DR. SHWAN ADAM W. AIVAS

    ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:
  • PhD. degree in Communication, Culture and Media Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK, since December 2017.
  • MA degree in Media Ethics at Sulaimani University, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, since July 2010.
     
             CONTACT DETAILS:
  • Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  • Sulaimani Polytechnic University
  • Research Center
  • shwan.adam@spu.edu.iq
  • www.rc.spu.edu.iq
 
        TEACHING EXPERIENCES:
  • Fundamentals of journalism
  • Professional media ethics
  • Media content regulation 
  • Media theories
  • Privacy policy
  • Research methodology 
          MEMBERSHIP: 
  • Founder & Chairman of Kurdish Media Watchdog Organization (KMWO) since November 2017.
  • International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), since 2013.
  • Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate (KJS), since 2009. 
 
         PUBLICATIONS:
  • Two presented conference paper
  • Three published books
  • Four published Journal Articles.
      RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Media studies in post-conflict and emerging democracies
  • Privacy policies within media content regulation
  • Media theories and analysis
  • Convergence culture and convergent journalism practices
  • Professionalism in journalism cultures
  • Classical and contemporary media theories
  • Comparative international media
  • Globalisation and the mass media
  • Media Representations and Globalisation
  • Statelessness, Nationalism, and Ethnicity,
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (in the Middle East context)
  • Research Methods (Doing Sensitive Research, Visual Research, and Ethnography).