Feminist Media Studies is a world-leading research theme within the School of Art, Media and American Studies. The group’s research interests focus on the interface between feminist scholarship and areas such as critical race studies, queer studies and intergenerational perspectives.
Researchers within the group work in close partnership with external organisations to engage actively in wider public debates. They are closely involved in the Women’s Film and Television History Network (UK and Ireland), whose 2014 conference was held at UEA, and have been instrumental in developing the International Girl Studies Association (IGSA), whose inaugural conference was hosted by UEA in April 2016. Individual group members have also worked with the Women’s Library, the Women’s Institute and Film Club, and have appeared on shows such as BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
As well as research engaging the general public in discussion and debate (including appearances on television, radio, and in DVD special features), our researchers have published a range of specialist books which include Tasker's Gendering the Recession: Media and Culture in an Age of Austerity (2014), Williams' Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question (2017) and Winch’s Girlfriends and Postfeminist Sisterhood (2013).