PhD Students

We attract PhD students interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries in the area of media and persuasive communication. These include:



Documentary-making on the Arab Spring in post-truth environments (Gehad Ibrahim, in progress).

Documentary film and Journalism

An ethnographic interdisciplinary exploration of online fan communities and information marketing strategy of Japanese popular music: a case study of Johnny & Associates (Aliah Mansor, in progress)

Marketing and Media

Writing Climate Change for the Screen: Interdisciplinary Collaborations and Scientific Accuracy in the Production of Environmental Films (Michela Cortese, in progress).

Film practice and Risk communication

Documenting Transitions: Interactive & Immersive Documentary in Practice (Joanna Wright, in progress)

Film practice and documentary

Propaganda, Censorship and Media Bias: an ethnographic study of Ghana Dagbon chieftaincy crisis 2002-2019 (Dr Seth Mahama 2020)

Journalism and Political Communication

Media bias : a corpus-based contrastive study of the online news coverage on the Syrian revolution : a critical discourse analysis perspective (Dr Amaal Algamde 2019)

Linguistics and Journalism

Understanding discursive persuasion in American and Iraqi call to arms discourse discursive strategies as instruments of persuasive politics (Dr Haider Katea 2018).

Linguistics and Political Communication

Paul Lazarsfeld and the trajectory of the media reform movement 1922-1955 (Dr Dyfrig Jones 2017).

History and Media

Responsible China: a critical discourse analysis of soft power projection through transnational media (Dr Xin Zhao 2017).

Media, Journalism and Chinese Studies