Madiha Ahmad

Dissertation Title

I will be analysing Malala Yousfazai, my research includes exploring the concept of childhood; how western ideologies represent childhood and how this links back to Malala. I also use semiotic analysis to analyse how she is represented, this includes how gender is perceived in the east and the west. My final and most important chapter is the chapter on identity; this is where I explore the concepts of power and how Malala was able to form her identity. I look at how power is expressed through different platforms as well as representation. I also have researched celebrity culture and whether or not Malala has become a role model for society. All in all, this research question allows me to discover the extent to which the media helps to represent Malala and create her identity.