Dr. Shireen Walton


Shireen Walton is a Digital-Visual Anthropologist based at the Department of Anthropology, University College London. She teaches courses in Material and Visual Culture, Anthropology and Photography, and The Anthropology of Social Media, with a specific focus on Digital Media in the Middle East and Islamic World.

Her doctoral research looked at photoblogging and emerging popular digital photographic practices in Iran. Shireen holds a BA in History from University College London, and an MPhil and DPhil in Anthropology from the University of Oxford. She has taught at the School of Anthropology, and the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Before joining UCL, she worked at the Centre of Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, on a research project entitled: Immigration Narratives in the British Press.