Steven Speed

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Steven has been teaching in higher education since 2002. He has worked at numerous institutions in this time and in various roles. At Staffordshire University he has led the BA (hons) Photojournalism and BA (hons) Digital Content Creation. He also supervises students on the MA in Arts and Creative Technologies (By Negotiated Study).

Professional memberships and activities

SFHEA

Academic qualifications

BA (hons) Photography and Literature
MA Communication Media
Currently a PhD candidate at Manchester University

Expertise

Media and Social Movements

Research interests

Steven is currently working on an ethnographic project about the transformative qualities of small-scale farming communities engaged in agroecology, food sovereignty and community land ownership.

He is interested in visual sociology and journalistic practices as methods for research.

Teaching

Undergraduate

Level 4

  • Digital Content

Level 6

  • Journalism Portfolio
  • Final Project
  • Work Placement and Career Development
  • Contextual Essay
  • Photojournalism in Context

Postgraduate

  • MA Negotiated Study (supervisor)

Publications

SPEED, Steven (2018) The Battle of Barton Moss. In: From Financial Crisis to Social Change. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 129-148. ISBN e- ISBN 978-3-319-70600-9 H/B ISBN 9783319705996

SPEED, Steven (2017) Evicting Manchester’s street homeless. In: The Violence of Austerity. Pluto Press, pp. 203-211. ISBN 9780745399485

SPEED, Steven (2014) The Battle of Barton Moss (web archive). [Artefact]

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020