Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Dr Molly Bettie

Lecturer in Media and Communication

Clothworkers' North, Room G.23d

Office hours: Tuesday, 10:00-12:00

PhD and MA (Leeds), BA (Washington)

Research Interests

  • International communication
  • Public diplomacy
  • Educational exchanges
  • Political communication
  • Transatlantic studies


I currently supervise MA students on their dissertation research across a range of international/political communication topics, and I teach on two modules: Critical Issues in Media and Communication, and Introduction to Cinema

I have previously taught on Studying Media, Media and Communication Theory, The Media and Democratisation: Global Perspectives, Introduction to Media and Communications Research, New Media Cultures, New Media Practices, Media Production Analysis and History of Communication.


Journal articles

  • Bettie M (2015) “Ambassadors unaware: the Fulbright Program and American public diplomacy”, Journal of Transatlantic Studies. 13.4: 358-372.
    DOI: 10.1080/14794012.2015.1088326

  • Bettie ML (2015) “The Scholar as Diplomat: The Fulbright Program and America's Cultural Engagement with the World”, Caliban: French Journal of English Studies. 54.1: 233-252.

Research Projects & Grants

Postgraduate Research Award, 2010-2013


My research blog: Public Diplomacy and Student Exchanges http://americanstudentsinbritain.blogspot.co.uk/

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