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).


Eylem Atakav

Women and Islam; female authorship

Victoria Cann

"Feminism and identity politics; girl studies

Christine Cornea

Gender and genre (particularly science-fiction)

Sarah Godfrey

Girl studies; masculinity in British cinema; gender and authorship

Jamie Hakim

Masculinity and digital media; mediated intimacies

Su Holmes

Female stardom; celebrity culture; eating disorders

Sanna Inthorn

Generational feminisms; aging and the media

Yvonne Tasker

Gender and genre; female representation in military film and tv

Helen Warner

Female workers in the media industry; fashion and feminism

Melanie Williams

Female stardom; female workers in the media industries

Alison Winch

Generational feminisms; meditated intimacies; postfeminist female friendships