Communication Media and Culture
Research Degree - Saudi Women Online Practices
The term “Virtual” may no longer be an appropriate term in CMC studies. Since social media networks have enabled us to use our real names, revealing our daily activities and sharing our feelings, the borderline between online and offline has vanished
Research Degree - Faith in View: Religion and Spirituality in Factual British Television 2000-2009
This thesis explores the nature of, and developments in, the coverage of religion and spirituality in factual British television programming 2000-2009, focusing on mainstream terrestrial networks (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five) with a public service remit
Research Degree - Social Networking Sites in Higher Education: College Members’ Attitudes, Uses, Motivations and Concerns
The objective of this research is to investigate and acquire an in-depth understanding of college members’ attitudes, uses, motivations for and concerns about using social networks in education, particularly in the gender-segregated educational setting of Saudi Arabian universities. This must be done while taking most relevant cultural and societal factors into consideration.
Research Degree - The experience of female football fans in England: a qualitative study
This thesis explores women respondents’ narratives, analysis and perception of their own experience as a football supporter
Research Degree - Political Communication, Young people and the media in Kurdistan
This research investigates the political discourse across Kurdish media and how young people understand and respond to it
Research Degree - From Collective Attention to Collective Action: Engaged Audiences in the Mediated Disaster of Mt. Merapi in Indonesia 2010
In the abundance of contemporary media outlets and the fragmentation of audiences’ collective attention that resulted from it, how could the audiences move together and join the collective relief efforts?
Zulu: With Some Guts Behind It (Second Edition)
Hall's 400-page monograph on the production of the 1964 film Zulu sold out 4,000 copies in hardback following its publication in 2005 and a reprint has been much requested. Instead he will be adding substantial extra material for an expanded second edition in this, the film’s fiftieth anniversary year.
Research Degree - Tattoos amongst the Underground Musician and Fans in Surabaya and Sidoarjo, Indonesia
The objectives of this ethnographic research are to understand the functions and meanings of tattoos amongst the underground musicians and fans.
Disability Studies at Sheffield Hallam University
The Disability Studies team at Sheffield Hallam contribute to an international arena of scholars by continually developing vibrant teaching and research activity around social, cultural and political understandings of disability.
Linguistic deficit revisited
Karen Grainger and Peter Jones (CCRC) are spearheading this project which is a reaction to recent think-tank and press reports which suggest that educational failure can be addressed through linguistic means.