People

Anam Kuraishi

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Government
GTA (Blended Learning)
Department of Government
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Government
 Anam Kuraishi

Profile

Biography

My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and political theory, with a regional specialization in South Asia. In my work, I develop a theoretical framework for conceptualising an alternate understanding of post-truth (understood as a phenomenon), along with the empirical illustration of post-truth texts (post-truth understood as an adjective the attributive traits associated with the term) through both qualitative discourse analysis of news articles pertaining to elections in Pakistani newspapers and an online priming experiment to gauge the reception and sustenance of 'post-truth' electoral discourse. Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/anamkuraishi Module Development: Scientific Reasoning & Comparative Political Analysis Teaching Assignment: Graduate Teaching Assistant (Blended Learning) GV252- Discourse, Rhetoric, and Power - Lecturer: Dr. David Axelsen (Undergraduate; Spring 2021) GV100- Introduction to Politics - Lecturer: Professor Paul Whiteley (Undergraduate; Autmumn - Spring 2020-2021) GV103 - Introduction to International Relations - Lecturer: Dr. Alexandra Hennessy (Undergraduate; Autumn 2020) GV110 - Scientific Reasoning for the Social Sciences - Lecturers: Dr. Dominik Duell and Dr. Filip Kostelka GV250 - Principles of Social Justice - Lecturers: Dr. James Christensen and Dr. Mollie Gerver (Undergraduate; Autumn 2020) Graduate Teaching Assistant GV217 - Conflict Analysis - Lecturer: Dr. Brian Phillips (Undergraduate; Spring 2020) GV113 - Cooperation and Conflict - Lecturer: Dr. Wood (Undergraduate; Spring 2020) GV103 - Introduction to International Relations - Lecturer: Dr. Alexandra Hennessy (Undergraduate; Autumn 2019) GV100 - Introduction to Politics - Lecturer: Professor Paul Whiteley (Undergraduate; Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020) Workshops Co-organizer HEROEs/PhD Colloquium, Department of Government, University of Essex (2020 -2021 ) Co-organizer POPE (Public Opinion, Parties, and Elections ) Workshop, Department of Government, University of Essex (2020-2021) Administrative Positions Political Science Association (PSA) South Asia Specialist Group Executive Committee Member Communications Officer (2020-2021) Graduate Teaching Assistant Representative, Department of Government, University of Essex (2019 - 2021) Communications Assistant, Department of Government, University of Essex (2019 -2020)

Qualifications

  • MSc Comparative Politics (Democracy and Democratization) London School of Economics and Political Science (2016)

  • BSc (Honours) Political Science Lahore University of Management Sciences (2015)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Working Title: What is post-truth and how does it impact public opinion?

The Oxford Dictionary defines post-truth as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’ Despite being labelled as word of the year in 2016, the concept of post-truth has existed in politics for decades, begging the question why the term carries such salience in the current political era. The purpose of this study is three-fold. First, it reconceptualise the concept of post-truth with

Supervisor: Robert Johns , David Howarth

Research interests

Public opinion and electoral behavior in South Asia

Post-truth, discourse and rhetoric

Democracy and democratization

Contact

anam.kuraishi@essex.ac.uk

Location:

5B.153, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Academic Support Hours: Thursday 10:00 -11:30