Media Cultures

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Media Cultures explores the trajectories, tensions and dynamics of mediated cultural worlds; it examines the audience as spectator, creator and commodity, the cultural economy and media industries, the mediated arts in culture and society, new modalities of cultural production and consumption, media in international development, the gendered and multicultural character of mediated life and critical approaches to care and health communication.

It focusses on national and international media and uses new methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to interrogate questions of access, opportunity, participation, development and social justice – offering new insights into the role of media in our shared and contested cultural lives.

Cluster members also co-lead and contribute to the new Research Institute on Cultural and Media Economies (CAMEo) one of the four University of Leicester strategic research institutes launched in 2016.

Our key questions:

  • How are different cultural formations mediated, represented, experienced and understood?
  • What are the patterns of work, production and participation in mediated cultural worlds?
  • How are media implicated in inequalities, injustices and harms – and how might these be addressed?
  • What methods and perspectives help us best understand media cultures in global multicultural societies?
  • What progressive interventions can we make into policy and practice in mediated cultural worlds?

Groups, topics and interests


Contributing Researchers: Jess Bain, Mark Banks, Anna Claydon, Alison Harvey, Jilly Kay, Melanie Kennedy, Peter Lunt, Stevie Marsden,  Kaitlynn Mendes, Christian Morgner, Katie Moylan, Paula Serafini, Maria Touri, Tracy Simmons, Ed Vollans, Jo Whitehouse-Hart, Natasha Whiteman, Christina Williams

Information Contact: Alison Harvey

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