Dr Elizabeth Poole

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 01782 734968
Email: e.a.poole@keele.ac.uk
Location: MB0.05
Role: Joint Programme Director
Quality Assurance Officer
Admissions Officer
Disability Representative
Library Representative
Senate Representative
EC Panelist
Module Convenor: MDS-20031 Researching MCC, MDS-20020 Making the News
Contacting me: By the above email or my office hours are Mondays 2 - 3pm

I studied Cultural Studies at Warwick University shortly after the Rushdie Affair in the UK. This captured my interest and I went on to complete a PhD in Mass Communications at Leicester  University examining representations of British Muslims in the British press. I have previously worked in the Social Sciences in FE and since 1999 in Media Studies at Staffordshire University managing various postgraduate awards. I am currently Programme Director in Media, Communications and Culture at Keele, a position shared with Dr Gary Kelsall.

I have written widely in the area of the representation and reception of Muslims in the news authoring ‘Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims’ I.B Tauris in 2002 and editing, with John Richardson, ‘Muslims and the News Media’ I B Tauris in 2006. I am currently co-writing (with Professor Kim Knott, Lancaster) ‘Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred’ based on a recently completed AHRC research project. I have recently concluded a project with Dr Siobhan Holohan (Keele) for the Institute of Strategic Dialogue; ‘Muslims in the European Mediascape’. Other interests include ethnicities, news, digital media and audiences.

Selected Publications

Poole, E (2002) Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims. (I.B.Tauris)

Poole, E and Richardson, J (2006) (eds) Muslims in the News Media. (I.B.Tauris)

Poole, E. (2011). Change and continuity in the representation of British Muslims before and after 9/11: The UK context. Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition, 4(2), 49-62.

Poole, E and Holohan, S. (2011) ‘Three Phases of Representation 1994-2008: The Reporting of British Islam’, in Hutchings, S and Flood, C (eds) Islam in its International Context: Comparative Perspectives, (Cambridge Scholars Press).

Poole, E. (2012)The Case of Geert Wilders: Multiculturalism, Islam and Identity in the UK. Journal of Religion in Europe, 5 (2), 1-30.

Books

Poole, E (2002) Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims. (I.B.Tauris)

Poole, E and Richardson, J (2006) (eds) Muslims in the News Media. (I.B.Tauris)

Poole, E, Knott, K and Taira, T (in writing) Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred. (Ashgate).

Journal Articles

Poole, E (2002) ‘Networking Islam: The Democratising Potential of New technologies in Relation to Muslim communities’ in javnost/the public Vol 9, 1, 51-64

Poole, E and Holohan, S. (2002) ‘Race, Representation and Power: The Experience of British Muslims’ in Inter/section, Vol 2: 3/4.

Poole, E; Featherstone, M and Holohan, S, (2010) ‘Discourses of the War on Terror: Constructions of the Islamic Other in the Wake of 7/7’ in Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Vol 6. No 2.

Poole, E. (2011). Change and continuity in the representation of British Muslims before and after 9/11: The UK context. Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition, 4(2), 49-62.

Poole, E. (2012) The Case of Geert Wilders: Multiculturalism, Islam and Identity in the UK. Journal of Religion in Europe, 5 (2), 1-30.

Poole, E. (2012) ‘Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands’ in Winston, D. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the News. (OUP)

Chapters

Poole, E (1999) ‘Framing Islam: An analysis of newspaper coverage of Islam in the British press’ in K. Hafez (ed.) Islam and the West in the Mass Media. Fragmented Images in a Globalising World. (Hampton Press).

Poole, E. (2001) ‘Interpreting Islam: British Muslims and the British Press’ in K.Ross and P.Playdon (eds.) Black Marks: Minority Ethnic Audiences and Media (Ashgate).

             Poole, E, (2008) ‘British Newspaper Coverage after September 11th and the War in Iraq’ in ‘1001 Newsflashes – Western and Eastern Images, Understandings and Misunderstandings in Media and Politics’ Special Edition of The Bulletin of the Swiss Society for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, (University of Zurich).

Poole, E (2010) Reporting Islam: The British Context’, in Gritti, R, Bruno, M and Laurano, P (eds) Oltre l’Orientalismo e l’Occidentalismo, (Guerini e Assocati)

Poole, E. (2011) ‘Three Phases of Representation 1994-2008: The Reporting of British Islam’, in Hutchings, S and Flood, C (eds) Islam in its International Context: Comparative Perspectives, (Cambridge Scholars Press).

Knott, K, Poole, E and Taira, T. (forthcoming, with Editors) ‘Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred’ in Mitchell, J (ed) Religion and  the News. (Ashgate).

Poole, E and Taira, T (forthcoming, with Editor) ‘Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred’ in Woodhead, L (Ed) Innovative Methods for the Study of Religion (OUP)

Taira, T, Poole, E and Knott, K. (forthcoming, with Editor) ‘Christianity, Secularism and Religious Diversity in the British Media’ in Herbert, D and Gillespie, M. (eds) Social Media, Religion and Spirituality (De Gruyters)

Poole, E. (forthcoming, with Editor) ‘Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands’ in Winston, D. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the News. (OUP)

I am currently teaching some theoretical elements of UG modules including Digital Video, DIY Broadcasting: Internet Television and the You Tube Generation and Making the News on the BA Media, Communications and Culture. I also contribute to the MA in Global Media and Culture.