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Working title of PhD: Erasure, Dehumanisation and the Creation of Victimhood in User-Generated True Crime Content

Full time or Part time: Full time

Year Commenced: 2022

PhD Supervisors: Oona Brooks-Hay and Catherine Happer

Synopsis of PhD:

To examine whether user-generated true crime podcasts, YouTube videos and TikTok shorts are providing a diverse, nuanced forum of inter-connected content around the nature of victimhood or if they are just replicating the long-standing power imbalances and archetypes of more traditional forms.

The research will examine both the intentions/motivations of the creators and the impact on the co-victims of the homicides depicted through the use of structured interviews.

Keywords: true crime, hierarchy of victimhood, gender-based violence

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University of Glasgow

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Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

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