Principal Lecturer in Political Communications, Nottingham Trent University

Dr. Colin Alexander is currently Principal Lecturer in Political Communications within the Communication and Society subject team at the School of Arts and Humanities. Beyond his role as a lecturer Dr. Alexander is the Acting Academic Courses Manager for Media, Communication and Society and Film and TV.

Prior to working at NTU Dr. Alexander has worked at several universities in the UK including University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University), and Sheffield Hallam University. Dr. Alexander has also been a Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Research Fellow based at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.

Dr. Alexander is currently engaged in a major social sciences research project concerning the study of the communications of the British Indian Civil Service towards the end of Britain’s colonial rule of India. This includes discussion of early radio broadcasting, World War II, the Bengal Famine of 1943 and the eventual partition of India. This research is being theoretically framed around colonial studies and political communications. A major book on the topic will be published in 2017 with Oxford University Press.


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    Principal Lecturer in Political Communications, Nottingham Trent University