Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Sally Osei-Appiah

PhD Researcher, Teaching Assistant

Clothworkers' Building North, Room 1.07

Sally is a PhD researcher who joined the School of Media and Communication in December 2015, on a departmental scholarship. She holds a BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana (2003), and an MA in Discourse Studies from Lancaster University, UK (2015). Sally’s PhD is on media representations of West African female politicians in their local media, using a Multimodal Critical Discourse Analytical approach. She is supervised by Dr Giorgia Aiello and Dr Katy Parry. Sally is a member of the School’s Visual and Digital Cultures research group, the Journalism research group the Feminist reading group. She is also a member of the Postgraduate Advisory Board of the University.

Before her MA, Sally worked as a teacher in an international school in Ghana teaching IGCSE First Language English and Literature in English. She was also the IGCSE Coordinator and Exams Officer in charge of all administrative work regarding CIE examinations in the school.

Research Interests

  • Representation
  • (Multimodal) Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Political Communication
  • Gender and Politics
  • African Media and Politics


Power, Politics and the Media (COMM 1950)

PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision

Her PhD is supervised by Dr. Giorgia Aiello and Dr. Katy Parry.

PhD Thesis

Media Representation of West African female politicians

Professional Practice

  • Media Representations of Female Politicians- the African Experience. PhD Symposium, School of Media and Communication Studies, University of Leeds, 21 March 2016.

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