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Dr Laura Clancy

Lecturer in Media

Laura Clancy

Bowland North



Office Hours:

Tuesdays 10-11am

Thursdays 3-4pm

Research overview

I am an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology department. My research focuses on issues around social class and wealth inequality. In particular, I consider how inequalities are represented in media culture, and the systemic relations between media culture and political and economic formations of inequality. I am currently writing a monograph (forthcoming with Manchester University Press), Staging the Royal Family: The Cultural Politics of the British Monarchy. This analyses the contemporary British monarchy (1953-present) in order to understand its economic, political, social and cultural functions. It argues that the monarchy is overlooked "elite studies", which understates the role of inherited wealth and “old” forms of political and institutional power in reproducing economic and cultural advantage, and proposes we cannot talk about inequalities in Britain today without talking about the monarchy. 

Research Grants

I am currently funded by the ESRC as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

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

Current Teaching

Convenor, MCS222 Transcultural Media Studies

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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