Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference
Unit(s) of assessment: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
School: School of Arts and Humanities
The Centre for the Study of Inequality, Culture and Difference provides a focus for research that theorises and analyses how the representation, practice and experience of difference produce inequality. Research in the Centre explores how such representations, practices and experiences have been contested or reproduced, and how they inform discriminatory practices and policies.
The Centre brings together all the staff and postgraduates researching within the fields of Communication, Culture and Media in the Department of Journalism and Media . It also serves as a home to other researchers in the University whose work focuses on the same areas of concern.
The Centre’s blog, with news of talks and publications, is here.
Feminism and Postfeminism; Queer Theory and Politics; Transnational Sexuality Studies; Constructing Masculinities; Gender, Journalism and on-line communication
Global diasporas; Global and transnational communication; Exile, diaspora, memory; Migrant women and empowerment;
Foreign aid and development; Culture and globalisation
Public and media policy; Democracy and digital cultures; Critical discourse analysis; Public diplomacy and soft power; Language and gender; Language and law; Forensic linguistics; Language, identity, locality; The sociology of journalism
Media constructions of gender; National and transnational cinema cultures; Cinema, the body and the senses; Film theory; Transnational stardom and celebrity cultures; International cinemas
Food and travel cultures; Visual cultures; Travel cultures; Waste cultures; The philosophy of education; Cultural politics and cultural history; Belief systems; Critical and cultural theory; Bioethics; The philosophy of film
The Centre is always keen to recruit good postgraduate students from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. The University offers a number of bursaries every year, and is part of the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, which provides funding for PhD research in the Arts and Humanities.
We’re offering fully-funded PhD studentships aligned with our research centres for UK, EU or International students. Find out more about our PhD studentships
Alexander, Colin, (2019), Administering Colonialism and War: The Political Life of Sir Andrew Clow of the Indian Civil Service. Oxford and New Delhi: Oxford University Press
Natalie Braber and Jonnie Robinson (2018) East Midlands English. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Coffey-Glover, Laura. (2019) Men in Women’s Worlds: Representations of Men in Women’s Magazines. Palgrave Macmillan.
Lundy, Craig, (2018) Deleuze’s Bergsonism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.