Total Exposure

The 2018 Total Exposure Judging panel


Total Exposure is an initiative launched by the Political Studies Association in 2015 to bring international broadcasters and the very best political scientists together in order to create TV and radio programmes that showcase the discipline and which therefore underline exactly why the study of politics matters. 


Are you the author of a groundbreaking study that our wider society needs to know about? Struggling to get your research read by people outside of academia? Do you feel that your research would be better explained visually or aurally instead of by words on a page? Total Exposure helps members of the PSA make their first steps towards producing compelling political television and radio programming. 

Total Exposure 2017/18: now closed. 

The Total Exposure 2017/18 handbook is now available to download here!



Watch our short video to find out from 2017 pitchers what Total Exposure can do for you:



Decided? Now watch our Total Exposure Top Tips from Professor Matt Flinders:

Queries? Contact the PSA's Communications and Media Relations Officer, Mark Briggs at



WATCH BACK: Below is a selection of 2016 pitches that were made to our expert panel.

  • Where did all the good politicians go?” 
    Professor Steven Fielding (University of Nottingham)

  • “Life After Politics” 
    Dr Dennis Grube (University of Tasmania)

  • “How to build a party” 
    Rebecca Partos, Jess Garland, Jake Watts and Sam Power (University of Sussex)

  • “Drone World: Power, Geopolitics and Infantry”
    Dr Kyle Grayson (Newcastle University)


  • “Are you #F***ing off? Are you #F**king aware*”: Online Literacy for Effective Political and Public Engagement” 
    Dr Mark Shephard (University of Strathclyde).


  • "Corruption - The Challenge of Our Time?"
    Professor Dan Hough (University of Sussex)


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