Dr. Shani Orgad is an Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She writes and teaches on representation and globalization, suffering, war and conflict in the media, and gender and the media. She is particularly interested in the public narratives of these issues in today’s media and how they interact with people’s personal narratives and lived experiences. Dr Orgad explores these issues in her recent book on Media Representation and the Global Imagination (Polity, 2012), in various journal articles, and a research project on humanitarian communication, which she co-directed. Dr Orgad is also interested in gender and the media and online communication, themes she examined in her previous book Storytelling Online: Talking Breast Cancer on the Internet (Peter Lang, 2005) and in her current research which examines media constructions of gender, work and family and the lived experiences of middle-class stay-at-home mothers.