Radia is a PhD student in the faculty of Media and Art Design at Canterbury Christ Church University. She did her Masters degree in Applied Linguistics then she got a scholarship to undertake her PhD research. Her research interests include: Media and Cultural Studies, Feminism, Sport and gender and Social Semiotics.
PhD Research Topic
Gender Representation of the Algerian Athletes in the Algerian Online Media. Semiotic Analysis and Athletes and Audience Perspectives.
Radia’s research is a qualitative research that is concerned with exploring gender manifestation in sports in the Algerian online media with a focus on how male and female athletes are represented at the visual discourse and its relation to the local culture. The study is interdisciplinary in its nature and it is based on mixed methods combining visual semiotic analysis and interviews to deeply consider the issue of sports gender stereotypes in media, to uncover the ideologies underpinning the media visual portrayal and consider the place that is given to the female sport in Algeria. The data is driven from online newspapers, magazines and websites and views of the Algerian audience and athletes.
The fundamental characteristic of this research is it can be classified within feminist work that seeks to establish gender equality in the field of sports and raise awareness about the subordinate position of sportswomen in Algeria.