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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, teaching and writing draws across the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies, gender studies and critical media studies.  I am interested in how popular consensus is generated, contested and circulated - how do commonsense ideas about family, reproduction, welfare, and the future get produced and established?  What cultural objects have been deployed to do this - and what cultural objects might we use to change, challenge and resist? My research, teaching and writing sits across sociology, media and cultural studies and gender studies, in order to investigate these questions.  

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

My teaching commitments vary from year to year - I have taught or led on the following modules: 

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

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

MCS304: Food Cultures (Part II undergraduate)

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) 


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