Dr Jessica Kong

Dr Jessica Kong

Student Adviser, LSE LIFE

Academic and Professional Development

Key Expertise

About me

I obtained my PhD in Media and Communications at LSE. As a pianist who is interested in social change, my doctoral thesis explores the relationship between sound, affect, meaning, rationality and emotion in collective identity formation, as in feminist protests in London.

This research experience was inspiring to me in many ways. And I would like to share what I have learnt in this journey – all the ups and downs as well as my reflections with students at LSE LIFE. 

Before I started the position of Student Adviser, I was a seminar teacher of a variety of courses within LSE, such as Social Psychology, Global Politics of Protest and Change, Mediated Activism and Dissertation Study Skills in Communication, to name a few. In 2019-2020, I was highly commended for the LSE Class Teacher Award. Besides, I am an Associate Fellow of AdvanceHE and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications. 

Outside the academic setting, I am an active pianist who delivers concerts in care homes, hospitals and various community settings. My favorite music composers include Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven and Elgar.