Projects per year
Sanna joined UEA in 2006, after working as a research associate at Cardiff University and senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. She has a BA and a PhD from the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University and a PgCert from the University of Portsmouth.
Key Research Interests
In her research, Sanna Inthorn explores the role of the media in constructing concepts of national and civic identity and the media’s potential to invigorate the public sphere. Together with Prof John Street and Martin Scott she has recently published From Entertainment To Citizenship: Politics And Popular Culture (Manchester University Press, 2013). She teaches modules on media and identity, media theory and research methods. Sanna is currently supervising PhD students working on gender and the media, new media and identity and sport audiences. She welcomes applications from research students wanting to work on identity and popular culture and national and civic identities in particular.
Sanna is Head of the School of Film, Television and Media Studies.
Areas of Expertise
Sanna teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate modules and runs a seminar on research methodologies for the faculty’s graduate school. She mostly teaches on media and cultural theory, media and identity and methods of media analysis.
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Gender, Media & Generations: A postgraduate workshop
Feminist & Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland) (FWSA)
1/11/12 → 28/02/13
SMiTS: Sea Media in Two Seas
Hardy, L., Inthorn, S., Kassim, H., Prentoulis, M., Street, J., Wright, S. & Wells, M.
1/07/11 → 30/09/14
Activism to make and do: The (quiet) politics of textile community groupsWarner, H. & Inthorn, S., 1 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Cultural Studies. 25, 1, p. 86-101 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)5 Downloads (Pure)
Representations of intergenerational care on BBC children’s televisionInthorn, S., 2018, In: Social Semiotics. 28, 1, p. 77-89 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Audience responses to representations of family-assisted suicide on British televisionInthorn, S., 1 Nov 2017, In: Participations. 14, 2, p. 153-174 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Downloads (Pure)
Dementia Care And Families: Care Decisions And Emotions In Popular MagazinesInthorn, S. & Inthorn, J., 2015, Media, Margins and Popular Culture. Thorsen, E., Savigny, H., Alexander, J. & Jackson, D. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 139-152 154 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Respect for autonomy? The contribution of popular magazines to the public understanding of dementia careInthorn, S. & Inthorn, J., Nov 2015, Popularizing Dementia: Public Expressions and Representations of Forgetfulness. Swinnen, A. & Schweda, M. (eds.). Transcript, p. 315-332 18 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen AccessFile15 Downloads (Pure)
External examiner for undergraduate courses at the University of Surrey
Sanna Inthorn (Examiner)2015 → …
External examiner for undergraduate courses at University of Brighton
Sanna Inthorn (Examiner)2015 → …
AHRC Peer Review College (External organisation)
Sanna Inthorn (Member)2010 → …
Activity: Membership › Peer review panel