My proposed research focuses on the representation of migrants on social media, specifically, on Twitter. My research aims to investigate how users ‘talk’ about migrants, and how other users interact with such talk: whether they negotiate, contest or co-construct views. The form of interaction aims to be investigated in terms of the profile of the users, whether they are big news corporations, or laypeople, and whether such statuses affect the negotiation of representations.
Start date:October 2017
Research Topic:An investigation into the online representation of migrants, and the negotiation of these representations amongst other users
Research Supervisor:Dr Tereza Spilioti
Supervising school:School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC studentship