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Expert in culture of women’s magazines appointed as new Head of Media, Culture and Language

Professor Anna Gough-Yates has  become the new Head of the Department of Media, Culture and Languages, taking the leadership of the department today, 21 December.

Posted: 21 December 2015

image for news story Expert in culture of women’s magazines appointed as new Head of Media, Culture and Language
Professor Anna Gough-Yates

Professor Gough-Yates has taught on, and managed, higher education courses in the fields of media and cultural studies for over 20 years. She completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, which explored the women’s magazine industry in late 20th century Britain, and has published widely in this area. She has also conducted research on femininity, feminism and representation in popular television. 

She joins Roehampton from the University of West London, where she was Head of its London School of Film, Media and Design.

She is currently a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded network for Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change and has appeared an expert commentator and consultant for Channel 4, BBC Two, BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live. 

Professor Julie Hall, Deputy Provost at the University of Roehampton said: “I’m confident Anna will build on our current successes in Media, Culture and Language and I’m sure she will take the department to new heights. I look forward to working with her to further improve the quality of teaching and research successes in the department.”

The Department has recently launched a new master’s qualification in journalism and achieved exceptional results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Professor Gough-Yates takes over as Head of Department from Dr Paul Sutton.

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