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Personal profile


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.

Key Responsibilities

Sanna is Head of the School of Film, Television and Media Studies.

Areas of Expertise

National identity; sports culture; citizenship and media; food and identity.

Teaching Interests

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.