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Laura Clancy


Laura Clancy

Bowland North



Research overview

I am a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies. My research focuses on issues around social class and wealth inequality. In particular, it considers how inequalities are represented in media culture.

Thesis Title

The (Family) Firm: Representation and Power in the British Monarchy

Thesis Outline

My doctoral research is concerned with the ways in which the contemporary British monarchy is represented in media culture, and the cultural meanings and ideologies circulating through monarchical imaginaries. Using a cultural studies approach (Hall et al, 2013), I am concerned in particular with the role of the monarchy in naturalizing powerful classed and gendered hierarchies through popular culture. In particular, I explore how discourses of classed power in Britain are manifest in the (re)production and (re)appropriation of images of the royal institution; and what the quotidian construction, mediation and consumption of these images reveals about the organization of British social, political and cultural life.

Research Grants

My PhD is joint-funded by the AHRC and the ESRC.

Current Teaching

Co-convenor, GWS101 Gender and Women's Studies (2018-2019)

Convenor, SOCL230 Bodies in Society (2017-2019)

Co-convenor, SOCL314 Feminism and Social Change (2018-2019)

Lectures on 'discourse analysis', MCS923 Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies (2018-2019)

Media and Cultural Studies 101 (2016-2017, 2018-2019)

Television, Culture and Society (2017-2018)

Gender and Women Studies 101 (2014-2016)

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