Dr Susan Berridge

Senior Lecturer

Communications, Media and Culture University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Susan Berridge

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About me

About me

I joined the University of Stirling as Lecturer in Film and Media in 2015, having previously taught film and television studies at the Universities of Leeds, Glasgow and Royal Holloway and worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Stirling for the Consortium for Research into Arts and Technology Scotland (CReATeS). 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. My current research explores gender inequalities on and off screen in the media industries. 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.

Research

I have recently collaborated on two funded research projects. The first explored the role of intimacy coordination and on- and off-screen cultures of consent in contemporary UK television with Professor Tanya Horeck (Anglia Ruskin University). This project was funded by the British Academy. The second was focused on mapping the networks of care mobilised by Creative Stirling, a grassroots creative hub located in the city of Stirling in Scotland, in response to addressing local needs related to the pandemic. This project was funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and led by Dr Katherine Champion, with Dr Maria Velez Serna.

Previous research has explored gender inequalities on and off screen in the film and TV industries. I have researched the gendered impact of caring responsibilities on parents' and carers' experiences of working in the Scottish film and television industries. Earlier 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.

Outputs (27)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Berridge S (2022) Managing Feelings: Raising Films' Testimonials and the Impact of Caring Responsibilities on the Emotional Well-being of Mothers Who Work in the UK Film and Television Sector. In: Mayer S & Columpar C (eds.) Mothers of Invention: Film, Media and Caregiving Labor. Detroit, MI, USA: Wayne State University Press. https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/mothers-invention


Book Chapter

Berridge S (2021) Mothers' Subjective Experiences of negotiating caring responsibilities with work in the Scottish film and TV industries. In: Liddy S & O'Brien A (eds.) Media Work, Mothers and Motherhood: Negotiating the International Audio-Visual Industry. Routledge Studies in Media and Cultural Industries, 8. London: Routledge, pp. 145-159. https://www.routledge.com/Media-Work-Mothers-and-Motherhood-Negotiating-the-International-Audio-Visual/Liddy-OBrien/p/book/9780367536015


Book Chapter

Berridge S (2020) Teens, Tweens and Inbetweens. In: Ross K, Bachmann I, Cardo V, Moorti S & Scarcelli CM (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication. London: John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119429128.iegmc184


Commentary

Lovatt P, Portwood-Stacer L & Berridge S (2016) Introduction: Sound and Vision. Feminist Media Studies, 16 (6), p. 1109. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2016.1234227


Commentary

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


Commentary

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


Book Chapter

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


Teaching

Teaching

I teach on a number of modules within CMC including:

Media Issues and Industries

Understanding Audiences

Gender and Representation

Feminism and Television

Researching Gender