I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics, Media and Communication in the School of Humanities and Law. My primary research, teaching and publishing interests are in environmental politics and environmental communication, and in gender, sexuality and politics/ gender, sexuality and communication.
My PhD (University of Sussex) was on nineteenth century anarchist autobiographies. I have published on gender, sexuality, disability and representation (including on fan-fiction, anarchism and sexuality, and the semiotics of the 2012 Paralympics) and on environmental politics and communication (including on "eco-celebrity" and eco-fascism). My most recent journal article, "Green White Nationalism: Eco-Fascism and the Alt-Right in the Era of Climate Breakdown" is forthcoming (2020). I am also currently writing a book for Routledge on Environmental Advertising: New Forms of Transnational Persuasion, about the global politics of promotional communication on the subject of the environment. Another book is at the planning stage; on the ethics of contemporary homoerotic subtext, titled Queercoding or Queerbaiting: The Homoerotic Subtext of Supernatural (A Study in Reading Subtext on Screen).
I previously taught at both Sussex and Middlesex universities, and also worked for the Advertising Standards Authority, as their environmental claims specialist, between 2007-2010. Presently, I am supervising PhDs on: 1) Twenty-First Century Working-Class Girls'' Imagined Futures: A Child-Centred Socialist Feminist Research Project 2) Against The Grain: The Semiotic Repertoire Of ‘Madam Genever’ From William Of Orange To The Twenty-First Century ‘Ginaissance’ - A Social And Class History Of Gin In Britain 3) Negotiating Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Harry Potter Fan-Fiction 4) Digital Personal/ Professional Identities: A Phenomenological Study of "Digital Immigrant" Female Communication Professionals on Linked-In and Facebook. I welcome PhD applications on any of my above profile interests.
Jenny's research interests are in environmental politics/ environmental communication and gender, sexuality, politics and communication. She has published on fan cultures, "eco-celebrity", anarchism and sexuality, and eco-fascism, and welcomes PhD enquiries on any aspect of gender/sexuality and media, and environmental politics and communication.