Projects per year
I teach Social Psychology and qualitative research methods. I completed my doctoral thesis in 2017 at Loughborough University, titled ‘Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Discourse of the British Far-right on Facebook’. In my research I analyse issues such as Islamophobia, far-right/extremist discourse, and the social construction of asylum seekers. Specifically, I am interested in how potentially prejudicial arguments are presented as ‘reasonable’.
Summary of Research Interests
Broadly, I am interested in applying discursive psychology to online communication, researching issues such as far-right and extremist discourse. I have also conducted research analysing the experiences of asylum seekers.
Research Projects & External Funding
- Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic discourse of the British far-right on Facebook: funded by the Glendonbrook Doctoral Fellowship at Loughborough University- 2013- 2016.
- Understanding the experiences of asylum seekers: Funded by the Richard Benjamin Trust, 2012.
External Roles and Professional Activities
I am a member of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP).
External Research Collaborations
I worked on a research project in collaboration with the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, about understanding the experiences of asylum seekers.
Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities
I teach qualitative research methods and social psychology, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I mainly supervise student dissertations that use qualitative research methods, and computer-mediated communication.
Burke, S. & Demasi, M., 28 Jan 2021, Political Communication: Discursive Perspectives . Palgrave
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
McGeechan, G., Burke, S., Bussey, L. & Slater, S., 27 Nov 2020, 39 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
HATEMETER: Hate speech tool for monitoring, analysing and tackling Anti-Muslim hatred online. eCrimeDi Nicola, A., Andreatta, D., Martini, E., Antonopoulos, G. A., Baratto, G., Bonino, S., Bressan, S., Burke, S., Cesarotti, F., Diba, P. & Ferret, J., 2020, Trento: eCrime. 71 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen Access
Burke, S. (ed.) & Tileaga, C. (ed.), 15 Dec 2020
Research output: Book/Report › Book
'Well that’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! No excuse’. A discourse analysis of social media users’ othering of non-attenders for cervical screeningMcGeechan, G., James, B. & Burke, S., 17 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: Psychology and Health.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review