Dr Jessica Bain
BA – American Studies and Politics (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
BA Hons – European Studies (1st Class) (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
PhD – European Studies (National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Lecturer in Media and Communication
Telephone : 0116 252 3867
I joined the Department of Media and Communication in September 2010 as a Lecturer in Media and Communication. Prior to joining the University of Leicester, I worked at University College London and at Northumbria University. Before moving to the UK two years ago, I was employed as a lecturer in EU Public Policy at the NCRE at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
While my PhD is in European Studies, my research and teaching interests have always been centred around political communication, and in particular the role that the international news media play in shaping public perceptions on foreign actors. Both during and after my PhD studies, I was extensively involved in the trans-national research projects known collectively as the Asia-Pacific Perceptions of the European Union projects, coordinated by the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and funded by RELEX. These multidisciplinary projects explore how the EU is framed in the public discourses of countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Teaching and Supervision
I am the MA Dissertation Tutor and teach on the following modules:
- MS7022 – Transnational Relations and Communications. I am module leader for this.
- MS7024 – Graduate Seminar: Identities and Boundaries
- MS7006 – Global Affairs, Communication and Power
- MS7039 – Media and Conflict