Dr Majid Khosravinik
Lecturer in Media & Discourse Studies, MA Degree Programmes Director
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0191 208 6571
- Address: Media, Culture, Heritage
School of Arts & Cultures
Newcastle upon Tyne
I am a lecturer in Media and Discourse Studies and Degree Programme Director for our three MA programmes in Media. Before joining Newcastle, I held lectureship and research positions at Northumbria and Lancaster University where I also did my PhD. My research interests lie in theory, methods and application of critical discourse analysis in various media outlets including the intersection of discourse and (national/ethnic/group) identity, immigration, political identities and dynamics of discourse in ‘old’ and ‘new’ media. Broadly speaking I am interested in the interplay of discourse, ideology and power.
I have been involved in the ESRC funded research project RASIM, researching the representation of migrants in the British press which led to several publications on immigration discourses in Britain. My co-edited volume on Rightwing populism (with R. Wodak and B. Mral) was published in 2013. My other major research on Self and Other representations in discourses of Iran's nuclear programme has just been published by John Benjamins as a monograph entitled 'Discourse, Identity and Legitimacy'. See also
Within the past few years, I have moved on to research what I call Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS) to examine theoretical and methodological issues and challenges of applying a discourse analytical approach to digital participatory contexts i.e. Social Media including discourses of national identity in the Middle East. See also. This has led to a number of articles and book chapters since 2014. I am now working on a model for Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS).
I am a co-founder of Newcastle Critical Discourse Group and am on the editorial boards of Journal of Language and Politics and Critical Discourse Studies (Review Editor) while co-editing Journalism & Discourse Studies.
I have taught on a wide range of subjects both at UG and PG levels in British HE context within the last 10 years. This includes modules on Critical Discourse Analysis, Politics, Power and Communication, Analysing Language in Use, Analysing Media, Research Methodologies, Advertising Production and Texts, Mass Communication, Corporate Communication, TV Studies, etc. In line with my current research and publication interest, I am leading on a new module called Digital Discourses and Identity among other teachings.
I am interested in supervising PhD projects in critical discourse studies with a socio-political approach in areas such as discourse and social/political identities, discourse and discrimination/racism, media discourses on international conflicts esp. the Middle East, and interplay of media and political institutions.
Specifically, I am interested in supervising Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS) where the new communicative dynamic of interaction and power is at play.
Critical Discourse Analysis, Social Media Critical Discourse Studies, Digital Discourse Analysis, Media Representations of Identity, Language and Racism, Discourse and Minority Representations, Participatory Web and Identity Politics, Discourse and Nationalism/national Identity, Critical Communication Studies, Multimodal Discourse Analysis, Political Communication, Politics, Power and Communication, Discourse Affect and Ideology, Language and Ideology, Social Semiotics.
Current research focus: Theory, methods and application of critical discourse studies on digital participatory platforms
I am teaching (on) the following modules
COM3085 Digital Discourses and Identity
COM3077 (COM8177) Politics, Power and Communication
COM8058 Methodologies: Researching Media, Culture & Society
COM3073 Media Research Dissertation
COM8199 Dissertation for MA in Media and Public Relations
COM8299 Dissertation for MA Media and Journalism
I also supervise PhD students
- Kelsey D, Mueller F, Whittle A, KhosraviNik M, ed. The Discourse of Financial Crisis and Austerity : critical analyses of business and economics across disciplines. London: Routledge, 2017.
- Unger J, Wodak R, KhosraviNik M. Critical Discourse Studies and Social Media Data. In: Silverman, D, ed. Qualitative Research. London: SAGE, 2016, pp.277-293.
- KhosraviNik M, Unger J. Critical Discourse Studies and Social Media: power, resistance and critique in changing media ecologies. In: Ruth Wodak and Michael Meyer, ed. Methods of Critical Discourse Studies. Sage Publications Ltd, 2016, pp.206-233.
- Kelsey D, Mueller F, Whittle A, KhosraviNik M. Financial crisis and austerity: Interdisciplinary concerns in critical discourse studies. Critical Discourse Studies 2016, 13(1), 1-19.
- KhosraviNik M. Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS). In: Flowerdew,J; Richardson,J, ed. Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies. London: Routledge, 2016. In Press.
- Kelsey D, Mueller F, Whittle A, KhosraviNik M, ed. The discourse of crisis and austerity: Critical analyses of business and economics across disciplines. 2016. In Press.
- KhosraviNik M. Discourse, Identity and Legitimacy: Self and Other in representations of Iran's nuclear programme. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: DAPSAC book series: John Benjamins, 2015.
- KhosraviNik M. Macro and micro legitimation in discourse on Iran’s nuclear programme: The case of Iranian national newspaper Kayhan. Discourse and Society 2015, 26(1), 52-73.
- KhosraviNik M. Critical Discourse Analysis, Power, and New Media Discourse. In: Kopytowska, M.; Kalyango, Y, ed. Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in the Mediatized World. New York, NY, USA: Peter Lang, 2014, pp.287-306.
- KhosraviNik M. Immigration Discourses and Critical Discourse Analysis: Dynamics of World Events and Immigration Representations in the British Press. In: Hart, C; Cap, P, ed. Contemporary Critical Discourse Studies. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014, pp.501-519.
- KhosraviNik M, Zia M. Persian Nationalism, Identity and Anti-Arab Sentiments in Iranian Facebook Discourses: Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Media Communication. Journal of Language and Politics 2014, 13(4), 755-780.
- Wodak R, KhosraviNik M. Dynamics of discourse and politics in right-wing populism in Europe and beyond: An introduction. In: Wodak, R., KhosraviNik, M., Mral, B, ed. Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2013, pp.xvii-xxviii.
- Wodak R, KhosraviNik M, Mral B, ed. Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
- KhosraviNik M, Wodak R, Krzyzanowsky M. Dynamics of Representation in Discourse: Immigrants in the British Press. In: M. Messer, R. Schroeder and R. Wodak, ed. Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2012, pp.283-295.
- KhosraviNik M. Review of: Media, Wars and Politics: Comparing the Incomparable in Western and Eastern Europe by Ekaterina Balabanova by Ekaterina Balabanova (2007). Journal of Language and Politics 2011, 10(1), 129-132.
- KhosraviNik M. Actor descriptions, action attributions, and argumentation: towards a systematization of CDA analytical categories in the representation of social groups. Critical Discourse Studies 2010, 7(1), 55-72.
- KhosraviNik M. The representation of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in British newspapers: a critical discourse analysis. Journal of Language and Politics 2010, 9(1), 1-28.
- KhosraviNik M. The representation of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in British newspapers during the Balkan conflict (1999) and the British general election (2005). Discourse and Society 2009, 20(4), 477-498.
- Baker P, Gabrielatos C, KhosraviNik M, Krzyżanowski M, McEnery T, Wodak R. A useful methodological synergy? Combining critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine discourses of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK press. Discourse & Society 2008, 19(3), 273-306.
- KhosraviNik M. British newspapers and the representation of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants between 1996 and 2006. Centre for Language in Social Life 2008.
- Yarmohammadi L, KhosraviNik M. A critical analysis of news discourses in Iranian newspapers, a socio-semantic approach. Nameh Farhang (Letter of Culture) Quarterly 2002, 42.