Researchers in the Department of Communication and Media use interdisciplinary methods and new computational techniques to research some of the most urgent issues in digital media, from fake news and online gender-based and sexual harassment to wider social digital inequalities.
Our large and thriving department is outward looking, with experts on global film, international journalism and pressing social issues, such as migration, populism, nationalism, and climate change. Our expertise in visual media and arts is applied to the latest developments in the screen entertainment industries, games and Virtual Reality as well as the mediation of history and memory in photography, television and exhibitions. We work with well-known international and local organisations, from Ofcom and UNESCO to social media companies such as Twitter and Whatsapp, to museums, festivals and art institutions.
Our diverse projects include studies exploring the impact of reduced access to the arts during COVID lockdowns, harmful gender norms, the relationship between children's play and politics in Latin America, and online misinformation.
New research centres founded with colleagues from across the School and Faculty, along with our many early career researchers and increasing numbers of postgraduate students, make this an exciting and lively hub of new and impactful research.
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