Academic Articles


Published Conference Proceedings

Briant, E L (2021) “Lessons from the Cambridge Analytica Crisis: responding to today’s disinformation challenges” CASIS Vancouver talk published in Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Chernobrov, D & Briant, E L (2020) ‘Competing propagandas: How the United States and Russia represent mutual propaganda activities’ in Politics doi:10.1177/0263395720966171.

– Reached top 3 most read articles in Politics Journal in last 6 months in May 2021

Briant, E L (2018) ‘Pentagon Ju-Jitsu – reshaping the field of propaganda‘ in Special Issue of Critical Sociology.

Briant, E, L (Dec 2016) ‘Language, Empathy and Reflection: Teaching Journalists about the Refugee Crisis’ in Media Education Journal, 40th Anniversary Edition. Republished on Medium.

Emma L Briant (2015) ‘Allies and Audiences: Evolving strategies in Defense and Intelligence Propaganda’, in International Journal of Press and Politics, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp145-165.

Greg Philo, Emma Briant and Pauline Donald (October 2013) ‘The Role of the Press in the War on Asylum’ in Race and Class, Vol. 55, No. 2.

Emma L Briant, Nick Watson and Greg Philo (September 2013) ‘Reporting Disability in the Age of Austerity: the changing face of media representation of disability and disabled people in the United Kingdom and the creation of new folk devils‘ in Disability and Society, Vol 28, No 6.

– this article and the report on which it was based ‘Bad News for Disabled People’ were submitted as examples of research excellence to the Research Evaluation Framework in 2014 by University of Glasgow as a case study for societal impact of research. This research on which I was first author helped Glasgow University achieve Rank of 1st in Scotland and 8th in the UK, with a GPA of 3.20. Here is an extract detailing my research’s policy impact and you can read the full impact case study:

“This research ignited the political debate on media representations of disabled people. For
example, on 14 November 2011, the report was directly cited by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson in a
welfare reform debate in the House of Lords as evidence of widespread misrepresentation of
disabled people and disability benefits. Also in November 2011, the Shadow Minister for Disability
Issues referred directly to the University of Glasgow findings in a House of Commons debate on
disability hate crime. The report was also mentioned during discussion in the Work and Pensions
Select Committee (February 2012), allowing the National Autistic Society and Disability Alliance to
draw attention to ‘the negative tone adopted in the media about wider disability issues’. The
Committee Chair also used the research in the in the Committee’s questioning of DWP Ministers
concerning the changing attitudes to disabled people and the transformation of the language used
to represent disabled people and disability benefits in the media. The research was cited in the
Work and Pensions Select Committee’s report Government support towards the extra living costs
of working age disabled people and in a Westminster Briefing prepared by The Parliamentary
Office of Science and Technology on Work Capacity Assessment. The Committee Chair has also
drawn from the research in the preparation of speeches and articles relating to the change of
language used to describe disabled people since the 2010 General Election.”