I'm doing my PhD project at the Department of Modern Languages. However, since it's an interdisciplinary project, I'm co-supervised by Prof. Scott Lucas at POLSIS Department, College of Social Sciences.
My thesis examines the construction and translation of narratives by Islamic State and how these are received and retranslated by Western and Arabic media. My model of analysis is based on a social narrative approach to translation studies (Baker, 2006) which I combine to a multimodal approach to communication studies (Kress, 2009). I also draw on Barthes' semiotic analysis of images (1977). The study presents a new way to look at translation in a broad sense in order to link it to media, and communication studies. My project will also have an impact on other fields such as International Relations and Politics.