Dr Alana Mann
Undergraduate Coordinator Media and Communications
A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney
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Dr Alana Mann teaches media studies, public opinion and international relations in the BA(MECO), Masters of Strategic Public Relations and Bachelor of International and Global Studies. The focus of her research is political communication, specifically the engagement of non-state actors in international politics. She applies an interdisciplinary approach with a strong focus on democracy, social justice and citizenship that is reflected in her focus on the power relations between the media, governments, institutions and civil society actors in the field of food politics.
Her book Global Activism in Food Politics: Power Shift (2014) draws on grounded case studies of agrarian movements in countries including Chile, Mexico and Spain to theorise a diversity of counter-movement organising strategies and political alliances.
Dr Mann is a member of the University of Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) project node 'Food, People and the Planet' and also the global food security and nutrition node within the Charles Perkins Centre.
Her latest research project focuses on how competing discourses about food security within and between Australia and its trading partner nations inform policy-making, with the aim of evaluating how new models of inclusive governance are facilitating the emergence of alternative paradigms regarding the treatment of global hunger, poverty and malnutrition.
Dr Mann is on study leave in Semester 2, 2014.
Teaching and supervision
Wednesday 3pm - 5pm or by appointment.
For Undergraduate Degree consultation please email for an appointment.
Alana teaches and co-ordinates MECO3605 Media Globalisation (UG), MECO3609 Critical Practice (UG) and MECO6913 Public Opinion, Policy and the Public Sphere (PG). She also teaches into the Bachelor of International and Global Studies in Semester 1.
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