Dr Nick Piper
- Position: Lecturer
- Areas of expertise: cultural intermediation; food media; reality TV and documentary; popular representation
- Email: N.Piper@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3214
- Location: 12.08 Social Sciences Building
My research encompasses concerns from human geography, sociology and cultural studies amongst others. I am mostly interested in the everyday practices and politics that are entangled with food and (food) media engagement. I am very interested in the role of ‘experts’ in everyday life and in the broad processes of cultural intermediation.
I have worked on a number of funded projects including ‘Consumer Culture in an Age of Anxiety’ (Conanx) funded by the ERC. I worked on the ESRC funded seminar series ‘Food Options, Opinions and Decisions’.
- Study Abroad Tutor
- Employability/Year in Industry Tutor
My research focuses on the themes of media and food with some more recent focus on film. I have worked on the way audiences engage with contemporary food media and how this can indicate political and social relationships at a range of scales. The following list covers my broad areas of interest:
- Food and drink (eating and drinking)
- Food media
- Domestic (food) practices
- Audience and television studies
- Social media
- Film (especially where it relates to food and drink)
I currently teach on the MA module ‘Reality TV: Truth or Fiction.’
I have taught a range of undergraduate modules in the past including research methods, geographies of media and visual methods.