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Michael Higgins has been at the University of Strathclyde since 2007. He has been subject leader for Journalism and established the School's highly-successful MLitt in Media and Communication.
Michael has published six books and more than seventy peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews and book chapters. He has also appeared as expert analyst on a variety of media, including Al-Jazeera News, and BBC Radio 4's "Broadcasting House" and "Word of Mouth", and sat as judge for national entrants to The Press Awards.
External academic posts have included Visiting Professor in Political Communications at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, as well as external examiner on programmes at the Universities of Cardiff, Liverpool and Nottingham.
Michael serves on the editorial boards of Communication Theory, Journal of Language and Politics, as well as the advisory boards for the Bloomsbury International Library of Gender and Popular Culture and LUISS's Centre for Media and Communication Studies "Massimo Baldini".
Michael's current research students look across the areas of political communications, political engagement on social media, and the representation of politics and gender.
His own research networks include the international Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Group and the Media and Politics Group of the Political Studies Association, of which he was co-convenor for a number of years.
- Politics and media
- Publicness and identity
- Incivility and offence in media
- Mediated populism
- Media and Communications (Programme Leader, Masters programme)
- Journalism, Media and Communication (Undergraduate programme)
- Digital Journalism (Masters programme)
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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Rathnayake, C., Smith, A. & Higgins, M., 31 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Language and Politics. 22, 4, p. 458-484 27 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)
Higgins, M., Jul 2023, Springer Encyclopedia of New Populism and Responses in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Springer
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
Michael Higgins (Peer reviewer)Jul 2023
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Journal peer review
Michael Higgins (Recipient)3 Jul 2023
Activity: Public Engagement and Other Activities › Other