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Beth Johnson

Professor of Television & Media Studies; Deputy Head of School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

My main research specialisms relate to cultural labour and representations of gender, sex, social class, poverty and place on film and television.
I am also engaged in research on activism, performance, emotion and politics.
I am currently working on two books - a co-authored book on television creator and screenwriter 'Sally Wainwright' (M.U.P) with Professor Kristyn Gorton, and a monograph on 'Class and Poverty on Popular Television: A Case for Change' for Edinburgh University Press.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Film and Media, University of Leeds


  • 2007 
    Lancaster University, UK, PhD / Film, Culture, Literature