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Journalism, media & communication Gender & 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.

Key areas of ongoing research include:

  • gender, violence and representation
  • body image and eating disorders
  • gendered representations of political figures in the UK and US
  • representations of race, disability and mental health in relation to gender in popular media, literary and visual cultures
  • gender and genre

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).