Journalism, media & communication Political communications

Research team

This research strand looks at the culture and technology of media in its political context.

Ongoing areas of interest include the intersection of media, popular culture, communication technology, and political and policy processes.

Our current research explores a range of issues, such as mediated populism, the personalisation of politics, and the popularisation of political discourse (Higgins), as well as social media as a public sphere, potential and explicit dissidence on social network sites, and the rise of digitally native collective phenomena (Rathnayake).

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Literary linguistics

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Literature, culture & place

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Renaissance studies