The Centre for Media, Politics and Communication Research is a joint initiative of the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies and The School of Politics and International Relations, and has a central interest in interdisciplinary research across a wide range of disciplines, including: English literature and (discourse/corpus) linguistics; philosophy; sociology; social psychology; science, technology and society; as well as our core areas of media, digital and political communication.

The CMPCR is a space for discussion on issues where media and communication meet politics, in all their forms – including professional and citizen, legacy and digital native media, and across the spectrum from social movements/grassroots to formal politics. Our events are also designed to initiate research collaborations between colleagues across the university and beyond.

Centre members have a wide range of research interests, including disinformation, factchecking, digital media, politics in popular culture, celebrity activism, narrative journalism, and war and conflict journalism. They have expertise in a range of political contexts, from the UK to Turkey to Kenya.