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Carolijn Van Noort


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Area of academic expertise - outline

As a Lecturer in Public Policy and Politics, I undertake research in the areas of strategic narratives, rising powers and infrastructural development using qualitative research methods. In particular, I employ a narrativist lens to study narrative formation and narrative contestation. I joined UWS in January 2018 having previously studied as a PhD candidate at the Politics and the Media, Film and Communication Department, at the University of Otago in New Zealand. My PhD research concerned the strategic narratives of the BRICS. I assessed whether the BRICS strategic narratives were coherent and strong. I will graduate officially in May 2018. I am currently developing a research proposal that addresses the strategic narratives of the One Belt One Road Initiative. My research interests and expertise combine international relations and media analysis.

Current research activities

* Developing a research proposal and successful application that examines the strategic narratives of the One Belt One Road Initiative and its reception in Central Asia.

Desired research direction

To work further on strategic narratives and rising powers in the context of a changing world order.

To continue to understand the ways to evaluate strategic narratives from a narrative perspective.

To work with international partners on research focusing on infrastructural development narratives.

Target collaborative organisations

My key interests are to work with government officials, in particular those responsible of foreign policy communication.

Current teaching activities and interests

My current teaching activities are for the School of Media, Culture & Society at the London Campus. I teach various modules for the MSc Policy Analysis & Global Governance, including Theories of State and Civil Society, Research Methods and Global Crisis Management. My teaching interests include International Relations, Global Media, International Development and Public Policy.


  • JZ International relations
  • JQ Political institutions Asia
  • JF Political institutions (General)

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Research Output 2016 2018

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Web publication/site

Brics issue-narrative on culture: strategic or trivial?

Van Noort, C. 5 Apr 2018 In : International Journal of Cultural Policy. p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

world order
Open Access

Strategic narratives of the BRICS: a visual analysis

Van Noort, C. 9 Nov 2017

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Open Access

Study of strategic narratives: the case of BRICS

Van Noort, C. 29 Sep 2017 In : Politics and Governance. 5, 3, p. 121-129

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
international system
world order
public support
twenty-first century
Open Access
world order
infrastructure development
collective identity