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Manchester’s School of Digital Arts appoints interim Deputy Head

Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Twitter

Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Digital Arts (SODA) has appointed Dr Kirsty Fairclough as interim deputy head for the remainder of the 2022/23 academic year.

Fairclough, who was previously a reader in screen studies, research and knowledge lead and research degrees coordinator at the school is the author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture and and co-editor of several titles including Prince and Popular Music, The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (both Bloomsbury), The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge) and The Legacy of Mad Men: Cultural History, Intermediality and American Television (Palgrave).

She also serves as chair of Manchester Jazz Festival, a Culture Forum North Steering Group member and a Digital City Festival Advisory Board member, and is a regular on BBC TV and radio.

SODA is a cutting edge facility which is home to a UX Suite, film studios, green screens, edit suites, sound, music & production studios, a cinema and a gallery.

Announcing the new position on Twitter, Fairclough said she is “looking forward to getting stuck in.”


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