Journalism, media & communicationGender & media

Research team


This strand brings together a range of diverse research interests around gendered inequalities as these are articulated in and through contemporary media practices and representations. This work is characterised by a concern with how gender intersects with other structural inequalities, including race, disability and sexuality. Key themes include:

  • gender, violence and representation
  • body image and eating disorders
  • gender, race and technology
  • gender, war and nation
  • gender and affect
  • representations of race, disability and mental health in relation to gender in popular media, literary and visual cultures
  • Inequalities in employment practices and experiences in political communication and the media
  • The cultural politics of reproduction

Strathclyde is the lead academic partner for Gender Equal Media Scotland (GEMS), a collaborative venture with Engender (Scotland’s leading women’s rights organisation) which seeks to influence the media landscape in Scotland through research, knowledge exchange and public engagement.

GEMS emerged from a workshop series Tackling Gendered Inequalities in Scottish News, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Boyle & Duncan).