Politics

Opportunities in Kebbi

Could you please draw your attention to anyone who might be interested
in applying for a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship with the Media &
Communication Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester
(https://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/centres-institutes/mcrc/index.aspx).

The MCRC is an interdisciplinary research Centre whose main areas of
specialization are:

  1. Representation
  2. Media technical change & culture
  3. Cultural citizenship
  4. Cultural & Media policy
  5. Cultural Value
  6. Sustainability

We would welcome research proposals that relate to these areas. Some
examples of the work of MCRC members in these areas are:

Representation

Migrant communities, Race, youth engagement, media representation of
women, national and cultural belonging, pop culture, subcultures, gender
identities & intersectionality, black masculinity

Media technical change & culture

Disinformation, Big Data, social disadvantage through human centred
design, database culture, TV Studies and streaming cultures

Cultural citizenship

Multiculturalism and decolonization, online, women in academia, mental
health, sports rights and the media, Festival studies

Cultural & Media policy

Institutional analysis, sport & the media, journalism and political
actors in India,

Cultural Value

Online communication and persuasion, intersections between the
aesthetics of media forms and ideology.

Sustainability

Consumerism and sustainable development, cultures of waste.

The MCRC undertakes this research utilizing a wide range of methods
including textual analysis, semiotic analysis, statistical analysis,
industry/policy analysis, ethnography, games based modelling as well as
theory led approaches.

Details regarding applying for a scholarship can be found here:
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/doctoral-college/study/scholarships.aspx

If interested in applying could you please contact Simon Mills
(smills@dmu.ac.uk), the MCRC Director, by 26 February, prior to making a
full application including:

1) A CV attachment.

2) Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto
DMU areas of research excellence.

3) Name of a potential MCRC supervisor (please indicate if contact
has been made).


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