Political Science and International Studies
PhD Researcher in Political Science and International Studies (ESRC 1+3)
School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
Start date: October 2019
Research topic: Discursive and Narrative Tactics in Representations of the Labour Party - Toward a Counter Hegemonic Politics
My research addresses the role of language and narrative used in the presentation of the Labour Party and Momentum (by those groups themselves, in the press, and on social media) in the ongoing battle for control over the Labour Party. I aim to examine the linguistic and narrative battles being fought by various groups in the British political landscape for control over the ways in which the Labour Party is represented and understood. Further, I seek to discover how the language and narratives employed by Labour can and do form part of a genuine counter-hegemonic ambition.
Research supervisors: Dr Mark Wickham-Jones, Dr Thomas Osborne