Mark Wheeler is a Professor of Political Communication and Research Lead.
- Media and Policy
- Political Communication
- Social media and democracy
- The Politics of Hollywood
- Celebrity Politics
Module leader and lecturer on Media and Culture, Public Diplomacy and Global Communication and Contemporary American Politics.
- Politics and the Mass Media, (Oxford: Blackwells, 1997).
- Co-author with Jeanette Steemers and Petros Iosifidis, European Television Industries, (London: British Film Institute, 2005).
- Hollywood: Politics and Society, (London: British Film Institute, 2006).
- Celebrity Politics: Image and Identity in Contemporary Political Communications, (Cambridge: Polity 2013).
- Co-author with Petros Iosifidis, Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks: The Western Context and Beyond, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016).
- Sorcerer: William Friedkin and the New Hollywood (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2022)
Journal Articles since 2012
- ‘European Union State Aid, public subsidies and analogue switch-off/digital switchover’, International Journal of Digital Television, (Bristol: Intellect, 2012).
- ‘A City Upon a Hill’: The Wire and its distillation of the United States polity’, Politics (Political Studies Association, 2014).
- ‘The Mediatization of Celebrity Politics through the Social Media’, International Journal of Digital Television, (Bristol: Intellect, 2014).
- (with Petros Iosifidis), ‘The Public Sphere and Network Democracy: Social movements and Political Change?’, Global Media Journal (Open Access, 2015).
- (with Hugo Dobson, Andrew Cooper), ‘Introduction to non-western Celebrity Politicians’, Celebrity Studies, (London, Routledge 2017).
- (with Duygu Karatus) ‘Introduction’. Editor of Special Edition ‘The Public Sphere and the Social Media.’, International Journal of Digital Television, (Bristol: Intellect, 2017).
- (with Petros Iosifidis), ‘Modern PoliticalCommunication and Web 2.0 in Representative Democracies’, Javnost: The Public – 25th anniversary issue, Vol. 25 no. 1-2. (London, Taylor & Francis, 2018).
- “Celebrity Politics and Cultural Studies within the United States and United Kingdom.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Studies (Oxford University Press, 2018).
- (with Andrea MacDonnell), ‘@realDonaldTrump: Political celebrity, authenticity, and para-social engagement on Twitter’, Celebrity Studies,b(London, Routledge 2019).
Chapters in Books since 2011
- ‘Darryl F. Zanuck’s Wilson’ in Iwan Morgan (ed), US Presidencies at the Movies (Palgrave, 2011).
- ‘Bill Clinton: courting the Hollywood film industry’ in Mark White (ed.) The Presidency of Bill Clinton: The Legacy of a New Domestic and Foreign Policy (I.B. Taurus, 2012).
- ‘Digital Switchover: European Union State Aid, public subsidies and enlargement’ in Hilde van den Bulck Manuel Puppis, Seamus Simpson (ed.s), European Media Policy for the Twenty-First Century: Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future (Routledge, 2016).
- ‘Celebrity Diplomacy: Theories and Practices’ in The Sage Handbook of Diplomacy (ed.s Costas M. Constantinou, Paul Sharp, Pauline Kerr) (Sage Publications, 2016).
- ‘The political history of Classical Hollywood: moguls, liberals and radicals’ in US Movies and the Great Depression (ed.s Professor Iwan Morgan and Professor Philip Davies) (Edinburgh University Press, 2016).
- ‘Human Rights, Celebrity and Democracy’ in Anthony Elliot (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies (Routledge, 2018).
- ‘Politics, Leadership and Power’ in Katja Lee (ed.) A Cultural history of Fame (London: Bloomsbury 2023). This is a chapter in the six-volume series, A Cultural History of Fame.
- ‘The working class in Schrader’s ‘Blue Collar’’ (1978) in Steven J. Michels (ed.) This Hard Land: Scenes from the American Working Class. (Lexington Books 2023)
Professor Dr Mark Wheeler
Professor of Political Communications