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Qualifications

PhD Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
MA Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
BA (Hons) Media Communications, University of Gloucestershire

About

I was initially employed by the University (then the University of Wales, Newport) in 2010 in a consultancy capacity to review the effectiveness of its study advice provisions and explore the possibilities for embedding study support into the curriculum. I then joined the Specialist Study Skills Tutor team, providing one-to-one support and guidance to students in areas including academic writing, critical thinking, and research.

Prior to working at USW, I was Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in Cultural Criticism at Cardiff University, School of English, Communication and Philosophy. I led the Level III undergraduate module Queer Studies, in which learners engaged with the cultural politics of gender and sexuality. Leading this module gave me invaluable insight into key aspects of inclusive curriculum design, such as anticipating multiple learning needs and giving voice to students’ experiences.

In 2010 I completed my PhD in Critical and Cultural Theory. My PhD thesis, ‘Queer Fordism: Technological Bodies Moving Otherwise’, was funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award. I have published peer-reviewed articles that draw on the main strands of the thesis, particularly analog versus digital communication and technological embodiment.

In addition to my day-to-day student-facing duties, I am currently involved in the operationalisation of USW’s inclusive practice agenda. To date this has meant collaborating with colleagues from other USW departments to promote and embed the principles of Universal Design for Learning, along with delivering inclusivity sessions to new academic staff enrolled on the PGCertHE.

Publications

Buckley, J. (2014) ‘Analog vs. Digital’, in Ryan, M.L., Robertson, B., and Emerson, L. (eds.) The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 7-11.

Buckley, J. (2011) ‘Believing in the (Analogico-)Digital’, Culture Machine, 12 [Online]. Available at: https://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/432/463

Buckley, J. (2010) ‘Moving, Assembling, Breaking Down: Sexual Automobility in Fordist Time and Space’, Assuming Gender, 1(2), pp. 4-21.

Interviewed in Casey Benyahia, S., Gardner, A., and Rayner, P. (2013) Media Studies: The Essential Resource. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 284-291

Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Associate of the Dyslexia Guild

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