Journalism, media & communicationPostgraduate research

We have considerable experience in PhD supervision and welcome new applicants, particularly within our four key areas of research.

Recent and current PhD projects supervised by journalism, media and communication studies colleagues include:

  • gender and politics in the Scottish public sphere
  • fandom, media and gender in Scottish women’s football
  • transcultural fandom and K-pop
  • rape discourse on social media
  • beauty norms in anti-violence campaigns
  • the history of the feminist anti-violence movement in Scotland
  • female cannibalism in literature and film
  • female supporting roles in Hollywood
  • the real and mediatized beach body