School of Politics and International Relations

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Natalie Martin

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



I have been a reporter on the Nottingham Evening Post, Leicester Mercury, and for Raymonds Press Agency and the Press Association. Also a producer for the BBC in the regions and nationally. .

I went back to academia to do a PhD on the Turkey-EU accession process at Loughborough University 2008-2012 - and now research media and politics.

Expertise Summary

  • Turkish politics and foreign policy
  • EU neighbourhood policy
  • Brexit
  • Media freedom and democracy
  • Disinformation

Teaching Summary

My teaching for 2022-23 is:

  • POLI4205 Research Methods
  • POLI3122 The Middle East and the World
  • POLI1017 Understanding Global Politics

Research Summary

My current research has two strands

  1. Turkey's continuing role in the EU and NATO
  2. Issues relating to media freedom and weaponised information in Turkey and elsewhere

I welcome PhD student applications in these areas

Recent Publications

I am interested in supervising students who want to work in the following areas:

  • Turkish politics and foreign policy
  • Turkey-EU relations
  • News media freedom and liberal democracy
  • Information and security

Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss.

Past Research

Most recent publications:

2020: The Securitisation of News in Turkey: Journalists as Terrorists? Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication.

2020: Allies and Enemies: The Gülen movement and the AKP, Cambridge Review of International Affairs. 50 free copies here -

Future Research

My future research will revolve around political aspects of news media - with the news media either as a subject or a source

I am particularly interested in:

  • Experiences of female journalists
  • Institutional responses to disinformation
  • The securitisation of "journalism" inc. media freedom
  • New forms of journalism

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