Michael Higgins has taught and undertaken research at the University of Strathclyde since 2007. He has been subject leader for Journalism and is now Programme Director for the MLitt in Media and Communication.
Michael has published six books and more than seventy peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews and book chapters. He 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". He currently sits on the panel of judges for The Press Awards.
External academic posts have included 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 Bloomsbury International Library of Gender and Popular Culture and LUISS's Centre for Media and Communication Studies "Massimo Baldini".
Michael's current research students look across the areas of political communications, political engagement on social media, and the representation of politics and gender.
His own 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.