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Lincoln Geraghty

Professor of Media Cultures, University of Portsmouth

Following undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Lancaster and Nottingham universities I came to Portsmouth in 2004, when I joined as Lecturer in Media Studies. In January 2007, I become Principal Lecturer in Media Studies and was Subject Leader for the BA(Hons) Media Studies and combined honours degree programmes until 2011. In May 2011, I was made Reader and then in June 2019 I became Professor of Media Cultures.

My PhD focussed on Star Trek fans and American culture and my research interests have rested mainly in the areas of science fiction, popular culture, American film and television and fandom. As I have continued to publish on fans and fan practices my research has turned to examine the cultural and creative links between audiences and the media entertainment industries; particularly the affective and nostalgic relationships fans create with media texts through production, preservation and place.


  • 2019–present
    Professor of Media Cultures, University of Portsmouth


  • 2005 
    University of Nottingham, PhD American Studies
  • 2000 
    University of Nottingham, MA American Studies
  • 1999 
    Lancaster University, BA(Hons) American Studies


  • 2015
    Popular Media Cultures: Fans, Audiences and Paratexts, Edited, Palgrave
  • 2015
    Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood, Volume 2, Edited, Intellect
  • 2014
    Cult Collectors: Nostalgia, Fandom and Collecting Popular Culture, Routledge
  • 2011
    The Smallville Chronicles: Critical Essays on the Television Series, Edited, Scarecrow Press
  • 2011
    Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood, Edited, Intellect
  • 2009
    Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, Edited, Scarecrow Press
  • 2009
    American Science Fiction Film and Television, Berg
  • 2008
    The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture, Edited, McFarland Publishers
  • 2008
    The Shifting Definitions of Genre: Essays on Labeling Films, Television Shows and Media, Edited with Mark Jancovich, McFarland Publishers
  • 2007
    Living with Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe, IB Tauris

Professional Memberships

  • Popular Culture Association
  • Media, Culture and Communication Association
  • Higher Education Academy