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 co-editor of the Commentary and Criticism and book reviews sections of Feminist Media Studies.
I am centrally interested in 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 the (gendered) impact of care on the film and TV industries.
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 (ed.). Refocus: The Films of Amy Heckerling. ReFocus: The American Directors Series, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 17-35.
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 (ed.). Women, Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing: Freeze Frame, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 112-126.
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 (ed.). Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK RG21 6XS: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 91-105.
Berridge S (2013) Glances, Dances, Romances: An Overview of Gendered Sexual Narratives in Teen Drama Series. In: Carter C, Steiner L, McLaughlin L (ed.). Routledge Companion to Media and Gender, London: Routledge, pp. 332-341.
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. Available from: http://www.creates.stir.ac.uk/.
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.