Professor Catherine Johnson’s most recent book, Online TV (Routledge, 2019) examines the convergence of television and the internet and identified four core ‘battlefields’ that have emerged around online TV: technology, intellectual property, interfaces and data.
The Future of Public Service Broadcasting
Professor Catherine Johnson acted as Special Advisor to the Department of Culture, Media Digital and Sport Select Committee Inquiry into the Future of Public Service Broadcasting from April 2020 – March 2021. You can read the final report produced by the Committee here.
Healthy Music Audiences: Music, Gender and Health
Dr Rosemary Hill led the Healthy Music Audiences project which focused on improving safety at live music events.
Gender, Metal and the Media
Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill’s book ‘Gender, Metal and the Media: Women Fans and the Gendered Experience of Music’ explores the tension between being a rock and metal fan and being a woman.
Star Wars: Production, Promotion and Reception
Dr Richard McCulloch is co-editor of Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion and Reception, a collection of essays surrounding one of the biggest franchises of our time.
Social Content Ratings to Sentiment Analysis
Dr Jennifer Hessler's research, "Social Content Ratings to Sentiment Analysis: The cultivation and commodification of affective television engagement"
Bodies of Work
Dr Rebecca Saunders’ book Bodies of Work: The Labour of Sex in the Digital Age.
Dr Jennifer Hessler's research into peoplemeter technologies and the measurement of of audience participation by biometrics.
Girls Being Rey
Dr Benjamin Litherlands's research piece, in collaboration with Elizabeth Reed and Rachel Wood, "Girls being Rey: ethical cultural consumption, families and popular feminism".
Journalism in Crisis
Dr Errol Salamon’s co-edited book Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada.
Dr Benjamin Litherland’s co-edited book Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian.
Fandom: Identities and Communities
Professor Cornel Sandvoss' collection, Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World
Routes to Content
How people decide what TV to watch
The Politics of Against
Professor Cornel Sandvoss’ piece ‘The Politics of Against: Political Participation, Anti-fandom, and Populism'.
The Lioness Project
Dr Rebecca Saunders’ current project is in conjunction with the tech company Lioness, creator of the first smart vibrator. Her project investigates the impact of engaging with data on contemporary sexual subjectivity by working with end users.
Here be Monsters
Dr Rebecca Saunders' article, "Here Be Monsters".
SMIT symposium: Netflix's development in the EU
Professor Catherine Johnson gave a keynote at VUB’s SMIT symposium on Netflix’s development and current positioning in the EU.
"A place where nobody is really clean"
Dr Richard McCulloch presented ‘ “A place where nobody is really clean”: Fandom, Sportswashing, and the Newcastle United Takeover’, at the Fan Studies Network North America, October 2021.