Poppy Wilde

Poppy Wilde

Lecturer in Media and Communication

Birmingham School of Media
Email:
poppy.wilde@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 331 5676

Dr. Poppy Wilde graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2012 with a First Class Joint Honours degree in Performance Studies and Drama with a keen interest in the performance of self in digital cultures. In 2013 she was awarded a 3 year funded PhD studentship in the School of Media and Performing Arts at Coventry University. In 2017 she completed her PhD project ‘I, Posthuman: Embodying Entangled Subjectivities in Gaming’ having researched the lived experience of MMORPG gaming with particular focus on the gamer as one embodiment of posthuman subjectivity. In 2018 she completed her PgCert Academic Practice in Higher Education with Distinction, and she is a recognized Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She practises innovative teaching methods to promote embodied understandings of theory, allowing students to engage practically with the concepts covered in class in a way that overcomes cross-cultural and access barriers. She designs courseworks with employability in mind, encouraging the development of oral presentation skills, networking, academic and non-academic forms of writing, interviewing and research. She previously lectured at Coventry University on the BA in Media and Communications and the MA in Communication, Culture and Media, and at University of Worcester on the BA in Drama and Theatre Studies.

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