Dr. Laura Minor

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

MediaCity Room 2.08a 


Current positions

Lecturer in Television Studies


I undertook my AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Leeds before working at the same institution as a Lecturer in Film and Media. Shortly after, I joined the University of Salford as a Lecturer in Television Studies. My research explores women’s work in/on television, female authorship in TV comedy, and the intersection between gender and class in popular culture. I have presented my research at conferences which reflect these interests, including Comedy and Power (Mixed Bill), Overlooked Women in Film and Television (CATHICon), Class and Contemporary UK Film & Television (London Metropolitan University), and Doing Women’s Film & TV History (WFTHN)

Areas of research

Feminist television studies, Female authorship, Women’s labour in the media industries, Comedy, Performance, Representations of class, British screen cultures


I teach a range of modules on the Television and Radio programme, including Media Texts, British TV Fictions, and 21st Century Factual TV

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD in Media and Communication (University of Leeds) 
  • MRes in Film and Television Studies (Keele University) 
  • BA in Film Studies and English Literature (Keele University)


  • BAFTSS: British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies 
  • MeCCSA: Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association 
  • WFTHN: Women's Film and Television History Network
  • AFHEA: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy