I am currently a lecturer in Media and Communication at the Birmingham School of Media at BCU, and the Media and Comms Degree Leader. I teach primarily on the BA Media and Communication programme (broad course), and I am module leader for The Media, Gender and Identity, Popular Culture and Studying the Media.
I teach theory on the BA in Media and Communication, and also supervises a range of PhD research projects on the Media and Cultural Studies PhD programme.
BA – Media and Communications
• Researching the Media
• Dissertation Supervision
• Managing Projects and Dissertations
• Gender, Sexuality and the Body
• Sex, Texts and Activism
• Queer Studies and Popular Dissidence
• Alternative Lifestyles
MA – Cultural Theory
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Areas of expertise:
- Contemporary cultural studies
- Alternative constructions of femininity
- Entrepreneurship within BDSM and kink (Kinktrepreneurship)
- Gender and sexuality (inc. dirt and stigma, queer studies, LGBTQ+)
- Neo-burlesque and queer performance art
- Researcher positionality and reflexivity
Areas of current research:
My research interests focus on contemporary cultural studies, alternative constructions of femininity, entrepreneurship within BDSM and kink, gender and sexuality, dirt and stigma, neo-burlesque / queer performance art and ethnography. I am currently working on several areas of research, specifically: bad girls and dirty bodies, emotion and researcher positionality in ethnographic research, and entrepreneurship in kink, sex work and social media.