Staff profile

Dr Claire Sedgwick


Impact Officer

Claire Sedgwick in the university

Subject

Research

ORCiD ID

0000-0003-2159-3143

Email

c.sedgwick@derby.ac.uk

About

I am an Impact Officer at the University of Derby, specifically supporting colleagues in the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. Alongside this, I am also a researcher in the creative industries. My current research, funded by a BA/ Leverhulme Small Research Grant, focuses on the cultural economy of comedy in the East Midlands. Prior to this, I completed a PhD in Feminist Media Studies and my first monograph based on this research Feminist Media: From the Second Wave to the Digital Age was published by Rowman and Littlefield International in 2020.

Teaching responsibilities

I deliver bespoke impact training sessions to staff and students in the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care, and to the wider university with my colleagues in the Impact team.

Research interests

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Women and Comedy in the East Midlands MECCSA, University of Brighton, January 2020‘

The Cultural Economy of Comedy in the East Midlands Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies Conference, University of Leicester, September 2019

I am a fairly ordinary woman: Constructing the Assumed Reader in Spare Rib’ CAMEo Conference, University of Leicester, September 2018

Ms. Magazine, Advertising and Editorial Freedom’ MECCSA, University of Leeds, January 2017

International experience

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, July 2019 - Guest Lecturer
I taught Feminist Media Studies to BA and MA Mass Communication students. Presented as part of symposium to academic colleagues.

Additional interests and activities

Peer reviewer for a number of journals, including Feminist Media StudiesThe European Journal of Cultural Studies and Culture and Organization.

In the media

I was interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham in 2020 to discuss my research on stand-up comedy and had an article featured in the local magazine Left Lion. I have featured on podcasts such as Gin and Topic to discuss my research on feminist media.

Recent publications

Tsitsou, L., and Sedgwick, C. (2021). Between and Betwixt: Experiences of Academic Precarity and Resistance During COVID-19 Pandemic'. Between and Betwixt: Experiences of Academic Precarity and Resistance During COVID-19 Pandemic. 2nd International Conference of the Journal Scuola Democratica: Reinventing Education, Learning with New Technologies, Equality and Inclusion, 2 - 5 June, pp. 897-907

Sedgwick, C. (2020) Feminist Media: From the Second Wave to the Digital Age (London: Rowman and Littlefield International)

Sedgwick, C. (2020) Spare Rib, Ms. and Reproductive Rights: A Comparative Analysis of Approaches. Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain: The Contemporary Period edited by Laurel Forster and Joanne Hollows (Edinburgh University Press, December 2020)