Alex Mcdonagh

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

New Adelphi 6.12

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I completed my BA and MA in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. In 2011 I completed a second MA in Archaeology and Heritage Management at the University of Exeter. I am currently researching a PhD in Digital Heritage at the University of Salford and I started my full-time post at Salford in September 2016.

Areas of research

Heritage, Digital, Phenomenology, Power, Co-production


I currently teach undergraduates on the Critical and Contextual Studies modules. I module lead Level 4 and Level 5 modules for Graphic Design, Design, 3D Interiors and Film & TV students.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly based in heritage and culture and I take a multidisciplinary approach influenced by archaeological theory, phenomenology, sociology and simulation theory. I am particularly interested in the ways that heritage and culture are formed in everyday and subaltern contexts and how digital media may affect the perception or agency of dominant cultural discourses.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation
  • MA (Research) Classics and Ancient History
  • MA Archaeology and Heritage Management


  • Member of the Leisure Studies Association