London Faculty Directors
A full-time Temple University faculty member serves as resident director each semester. This individual comes from one of the departments in the School of Media and Communication. Additional British part-time faculty, often prominent professionals in their field, are used regularly. They are complemented by a generous sampling of guest lecturers.
The Spring 2014 Faculty Director
Guillermo Caliendo received an MA in Communication Studies from California State University, Los Angeles, a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Culture, and a Ph.D. Certificate in Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interest focuses on cultural discourse about race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality. Besides serving in various intercultural editorial boards in the U.K., he has published numerous journal articles, book reviews and chapter contributions dealing with transcultural and multiethnic groups in Europe. His cultural research and instructional experience can contribute to the Study Away in London by helping students to become better intercultural communicators in British society. Additionally, his own multicultural background and his ability to speak Spanish and French fluently has prepared him to teach students not only how to perform cross-cultural communication, but most importantly how to adapt successfully to various European ethnicities.
The Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Faculty Director
Fabienne Darling-Wolf is a faculty member in the Journalism Department and the Media and Communication doctoral program. She received her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa (both in Mass Communication). Her research concentrates on global media, international communication, and cultural identity formation with a particular focus on issues of gender, race and class. She regularly conducts ethnographic fieldwork in France, where she was born and raised, Japan and Philadelphia. She lived in a small Japanese village for several years, frequently teaches in Tokyo in the summers and has additional close cultural ties to Slovenia, Canada, and the Ukraine.
Dr. Darling-Wolf is currently a member of the Center for the Humanities at Temple University (CHAT) “Culture and Identity in Contemporary Europe” research group. Her forthcoming book Imagining the Global: Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West (Michigan University Press) explores how people form images of other cultures through their consumption of globally distributed media.
Fall 2013 student, Robert Monroe, presents an inside look into what the Temple London experience is like for the faculty director, Sheryl Kantrowitz, from the Advertising Department! Check out it out below.
Temple London Instructors
Dr. James Graham
BA, MA, PhD University of Warwick
Faculty in Cultural Studies
After stints at the University of Warwick and Birkbeck College, University of London, Dr James Graham currently lectures in culture and communication at Middlesex University. His research and teaching interests span various aspects of British life and culture: postcolonial literatures; the culture of cities; multiculturalism; literary and media theory; advertising and marketing. He is the author of the monograph Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africa (Routledge, 2009) and has published his research in the following books: Postcolonial Spaces: The Politics of Place in Contemporary Culture (Palgrave 2010); Radical Future: Politics for the Next Generation (2010); Rerouting the Postcolonial: New Directions for a New Millennium (Routledge 2010); African City Textualities (Routledge 2009); The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford University Press, 2007); and in the following journals and magazines: The Warwick Review (2010); Literary London (2008); Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2008); English Studies in Africa (2007); Transtext(e)s-Transcultures: Journal of Global Cultural Studies (2007); Exiled Ink! (2006).
At FIE, Dr Graham teaches British Life & Cultures, British Life and Business, Travel Writing and Major British Writers.
Dr. Dennis Lee Chapman
Dr. Dennis Chapman is a part-time lecturer and web developer based in London. Specialising in media, technology and (political) communication, Dr. Chapman’s brand Platonic Media is a rallying point for academics, students and
entrepreneurs to collaborate and independently publish their work. The website also serves as a blogging platform on which Dr. Chapman has written on subjects ranging from youth crime to the politics of nuclear power. Dr. Chapman’s current research interest is the modelling of “supercomputer” networks to aid in medical research.
Christopher Cook began his career in television, producing for BBC-2 and Channel 4. He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radios 3, 4, and 5. He teaches Communications for Temple University and Cultural Studies for the University of Syracuse on their London Programmes and for the British American Drama Academy and he has recently been Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, London and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College in the University of London. He has been a visiting Professor at Gresham College in 2009 and 2011, lecturing on ‘Broadcast News’ and ‘Celebrity’. Christopher is a regular contributor to BBC Music Magazine and International Record Review. Christopher was the Director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature in 2004 and Chair of the Cheltenham International Music Festival until 2013