Media Studies research students
Get to know our Media Studies students and gain an insight into their research.
Students are listed alphabetically under their respective degrees.
MA in Media Studies
Thesis title: 'Laughing at Lunacy: Schadenfreude in the Creation of Liberal Mood'
Supervisor: Cherie Lacey
Thesis title: 'Defining the Globality of Global News Outlets: Study of Natural Disasters in the Global North-South'
Supervisor: Doug Van Belle
Thesis title: 'Podcasts & Progress in Aotearoa'
PhD in Media Studies
Thesis title: 'The Manufacture of Disconnection'
Thesis title: 'New Zealand Facebook Users Perceptions of Morality in Online Environments'
Thesis title: 'Spectres of M.I.A.'
Thesis title: 'Femvertising on social media in China: a critical analysis on its effectiveness towards boosting the ‘She Economy’ and advocacy for gender equality'