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Communications, Drama and Film

Communications research

The Communications programme has a strong research trajectory in the fields of popular culture, social media and migration, politics, gender and sexuality, gaming, data, and intercultural communication. We use a variety of research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, to explore relationships between digital media and issues of identity, power, migration, peacebuilding, everyday life, environment, activism, and celebrity culture.  

Our work is interdisciplinary, and our staff collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines within and beyond the University of Exeter, including political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, and the Business School. They also publish in leading journals in media and communications, such as New Media and Society, International Journal of Communication, and Television and New Media, and engage in research funded by bodies such as the British Academy, ERC, ESRC, and AHRC.