I am currently a lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media at BCU. I teach primarily on the BA Media and Communications Studies programme (broad course), and I am module leader for The Media, Gender and Identity, Popular Culture and Studying the Media.
Current Modules: Studying Media and Communications, The Media, Gender and Identity, Popular Culture, Dissertations and Final Year Projects, Professional Media Practice.
CV with full career history available on request: Gemma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of expertise:
- Alternative Femininities
- Burlesque Striptease, Performance Art, Clubbing Cultures
- Dirt, Disgust and Othering
- BDSM, Fetish and Kink
- Cultural Studies
- Body Modification
- Subcultures and Deviancy
- Gender, Sexuality, Queer Studies
- Ethnography and Qualitative Research
- Emotions, Positionality, Reflexivity
Areas of current research:
- The political potential of ‘kinky’ / subversive pro-sex and pro-women protests.
- ‘Other’ women and flexibly-queer communities of difference.
- The concept of the ‘bad’ girl.
- The ethics of ethnography.
- Sexuality and positionality in ethnographic research.
I am currently working on a proposal for my monograph ‘Bad Girls and Dirty Bodies.’