Dr Anita Howarth

PhD alumni

Department of Media and Communications

About me

Thesis Title: Discursive intersections of newspapers and policy elites:A case study of genetically modiifed food in Britain, 1996-2000 (2012)

Supervisors: Professor Lilie Chouliaraki and Professor Elias Mossialos

After the PhD

Dr. Howarth is now a senior lecturer at Kingston University where she has been on a permanent, full-time contract since 2006. Since her viva, she has written articles, book chapters and grant applications.

Email: A.Howarth@kingston.ac.uk


Howarth, Anita. (forthcoming April 2013). ‘Participatory Politics, Environmental Journalism and Newspaper Campaigns’. In Bodker, H. Environmental Journalism. London: Routledge

Howarth, Anita. (forthcoming March 2013). ‘Newspaper Campaigning in Britain in the late 1990s’. In Howley, K. Media Interventions. New York: Peter Lang.

Howarth, Anita (2013) ‘The Weakest Link in Existing Studies: Media-Government Risk Interactions’. Journal of Risk Research. Published online August 2012; 16 (1)

Howarth, Anita. (2012). ‘Participatory Politics, Environmental Journalism and Newspaper Campaigns’. Journalism Studies. 13 (2) pp 210-225.

Howarth, Anita. (2012). ‘A Hunger Strike: The Ecology of a Protest’ M/C Journal 15 (3). Available open source at:


Howarth, Anita and Ibrahim, Yasmin. (2012). ‘Threat and Suffering: The Liminal Space of “The Jungle”’. in Andrews, H. and Roberts, L. Liminal Spaces. London: Routledge.

Howarth, Anita. (2010) Review in Development in Practice 19 (8) of Networking Futures: The Movements against Corporate Globalization, J.S. Juris. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Howarth, Anita. (2010) ‘Contested Processes, Contested Influences - A Case Study of Genetically Modified Food in Britain’.  In: Koch-Baumgarten, Sigrid and Voltmer, Katrin, (eds.) Public Policy and the Mass Media: The Interplay of Mass Communication and Political Decision Making. London: Routledge. pp. 143-161. (Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science) ISBN 9780415485463

Howarth, Anita. (2008) ‘Foreign Policy, Identity and Media: Contestation over Zimbabwe’.  In: Hadland, A., Louw, E., Seanti, S. and Wasserman, H. (eds.) Power, Politics and Identity in Post-apartheid South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa. HSRC. pp.290-311. ISBN 9780796922021. Available at: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2222

Conference Proceedings (Published)

Howarth, Anita. (2010c) ‘Discursive intersections: a case study of media-policy struggles over GM food risks’. Conference Proceedings. IAMCR. Braga, Portugal. 21 July 2010.

Howarth, Anita. (2007) ‘Contested processes, contested influence’.  Paper delivered: European Consortium for Political Research Conference; 07-12 May 2007. Helsinki, Finland.

Conferences, Seminar papers and Invited talks (unpublished)

Howarth, Anita. (2011a) "The Whaling Wars of the Antarctic: The Case of Sea Shepherd, “Eco-Terrorism” and Multi-Media Activism”. Delivered at Mediating Environmental Change: The Way Forward. 04 March 2011. Bournemouth, UK. 

Howarth, Anita (2011b) ‘The Negotiation of an (In)Tractable Controversy: Newspaper-Government engagements on GMOs.’ Public Engagement with Science Conference. Kingston University, 2-3 July

Howarth, Anita. (2011c). ‘Whale Wars – Image Event or Visual Surveillance?’ 17-18th November.  ECREA Symposium on Visualizing Science and Environment. Brighton University.

Howarth, Anita. (2011d). ‘A Post-colonial dilemma: The polygamy of Jacob Zuma – African culture or AIDS scandal’.  16-17th December, ECREA Conference on Scandal and Moral Outrage. LSE

Howarth, Anita. (2010d) ‘Uneasy Bedfellows: the Unresolved Media-State Relationship in Analyses of Environmental Risk’. Paper Delivered at Moral Panic Conference. 11-12 December 2010. Brunel, UK.

Howarth Anita and Ibrahim, Yasmin. (2010) ‘Distancing Suffering: the Liminal Space of 'The Jungle'‘, Paper Delivered at Conference on Liminal Landscapes: Remapping the Field. 2 July 2010. Liverpool John Moores University.

Howarth, Anita. (2006) ‘Food Fights - Struggles between the Media and Policymakers over GM Food’.  Paper Delivered at:  Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference. 20-23 Jul 2006, Istanbul, Turkey.

Reviewer for:

Routledge studies in media

Foreign Policy Analysis

Politics and Policy