Dr Laura Minor

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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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 been interviewed by news outlets such as the BBC, The Guardian, and CapeTalk radio for my expertise in gender and the media.

I have also been published in (inter)national journals such as Feminist Media Studies, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and the European Journal of Cultural Studies. Currently, I am completing a monograph for Edinburgh University Press entitled 'Reclaiming Female Authorship in Contemporary UK Television Comedy'. Alongside this, I am writing a book with Dr Anthony Smith - 'Television Goes Back to the Future: Rethinking TV's Streaming Revolution' for Palgrave Macmillan - and am Co-I on the AHRC-funded research project 'What's on? Rethinking class in the television industry': https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FX011763%2F1

I was previously elected as the Young Scholar Representative for the Television Studies Section of the ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). I am also an active member of BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) and WFTHN (Women's Film and Television History Network), serving as the TV blog editor for the WFTHN website: https://womensfilmandtelevisionhistory.wordpress.com/blog/television-blog-series/

Areas of Research

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

Areas of Supervision

I am happy to supervise PhD projects around feminist television studies, British media texts, gender, social realism, comedy, authorship, and social class. Just get in touch!


Modules I have taught on the BA Television and Radio programme include: Media Texts/Contexts, British TV Fictions, 21st Century Factual TV, and TV Genres.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD in Media and Communication

    2017 - 2021
  • MRes in Film and Television Studies

    2015 - 2016
  • BA (Hons) in Film Studies and English Literature

    2012 - 2015