Dr Ana Ines Langer

  • Senior Lecturer (Politics)

telephone: 01413303055
email: Ana.Langer@glasgow.ac.uk

R1215 Level 12, Politics, Adam Smith Building, Glasgow G12 8RT

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5331-544X

Research interests

Office Hours: Thursdays 14.00-15.00, or by email appointment 

Biography

I joined the Politics in September 2006 from the London School of Economics (LSE), where I completed her doctoral studies in political communication. My research focuses on political communication: how politics is mediated and how this affects the conduct and nature of the democratic process. Most of my work has focused on the UK but she has also done comparative work, including about Argentina, Germany and China. I have published about these topics in, among others, European Journal of Communication, International Journal Press/PoliticsParliamentary Affairs, Policy Studies, Political Studies, and West European Politics. My book, The Personalisation of Politics in the UK. Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron (Manchester University Press), is the first in-depth historical study of the phenomenon in the UK.

During the early years of my career, I focused on the personalisation of politics, especially its media dimensions. I still work on the topic but, in the last few years, I have become keenly interested in understanding how the hybrid media environment is affecting ‘classic functions’ of political communication. I am currently working on two projects related to this: one is about political agenda setting (focusing on the Windrush case) and the other one about electoral campaigns. On the latter, I recently published a paper about the role of social media in the campaigns for the Scottish independence referendum, and I am currently working on a project—funded by British Academy—about non-party campaign organisations and their use of technology. In all three recent projects, I use a mixed methods approach, combining ‘big data’ methodologies (including quantitative text analysis and network analysis) with qualitative interviewing. 

Research Interests

  • The role of the media in the democratic process
  • Media and policy making
  • Personalisation of politics
  • Political campaigns, the role of different actors and how they use media

Publications

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Number of items: 14.

2020

Langer, A. I. and Gruber, J. (2020) Political agenda setting in the hybrid media system: why legacy media still matter a great deal. International Journal of Press/Politics, (doi: 10.1177/1940161220925023) (Early Online Publication)

2019

Langer, A. I. , Comerford, M. and McNulty, D. (2019) Online allies and tricky freelancers: understanding the differences in the role of social media in the campaigns for the Scottish Independence Referendum. Political Studies, 67(4), pp. 834-854. (doi: 10.1177/0032321718811252)

2018

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2018) Bring back the party: personalization, the media and coalition politics. West European Politics, 41(2), pp. 472-495. (doi: 10.1080/01402382.2017.1354528)

2017

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2017) Are all policy decisions equal? Explaining the variation in media coverage of the UK Budget. Policy Studies Journal, 45(2), pp. 337-358. (doi: 10.1111/psj.12119)

2014

Holtz-Bacha, C., Langer, A. I. and Merkle, S. (2014) The personalisation of politics in comparative perspective: campaign coverage in Germany and the United Kingdom. European Journal of Communication, 29(2), pp. 153-170. (doi: 10.1177/0267323113516727)

2013

Duckett, J. and Langer, A.I. (2013) Populism versus neo-liberalism: diversity and ideology in the Chinese media's reporting of health system reform. Modern China, 39(6), pp. 653-680. (doi: 10.1177/0097700413492602)

2011

Langer, A.I. (2011) The Personalisation of Politics in the UK: Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719081460

2010

Langer, A.I. (2010) The politicization of private persona: exceptional leaders or the new rule? The case of the UK and the Blair effect. International Journal of Press/Politics, 15(1), pp. 60-76. (doi: 10.1177/1940161209351003)

2008

Langer, A.I. (2008) Peter Mandelson. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

Langer, A.I. (2008) The royal press commission. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

2007

Langer, A.I. (2007) A historical exploration of the personalisation of politics in the print media: the British prime ministers (1945-1999). Parliamentary Affairs, 60(3), pp. 371-387. (doi: 10.1093/pa/gsm028)

2006

Scammell, M. and Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising: why is it so boring? Media, Culture and Society, 28(5), p. 763. (doi: 10.1177/0163443706067025)

Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising in the United Kingdom. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Political Advertising. Sage: Thousand Oaks, C.A., pp. 65-82. ISBN 9781412917957

2005

Langer, A.I. (2005) Media consumption and public connection: toward a typology of the dispersed citizen. Communication Review, 8(2), pp. 237-257. (doi: 10.1080/10714420590953325)

