Karen Ross is Professor of Gender and Media, the first such named chair in the UK. Her research focuses on the complicated relationships between gender and media and more particularly, between gender, politics and news. She is currently working on new projects including one with older women to challenge cultural stereotypes, and another which focuses on promoting equality and diversity in higher education. She has authored and edited numerous books over the past 20 years, the most recent of which include: A Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media (edited, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012); The Media and the Public (with Stephen Coleman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010); and Gendered Media: Women, Men and Identity Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). Her latest book, Gender, Politics, News: A Game of Three Sides will be published by Wiley-Blackwell in autumn 2016.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Gender and media, gender/politics/media, equality and diversity in higher education