School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Jo Simola

Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Social Sciences



My undergraduate background is in International Politics and Strategic Studies, focusing on political violence and the different uses of force in the course of politics. I earned a BSc Econ (Hons) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Sparked by my professional interests and work in law enforcement at the time, I completed an MSc in Clinical Criminology in the University of Leicester, focusing primarily in sexual offending and completing my final dissertation on the media and the introduction of the sections 63 to 67 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, which aims to criminalize extreme pornography.

Dealing both academically and professionally with issues such as minorities and hate crime, I found my way into the University of Nottingham, completing an MA in Research Methods before embarking on my current research on the media and the everyday involvement of minorities in the media discourse. My research brings together my criminological and political backgrounds, adding on a sociological aspect.

Alongside with my part-time research, I work full-time in the field of private security sector.

Research Summary

Media, inclusion of minorities in media narratives

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