Karen Lury is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow and currently Head of the School of Culture and Creative Arts. Her work focuses on the representation of the child and the agency of the child as performer in film and television. Projects have included an AHRC funded project Children and Amateur Media in Scotland in collaboration with the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive. Her monograph ‘The Child in Film: tears, fears and fairytales’ (I.B. Tauris, 2010) explored the representation of the child and the labour of the child performer in films made for adults. She is joint editor of the anthology ‘The Zoo: images of exhibition and encounter’ with Michael Lawrence (Palgrave 2016). More recently she edited another anthology, 'The Child in Cinema' from BFI/Palgrave (September 2022). Karen has also worked with adoption charities focusing on the appropriate use of digital media in the adoption process.