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Dr Will Mason-Wilkes completed his doctoral research at Cardiff University in the School of Social Sciences, graduating in 2018. Will has worked as a Research Associate on the ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum’ project at Newman University before working as a Data and Research Analyst for the Welsh Government. Will is currently a Research Fellow in Popular Culture and Media on the ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives’ project. Will's work on the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives project will involve co-editing a volume, along with Dr Alexander Hall, on global historical and contemporary media representations of evolutionary science and religion.
Dr Will Mason-Wilkes is a Science and Technologies Studies (STS) scholar with an interest in media representations of science. In his doctoral research, Will analysed non-fiction television representations of science, identifying a ‘religious’ representation of science, and discussing the implications of this representation for public understanding of science, and democracy, in the so-called ‘post-truth’ age. Alongside his current work on the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum of Global Perspectives project, Will continues to be interested in, explore and publish on the relationships and interactions between science, media, religion and democracy.
- PhD Sociology, Cardiff University, 2018
- MSc Social Science Research Methods (Distinction), Cardiff University, 2013
- MA History and Philosophy of Science (Merit), University of Leeds, 2011
- BA (Joint Hons.) History and Philsophy of Science & Theology and Religious Studies (Upper Second Class), University of Leeds, 2010
Master of Social Science1 Oct 2012 - 30 Sep 2013
Master of Arts1 Oct 2010 - 30 Sep 2011
Bachelor of Arts1 Oct 2007 - 1 Jun 2010