Gender, Sexuality and Communication Section
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
Aiming to bridge the gap between communication and gender studies, this section welcomes interdisciplinary approaches that combine a focus on gender with media research, namely media production, content and textual analysis of media texts and media use and/or reception. We advocate the conceptualisation of gender in a broad sense, seeking inclusivity of issues such as ethnicity, identity politics, queer studies, media industries, feminist media studies, popular culture studies, masculinities and theoretical issues.
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The Section Gender, Sexuality and Communication aims to bring together scholars who approach issues within the field of communication with a specific interest in gender. Gender is conceptualized in a broad sense.
The section specifically seeks inclusivity in relation to gender studies issues (among which: ethnicity, identity politics, queer studies, gender in media industries, feminist media studies, popular culture studies, masculinities and theoretical issues). The section intends to take a critical approach in bridging the gap between communication and gender studies.
We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and innovative studies in all areas of media and communication research: media production, media texts and media use and/or reception. Questions of gender within the field of communication and media can be approached at theoretical, methodological and/or empirical level.
The section is committed to transcending boundaries between academia and professional praxis, welcoming members from various backgrounds and institutional contexts. Additionally, the section offers a platform for dialogue and network possibilities.
The Section Gender, Sexuality and Communication adheres to the broader objectives of ECREA: stimulating research on European matters, the bringing together of scholars from different European countries working in the field, providing a platform for interchange and comparative work, supporting the work of junior scholars.
The section aims to organise section panels at ECREA Conferences and to a larger extent at other international conferences. Furthermore, the section seeks to stimulate European scholarship in media and communication studies with a gender perspective.
Sara De Vuyst
Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University in Belgium. Later-in-life intimacies: Women's unruly practices, spaces and representations ERC-project.
Research Interests: Feminist media studies, sexuality, (older) queer women, gender, intersectionality and technology in journalism
Adjunct lecturer at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Hellenic Open University.
Research Interests: audiences of popular culture, porn studies, and children’s experiences with media
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Warshaw
Research interests: organisational culture, communication and gendered power relations and identities, particularly in the media industry.