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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I'm interesting in supervising innovative research in any of my areas of publication. Topics that I'm working on include:

Mediatization and politics.
Developments in broadcast style.
Journalism and political participation.

20022020

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Research Output

2020

Political masculinities and Brexit: men of war

Higgins, M., 31 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Language and Politics. 19, 1, p. 89-106 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2019

Political offensiveness in the mediated public sphere: the performative play of alignments

Higgins, M., Montgomery, M. & Smith, A., 14 Aug 2019, Media and the Politics of Offence. Graefer, A. (ed.). Basingstoke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Teaching journalism to media students

Higgins, M. & Smith, A., 17 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceKeynote

Tough guys and little rocket men: @RealDonaldTrump's Twitter feed and the normalisation of banal masculinity

Smith, A. & Higgins, M., 19 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Semiotics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

Impending crisis in Scotland: political discourse in interesting times

Higgins, M., 2 Feb 2018, Crisis Talk in the Media: Constructions of Crisis in (New) Media Discourses across Cultural Contexts. Patrona, M. (ed.). Amsterdam, p. 177-201 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Scotland, Wales and press discourses amid the 2016 EU Referendum

Higgins, M., Ridge-Newman, A. & McKay, F. M., 26 Jun 2018, Reporting the Road to Brexit: International Media and the EU Referendum 2016. Ridge-Newman, A., León-Solís, F. & O’Donnell, H. (eds.). London, p. 47-60 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Donald: media, celebrity, authenticity, and accountability

Higgins, M., 23 Oct 2018, Trump's Media War. Happer, C., Hoskins, A. & Merrin, W. (eds.). London, p. 129-141 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2017

Mediated populism, culture and media form

Higgins, M., 24 Oct 2017, In : Palgrave Communications. 3, 3, 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

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7 Citations (Scopus)
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Mediatisation and political language

Higgins, M., 22 Aug 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics. Wodak, R. & Forchtner, B. (eds.). Abingdon, p. 383-397 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Scotland in the 2017 UK General Election

Higgins, M., 30 Jun 2017, UK Election Analysis 2017: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. & Lilleker, D. (eds.). Bournemouth, p. 106 1 p. 69

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2016

Flirtation, desire, and cut-glass biscuit barrels: forms of expertise in Antiques Road Trip

Smith, A. & Higgins, M., 27 Aug 2016, In : Discourse, Context & Media. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Gender and the development of a political persona: the case of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Higgins, M. & McKay, F. M., 1 Sep 2016, In : British Politics. 11, 3, p. 283–300 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)
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Remembrance of referendums past: Scotland in the campaign

Higgins, M., 18 Jul 2016, EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. & Wring, D. (eds.). Bournemouth, p. 24-25 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2015

Scottish nationalism in the UK General Election

Higgins, M., 18 May 2015, UK Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Jackson, D. & Thorsen, E. (eds.). Bournemouth, p. 59 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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The play of incivility in the media text

Higgins, M., 30 Nov 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceKeynote

2014

Belligerent broadcasting: antagonism in media talk

Smith, A. & Higgins, M., 30 Jun 2014, In : Semiotix. 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Disaffiliation and belonging: Twitter and its agonistic publics

Higgins, M. & Smith, A., 27 Oct 2014, In : Sociologia e Politiche Sociali. 17, 2, p. 77-89 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guvernamentalism

Translated title of the contribution: GovernmentalityHiggins, M., 20 Jun 2014, Dictionar enciclopedic de comunicare si termeni asociati. Petcu, M. (ed.). Romania: C.H.Beck, p. 235 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Interviu “De tragere la raspundere”

Translated title of the contribution: Interview "The accountability"Higgins, M., 20 Jun 2014, Dictionar enciclopedic de comunicare si termeni asociati. Petcu, M. (ed.). Bucharest: C.H.Beck, p. 268 1 p.

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Opinie Publica

Translated title of the contribution: Public opinionHiggins, M., 20 Jun 2014, Dictionar enciclopedic de comunicare si termeni asociati. Petcu, M. (ed.). Romania: C.H.Beck, p. 342-244 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Political communication in post-modern democracy: challenging the primacy of politics

Higgins, M., 1 Sep 2014, British Politics, 9, 3, p. 359-360 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

Populism

Translated title of the contribution: PopulismHiggins, M., 20 Jun 2014, Dictionar enciclopedic de comunicare si termeni asociati. Petcu, M. (ed.). Bucharest: C.H.Beck, p. 361 1 p.

