Dr Majid Khosravinik
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media & Discourse Studies
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- Telephone: 0191 208 6571
- Address: Media, Culture, Heritage
School of Arts & Cultures
Newcastle Upon Tyne
I am a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media & Discourse Studies; teaching and researching the intersection of participatory web, discourse, society & politics. My research trajectory is comprises of theorisation, characterisation and adaptations of discourse studies in various digital media practices on a range of topics including the intersection of social media discourses and (national/ethnic/gender/group etc.) identity, digital populism, immigration/racism/nationalism, political communication & post-politics, Self and Other presentation, digital public spheres, discourses of cyber terrorism, online misogyny, social media Techno-Discursive Design, algorithmic regimentation of meaning making contents etc. A as a general encapsulation, I am interested in the interplay of media(tion) technologies/affordances of representation, discourse and politics, specifically on participatory digital media. Google Scholar
Before joining Newcastle, I held lectureship and research positions at Northumbria and Lancaster University where I did my PhD research in critical discourse studies. I have been involved in the ESRC funded research project RASIM, researching the representation of migrants in the Britain see. My co-edited volume on Right wing populism was published in 2013. My research on representations in discourses of Iran's nuclear programme was published in 2015 by John Benjamins as 'Discourse, Identity and Legitimacy'. See also My new book Social Media, Discourse and Politics is to be published by Bloomsbury in 2018.
I am currently concentrated on developing a model under the rubric of Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS). This involves a drastic interdisciplinary examination of theoretical and methodological issues and challenges of applying a discourse analytical approach to digital participatory contexts i.e. social media including major case studies on discourses of national identity in the Middle East i.e. Arabism See also. Most recently, I have been developing the notion of Techno-Discursive Design in social media whereby algorithmic regimentation of content and practices are theorised as fundamental contexts of new dynamic of discursive practice and politics. Together with integration of research in Affects, Big Data, politics of democratisation and populism, I am exploring the critical implications of shifts in discourse formation and consumption in new media and the wider consequences for fundamentals of conceptual understanding of politics and democracy in both late-capitalist context of the western as well as developing contexts.
I am a founder and convenor Newcastle Critical Discourse Group and a board member in 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 at UG, PG and PhD levels in British HE context for more than 12 years. This includes modules on Digital Discourses & Identity, Critical Discourse Studies, (Digital) Politics, Power and Communication, Analysing Media, Research Methodologies, Advertising Production and Texts, and TV Studies etc. Within the past few years, my teaching has been concentrated on teaching Digital Discourses & Identity and Politics, Power and Communication in addition to BA/MA/PhD supervisions.
I lead on several PhD and post-doc projects on relevant areas. I am interested in supervising/leading research projects including PhDs, post-docs, fellowships and grant applications drawing on Social Media Critical Discourse Studies at the intersection of social media and society on a range of topics including but not limited to social/political identities, participatory web and immigration, refugees & asylum seekers, digital identities, fake news, political campaigns on participatory web, digital fascism/nationalism/racism, politics of social media and algorithms, youth, empowerment and digital politics, digital representation and regimentation in international conflicts esp. the Middle East, interplay of digital media and political institutions etc.
intersection of social media discourses and (national/ethnic/gender/group etc.) identity, digital populism, immigration/racism/nationalism, political communication & post-politics, Self and Other presentation, digital public spheres, discourses of cyber terrorism, online misogyny, social media Techno-Discursive Design, algorithmic regimentation of meaning making contents etc. A as a general encapsulation, I am interested in the interplay of media(tion) technologies/affordances of representation, discourse and politics, specifically on participatory digital media.
Undergraduate: MCH3085: Digital Discourses & Identity; MCH3077: Politics, Power and Communication; MCH3072/3073 UG Dissertation in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies
Postgraduate: MCH8177: Politics, Power and Communication; MCH8058: Methodologies: Researching Media, Culture and Society; MCH8199/8299 PGT Dissertation in Media.
- KhosraviNik M. Social Media Techno-Discursive Design, Affective Communication and Contemporary Politics. Fundan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018, (ePub ahead of Print), 1-16.
- KhosraviNik M, Sarkhoh N. Arabism and anti-Persian sentiments on participatory platforms: A social media critical discourse study. International Journal of Communication 2017, 11, 3614-3633.
- Khosravinik M. Right wing populism in the West: Social Media Discourse and Echo Chambers. Insight Turkey 2017, 19(3), 53-68.
- KhosraviNik M. Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS). In: Flowerdew,J; Richardson,J, ed. Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies. London, UK: Routledge, 2017, pp.582-596.
- 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.
- 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.