Profile of Dyfrig Jones

Name
Dyfrig Jones
Position
Lecturer in Media Studies and Media Production, Timetabling Officer, Ethics Officer
Email
cos802@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0) 1248 388456
Location
JP Hall

Biography

Dyfrig Jones was appointed as a lecturer in media and creative practice in September 2008, following a period working in the creative industries in Wales. Previous to his appointment at Bangor, Dyfrig worked as a television producer-director, journalist, critic and, between November 2006 and March 2009 as the editor of the Welsh-language magazine, Barn.

Between 2009 and 2013 Dyfrig was a member of the S4C Authority, the non-executive board that oversees and sets the strategic direction for S4C, the Welsh fourth channel. During this time, he was instrumental in establishing, and Chairing, S4C's New Media Forum, tasked with developing a new online strategy for the broadcaster.

During 2010 – 2014 Dyfrig oversaw the re-development of Neuadd Ogwen in Bethesda. Formerly an under-utilised space in the ownership of Bethesda Community Council, Dyfrig led a grant team from Tabernacl (Bethesda) Cyf who secured in excess of £800,000 to renovate the building. It re-opened as a community arts centre in August 2014, to widespread acclaim.

He is also an elected member of Gwynedd Council and Bethesda Community Council representing the ward of Gerlan on behalf of Plaid Cymru. He currently holds the Chair of the Gwynedd Council Corporate Scrutiny Committee.

During his time at Bangor, Dyfrig has secured grants to develop both teaching and research at the School, from Beacon Wales and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. In addition, he is a co-investigator on the ESRC funded DATA-PSST seminar series that begins in January 2015.

Teaching and Supervision

Dyfrig primarily teaches in the field of creative practice and media theory, and is responsible for both English and Welsh language modules. Key areas of teaching include creative practice, documentary film theory, documentary film production, media regulation, and Public Service Broadcasting.

Research

Dyfrig is currently working towards his PhD, a comparative historical study of the development of public service broadcasting in the UK and USA during the immediate post-war era. He is aiming to complete his thesis by the end of March, 2015.

Dyfrig is a member of the Steering Committee of Cyfrwng, the Welsh association for Film and Media Studies. He has peer-reviewed for the Cyfrwngjournal, as well as Audio-Visual Thinkingand Information, Communication and Society.

Publications

Islamic Aliens: Marvel's Heroes Post-9/11 in Darowski, Joseph (Ed.) Ages of the Avengers: Essays on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Changing Times. [2014] Jefferson, NC: McFarland

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He has also written two professionally produced plays, Hardcore Bethesda Fuzz (Theatr Bara Caws, 2000) and Drws Arall i'r Coed (Sgript Cymru, 2005). In addition, in 2005 he was awared a writer's bursary by Academi Cymru.