A list of my conference presentations, invited papers and workshops. Slides can be found here.
- ‘All hail the comedy vicar’: Clergy as celebrity. Celebrity Studies Conference, Rome (June 2018)
- Transmedia Storytelling in soap opera. Huddersfield Centre for Participatory Culture Research series (Jan 2017)
- ‘Academics cry censorship, students cry trauma’: Media representations of ‘safer spaces’ debates in Higher Education. MeCCSA Conference, Leeds (Jan 2017)
- 30 years in Holby: Analysing Casualty’s Anniversary. British Medical Television Conference, Brighton (June 2017)
- ‘PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance’: Mainstream media representations of YouTube celebrities. YouTube conference. Middlesex (Sep 2016, with Kathryn Murphy)
- ‘As sugary as a frosted cupcake’: Newspaper representations of a YouTube star. Celebrity Studies Conference. Amsterdam (June 2016, with Kathryn Murphy).
- Hollyoaks at 20: ‘Teen’ soap no longer? MeCCSA Annual Conference, Northumbria (January 2015).
- Tawdry, trashy and a turn on: Reader responses to Fifty Shades: Science Museum Lates, London (Feb 2015)
- Workshop on trigger warnings (with Meg John Barker and Caroline Walters), Sexual Cultures, London (Spring 2015)
- ‘As if the women have beamed down en masse from BHS’: Newspaper narratives of older female fans Fan Studies Network Conference, Norwich (June 2015)
- Workshop on ethics in fan studies, Fan Studies Network Conference, London (June 2015)
- The construction of the Social Justice Warrior Internet Research 16, Phoenix (October 2015)
- Fishbowl on social justice and pedagogy Internet Research 16, Phoenix (October 2015)
- Soap opera anniversaries as media events. CCRC Research Seminars, Sheffield Hallam University (November 2015)
- Reading group on womens’ magazines as part of Helen Benigson’s residency, Site Gallery, Sheffield (Feb 2014)
- Celebrity Reality Television and the Fame Cycle. Celebrity Studies Biannual Conference, London (June 2014).
- (Over) A Decade in the Life of Online Fan Communities. Fan Studies Network Conference, London (September 2014)
- ‘They’ve still not finished the bloody game yet’: Fan anticipation and ‘unticipation’ for The Sims 4. Fan Studies Network Conference, London (September 2014)
- Pull the Trigger? Workshop on trigger warnings. LaDIYFest. Sheffield (November 2014).
- What is this Sims 4?: PR, Promotion and Play. C3Ri Seminar Series. Sheffield Hallam University (November 2014).
- Charitable selfies, national identity and gender: Comparing the #nomakeupselfie and #thumbsupforstephen campaigns. Picturing the Social. Sheffield (November 2014).
- Readers’ Responses to Fifty Shades. Fifty Shades of Grey: An Inquiry Into ‘Dangerous Things’, University of Brighton (April 2013, with Clarissa Smith).
- BBC Three, Young People and Faith. CMS Lecture Series, University of South Wales (May 2013).
- Good news for the poor? Newspaper responses to the new Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury. CRESC annual conference, London (September 2013).
- More Awesome than Electronic Arts: Resistance and appropriation within the Sims gaming community. Internet Research 14, Denver (October 2013).
- A nice girl’s nasty book: reading the readers of Fifty Shades. University of Sunderland, (October 2013, with Clarissa Smith).
- Of Simblr and Simstagram: Simmifying Social Media. Fan Studies Network symposium, UEA, Norwich (November 2013).
- The Fifty Shades Phenomenon. Sheffield Hallam University (December 2013).
- Organising Committee, Internet Research 13.0, University of Salford.
- ‘OMG it’s been going for 16 years!!’: The decline and survival of music fan mailing lists. Internet Research 13.0, University of Salford.
- Factual British TV and religion/spirituality: (some!) audience viewpoints. BBC Religion and Ethics Departmental Meeting, MediaCity.
- British television and religion: audience perspectives. Religion and TV workshop, Lancaster University.
- Portrayals of Religious Activism and Politicisation on British Television. Religion in the Digital Age: Media, Performance and “Spectacular Activism” New York University (June).
- God Bless Britain: Religion, spirituality and national identity in factual British television. C3Ri seminar series, Sheffield Hallam University.
- Regulating Belief: Television, policy and the representation of faith. MeCCSA 2012, University of Bedfordshire.
- Tweeting with the Audience: The use of Twitter in media research. MeCCSA 2011, Salford.
- Saving live TV? Watching television with Twitter. Transforming Audiences 3, University of Westminster.
- Religious audiences and their response to media depictions of religion. Media Spaces, Religion Networks and Social Change, Open University, London.
- ‘Please when you come to write about my official biography, please don’t say I travelled with her mother’: Women in Torchwood, Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. What happened next? Feminist Television Studies in post-feminist times: researching the relationship between women, feminism, the feminine and British television, University of Sunderland.
- The Representation of Religious/Spiritual Experience on factual British TV, 2000-09. Religion and Society: Religion and Media research day, University of Leeds.
- Tweeting Revelations. Mediating Religion: Social Media and the Sacred conference, Open University, London.
- Acceptable and Unacceptable Islam in British Television. Islam and the Media Conference, University of Colorado.
- Representing Religious and Spiritual practice. Anthropology of Britain conference, Sheffield Hallam University.
- Conflicting Identities: Religion, Race, and Belonging in a Changing World, A round-table discussion in collaboration with BBC Religion and Ethics, University of Manchester.
- Religion and Spirituality on Mainstream British Factual TV. SHU Sociology Research Group.
- PhD work in progress discussion presented at Media and the Transformation of Religion conference, Manchester
- ‘This is My Journey’: Mediated Religious Experiences on British TV. CRESC Religion, Media and Social Change 2nd Annual Symposium, London.