Elizabeth Poole Keele UniversityElizabeth Poole is a Professor of Media and Communications at Keele University. She has written widely in the area of the representation and reception of Muslims in the news including ‘Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims’, 2002; ‘Muslims and the News Media’, with John Richardson, 2006; and ‘Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred’, with Kim Knott and Teemu Taira, based on an ESRC/AHRC project. Other funded research projects have focused on minority production and audiences, ‘Muslims in the European Mediascape’ for the Institute of Strategic Dialogue with Siobhan Holohan, and online hate speech with Eva Giraud and Ed de Quincey (British Academy, AHRC). She has worked with various advocacy organisations such as MEND and the Muslim Council of Britain to raise awareness of Islamophobia in the UK. She holds a doctorate in Mass Communications from Leicester University and Masters in British Cultural Studies from Warwick University.