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Science and Technology Studies, Science Communication, Sociology

Mason-Wilkes, Will

United Kingdom


Will received his PhD from Cardiff University in March 2018.

His thesis, titled “Science as Religion: Science Communication and Elective Modernism”, investigated representations of science in non-fiction science television programmes, identifying a ‘religious’ portrayal of science in some of these programmes, and discussing the potential implications of this kind of representation for public understanding of science, and democracy, in the so-called ‘post-truth’ age. Will later worked as a Research Associate on the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum (SRES1) project at Newman University, Birmingham.

Will is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham where his specific research focus is on international media representations of evolutionary science and religion. His general research interests continue to include the intersections of and interactions between science, religion, media, public(s) and democracy