Michael Higgins has taught and researched at the University of Strathclyde since 2007, having previously worked at Sunderland and Leeds. He was formerly subject leader for Journalism and Creative Writing and is now Programme Director for the MLitt in Media and Communication.
Michael particularly welcomes applications from new research students in political communications, mediated populism and the representation of politics and gender.
He has published six books and more than sixty peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews and book chapters. Michael has also appeared as expert analyst on a variety of media, including Al-Jazeera News and BBC Radio 4's "Broadcasting House" and "Word of Mouth".
External posts include Visiting Professor in Political Communications at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, as well as external examiner on programmes at the Universities of Cardiff, Liverpool and Nottingham.
Michael serves on the editorial boards of Communication Theory, Journal of Language and Politics and Journalism Education, as well as the advisory boards for the IB Taurus International Library of Gender and Popular Culture and LUISS's Centre for Media and Communication Studies "Massimo Baldini".
His research networks include the international Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Group and the Media and Politics Group of the Political Studies Association, of which he was co-convenor for a number of years.