CRCC Member Awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for studying social care in the UK

Dr. Anthony Kevins, a CRCC member and Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Loughborough University, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to study social care preferences in the UK. Dr. Naomi Lightman, Associate Professor of Sociology at Toronto Metropolitan University, is the co-investigator on the project.  Ageing populations, limited infrastructure […]

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CRCC scholar publishes book “Communications in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire-A Critical History”

While there is a wealth of studies that attempted to de-westernise and de-colonise media and communication studies, their impact on historical thinking and writing has been minimal. However, the core of West-centrism is historical; its normative assumptions rely on a history that is written with the Global South in absentia. To overcome the West-centric imperial […]

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CRCC supports research to improve evidence-gathering when reporting domestic and sexual violence to the police

In our latest post, Dr Emma Richardson discusses how research using conversation analysis (CA) helps us understand ‘evidential difficulties’ in crime reporting of gender-based violence. According to official data, the impact of violence against women and girls in the UK and beyond is pervasive. For example, in the year ending March 2020, 78% of investigations […]

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CRCC to host “Bridging Divides with Communication Research” international symposium on 14 June

On the 14th of June 2023, the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University will host an international symposium on “Bridging divides with communication research”. The event will be held from 2pm to 6pm at the Hazlerigg Council Chamber and will be open to all members of staff and students at Loughborough […]

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CRCC scholars establish a novel approach to healthcare and end-of-life communication training

RealTalk, the groundbreaking educational tool for health care practitioners has been licensed to Treetops Hospice ensuring long-term high-quality communication care to patients and their families. The CRCC is proud to spotlight impactful work conducted by our research community members here at Loughborough University and beyond. We are especially excited about recent developments in the work […]

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CRCC to co-host international workshop on pandemic communication and populism in June 2023

The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture is pleased to co-host an international workshop on pandemic communication and populism, to be held at Loughborough University on 12-13 June 2023. You can submit your abstract until 15 January 2023. As the COVID-19 pandemic disappears from the headlines and attention turns to new political crises, it […]

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CRCC scholars publish interdisciplinary volume ‘Cultures of Authenticity’

Authenticity has become a buzzword for our times. A new collection, edited by scholars in the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University, provides the first interdisciplinary examination of authenticity. The book titled ‘Cultures of Authenticity’ analyses the concept of authenticity in relation to travel and tourism, branding and marketing, popular culture, […]

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