Gender and Culture Research Group (GAC)
The Gender and Culture Research Group (GAC) undertakes a broad range of research on gender and culture, and connected issues of sexuality, ethnicity, class and nation, and is particularly engaged with media and film representations.
About our members
Members share an interest in the instability of gender as a concept and the cultural and historical practices of gender. We foster new research through shared discussion groups, reading groups, projects and public events, links with other people and organisations working in similar fields, and the development of post-graduate opportunities at MA and PhD levels.
Below is a list of current and recent GAC linked postgraduate projects:
- Gay male performances in American confessional documentary and reality television. Supervisor: Sherryl Wilson
- The Masculinities of Coronation Street. Supervisor: Sherryl Wilson
- Older Lesbians in British and American Film. Supervisor: Sherryl Wilson
- Maternal Affect and Feminist Art Practices since the 1970s. Supervisor: Gillian Swanson
- Virtual Craft: Women as gameplayers Supervisor: Estella Tincknell
Innovative research links
Women, Ageing and Media
GAC is linked to the innovatory research and activist network, WAM (Women, Ageing and Media) , which was one of the first groupings to address the increasingly acute issue of ageing, gender and culture in the UK.
WAM has run a range of conferences and AHRC funded workshops, attracting scholars and activists from across the UK and internationally. These activities are cited for their social impact in the AHRC 'Leading the Future' document in 2009. Visit the WAM website for further information about research, pulications and events and to see a list of members.