Early Career Researcher in Television, Gender, Film and Media Studies, UNSW

Jessica Ford is an early career researcher, tutor and casual lecturer at the School of the Arts & Media, UNSW. Jessica is also the Co-Founder of the Sydney Screen Studies Network. She lectures and tutors in film studies, media studies and gender studies and has published essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Community and Girls. Her research interests lie in contemporary American postnetwork television and television histories with a focus on gender and feminism.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Sessional Course Coordinator, University of Newcastle
  • 2012–present
    Sessional Tutor, UNSW
  • 2012–2017
    PhD Candidate, UNSW
  • 2015–2015
    Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, UNSW

Education

  • 2017 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Publications

  • 2018
    Smuggling Feminism into Family TV: Are Jane by Design and Bunheads riding a new feminist wave?, ABC Family Anthology. Eds. by Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell (McFarland & Co.)
  • 2016
    The "smart" body politics of Lena Dunham's Girls, Feminist Media Studies (16.4)
  • 2014
    Feminist and Postfeminist Discourses: Reading the Britta Problem, A Sense of Community: Essays on the Television Series & its Fandom. Ed. Ann-Gee Lee (McFarland & Co, Inc)
  • 2012
    Coming Out of the Broom Closet: Willow's Sexuality and Empowerment in Buffy, The Joss Whedon Companion. Ed. Mary Alice Money (Titan Books)

Professional Memberships

  • Sydney Screen Studies Network
  • Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)

Research Areas

  • Cinema Studies (190201)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Film, Television And Digital Media (1902)
  • Film And Television (190204)