Majid KhosraviNik

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Majid KhosraviNik
Majid KhosraviNik

Majid KhosraviNik is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Discourse Studies at Newcastle University, UK.[1] He works at the intersection of digital media studies, discourse studies and politics. He has published widely on critical discourse studies including immigration discourses, Self and Other representations, national identity, right wing populism and identity conflicts in the Middle East. He particularly works on digital media discursive practices in global contexts by investigating the impact, dynamic and challenges of social media technologies in society. His latest book on Social Media, Discourse and Politics: contemporary spaces of power and critique is a forthcoming by Bloomsbury publications.

He has carried out a major research on identity constructions within discourses around Iran's nuclear programme which was published in 2015.[2] He has been working on developing a CDS approach to digital spaces of communication on participatory web. He has developed his theorisation of the field around a digital critical discourse studies model under the title of Social Media Critical Discourse Studies (SM-CDS). This involves interdisciplinary examination of theoretical and methodological issues in the field including major studies on discourses of national identity in the Middle East e.g. Arabism. Most recently he has elaborated the concept of Techno-Discursive Design in social media whereby algorithmic regimentation of content and practices are theorised as fundamental context of new dynamic of discursive practice and politics. Together with the integration of research in Affects, Big Data, politics of democratisation and populism, the approach explores the critical implications of shifts in discourse formation and consumption in new media and wider consequences for fundamental understanding of politics and democracy in both late capitalist context of the West as well as the context of developing world. Dr KhosraviNik's Social Media-CDS approach has been taken up in a range of emerging interdisciplinary studies for example in discourses of cyber terrorism, digital misogyny and digital populism/nationalism.

KhosraviNik is a co-founder of Newcastle Critical Discourse Group.[3] He sits on the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journals of Critical Discourse Studies and Journal of Language and Politics while acting as expert assessor and referee for a range of international publishers and research grant organisations including the EU Commission.

KhosraviNik received his PhD from Lancaster University, Lancaster, under the supervision of Ruth Wodak, a leading scholar of the field. He was part of RASIM, an ESRC funded research project, which explored the representation of migrants in the British press. The project applied a combination of Corpus Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis and resulted in several publications on immigration discourses in British press.[4]


  1. Social Media, Discourse and Politics: contemporary spaces of power and critique (forthcoming)[5]
  2. Right-wing Populism in Europe: politics and discourse (2013)[6]
  3. Discourse, Identity and Legitimacy: Self and Other in representations of Iran's nuclear program (2015)[2]
  4. The Discourse of Financial Crisis and Austerity (2017) [7]


  1. ^ "Staff Profiles - Arts and Cultures, School of - Newcastle University". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Mobile Menu". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Critical Discourse Group". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  4. ^ "RASIM". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
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  6. ^ "Right-Wing Populism in Europe". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  7. ^ "The Discourse of Financial Crisis and Austerity: Critical analyses of business and economics across disciplines (Hardback) - Routledge". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
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