Department of Management, Society and Communication
- imagine .. Centre for Creative Industries and Institutions
My research focuses on work, entrepreneurship, and hustling in filmmaking and other creative industries in Africa. My PhD research, at SOAS University of London, examined the work of female filmmakers in Nairobi, Kenya. My current postdoctoral work is part of the major research project 'Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana' (ACIG).
While at the University of Sheffield, I studied data, diversity, and inequality. In particular, how members of the UK public think and feel about how their data is used and public opinion about what constitutes 'good' data management. This research was done in collaboration with the BBC.
- Creative and Cultural Industries
- African film and media
- Media studies
- Critical data studies
- Gender studies
Steedman, R. (2019) Nairobi-based middle class filmmakers and the production and circulation of transnational cinema. Poetics 75, 101333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2018.11.002
Steedman, R. (2019) Nairobi-based female filmmakers: Screen media production between the local and the transnational. In K.W. Harrow and C. Garritano (Eds.), A Companion to African Cinema, (pp. 315-335). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Steedman, R. (2019). Screening violence: the production and circulation of films about the Kenyan post-election violence of 2007/2008. In J.K.S. Makokha, C.K. Muriungi, and C. Kebaya (Eds.), Cultural Archives of Atrocity: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Culture and Society, (pp. 257-274). New York: Routledge.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press 2023, 224 p.
In: International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 5.2023, p. 237-256
In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 30, No. 3, 5.2023, p. 793-809
In: Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 26, No. 10, 9.2023, p. 1979-1995
In: Cultural Trends, Vol. 31, No. 5, 12.2022, p. 448-469
In: Developing Creative Economies in Africa: Spaces and Working Practices. . ed. /Brian J. Hracs; Roberta Comunian; Lauren England. Abingdon : Routledge 2022, p. 11-23 (Routledge Contemporary Africa Series)
In: New Perspectives in Critical Data Studies: The Ambivalences of Data Power. . ed. /Andreas Hepp; Juliane Jarke; Leif Kramp. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2022, p. 391-414 (Transforming Communication: Studies in Cross-Media Research)
In: Geoforum, Vol. 136, 11.2022, p. 142-152
In: Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 24, No. 12, 2021, p. 1745-1761
Sheffield : University of Sheffield 2021, 65 p.
In: Environment and Planning A, Vol. 53, No. 4, 6.2021, p. 619-637
In: Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 23, No. 6, The 20th Annual Conference of the Association-of-Internet-Researchers. AoIR 2019, 2020, 16 p., p. 817-832
In: Big Data & Society, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1.2020
In: Poetics, Vol. 75, 8.2019
In: Cultural Archives of Atrocity: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Literature, Culture and Society. . ed. /Charles Kebaya; Colomba Kaburi Muriungi; Justus Kizito Siboe Makokha. New York : Routledge 2019, p. 257-274
In: A Companion to African Cinema. ed. /Kenneth W. Harrow; Carmela Garritano. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell 2018, p. 315-335 (Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas)
Frederiksberg : Advancing Creative Industries for Development in Ghana (ACIG) 27.11.2020
Decolonising Film Festivals and Curating African Cinemas: Networking Event
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