Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Utrecht University. 2010.
M.A. Media and Culture, University of Amsterdam. 2005.
B.A. American Studies (Literature), University of Sussex. 2002.
Visiting Fellow, department of Media & Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London. 2016-present.
Associate Researcher, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University. 2016-present.
Visiting Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California. 2016.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Culture. 2014-2016.
Visiting Fellow, Toulouse University. 2014.
Postdoctoral Fellow, department of Media & Culture, Utrecht University. 2012 – 2013.
Research Fellow, University of Amsterdam. 2012.
Lecturer, department of American Studies, University of Groningen. 2011.
Visiting Fellow, Melbourne University. 2008.
Basu, L. 2018. Media Amnesia: Rewriting the Economic Crisis. London: Pluto Press.
Basu, L, Schifferes, S, and Knowles, S. eds. 2018. The Media and Austerity: Comparative Perspectives. Oxon: Routledge.
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. 2018. News Satire: Giving the news a memory. Triple C. https://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/647
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. 2014. Who can take a joke? Life of Brian, Four Lions, and the religious ‘humour scandal’. Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception 4(2), pp. 177-206.
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. 2011. Memory dispositifs and national identities: the case of Ned Kelly. Memory Studies 4(1), pp. 33-41. (10.1177/1750698010382159)
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 .
Basu, L, Schifferes, S, and Knowles, S. 2018. Introduction. In: Basu, L, Schifferes, S, and Knowles, S. eds. The Media and Austerity: Comparative Perspectives. Oxon: Routledge.
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. Topics in Humor Research. John Benjamins, pp. 207-216.
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.
Speaker at The World Transformed festival, Liverpool, 22-25 September 2018. https://theworldtransformed.org/sessions/occupy-fleet-street
Basu, L. 2018. Why global justice must lie at the heart of the debate about Britain’s economic future. Open Democracy, 13 July. https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/global-justice-must-lie-heart-debate-britains-economic-future/
Wren-Lewis, Simon. 2018. How the media forgot about the financial crisis and embraced austerity. Review of Media Amnesia. Open Democracy, 14 June. https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/media-forgot-financial-crisis-embraced-austerity/
Speaker at the People’s Assembly national conference, London, 2 June 2018. http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/change_is_coming
Basu, L. 2018. The Selfish Giants. The New Internationalist, June. https://newint.org/features/2018/06/19/internet-media-democracy
Basu, L. 2018. Five causes of media amnesia. Open Democracy, 1 June. https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/five-causes-media-amnesia/
Basu, L. 2018. How media amnesia trapped us in a neoliberal groundhog day. Open Democracy, 28 May. https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/media-amnesia-trapped-us-neoliberal-groundhog-day/
Basu, L. 2018. Wilful Forgetting: Privatisation and media complicity. Pluto Press blog. https://www.plutobooks.com/blog/privatisation-media-complicity-amnesia/
Basu, L. 2018. Media amnesia let politicians off the hook for the economic crisis. Red Pepper, 13 February. https://www.redpepper.org.uk/media-amnesia-let-politicians-off-the-hook-for-the-economic-crisis/
Basu, L. 2016. Media amnesia, austerity and the great crisis. Open Democracy, 20 May. https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/laura-basu
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship: 2014-2016.
Postdoctoral position funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): 2012-2013.
Doctoral position funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): 2006-2010.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS AND ASSOCIATIONS
European Sociological Association
International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy
International Association for Media and Communications Research
Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association.
Association for Cultural Studies.
Network in Transnational Memory Studies.