Hannah Westley

Hannah Westley is Associate Professor and Program Director of the MA in Global Communications in the Communication, Media and Culture Department at the American University of Paris. Her research interests include self-representation, new media, word/image relations and journalism. Recent publications include Now You See Me: Self-Representation in the Work of Charlotte Hodes (2016), published by About Face (University of the Arts, London); ‘Changing News Genres as a Result of Global Technological Changes’ (Digital Journalism Vol. 5 (8): 986-1005. August 2017) and ‘Reading the Self in Selfies’ (Comparative Critical Studies Vol. 13 (3): 371-390. February 2017).


Inspired by Hodes’ papercut, Westley invites the artist to contribute to her reflection on the crafting of works that are classified as ‘art’.


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