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Tabloid

Translated title of the contribution: TabloidHiggins, M., 20 Jun 2014, Dictionar enciclopedic de comunicare si termeni asociati. Petcu, M. (ed.). Bucharest: C.H.Beck, p. 459 1 p.

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2013

Governmentality, populism and empowerment: David Cameron's rhetoric of the big society

Higgins, M., 16 Apr 2013, The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment. Scullion, R., Gerodimos, R., Jackson, D. & Lilleker, D. (eds.). Abingdon, p. 58-70 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)

"My husband, my hero": selling the political spouses in the 2010 general election

Higgins, M., 2013, In : Journal of Political Marketing. 12, 2/3, p. 197-210 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

The language of journalism: a multi-genre perspective

Smith, A. & Higgins, M., 20 Jun 2013, London. 152 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2012

Belligerent broadcasting and makeover television: professional incivility in Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

Higgins, M., Montgomery, M., Smith, A. & Tolson, A., 1 Sep 2012, In : International Journal of Cultural Studies. 15, 5, p. 501-518 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction - reporting war: history, professionalism and technology

Higgins, M. & Smith, A., 2012, In : Journal of War and Culture Studies. 5, 2, p. 189-201 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

La leadership politica: media e costruzione del consenso

Translated title of the contribution: Political leadership: media and the construction of consensusHiggins, M., De Blasio, E., Hibberd, M. & Sorice, M., 1 Jun 2012, Rome. 240 p. (Studi Superiori; no. 883)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

14 Citations (Scopus)

Special issue on "Reporting war"

Higgins, M. & Smith, A., 2012, In : Journal of War and Culture Studies. 5, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Strategy, evasion and performance in the live two-way: Kate Adie reporting from Iraq for the BBC

Higgins, M. & Smith, A., 2012, In : Journal of War and Culture Studies. 5, 2, p. 203-218 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The convenient ambiguity of 'tone': style and the politics of witnessing in Kate Adie’s reporting of the Dunblane tragedy

Smith, A. & Higgins, M., Nov 2012, In : Journalism. 13, 8, p. 1083-1097 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2011

British empire

Higgins, M., 1 Sep 2011, Encyclopedia of consumer culture. Southerton, D. (ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA, p. 121-123 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Governmentality

Higgins, M., Nov 2011, Encyclopedia of consumer culture. Dale, S. (ed.). p. 685-687 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Not one of U.S. Kate Adie's report of the 1986 US bombing of Tripoli and its critical aftermath

Higgins, M. & Smith, A., 1 Jun 2011, In : Journalism Studies. 12, 3, p. 344 - 358 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Reinventing public service communication: european broadcasters and beyond

Higgins, M., 1 Sep 2011, In : European Journal of Communication. 26, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The discourse of politics in action: politics as usual

Higgins, M., 1 Sep 2011, In : British Politics. 6, 3, p. 405-406 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The politics of persons: individual autonomy and socio-historical selves

Higgins, M., 8 Apr 2011, In : Political Studies Review. 9, 2, p. 269-269 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The tabloid terrorist: the predicative construction of new terrorism in the media

Higgins, M., 2011, In : West European Politics. 34, 2, p. 426-427 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2010

Book review: Digital media and democracy

Higgins, M., Jan 2010, In : Political Studies Review. 8, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

British newspapers today

Higgins, M., Smith, C., Storey, J., Higgins, M. (ed.), Smith, C. (ed.) & Storey, J. (ed.), Sep 2010, The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 279-295 17 p. (Cambridge Companions to Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction: Modern British culture: tradition, diversity and criticism

Higgins, M., Smith, C., Storey, J., Higgins, M. (ed.), Smith, C. (ed.) & Storey, J. (ed.), Aug 2010, The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture. Cambridge University Press, p. 1-11 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Notions of community: a collection of community media debates and dilemmas

Higgins, M., 1 Sep 2010, In : European Journal of Communication. 25, 4, p. 427-429 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Preface: Cultural studies and Ireland

Higgins, M. & Brereton, P., 1 Nov 2010, In : Cultural Studies. 24, 6, p. 773-777 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

The Cambridge companion to modern British culture

Higgins, M., Higgins, M. (ed.), Smith, C. (ed.) & Storey, J. (ed.), Aug 2010, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 380 p. (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2 Citations (Scopus)

The 'public inquisitor' as media celebrity

Higgins, M., Mar 2010, In : Cultural Politics. 6, 1, p. 93-110 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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The Sage handbook of public opinion research

Higgins, M., 1 Aug 2010, In : British Politics. 5, 3, p. 385-386 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review