate and undergraduate level in a variety of higher education institutions, in the UK an USA. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of PRCA, CIPR, EUPRERA and Women in PR

Keren’s PhD thesis is a feminist media studies project and her current research interest is Women in Public Relations.

Prior to embarking on her PhD at LSE, Keren was a government communications professional for over 12 years and she worked across the media and communications spectrum communicating on behalf of a variety of UK government departments, with a strong focus on Public Relations.

At the University of Greenwich, Keren teaches PR Writing, PR Planning and Political PR & Public Affairs to undergraduate and graduate PR students, whose dissertations she also supervises.

Responsibilities within the university

Dr Keren Darmon joined the University of Greenwich in December 2019.

Keren is an award winning higher education teacher with experience at both graduate and undergraduate level in a variety of higher education institutions, including the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Goldsmiths University of London (UK) as well as DePaul and Wake Forest (USA). She is an associate member of the Higher Education Academy with a PGCert HE awarded during her time teaching on LSE100.

Keren was awarded her PhD without corrections from the department of media and communications at LSE. Her thesis is a feminist media studies project and this remains an area of research interest. In addition, Keren is interested in critical approaches to Public Relations.

Prior to embarking on her PhD at LSE, Keren was a government communications professional and worked across the media and communications spectrum communicating on behalf of a variety of UK government departments, with a strong focus on Public Relations.

At the University of Greenwich, Keren teaches Communicating for PR, PR Planning and Political PR & Public Affairs to undergraduate students. She also supervises the dissertations of Masters students in PR and Communications.

Awards

Class Teacher Award, Student-led Teaching Excellence Awards and Class Teacher Awards, 2018, for teaching in LSE100, London School of Economics and Political Science

Class Teacher Award, Student-led Teaching Excellence Awards and Class Teacher Awards, 2013, for teaching in MCLabs, London School of Economics and Political Science

Full Scholarship, for Student Excellence, 2002-2004, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Recent publications

Academic Editorial Experience
Associate Editor, Engenderings, Gender Institute Blog, London School of Economics and Political Science (2018)

Peer Reviewer, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (2016), 13:1

Guest Editor, special issue of Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA PGN on Protest in the New Media Ecology (Volume 6, Number 3, November 2013)

Publications
Darmon, K. (2014). Framing SlutWalk London: How does the privilege of feminist activism in social media travel into the mass media? Feminist Media Studies, 14 (4), 1-5.

Guest Editor, special issue of Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA PGN on Protest in the New Media Ecology (Volume 6, Number 3, November 2013)

Darmon, K. (2013). Still Dealing in Dichotomies?! Engenderings, 1 April 2013 http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/gender/2013/04/01/still-dealing-in-dichotomies/

Darmon, K., Fitzpatrick, K., & Bronstein, C. (2008). Krafting the Obesity Message: A case study in framing and issues management, Public Relations Review, 34 (4), 373-379.

Presentations

Console-ing Passions, Bournemouth University (July 2018): Looking Like a Slut: Content and visual analyses of SlutWalk London Images in Newspapers and on Blogs

MeCCSA Conference, London South Bank University (January 2018): Looking like a Slut: Content and visual analyses of mass- and social-media images of SlutWalk London

Techniques of Art and Protest, King's College London (September 2015): SlutWalk London's Contentious Visual Aesthetics: A feminist intervention?

Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Print and Pixels, Oxford Brookes University (June 2015): SlutWalk London: Challenging contemporary postfeminist media culture?

Rethinking Mediatisation of Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (April 2014): Framing SlutWalk London in the New Media Ecology