I joined the University of Stirling as Lecturer in Film and Media and member of the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies in 2015.
I completed a PhD in Television Studies at the University of Glasgow in 2010. My doctoral research focused on the relationship between representations of teenage sexuality and sexual violence in UK and US teen drama series, paying close attention to intersections of generic, medium and narrative specificities. Since then, I have taught film and television studies at the Universities of Leeds, Glasgow and Royal Holloway. I have also previously worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Stirling for the Consortium for Research into Arts and Technology Scotland (CReATeS).
I welcome PhD applications and enquiries on the following areas: television narrative; television and emotion; social issues on television; screen representations of gender, sexuality, sexual violence and/or age; feminist film and television theory; teen genres; gender in the screen industries.
I am also the former co-editor of the Commentary and Criticism and book reviews sections of Feminist Media Studies.
I am currently working on a project around the gendered impact of caring responsibilities on parents' and carers' experiences of working in the Scottish film and television industries. Previous research has focused on screen representations of gender, sexuality, sexual violence and age in popular culture. I have published on these themes in relation to US and UK television drama series, the teen genre, Hollywood comedies and constructions of stardom. I am also particularly interested in serial narrative forms and issues of identification, and gendered inequalities in the media industries more widely.
Berridge S (2020) The Gendered Impact of Caring Responsibilities on Parent's Experiences of Working in the Film and Television Industries. Feminist Media Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1778763
Berridge S (2019) Mum's the Word: Public testimonials and gendered experiences of negotiating caring responsibilities with work in the film and television industries. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22 (5-6), p. 646–664. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549419839876
Berridge S & Portwood-Stacer L (2016) Introduction: Masculinities. Commentary on: Introduction to Commentary and Criticism section on Masculinities. Feminist Media Studies, 16 (1), pp. 164-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2016.1120485
Berridge S & Portwood-Stacer L (2016) Introduction: Gender and Technologies of Work. Commentary on: Karen E. C. Levy (2016) Digital surveillance in the hypermasculine workplace, Feminist Media Studies, 16:2, 361-365.
Jacquelyn Arcy (2016) Emotion work: considering gender in digital labor, Feminist Media Studies, 16:2, 365-368.. Feminist Media Studies, 16 (2), pp. 361-361. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2016.1138606
Berridge S (2016) From the woman who 'had it all' to the tragic, ageing spinster: The Shifting Star Persona of Jennifer Aniston. In: Jermyn D & Holmes S (eds.) Women, Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing: Freeze Frame. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 112-126. http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137495112
Berridge S (2016) Cher and Dionne BFFs: Female Friendship, Genre, and Medium Specificity in the Film and Television Versions of Amy Heckerling’s Clueless. In: Shary T & Smith F (eds.) Refocus: The Films of Amy Heckerling. ReFocus: The American Directors Series. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 17-35.
Berridge S (2015) Empowered Vulnerability?: A feminist response to the ubiquity of sexual violence in the pilots of female-fronted TV drama series. In: Silva K & Mendes K (eds.) Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture. Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK RG21 6XS: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 91-105. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137454928_6; https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137454928_6
Boyle K & Berridge S (2014) I Love You, Man: Gendered narratives of friendship in contemporary Hollywood comedies. Feminist Media Studies, 14 (3), pp. 353-368. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2012.740494
Berridge S (2013) Doing it for the kids?: The discursive construction of the teenager and teenage sexuality in E4’s Skins. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 10 (4), pp. 785-801. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2013.0175
Berridge S (2013) Teen Heroine TV: Narrative Complexity and Sexual Violence in Female-fronted teen drama series. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 11 (4), pp. 477-496. https://doi.org/10.1080/17400309.2013.809565
Berridge S (2013) Glances, Dances, Romances: An Overview of Gendered Sexual Narratives in Teen Drama Series. In: Carter C, Steiner L & McLaughlin L (eds.) Routledge Companion to Media and Gender. London: Routledge, pp. 332-341. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415527699/
Squires C, Eikhof DR, Fenwick T, Ray Murray P, Grindle M, Millar F, Mackenzie N, Michael MK, Berridge S, Beech N, Greig G & Carter S (2012) CReATeS - Consortium for Research into Arts and Technology in Scotland. 2012. http://www.creates.stir.ac.uk/
Berridge S (2011) Personal Problems and Women’s Issues: Episodic Sexual Violence Narratives in US Teen Drama Series. Feminist Media Studies, 11 (4), pp. 467 - 481. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2011.555967
Berridge S (2011) Raised Voices: Homophobic Abuse as a Catalyst for Coming Out in US Teen Television Drama Series. In: Ross K (ed.) The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media. Handbooks in Communication and Media. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 313-325. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1444338544.html
I teach on a number of modules within CMC including:
Media Issues and Industries
Gender and Representation
Feminism and Television