Dr Elizabeth Poole

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 01782 734968
Email: e.a.poole@keele.ac.uk
Location: MB0.05
Role: 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
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I studied Media and Cultural Studies at Warwick and Leicester University and I am currently Programme Director and Senior Lecturer for Media, Culture and Creative Practice at Keele. I am an expert in media and religion, particularly, the media representation of Islam and Muslims but have also studied the production and reception of content on ethnicity. Whilst I specialise in news, I have recently studied digital media and how hate speech can be promoted and confronted on social media. I have written three books on this topic and this work has widely informed research in this area. It has also had an impact on the public sphere through engagement with advocacy groups and contributions to Parliamentary Groups/Commissions on Islamophobia (2012) and religion (2015).

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 editing, with John Richardson, ‘Muslims and the News Media’ I B Tauris in 2006 and co-writing (with Professor Kim Knott, Lancaster) ‘Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred’ based on an ESRC  research project. As well as writing about representation, I have researched into minority production and audiences, completing a project with Dr Siobhan Holohan (Keele) for the Institute of Strategic Dialogue; ‘Muslims in the European Mediascape’. I am currently working with Dr Eva Giraud on a project on hate speech on social media (funded by the British Academy). Other interests include ethnicities, news, digital media and audiences.

To read about this latest research see: https://www.britac.ac.uk/contesting-stopislam-tensions-around-hate-speech-social-media

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

Poole, E, Knott, K and Taira, T (2013) Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred. (Ashgate).

Poole (2014) ‘‘Muslim Media’ and the Politics of Representation: Media and Cultural Responses to Diversity Issues in Britain’. Middle Eastern Journal of Communication and Culture Vol 7, Issue 1, 101-118

Poole, E (2016) ‘Constructing ‘British values’ within a Radicalisation Narrative: The Reporting of the Trojan Horse Affair’ in Journalism Studies, June p 1-16

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 (2013) 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 (2014) ‘‘Muslim Media’ and the Politics of Representation: Media and Cultural Responses to Diversity Issues in Britain’. Middle Eastern Journal of Communication and Culture Vol 7, Issue 1, 101-118

Poole, E (2016) ‘Constructing ‘British values’ within a Radicalisation Narrative: The Reporting of the Trojan Horse Affair’ in Journalism Studies, June p 1-16

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).

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)

Taira, T, Poole, E and Knott, K. (2013) ‘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 (2016) The UK’s Reporting of Islam and Muslims: Reviewing the Field in Stefan Mertens and Hedwig de Smaele (eds) Cultural Values in The News. A Cross-Cultural Content Analysis of the Representation of Islam.

Poole, E (2018) How Does the British Press Represent British Muslims? Frameworks of Reporting in a British Context in Khan, H.E and Pennington, R (eds) Re-scripting Islam: Reporting on Muslims and their faith, Indiana University Press

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

Poole, E. (2019) ‘Covering Diversity: Religion and Ethnicity in the News’ in Wahl-Jorgensen, K and Hanitzsch, T. (eds) The Handbook of Journalism Sts, Routledge

I am currently teaching some theoretical elements of UG modules including Digital Video, DIY Broadcasting: Digital Culture and You, Making the News and Researching Media on the BA Media Culture and Creative Practice. I also contribute to the MA in Global Media and Culture and Global Media and Management.