Dr. Maitrayee Basu

Dr. Maitrayee Basu


I joined the School of Media and Communication as a Lecturer of Race and Media in August 2023. I hold a Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies from Middlesex University, and was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of the Arts, London.



Research interests

  • Diasporic spaces and identities
  • Race, ethnicity and media
  • Activism and Media
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Digital Ethnographic methods
  • Critical data studies
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Media and Communication 2018
  • MSc Culture and Society 2010
  • BA Media and Communication 2009

Student education

I am teaching on both BA and MA modules on the topics of digital media theories as well as race, diasporas, feminism and media. 


<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>