Our PhD students actively engage with the academic community from the word go. Below you will find some examples of their work.
PhD Symposium 2016Held on Monday 21st March 2016, a daylong internal PhD Symposium saw sixteen of the School’s doctoral candidates present their research to an audience of School of Media and Communication staff and students. The Symposium was organised by two doctoral candidates, Ysabel Gerrard and Lone Sorensen, with the assistance of Dr. Julie Firmstone, Nely Konstantinova, and James Mason.
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Beyond Afro-Pessimism? French and British elite press discourse on AfricaToussaint Nothias’ PhD provides a comparative study of French and British elite press discourse on Africa, and in particular on the presence of Afro-pessimism, a discourse supposed to pervade Western news media.
This paper was presented in May 2013 at a PhD Master Class in the Vrije , Engaging Journalism’s Future, hosted by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with Professor Barbie Zelizer.
Getting Uncle Sam’s attention: Public diplomacy in the context of US-Finnish relationsDoctoral student Molly Bettie is exploring the role of student exchanges as a tool of public diplomacy, focusing on the case of the Fulbright Program.
In this presentation, she explores relations between the US and Finland as a particular case of public diplomacy where cultural and educational activities have played an important historical role in cementing good relations between the two countries.