Heriot Watt University

Culture, Politics and the Arts

This cluster examines how the arts seek to document, interpret, influence and reflect upon society. Research addresses, for example, the social and political purposes of performance, or ways in which popular culture, media, music and internet texts - in a variety of local, national, international and transnational contexts - contribute to shaping specific forms and genres, social and personal identities, as well as cultural policy.


Prof. Ursula Böser

Staff Members

Dr Raquel de Pedro Ricoy

Dr Keith Gori

Dr Kerstin Pfeiffer

Dr Maggie Sargeant 

Dr Katerina Strani

Dr Christopher G Tinker

Postgraduate Members

Emma Hill

Vitalija Stepušaitytė 

Associate Member

Ashvin I Devasundaram

Dr Magdalena Weiglhofer

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