Nathan came to Loughborough University as a master’s student in 2016 having previously completed his undergraduate with First Class (hons) at the University of Wolverhampton. During his undergraduate studies at Wolverhampton, Nathan received the Dennis Foy Memorial Prize for his dissertation. After completing his Masters with Distinction at Loughborough, Nathan continued at the institution to do his PhD from 2017 to 2022.
In January 2022, Nathan joined the Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy division in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University. Nathan joined as a University Teacher in Sociology.
Nathan has taken on many roles during his time at Loughborough University, notably serving as the Loughborough Students Union Doctoral Researcher President for the academic year 2020/2021.
Nathan’s PhD thesis focused on the Representation of the Partition of India in the British Press both at the time of event and since. His PhD, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, formed a part of the Migrant, Memories, and Post-Colonial Imagination project led by Professor Emily Keightley. This research covered a range of topics such as post-colonialism, collective memory, press history and the sociology of news. The thesis was supervised by Professor David Deacon and Professor Emily Keightley.
Nathan’s key interest areas cover the intersection between politics, history, and the media. He has published on political campaigning in the 2019 European Parliamentary Elections and the 2019 General Election in the United Kingdom. Nathan has also worked as a research assistant on two separate projects for the European Election Monitoring Center and contributed coding work on the both the 2017 and 2019 General Election for the Center for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University.
Nathan is the module convenor for Sociology at Foundation level and Methodological Advances in Applied Ethnography at Postgraduate level. He also contributes to wide range of other modules including Introduction to Quantitative Methods, Introduction to Qualitative Methods, Promotional Cultures, Key Debates in Media and Cultural Analysis, Key Debates in Global Media and Culture Industries, Advanced Research Methods A and Advanced Research Methods B.
- Ritchie, N (2021) ‘Water Dripping on a Stone’ Topham Guerin and the Tory Digital Strategy in Political Communication in Britain. Palgrave MacMillan.
- Ritchie, N, Wring, D, Rafter D and Vaccari, C (2022) A Gulf Across the Irish Sea? The European Election Campaigns in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland in Title TBA. Due to be Published July 2022