Securitzation of terrorism/climate change/immigration through films/media
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Dissertation: Securitzation of terrorism/climate change/immigration through films/media
Dissertation category: Arts, culture & heritage
Short summary: 2nd year BA Geography, International Relations and Advanced Spanish student at University of Exeter. Passionate about travelling and have volunteered in a variety of places abroad highlighting my passion for sustainability and conservation. These include fundraising for and building a classroom at a school in Ethiopia, opening a mother and babycare unit at New Hope Orphanage in Kenya and tracking/monitoring endangered species in South Africa. Also interested in climate change and its effects.
Detailed summary: There are a few areas of interest which I am exploring for my dissertation (my dissertation research is currently in its very early stages and therefore I am considering a few options.) My primary interest is in cultural/political geographies associated with identity. I am interested in how certain world issues such as terrorism/climate change/immigration might become securitized or even de-securitized through films and the media (especially social media.) This topic interests me because it is a contemporary issue that has real-world effects, magnified by the impact of globalisation, time-space compression and and increasing global inter-connectedness. This area of interest encompasses notions of national identity (i.e. 'the homeland), imaginary geographies of borders and the use of propaganda in the media/films to influence the masses and inform real-world foreign policy; for example, Donald Trump's twitter account.
University: University of Exeter
Course: Geography, International Relations and Advanced Spanish