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Dr. Gloria Khamkar (PhD) is principal academic in journalism and an accomplished media researcher at Bournemouth University.

The Evolution of British Asian Radio in England

A guest talk in sociology from Dr. Gloria Khamkar (PhD) of Bournemouth University


Date: Monday, April 1
Time: 2 pm
Location: Arts Building Room 106, 9 Campus Dr., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

About this event

Spanning from the 1960s to the 2000s, this talk traces the emergence and development of British Asian radio broadcasting, intertwining themes of migration, integration, race relations, and media representation. It examines the initiatives undertaken by both the BBC and the UK government to address these issues. Through a critical lens, it reveals the necessity and demand for a dedicated radio platform within British Asian communities. This presentation will appeal to those interested in ethnic minority/global majority communities, mother-tongue radio broadcasting, cultural and communication studies, media history, and British cultural history. It aims to offer valuable insights to media scholars and students, enabling them to better understand the social and cultural dynamics of the communities they engage with in today’s world. 

Dr. Gloria Khamkar (PhD) is principal academic in journalism and an accomplished media researcher at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. She specializes in diverse fields such as community and participatory media, media and migrants, citizen journalism, and media history. Gloria currently serves as the associate editor for the Journal of Promotional Communications. Beyond academia, she is an active community radio practitioner, hosting a weekly two-hour live show, “Suhaana Safar,” on Southampton’s Asian and Ethnic community radio station, Unity 101.1 FM.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology (St. Thomas More College) and the Department of Sociology (College of Arts and Science).

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