Professor Yvonne Tasker
- Position: Chair in Media and Communication
- Areas of expertise: Feminist media studies; gender and sexualities in cinema and culture; women filmmakers and media history; postfeminist culture
- Email: Y.Tasker@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 1.23 Clothworkers North
I joined the University as Professor of Media and Communication in 2019.
I have a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Warwick and an M.Phil in Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham.
My research explores feminism and gender cultures through popular media. I have published widely on women filmmakers, postfeminist media and the gendering of popular genres. I have authored or edited ten books including Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and Action Cinema (1993), Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema (1998), Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (ed. with Diane Negra, 2007), Soldiers' Stories: Military Women in Cinema and Television since WWII (2011), Gendering the Recession: Media Culture in an Age of Austerity (ed. with Diane Negra, 2014) and The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film (2015).
I am currently Co-Investigator on the AHRC project Jill Craigie: Film Pioneer which explores the political and filmmaking life of British filmmaker Jill Craigie. https://www.jillcraigiefilmpioneer.org
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