Rob Sharp

Rob Sharp

PhD Researcher

Department of Media and Communications

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Research topic

Creative citizenship solutions to migrant voice inequalities in transnational and national publics

Rob is interested in how creative activists might use new forms of cultural citizenship to challenge entrenched inequalities of representation in the transnational public sphere. His PhD uses visual and discourse analysis to consider how three creative case studies provide new citizenship solutions to migrants and diaspora groups. This will be used to reflect more broadly on how creative practices might be used to challenge the marginalisation of migrant voices in transnational publics. He participates in the Leverhulme Programme seminars at the International Inequalities Institute.

Supervisors: Professor Myria Georgiou and Dr Shani Orgad


Rob is a part-time Teaching Fellow at the University of Sussex and a former staff journalist for The Independent and Observer newspapers in London. Now freelance, he has written for The New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Prospect, openDemocracy, frieze and Amnesty International.  He has studied at Cambridge University, Royal Holloway and the University of the Arts, London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Expertise Details

journalism; migration; creative activism; cultural citizenship