Media and Place

The Media and Place cluster brings together researchers at different career stages to explore the relations between media, culture and the geopolitics of place. We are interested in ‘place’ as a geographical location, and will focus on the role the media plays in cultural, social, political and representational processes in the Middle East and North Africa region, in Africa and the Caribbean. Beyond our focus on developing economies, we will also consider marginal, hyperlocal and alternative spaces, in the UK, Europe and beyond, specifically looking at the role of the media in current debates on identity, borders and migration, as well as the persistence of colonial and imperial legacies in the current, post-Brexit moment and the Western-centric blindness/amnesia towards politics outside the West.