Gloria Khamkar

Dr Gloria Khamkar

  • Senior Lecturer in Journalism
  • Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Gloria is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and a media researcher, with a special interest in Community and Participatory Media, Media and Migrants, Ethnicity, Gender, Citizen Journalism, and Media History. Gloria holds a PhD on ‘The Evolution of British Asian Radio in England: 1960 - 2004’ from Bournemouth University. Her doctoral thesis explores why and how British Asian radio broadcasting started in England and how is it fulfilling the needs of the British Asian immigrant listener communities.

Gloria is also a community radio practitioner. She produces and presents a weekly two-hour live radio show Suhaana Safar (meaning A beautiful Journey) on Saturdays on Southampton’s Asian and Ethnic Community Radio Station, Unity 101.1FM, where she has also served as a ‘Deputy Station Manager’. Gloria is an experienced print and broadcast journalist and has worked for international media including Zee News India and American Public radio programmes FSRN, AARP Radio’s Prime Time Postscript, Sound Medicine, KCRW's UnFictional...

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Favourites

  • Hilgert, C., Just, A.L. and Khamkar, G., 2020. Airtime for Newcomers: Radio for Migrants in the United Kingdom and West Germany, 1960s–1980s. Media History, 26 (1), 62-74.
  • Khamkar, G., 2018. The Greater London Council’s Initiatives: A Precursor of British Asian Radio Broadcasting. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 25 (2), 337-347.
  • Khamkar, G., 2017. The evolution of British Asian radio in England: 1960-2004. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media and Communication.
  • Khamkar, G., 2015. A Post-War History of Radio for the Asian Community in Leicester. In: Franklin, I., Chignell, H. and Skoog, K., eds. Regional Aesthetics Mapping UK Media Cultures. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 157-168.
  • Khamkar, G., 2014. The Asian Radio Broadcasting: an alternative media platform for Britain’s Asian Community. Rundfunk und Geschichte, 1 (2), 86-87.

Journal Articles

  • Hilgert, C., Just, A.L. and Khamkar, G., 2020. Airtime for Newcomers: Radio for Migrants in the United Kingdom and West Germany, 1960s–1980s. Media History, 26 (1), 62-74.
  • Khamkar, G., 2018. The Greater London Council’s Initiatives: A Precursor of British Asian Radio Broadcasting. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 25 (2), 337-347.
  • Khamkar, G., 2014. The Asian Radio Broadcasting: an alternative media platform for Britain’s Asian Community. Rundfunk und Geschichte, 1 (2), 86-87.
  • Khamkar, G., 2012. Muktapeeth – A story of Citizen Journalism in Indian Context. Mass Communicator: International Journal of Communication Studies, 6 (2), 13-20.

Chapters

  • Khamkar, G., 2023. Daring to be different! Ethnic Community Radio as the Space of Inclusion. In: Chignell, H. and McDonald, K., eds. Handbook of Radio. Bloomsbury Academic Press.
  • Khamkar, G., 2022. From Restricted Service Licence Radio Services to Access Radio: ‘Testing the waters’ for British Asian community radio broadcasting. In: Mollgaard, M., ed. Radio at the Edges Perspectives on Alternative, Community and Pirate Radio. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Khamkar, G., 2015. A Post-War History of Radio for the Asian Community in Leicester. In: Franklin, I., Chignell, H. and Skoog, K., eds. Regional Aesthetics Mapping UK Media Cultures. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 157-168.
  • Khamkar, 2012. 'Namma Dhwani', Ideal Demonstration of Community Media Usage. In: Seneviratne, K., ed. Peoples' Voices, Peoples' Empowerment Community Radio in Asian and Beyond. Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre & NTU, 191-200.

Reports

Theses

Invited Lectures

  • Mobile Journalism and Storytelling, Online, 01 Jan 2021 more
  • Culture, Media, Place, Solent University, Southampton, UK, 01 Jan 2018 more

Grants

  • Migrants and Mobile storytelling: A case study of Afghan re-settlers in Dorset (Bournemouth University, 07 Mar 2022). Awarded
  • Citizen Journalism Workshop (Bournemouth University Charity Impact Funding, 01 Jul 2019). Awarded
  • Research networking and collaboration (Acorn Fund, Bournemouth University, UK, 22 Oct 2018). Awarded
  • Research networking and collaboration (Acorn Fund, Bournemouth University, UK, 22 Oct 2018). Awarded

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Global Media and China, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2020
  • Citizenship Studies, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2020
  • Media Asia, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2018
  • Journal of Alternative and Community Media, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2018
  • Journal of Radio and Audio Media, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2017

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Community Radio Presenter and Producer

Attended Training

  • Data Driven Community Journalism, 01 Apr 2018, Organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Goldsmiths, University of London

Honours

  • Certificate of Appreciation for completing 10+ years volunteering at Southampton's community radio Unity101FM (Unity101 Community Radio, Southampton, UK, 2022)

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