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 Lee Chapman is a Freelance Lecturer of Communication Studies specializing in British politics and pop culture. Teaching study abroad students at the Foundation for International Education (FIE) since 2008, Dr. Chapman has established a research career that complements his teaching of international students specifically by setting up a politics blog on Platonic Media, on which political commentary combined with video documentation of significant events in London (and the world) are published and used as supplementary research evidence for classroom presentations. Students taking Dr. Chapman’s classes will have the opportunity not only to study academic material, but also get out in London and conduct their own research. Field trips include public lectures, specialty communications exhibits and even campaigning for causes ourselves thereby having a real-world impact.
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