Research Clusters

The Journalism, Activism, Community research cluster explores the role of media in building communities, supporting development, or bringing about political change.

Some of the researchers in the Journalism, Activism, Community cluster have strong backgrounds as activists themselves. Recent projects have addressed issues such as:

  • The relationships between universities and community media
  • Political film-making
  • Citizen journalism in the Arab region
  • Hyperlocal media in Britain
  • Rethinking humanitarianism in a globalised digital age

Cluster leads: Professor Xavier Mendik & Associate Professor Dave Harte 

We are just one of several research teams within the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research at Birmingham School of Media. For more information please visit the BCMCR website.

Media and Cultural Studies PhD Research Degree

We have a strong community of doctoral students contributing a wide range of research on our Media and Cultural Studies PhD research degree course. Students can work on traditional dissertations or through practice-based research. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring that our research engages with the music and radio industries and with a range of social media activists.

Interested in our Media and Cultural Studies PhD?

If you have any questions or queries regarding our Media and Cultural Studies PhD, or if you have a research idea you would like to discuss, please send us an initial PhD enquiry. This gives us an opportunity to answer your questions and/or talk through and focus your PhD research proposal before you make your final online application.

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