Guest Post: Alumnx Heath Pennington publishes BDSM research

Heath Pennington (MA Performance and Culture, 2013) received their second MA in Gender Studies from Central European University in 2018. Their cross-cultural thesis explores affective bonds around belonging and gender amongst BDSM practitioners in London and Budapest. Their interdisciplinary research interests include affect and queer theories; gender and performance studies; and embodiment. Read more about… Read more Guest Post: Alumnx Heath Pennington publishes BDSM research

Graduate News: Double win at Webby Awards for ‘Trans in America’, produced by alumna Lindsey Dryden

Producer of ‘Trans in America: Texas Strong’ Media & Communications graduate Lindsey Dryden and team have been awarded Best Video Documentary: Longform and the People’s Voice in the same category, at the 23rd Annual Webby Awards – the awards ‘celebrate the best of the internet’. The Webby Award Winners are nominated and selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).

In Memoriam: Elena Mourdjis

Elena Mourdjis graduated from Goldsmiths with a 2:1 BA in Design on 13 September 2013. Her achievements include: February 2014: Worked for Technology Will Save Us, a company that makes DIY gadget kits, and represented them at a Qatar fair in November 2014. April 2015: Completed a three-month course at Shillington College in Graphic Design.… Read more In Memoriam: Elena Mourdjis

Graduate News: Mohammed Sami wins Hottinger Prize for Excellence 2019

Fine Art graduate Mohammed Sami Al Amili was awarded the annual Hottinger Prize for Excellence – the award, now in its second year, aims to support emerging artists in the regions in which the Hottinger works. Mohammed trained in fine arts in Baghdad before attending Ulster University, going on to graduate from MFA Fine Art… Read more Graduate News: Mohammed Sami wins Hottinger Prize for Excellence 2019

Graduate News: Nazia Khatun wins Sportswoman of the Year at the Baton Awards 2018

Sociology graduate Nazia Khatun was awarded Sportswoman of The Year Award at the Baton Awards 2018, which recognises and rewards best practice and success in the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community. Nazia has changed the lives of thousands of women since beginning her career as a boxer – now a trailblazer in the… Read more Graduate News: Nazia Khatun wins Sportswoman of the Year at the Baton Awards 2018

Reblog: History in fiction – why it matters

Valeria Vescina (MA Creative Writing, 2012) and Amy Sackville (MA Creative Writing, 2008) were invited back to campus to speak at the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre on the topic of ‘Fiction and History’ with reference to their novels. Valeria recently wrote about this experience, which you can read on her blog: