dr. Laura Basu MA
Gegenereerd op 2018-01-20 21:27:39


Dr Laura Basu is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University, and a visiting fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. She writes on a range of issues to do with culture, society, economics and politics. Her book Media Amnesia: Rewriting the Economic Crisis (Pluto Press) and her edited volume The Media and Austerity (Routldge) are forthcoming in April 2018.



Media & Crisis. Project funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie award about the role of the media in our decade of crisis beginning with the 2008 financial crash.

Utopias Salon. A series of events designed to provide a space to explore ideas about what a ‘good’ society might look like.

Pop-up art Space. Multidisciplianry art space in Toulouse.

The Power of Satire. Political and religious satire in the UK and US.

Memory and Colonialism. Cultural memory of settler colonialism in Australia.


Selected publications

Basu, L. 2018. Media Amnesia: Rewriting the Economic Crisis. London: Pluto. In press.

Basu, L, Schifferes, S, and Knowles, S. eds. 2018. The Media and Austerity: Comparative Perspectives. Oxon: Routledge. In press.

Basu, L. 2018. Media Amnesia and the Crisis. In: Basu, L., Schifferes, S., and Knowles, S. eds. The Media and Austerity: Comparative Perspectives. Oxon: Routledge . In press.

Basu, L. 2018. News Satire: Giving the news a memory. Triple C. In press.

Basu, L. 2017. Living within our means: The UK news construction of the austerity frame over time. Journalism. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884917708870

Basu, L. 2016. Media amnesia, austerity and the great crisis. Open Democracy, 20 May. https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/laura-basu

Basu, L. 2015. TV satire and its targets: Have I Got News for You, The Thick of It and Brass Eye. In: Meijer Drees, M. and De Leeuw, S. eds. The Power of Satire.  John Benjamins, pp. 207-216.

Basu, L. 2014. British satire in ‘The Thick of It’. Popular Communication: the International Journal of Media and Culture 12(2), pp. 89-103.

Basu, L. 2012. Ned Kelly as Memory Dispositif: Media, Time, Power, and the Development of Australian Identities. Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und kulturelle Erinnerung. De Gruyter.

Basu, L. 2011. Memory dispositifs and national identities: the case of Ned Kelly. Memory Studies 4(1), pp. 33-41. (10.1177/1750698010382159)

Basu, L. 2009. Towards a memory dispositif: truth, myth and the Ned Kelly “lieu de memoire”. In: Eril, A. and Rigney, A. eds. Mediation, Remediation, and the Dynamics of Cultural Memory. De Gruyter, pp. 139-156


Scientific expertise
political and religious satire
Gegenereerd op 2018-01-20 21:27:40
Additional functions and activities

No additional functions

Gegenereerd op 2018-01-20 21:27:40
Full name
dr. L.S. Basu MA Contact details
Gegenereerd op 2018-01-20 21:27:40
Last updated 19.01.2018