Laura Clancy is a joint AHRC- and ESRC-funded PhD candidate in Sociology and an Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University. Her doctoral research is concerned with the ways in which the contemporary British monarchy is represented in media culture, and the cultural meanings and ideologies circulating through monarchical imaginaries. In particular, mobilizing the work of Stuart Hall and British Cultural Studies, the research explores how discourses of classed power in Britain are manifest in the (re)production and (re)appropriation of images of the royal institution.
Laura’s wider research interests include gender and feminist studies, celebrity studies, classed inequalities, “the elites” and alternative or creative methodologies. She is part of the Executive Committee for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association. Laura joined the BSA Postgraduate Forum team in 2016.
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