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Kirsty Fairclough

Dr Kirsty Fairclough is Reader in Screen Studies at SODA. Kirsty has a cross disciplinary research profile encompassing, celebrity studies, the audio visual mediation of popular music, (with an emphasis on the life and legacy of Prince) and gender representation in popular television and film. Kirsty has written widely on popular culture and is the co-editor of Prince and Popular Music (Bloomsbury), The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury) The Legacy of Mad Men: Cultural History, Intermediality and American Television. (Palgrave) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. (Bloomsbury), author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (Bloomsbury) and co-editor of Pop Stars on Film and Diva: Hip-Hop, Feminism and Fierceness. Her work has been published in Senses of Cinema, Feminist Media Studies, SERIES and Celebrity Studies journals and has been featured on BBC News, BBC Radio 4, BBC Manchester, and in The Guardian and Creative Review amongst others. Kirsty is the co-curator of Sound and Vision: Pop Stars on Film and curator of In Her View: Women Documentary Filmmakers film seasons at HOME, Manchester. She is Chair of Manchester Jazz Festival. More information about SODA