This list was generated on Sat Nov 28 20:29:47 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Langer, A. I. and Gruber, J. (2020) Political agenda setting in the hybrid media system: why legacy media still matter a great deal. International Journal of Press/Politics, (doi: 10.1177/1940161220925023) (Early Online Publication)

Langer, A. I. , Comerford, M. and McNulty, D. (2019) Online allies and tricky freelancers: understanding the differences in the role of social media in the campaigns for the Scottish Independence Referendum. Political Studies, 67(4), pp. 834-854. (doi: 10.1177/0032321718811252)

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2018) Bring back the party: personalization, the media and coalition politics. West European Politics, 41(2), pp. 472-495. (doi: 10.1080/01402382.2017.1354528)

Langer, A. I. and Sagarzazu, I. (2017) Are all policy decisions equal? Explaining the variation in media coverage of the UK Budget. Policy Studies Journal, 45(2), pp. 337-358. (doi: 10.1111/psj.12119)

Holtz-Bacha, C., Langer, A. I. and Merkle, S. (2014) The personalisation of politics in comparative perspective: campaign coverage in Germany and the United Kingdom. European Journal of Communication, 29(2), pp. 153-170. (doi: 10.1177/0267323113516727)

Duckett, J. and Langer, A.I. (2013) Populism versus neo-liberalism: diversity and ideology in the Chinese media's reporting of health system reform. Modern China, 39(6), pp. 653-680. (doi: 10.1177/0097700413492602)

Langer, A.I. (2010) The politicization of private persona: exceptional leaders or the new rule? The case of the UK and the Blair effect. International Journal of Press/Politics, 15(1), pp. 60-76. (doi: 10.1177/1940161209351003)

Langer, A.I. (2007) A historical exploration of the personalisation of politics in the print media: the British prime ministers (1945-1999). Parliamentary Affairs, 60(3), pp. 371-387. (doi: 10.1093/pa/gsm028)

Scammell, M. and Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising: why is it so boring? Media, Culture and Society, 28(5), p. 763. (doi: 10.1177/0163443706067025)

Langer, A.I. (2005) Media consumption and public connection: toward a typology of the dispersed citizen. Communication Review, 8(2), pp. 237-257. (doi: 10.1080/10714420590953325)

Books

Langer, A.I. (2011) The Personalisation of Politics in the UK: Mediated Leadership from Attlee to Cameron. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719081460

Book Sections

Langer, A.I. (2008) Peter Mandelson. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

Langer, A.I. (2008) The royal press commission. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Sage: London. ISBN 9781412917995

Langer, A.I. (2006) Political advertising in the United Kingdom. In: Kaid, L.L. and Holtz-Bacha, C. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Political Advertising. Sage: Thousand Oaks, C.A., pp. 65-82. ISBN 9781412917957

This list was generated on Sat Nov 28 20:29:47 2020 GMT.

Grants

Grants

  • British Academy, 2019-2020 - £7,500 (with Luke Temple): 'Non-party campaigning and digital technologies'
  • Adam Smith Research Foundation Seedcorn Fund, 2009-2010 - £1600 (with Jane Duckett): 'Media Reporting of China’s Health Reforms, 2005-09’ 
  • Political Studies Association (PSA) Overseas Conference Grant

Supervision

PhD Supervision

  • Political campaigns (including electoral campaigns but also issue campaigns)
  • Media and policy making
  • The role of the media in the democratic process
  • Personalisation of politics

PhD Supervision

Current students

  • Paul Gardner: What political information do the Chinese propaganda authorities seek to control?
  • Johannes Gruber: Troublemakers in the streets? An automated framing analysis of newspaper coverage of protests in the UK 1992-2016

Recent students

  • David Jofre (completed 2019): Social movements and media practices in changing media ecology: The case of environmental and LGBTI+ activists in Chile
  • Beth Pearson (completed 2018): “The press is plural – it represents all the political parties” Media access for the transitional justice campaign during democratisation in Uruguay (1989-2012)
  • Alonso Curbelo, Ana
    The Role of the News Media in Perpetuating Electoral Fraud Myths in the UK and US
  • Gardner, Paul
    Information control and Party-state legitimacy in China
  • Gruber, Johannes
    Troublemakers in the streets? A framing analysis of newspaper coverage of protests in the UK 1992-2016

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Politics 1A
  • Politics, Communication and Democracy

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Media and Democracy

Additional information

Other Roles

    • Convener Comprative Politics Research Cluster
    • College and School Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Appeals Committee member