Marina Dekavalla

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Lecturer in Journalism Studies
University of Stirling

Marina holds a BA in English from the University of Athens and has completed her MSc and PhD at the University of Stirling. Her doctoral thesis compared the coverage of UK General Elections in the Scottish and English press in the first decade after devolution, exploring discourses of national identity and the contribution of the coverage to the public sphere. She taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Stirling and at Glasgow Caledonian universities, before joining Stirling as a lecturer in 2011. She participated in a research project on the future of the Scottish news industry, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. She currently holds an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant for a research project exloring the framing of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum on television. More information on this can be accessed here.


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One year ago, Scottish voters were called to decide whether the nation should become an independent country or stay in the UK – essentially the question on the ballot paper was about Scotland’s future constitutional status. The referendum debate itself though, like most current debates about the fut... Read more
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