I am a lecturer at Bournemouth University Media School. This year I am working as a postdoctoral fellow on the Networks of Exchange project at the Rutgers Center for Historical Research. I received my PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University in Montreal and worked as an LSE Fellow in the department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2008-2009. From 2009-2011 I was an Assistant Professor of Communications at Richmond, the American International University in London.
My published research includes studies of protest camps (South Atlantic Quarterly 2012, forthcoming Sociological Review, Parallax and Zed Books); global resistance to fences (ephemera 2010); women’s protest music production (Journal of Popular Music 2010); and DIY feminist print cultures (Feminist Media Studies 2012). I am involved in campaigns around gender, sexuality, climate change and migrant rights and a member of the Anarchist Studies Network and the Creative Resistance Research Network.
As a teacher I am committed to active and student-centered learning, and enjoy experimenting with innovative forms of collaboration that integrate cooperative skills and digital technologies. I have taught a range of undergraduate classes on visual culture, digital technologies, mass media, consumerism, gender, protest, and research methods at Richmond, McGill University, Binghamton University (SUNY) and the LSE .
My research on teaching has been published in The Media Education Research Journal, The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies and the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women Newsletter. I am also a Higher Education Academy Associate and a trained workshop facilitator and public educator. I have previously held interactive workshops at community centres throughout the UK and at international institutions including University of Grenada, Mcgill University and the University of Amsterdam. As an active participant in teacher development and learning innovation, I have also participated in safe space and advanced facilitation training.
From March 2010-March 2011 I conducted an HEA-ADM funded research project with Dr. Mehita Iqani on “Quality Enhancement and Prospective Quality Assurance through Teaching Exchange workshops in Media and Communications” that designed and tested a collaboratively-driven and faculty led, alternative model for insuring and enhancing teaching quality.
Recent & Forthcoming Research Publications (selected)
Feigenbaum, Anna, Fabian Frenzel & Patrick McCurdy. Protest Camps: Experiments in Alternative Worlds. Zed (forthcoming 2013).
Fabian, Frenzel, Anna Feigenbaum & Patrick McCurdy. “Protest Camps: Toward an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda,” Sociological Review (forthcoming)
Feigenbaum, Anna, Fabian Frenzel & Patrick McCurdy. “The Postcapitalist Politics of Protest Camps: A Case Study of Occupy LSX,” Distinktion Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory (accepted, in process)
Feigenbaum, Anna, Fabian Frenzel & Patrick McCurdy. “The Campfire Chats Project: Exploring The Objects and Affects of Everyday Life at Occupy Protest Camps,” Parallax (accepted, in process)
Dowling, Emma, Anna Feigenbaum, Susal Pell and Katherine Stanley. (2012) “Occupy London.” South Atlantic Quarterly 111:3, pp. 608-615.
Feigenbaum, Anna. (2012) “Security for Sale! The Visual Rhetoric of Marketing Counter-Terrorism Technologies,” The Poster, 2:1, pp. 75-92.
Feigenbaum, Anna. (2012) “Written in the Mud: Autonomous Media at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp,” Feminist Media Studies, 12:02, pp. TBD.
Feigenbaum, Anna. (2010) “Concrete Needs No Metaphor: Globalised Fences as Sites of Political Struggle,” epehmera: theory and politics in organization, 10:2, pp. 119-133 available at http://www.ephemeraweb.org/journal/10-2/10-2feigenbaum.pdf.
Publications on Teaching & Learning
(under review) Mehita Iqani & Anna Feigenbaum. “The (inter)disciplinarity of media studies: Pedagogical challenges and opportunities from the perspective of teaching staff”.
(in revision) Feigenbaum, Anna & Mehita Iqani. “Quality after the Cuts? Higher Education practitioners’ accounts of systemic challenges to teaching quality in times of ‘austerity’”. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
Feigenbaum, Anna. (2011) “We-Thinking the Classroom: Using Open Source Principles in HE Course Design,” Media Education Research Journal, 02:02, pp. 26-41.
Feigenbaum, Anna & Mehita Iqani (2011) A Handbook for Teaching Exchange Workshops available at http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/library/files/networks-online/networks-autumn-2011/final-report-feigenbaum-iqani.pdf
Heckert, Jamie, Anna Feigenbaum and Anja Kanngieser (2010). “The antagonistic university? A conversation on cuts, conviviality and capitalism.” Sociological Imagination. Sociological imagination.org. (10 Dec 2010). Available at http://sociologicalimagination.org/ archives/author/jheckert.
Feigenbaum, Anna. (2007) “The Teachable Moment: Feminist Pedagogy and the Neoliberal Classroom.” The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, 29:4, pp. 337 – 349.