Dr Emma Agusita

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MA, BA (Hons), PG Cert (in HE Teaching & Learning), HEA Teaching Fellow
  • Position:Senior Lecturer
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81677

About me

Dr Emma Agusita is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Industries, specialising in Digital Media, Culture and Communications. She works in the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries in UWE's Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education.

Emma teaches on the BA Hons Media Culture and Communications, BA Hons Media and Cultural Production, BA Hons Media Communications & MSc Sustainable Development in Practice (re. sustainability communications and campaigning). In addition to module leadership and teaching, she is a PhD supervisor & examiner and an academic professional mentor for UWE's Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Professional Practice.

Emma's current research work has two key strands:

1)     Investigating new forms of creative and cultural work being generated by non-traditional entrepreneurial activities, which leverage the affordances of digital technologies, in order to enhance creative entrepreneurship education and to improve young people's creative talent and enterprise development (in formal and informal educational settings).  Research projects include: *Unexpected Enterprises, CreBiz, Creative Citizens. (E.g.,*http://www.unexpectedenterprises.org/).

 2) Examining aspects of family immigration using creative digital methods. Emma's previous work has examined and made visible the impacts on contemporary families of being kept apart and separated from partners and families as a result of UK immigration law and policies. She has also investigated transnational partners and families' everyday use of communications technologies for maintaining cross-border connections when separated due to immigration controls. Projects and activities include: *Visualising Love, **Kept Apart and ***Proof of Love. (E.g., * www.vizlove.org, ** https://www.reunitefamiliesuk.co.uk/kept-apart-project , *** https://www.dividedbylaw.org/).

Area of expertise

Emma's work is clustered around the fields of media, education and cultural & creative industries, with particular emphasis on the use of creative and participatory methodologies.

Emma has a background in media production and education (especially community and youth media), and in evaluation and research.



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