Find us >

Dr Kerry Moore

Dr Kerry Moore

BA (Wales), MA (Sunderland), PhD (Cardiff)

Position: Lecturer


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 76199

Location: Room 1.39, Bute Building


Kerry Moore’s research explores media and political discourses surrounding migration, racism and cultural identity. Her most recent publications explore asylum and refugee issues in journalism and government policy, ‘crisis’ narratives in media representations of migration and cultural difference, media constructions of young black men, and Islam in the news. She co-edited the book Migrations and the Media with Bernhard Gross and Terry Threadgold (2012, Peter Lang) and is currently working on a monograph entitled Racialised Crises: Asylum, Ethnicity and the Media for Ashgate.

Kerry is Co-Director of the Race, Representation and Cultural Politics Research Group, and of Cardiff University’s interdisciplinary Reconstructing Multiculturalism Network. She is a founding Co-Editor of the JOMEC Journal, Reviews Editor for the journal Social Semiotics and serves on the editorial board of the journal Journalism and Discourse Studies. She is also Chair of Research Ethics for the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and sits on the School Research Ethics Committee for Cardiff School of Architecture.


BA Modules:

  • Media Power Society
  • Media, Racism and Conflict
  • Doing Media Research

PhD Supervisions:

  • Dr Liezel Longboan: Mediating Indigeneity in Virtual Communities (completed 2013)
  • Marina Morani: Research: New media and new Italians: an analysis of online intercultural projects
  • Alida Payson: ‘Inhabiting Her: Reconfiguring Refugee Identity’
  • Xin Zhang: ‘The identities of Chinese ethnic minorities in the UK’ (2011-)
  • Ahmed Topkev: A Democratic Perspective on Reporting Religion: Newspaper Representations of Muslims and Christians in Turkey and Britain
  • Muhammad Ilyas: The assassination of bin Laden in the UK and Pakistan press: a comparative study
  • Michal Tuchowski: Diaspora and ethnic media in the age of migration. The role of the Polish ethnic media in the process of integration of Poles in the United Kingdom after May 2004
  • Carrie Newman: How can Arts and Heritage projects better represent minority groups and individuals in their displays of ethnic minority story, history and position?

Examination of PhD Students:

Gill Abousnnouga: Visual and Written Discourses of British Commemorative War Monuments (2012)

Research Interests

  • Racism and racialised crisis discourse
  • Asylum and migration
  • Representations of religious and cultural difference
  • National identity
  • Discourse theory and analysis

Funded Projects

DOC 360: Principal Investigator (2013-)
Collaboration with creative partners On Par, to explore audience engagement with documentary when presented within an immersive environment, funded by REACT.

REACH Media Analysis: Principal Investigator (2009-10)
Project with Dr John Jewell and Dr Stephen Cushion to explore constructions of young black men and boys in the news media, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government, 2009-10

Images of Islam: Principal Investigator (2008)
Project with Professor Justin Lewis and Dr Paul Mason to explore the coverage of Muslims and Islam in the UK, funded by Channel 4 for the Dispatches documentary, ‘It Shouldn’t Happen to a Muslim’, broadcast July 7th 2008.

Broadcast Coverage of Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Research Assistant (2006-7)
Project with Professor Terry Threadgold and Bernhard Gross exploring the construction of asylum and refugee issues in the UK broadcast news media, funded by Oxfam.