Ana Alonso Curbelo

Research title

The Role of the News Media in Perpetuating Electoral Fraud Myths in the UK and US

Research summary

PhD Topic

The Role of the News Media in Perpetuating Electoral Fraud Myths in the UK and US

Research Summary

Through conducting multiple Quantitative Text Analyses, this project seeks to examine the British and American news media’s role in perpetuating myths about voter and electoral fraud in UK and US elections. The central research questions include whether news coverage is based more on fact or elite rhetoric, the role of tabloids and the partisan press in the UK relative to the US, what policies are linked to fraud (e.g., immigration), and the particular frames used by the media.

Reseach Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Cultural Representations
  • Media and Communication
  • Textual and Discourse Analysis
  • Political Sociology
  • Research Methods
  • Urban Sociology

 


Grants

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – 3.3 Scholarship