Rosalind Brunt is Visiting Research Fellow in Media Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. Previously she was director of the Centre for Popular Culture there and course leader of the first MA in Women’s Studies in public sector HE. She teaches and researches mainly in the areas of popular culture and media studies. She served on the QAA Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies Benchmarking Group and is on the advisory boards of The Journal of Gender Studies and Theory Culture and Society. Her current research interests centre on media coverage of war and race; she is co-editing a book on post-colonialism and the media and working on a local refugee centre project concerning media representations of asylum-seekers.
She has been involved in many of the previous organisational efforts to represent ‘the field’ and served on both the committees of the original Network/Association for Cultural Studies and of AMFIT. In 1999 she was coordinator of the working party that brought together the members of two organisations to form the new Association that became MeCCSA. She was vice-chair of MeCCSA 2000-2 and first chair of the Women’s Media Studies Network during that period. She is currently a committee member of the Network.