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Cornel joined the University of Huddersfield as Professor in Media and Journalism in 2015. He previously held appointments in Sociology at the University of Cambridge and the University of Surrey and in Media Studies at De Montfort University.

Cornel completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science in spring 2001, supported by the DAAD and an FCO Chevening Scholarships. He also holds a MA from the University of Sussex.

He is past Chair and Vice Chair of the Popular Communication Division of the International Communication Association, ICA Board member, former Co-Editor of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, and currently serves on five editorial boards. He has authored three monographs and edited two anthologies, and his work has been translated into a number of European languages and Mandarin.

Cornel has lead three AHRC funded research projects on fandom, participatory culture and cultural value as Principal investigator.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fans and fan cultures
  • Media use and identity and/or the life course
  • Cultural globalisation
  • The intersection of political and popular communication, including the interplay of entertainment and politics
  • Media, Reception Aesthetics, and value
  • Media, Sport and Culture
  • Comparative studies of popular culture including music and sports

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fans
  • Fan Culture
  • Media Use
  • Identity
  • Life Course
  • Cultural Globalisation
  • Political Communication
  • Popular Communication
  • Entertainment
  • Politics
  • Media
  • Reception Aesthetics
  • Value
  • Sport
  • Culture
  • Popular Culture
  • Music


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