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Dr Sanjay Sharma

Dr Sanjay Sharma
Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications

Marie Jahoda 156

Research area(s)

  • Critical multiculturalism & anti-racism
  • New media & internet politics
  • Digital methods
  • Radical pedagogy

Research Interests

My work is of an interdisciplinary nature, drawing on cultural, media and sociological studies approaches. This research is located in the areas of racialization and difference, cultural politics and new media, which critically consider questions of representation, radical pedagogy, subjectivity and materiality. These interventions operate through thematics of 'critical race theory and 'technologies of race'. In particular, my work is concerned with bridging conceptual and political issues, especially in relation to the production of racialized knowledge and material culture.

Research supervision

Danil Mikhailov: Problems of Authority in the Emerging Online Culture: A case study of National Heritage; 2010 – 2015

Sina Akter: Social networks and the isolation of British Bangladeshi young women; 2009 – 2012

Lama Al hammouri: Arab Framing and perception of the 2008 American Presidential election; 2009 - 2012

Marta Villela-Vila: New media, young women and body image; 2010 - 2015

Naima Al Naami: Culture and Social Integration: The Case of the Libyan Community in the UK; 2010 - 2013

Research project(s) and grant(s)

The Racial Ecology of Twitter



AHRC Noise of the Past: A poetic journey of war, memory & dialogue£207,422 Sept 2007 – Feb 2009 Sanjay Sharma (Co-Investigator)