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Dr Dion Georgiou

Dion Georgiou-502-croppedTeaching Fellow in Culture, Media and Creative Industries

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I completed my PhD on suburban street carnivals in Edwardian London in the School of History at Queen Mary University of London in 2016. I subsequently worked as a research fellow and then research assistant here at King’s, as well as as an assistant lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent, and in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London, before being appointed to my current role as a teaching fellow for CMCI in 2017.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Cities and suburbs
  • Temporality, lifecycles and the uses of the past
  • Cultural production, adaptation, dissemination, generification and reception
  • Organisational structures and cultures
  • Domestic, international and global conflict
My postgraduate research focused on the history of carnival in Britain and on British popular culture in the post-Second World War period. I have subsequently moved on to researching contemporary uses of the past, representations of the lifecycle in British and American film and television since the 1970s, and the suburbanisation of London and the remaking of Britain from the 1850s to the 1930s.


Selected publications
  • Dion Georgiou, ‘‘Only a Local Affair’? Imagining and Enacting Locality through London’s Boer War Carnivals’, Urban History (available via FirstView).
  • Dion Georgiou and Benjamin Litherland (eds.), Sport’s Relationship with other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).
  • Dion Georgiou, ‘Weaving Patterns in the Suburban Fabric: Carnival Procession Routes, Mapping Place and Experiencing Space on London’s Changing Periphery, 1890–1914’, in Sam Griffiths and Alexander von Lünen (eds.), Spatial Cultures: Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016), pp. 95–113.
  • Dion Georgiou, ‘Redefining the Carnivalesque: The Construction of Ritual, Revelry and Spectacle in British Leisure Practices through the Idea and Model of ‘Carnival’, 1870–1939’, Sport in History, Vol. 35, No. 3 (2015), pp. 335–363.
  • Dion Georgiou, ‘‘The Drab Suburban Streets were Metamorphosed into a Veritable Fairyland’: Spectacle and Festivity in the Ilford Hospital Carnival, 1905–1914’, London Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2014), pp. 227–248.

My teaching concentrates on entertainment industries and on different approaches to the study of culture.

Expertise and public engagement

I would be happy to field media queries related to my areas of research expertise, as well as to collaborate with museum and heritage sector organisations also focused on these fields.


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