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.
My teaching for 2022-23 is:
My current research has two strands
I welcome PhD student applications in these areas
I am interested in supervising students who want to work in the following areas:
Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss.
Most recent publications:
2020: The Securitisation of News in Turkey: Journalists as Terrorists? Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication. https://www.springer.com/in/book/9783030493806
2020: Allies and Enemies: The Gülen movement and the AKP, Cambridge Review of International Affairs. https://doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2020.1798874 50 free copies here - https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/VKWDD3JADRWMPBB7P2FG/full?target=10.1080/09557571.2020.1798874
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:
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