NTU explores how representation of women changes over time

NTU explores how representation of women changes over time

 March 21, 2023

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) brightest minds come together on the Re:search Re:imagined podcast for a series of captivating conversations to explore different issues and events facing society. 

In an International Women’s Day special episode of the podcast, NTU Associate Professor Natasha Hodgson and Lecturer Daisy Richards from the School of Arts and Humanities discuss gender, diversity and representation through time and explain how the representation of women in the media and on screen continues to affect women today, and what can be done to amplify their experiences.

"We've been celebrating International Women's Day for over a century. Has the representation of women changed in this time, or is history still repeating itself?" asks NTU.

Women’s voices and their roles within society have been under-represented and stereotyped throughout time, from historical textbooks to modern-day films and TV. Listen here.

A platform for original ideas 

Hosted by NTU Video Journalist Helen Darby-Downman, Re:search Re:imagined podcast is a platform for original ideas and bold, courageous thinkers. From online addictions and religious freedom, to transgender rights and dark tourism, each episode of this podcast explores how research is helping to deepen our understanding of the world. 

NTU industry expert podcast participants 

Featuring on the podacts is Dr Hodgson who is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict (CSRC) at NTU, and Unit of Assessment Co-ordinator for D28 History in preparation for REF 2021. Dr Hodgson also sits on the College Research Degrees Committee at NTU.

Prior to taking up a permanent post at NTU in 2007, Dr Hodgson worked as an AHRC research associate at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Hull.  She has taught at Hull and Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as at the University of Canterbury Christchurch (NZ) as Canterbury Fellow in 2018.

Supervising topics including post-feminism in the media

Nottingham Trent University Daisy Richards

Daisy Richards [pictured above] also featured on the podcast, is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at Nottingham Trent University. Daisy teaches on a range of modules, including first-year cornerstones such as Understanding Media, second-year modules such as Media, Theory and Society, and optional third-year modules such as Lifestyle and Consumer Culture.

Daisy is also the Module Leader for the final-year Body and Popular Culture option. Alongside her teaching, she is a Personal Tutor and supervises dissertation projects on a range of popular culture related topics including post-feminism in the media, gender and sexuality on screen, and representations of femininity and masculinity in film and on television.

Before joining Nottingham Trent University, Daisy held teaching positions at both the University of Leicester and at De Montfort University in Leicester, teaching across a range of modules and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

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