Media and communication

Digital Networks and Communication

Dr Jessica Bain

  • Gender
  • Social and political identities
  • Domestic cultures
  • Digital communities
  • Feminism
  • Craft

Dr Alison Harvey

  • Game studies
  • Internet studies
  • Digital culture
  • Youth media
  • Gender
  • Sexuality

Dr Athina Karatzogianni

  • Cyberconflict
  • Digital activism
  • Political communications
  • New media and continental theory
  • Resistance and communication

Dr Kaitlynn Mendes

  • Feminism
  • Representation
  • Social media
  • News
  • Cyber sexism/ trolling
  • Activism

Dr Panayiota Tsatsou

  • Digital divide
  • Digital inclusion
  • Digital research
  • Internet studies
  • Digital media and activism
  • Digital media and gender
  • Digital media and children

Dr Yimei Zhu

  • Health communication on social media
  • Trust and online/offline communities
  • Social capital, cultural capital and social media use
  • Chinese social media
  • Quantitative analysis, statistic modelling, survey and online methods

Media Cultures

Dr Jessica Bain

  • Gender
  • Social and political identities
  • Domestic cultures
  • Digital communities
  • Feminism
  • Craft

Professor Mark Banks

  • Cultural and creative industries
  • Cultural policy music
  • Art
  • Media and cultural theory

Dr Anna Claydon

  • Film
  • Music
  • Disability in the media
  • Seriality (film and TV)
  • Science fiction
  • Gender
  • Media and cultural theory

Dr Alison Harvey

  • Game studies
  • Internet studies
  • Digital culture
  • Youth media
  • Gender
  • Sexuality

Dr Melanie Kennedy

  • Celebrity
  • Girlhood
  • Tween Popular Culture
  • Postfeminism, neoliberalism, film and TV
  • Representations of gender
  • Feminist media studies

Professor Peter Lunt

  • Media Audiences
  • Public participation in popular culture (Talk shows and reality TV)
  • Media Regulation
  • Consumption Research and Links Between Media and Social Theory

Dr Kaitlynn Mendes

  • Feminism
  • Representation
  • Social media
  • News
  • Cyber sexism/ trolling
  • Activism

Dr Christian Morgner

  • Cultural industries (Global South and Japan)
  • Social theory (in particular on Niklas Luhmann’s system theory)
  • Intercultural communication
  • Disaster and risk communication
  • Urban development

Dr Katie Moylan

  • Radio
  • Community radio
  • Radio and migration
  • Television drama
  • Science fiction

Dr Giovanna Puppin

  • Chinese advertising (public service and commercial)
  • Chinese Media and Cultural Studies
  • Representation (Self and Other), power and identity
  • (Socio)semiotics, textual analysis, (audio)visual analysis
  • International advertising and promotional cultures
  • Media memory

Dr Tracy Simmons

  • Sexual citizenship
  • Migration
  • Queer/feminist theory
  • Social media and citizenship

Dr Maria Touri

  • News and journalism
  • Online news/journalism
  • Framing
  • Public opinion
  • Globalization
  • Global culture
  • National development
  • Consumer citizenship 

Dr Jo Whitehouse-Hart

  • Film and television audiences
  • Domestic television viewing
  • Psychoanalytic and psychosocial approaches to media and everyday life
  • Creative industries
  • Gender and class

Dr Natasha Whiteman

  • Ethics
  • Fans
  • Audiences
  • Videogames
  • Identity
  • Digital methods

Public Communication

Dr Vincent Campbell

  • Political Communications (UK, US, EU)
  • Journalism studies
  • Science documentary

Dr Scott Davidson

  • Public relations
  • Lobbying
  • Political communications
  • Interest group campaigns
  • Agonistic versus deliberative democracy
  • Media and ageing issues
  • Representations of older people

Professor Roger Dickinson

  • Sociology of journalists and journalism
  • News and news production
  • Food and the media
  • Health and the media

Dr Bernhard Forchtner

  • Political communication and nationalist/far-right actors
  • Environmental communication
  • The public sphere
  • Discourse and multimodal analysis
  • Memory politics/communicating the past/present
  • Far Right across Europe

Dr Lieve Gies

  • Media representations of the law, the legal system and courts
  • Mediations of human rights law
  • Miscarriages of justice campaigning in social media
  • Gender and celebrity culture
  • Crime and the media.
  • Journalism, news and current affairs
  • Representation
  • International law
  • European law and policy making

Dr Sarah Gong

  • Consumer culture and advertising
  • Risk society
  • Motherhood studies
  • Politician-journalist relationship
  • Online journalism in China
  • Discourse analysis

Anders Hansen

  • Environmental Communications
  • News
  • Journalism
  • Science Constructionism
  • Discourse and social problems

Professor Peter Lunt

  • Media Audiences
  • Public participation in popular culture (Talk shows and reality TV)
  • Media Regulation
  • Consumption Research and Links Between Media and Social Theory

Julian Matthews

  • Journalism
  • News production
  • Environmental/ food issues
  • War/terrorism
  • Children's news

Kaitlynn Mendes

  • Feminism
  • Representation
  • Social media
  • News
  • Cyber sexism/ trolling
  • Activism

Dr Giovanna Puppin

  • Chinese advertising (public service and commercial)
  • Chinese Media and Cultural Studies
  • Representation (Self and Other), power and identity
  • (Socio)semiotics, textual analysis, (audio)visual analysis
  • International advertising and promotional cultures
  • Media memory

Dr Kostas Saltzis

  • New media and journalism
  • Digital Communications
  • News Production
  • Management of News Organisations

Dr Ian Somerville

  • Public relations
  • Conflict and post-conflict societies
  • Gender/transgender
  • Government communication
  • Political lobbying
  • Sport and physical activity

Dr Maria Touri

  • News and journalism
  • Online news/journalism
  • Framing
  • Public opinion
  • Globalization
  • Global culture
  • National development
  • Consumer citizenship