Alexa Robertson is Professor of Media and Communication studies and teaches on the Masters programme at IMS. An historian by training (with a B.A. from Stirling and an M.A. from the L.S.E), she moved to IMS after many years at the Department of Political Science, where she earned her PhD and became docent. Insights from her different scholarly backgrounds are combined in her recent monograph, Media and Politics in a Globalizing World (Polity 2015). The red thread running throughout her work is the question of how media representation is conceived and effected in a world of diversity and transborder flows, with a particular focus on global television news. This research is reported above all in two books, Mediated Cosmopolitanism (Polity 2010) and Global News: reporting conflicts and cosmopolitanism (Peter Lang 2015). In the ‘Screening Protest’ project (2015-18), she compares (tele)visual narratives of dissent across time, space, media culture and genre (see screeningprotest.com for more information).