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Dr Tracey Jensen

Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

Tracey Jensen

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 592892

Research overview

My research and teaching draws across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, cultural studies, gender and women's studies and critical media studies.  My research interests are around cultural politics, representation, social and media inequalities and the cultural and emotional dimensions of austerity.  I am involved in research on parenting culture, media and policy - on welfare imaginaries and the history and future of welfare state experiments and representations - and on the resurgence of eugenics and reproductive politics in a political moment characterised by authoritarianism.

PhD supervision

I welcome applications for PhD supervision and I am happy to discuss proposals in any of the following areas: The cultural politics of austerity/poverty - welfare policy, activism and change - representing and imagining the welfare state - the politics and economics of television - feminist activism and theory - parenting culture media and policy - the history, present and future of eugenics - reproductive justice You should be motivated, curious and have a strong academic record.

Current Teaching

I convene the following modules:

SOCL350 Welfare States: Histories and Futures (with Imogen Tyler) (Part II undergraduate)

MCS232: Television, Culture and Society (Part II undergraduate)

I also teach on the following courses:

MCS101 Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies (Part 1 undergraduate)

GWS101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies (Part I undergraduate) 

MCS200 Critical Cultural Theory (Part II undergraduate)

SOC360 Research Dissertation (Part II undergraduate)

GWS403 Feminist Media and Cultural Studies (Postgraduate Taught/Masters)



Current Research

  • Published

    Welfare Imaginaries at the Interregnum

    Jensen, T., Allen, K., De Benedictis, S., Garthwaite, K. & Patrick, R., 27/08/2019, In : Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture. 72, p. 79-89 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Published


    Jensen, T., 28/03/2018, Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame. Policy Press, p. viii-x 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNForeword/postscript

  • Published

    Weaponising parent-blame in post-welfare Britain

    Jensen, T. & Tyler, I., 28/03/2018, Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame. Jensen, T. (ed.). Policy Press, p. 143-163 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

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