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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.  I am interested in questions of cultural politics, representation,  inequalities and the ways in which popular consensus is produced, contested and circulated.  My research investigates these broad questions in connection with a number of topics, including parenting culture and policy, welfare imaginaries, and the history, and resurgence, of eugenics.

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 - gender, 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 Research

Current Teaching

I teach on a number of modules in the Dept.  I convene the following modules:

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

SOCL350 Welfare States: Histories and Futures (co-convenor, with Imogen Tyler) (Part II undergraduate)

MCS304: Food Cultures (Part II undergraduate **AVAILABLE 2021/22**)

I also teach on the following modules:

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

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

SOC360 Research Dissertation (Part II undergraduate)

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

MCS940 Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies (Postgraduate Taught/Masters) 


  • 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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