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Miss Ruth Sanz Sabido

Job: PhD Candidate and Lecturer

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Media and Communication

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: n/a

E: rsanzs@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.academia.edu/RuthSanzSabido

 

Personal profile

Ruth’s PhD is a historical analysis of the media representations of terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the British press.  She is also carrying out research on historical memory in Spain and the indignados movement, paying attention to the use of social media in social movements.  Other research interests include conflict reporting, otherness and research methods. Ruth lectures in various fields, including Media Discourse and Journalism.

Research group affiliations

  • Media Discourse Group; 
  • Critical Thinking Communication and Human Rights Research Group (University of Seville).

Key research outputs

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (forthcoming) “‘I have a question for you’: mediatisation, citizen participation and elections in Catalonia”, in Ekström, M. and Tolson, A. (eds.) Media Talk and Political Elections in Europe and America. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (ed.) (2013) Networking Knowledge special issue, Othering Race and Ethnicity in Media and Popular Culture, Vol. 6. 

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2012) “Book Review: Haberfeld, M.R. et al (2009) Terrorism Within the International Context: The Counter-Terrorism Response and Preparedness”, Media, War and Conflict, April 2012 (5): 94-96.

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2012) “Book Review: Brunt, R. and Cere, R. (2011) Postcolonial Media Culture in Britain”, Feminist Media Studies, 12 (3).

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Book Review: Khan, A. (2010) The Long Struggle: The Muslim World’s Western Problem”, Critical Contemporary Culture, Issue 1.

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2009) “When the ‘Other’ Becomes ‘Us’: Mediated Representations, ‘Terrorism’ and the ‘War on Terror’”, PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication, Vol.1 (June 2009): 67-82.

Research interests/expertise

Media and political discourse; discourses of historical memory; social movements; conflict reporting; representation of ethnicity and gender; otherness; research methodologies; social media; Spain.

Areas of teaching

  • Media Discourse
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication
  • Public Relations

Qualifications

  • PhD Candidate in Media Discourse, De Montfort University - ‘Representing Terrorism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: a critical historical analysis of the British press’.
  • MA in Media by Independent Study – Pass with Distinction, De Montfort University.
  • (2007) BSc (Hons) Computing and Media – First class, De Montfort University.
  • (2005) Licenciada en Traducción e Interpretación, University of Granada (Spain). 

Courses taught

  • Media Discourse
  • Media, Gender and Identity
  • BA Dissertations
  • Introduction to Media and Communication
  • Analysing Media and Communication
  • Public Relations Theory and Structure
  • MA Dissertations
  • Inside Journalism 1
  • Inside Journalism 2
  • Issues in Journalism
  • Critical Journalism

Ruth is also a Seminar Tutor at University of Leicester, where she teaches Contemporary Issues In Media and Cultural Studies; The Production of News; Analysing Communication Processes; Media, Identity and the Popular; The Media in the International Context.

Honours and awards

  • DSU Volunteering Gold Award, 2009, volunteered as a Spanish Teaching Assistant at Sir Jonathan North Community College
  • Faculty Alumni scholarship 2009
  • Peter Orton scholarship, 2007
  • Best BSc Computing and Media Student, 2007
  • Erasmus scholarship, 2002
  • Best student essay, 1998 (in the province of Huelva, selected amongst over 3,000 essays for publication in a book by ASANDA)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • IAMCR Emerging Scholars Network, September 2012 – Present, Mentorship Programme Coordinator
  • IAMCR Emerging Scholars Network, September 2012 – Present, ESN Hispano-hablante Committee
  • MeCCSA Post-Graduate Network, July 2011 – Present, Chair
  • Political Studies Association, 2011 – Present

Conference attendance

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2013) “Indignados and Social Media: defending democracy and the right to protest”, Research Seminar, Loughborough University, 28 February. 

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2013) “Indignados and Social Media: defending democracy and the right to protest”, Annual MeCCSA Conference 2013, University of Ulster, 9-11 January

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2012) “‘Call the Police! We are being kidnapped!’: indignados, democracy and the right to protest”, PSA Media and Politics Group, University of Bedfordshire, 4-5 November

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2012) “Indignados and Social Networking Sites: defending democracy and the right to protest”, European Sociological Association, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, 18-20 October

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2012) “‘Call the Police! We are being kidnapped!’: indignados, democracy and the right to protest”, MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference, Loughborough University, 17-18 September

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2012) “Postcolonial theory and identity struggles in the Palestinian conflict”, Annual MeCCSA Conference 2012, University of Bedfordshire, 11-13 January

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Tracing the mediation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, PSA Media and Politics Group, Bournemouth University, 3-4 November

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Reporting Gaza 2008: a comparative study of British and Spanish press”, International Association of Media and Communication Research, Crisis Communications Working Group, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 13-17 July

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Tracing the mediation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, International Association of Media and Communication Research, Emerging Scholars Network, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 13-17 July

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Tracing the mediation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference, Bournemouth University, 4-5 July

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Postcolonial theory and identity struggles in the Palestinian conflict”, Media @ LSE symposium, London School of Economics, 10 June

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Tracing the mediation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, Humanities Postgraduate Conference, DMU, 27 May

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “A comparative study of the Madrid and London bombings”, The Mediation of Security: an international conference, DMU, 18 May

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2011) “Tracing the mediation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, Annual MeCCSA Conference 2011, University of Salford, 12-14 January

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2010) “Spain and the ‘war on terror': media coverage of March 11th 2004”, Global Media and the War on Terror: an international conference, University of Westminster and Goldsmiths, University of London, 13-14 September

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2010) “Reporting Violence: Discourses of War in Gaza 2008”, Reporting War: Exploring the Way Forward, Bournemouth University, 2 July

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2010) “Reporting Violence: Discourses of War in Gaza 2008”, Media @ LSE symposium, London School of Economics, 7 June

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2010) “Reporting Violence: Discourses of War in Gaza 2008”, Humanities Postgraduate Conference, DMU, 28 May

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2010) “Madrid, London and the ‘war on terror': a comparative study of two bomb attacks”, Annual MeCCSA Conference 2010, London School of Economics, 6-8 January

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2008) “Madrid, London and the ‘war on terror': a comparative study of two bomb attacks”, Humanities Postgraduate Conference, DMU, 31 October

Professional esteem indicators

Networking Knowledge, Guest-editing a special issue on “Race and Ethnicity in Media and Popular Culture”

Networking Knowledge (2011-Present) Peer Reviewer

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication (2011-Present)Peer Reviewer

Critical Contemporary Culture (2010-Present) Article Editor and Peer Reviewer

Case studies

18 October 2012 – Appeared on Onda Vasca’s La Tarde en Euskadi to discuss the role of the media during the current crisis. This radio appearance was prompted by my paper “Indignados and Social Networking Sites: defending democracy and the right to protest”, which I presented at the conference organised by the European Sociological Association in the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao).

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2009) “Peace will come only through open crossings”, First Person column, Leicester Mercury, 17 February, p. 15.

Sanz Sabido, R.M. (2008) “The Importance of Being British”, First Person column, Leicester Mercury, 11 December, p. 15.

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