Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Brunel University London

Anita Howarth specializes in the interaction between journalism/media, politics and risk. She has a particular interest in how traditional and social media engage with existing policies on social justice and (in)justice in ways that legitimize or challenge, resist or disrupt dominant perspectives. Her research around these issues is multi-disciplinary in approach, drawing on political theory, sociology, media studies and journalism studies. She is currently working on four main themes:

· The political representations of hunger and food poverty in an age of austerity

· Representations of the migrant ‘jungles’ of Calais and the struggles of the refugees

· The (ethical and legal) opportunities and challenges presented by the wiring up of the academy through convergent digital technologies today

Prior to entering academia, Anita worked as a journalist on the business press, online news sites and financial desk of a national newspaper


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    Lecturer in Journalism, Brunel University London