Senior Lecturer in Media and Film
School of Arts and Media
Georgina is an invited member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research and a Research Associate affiliated with the Media Discourse Group at de Montfort University. In a freelance capacity, Georgina works as a music researcher gathering data for the Performing Rights Society. She also holds a Higher Education Academy Fellowship, a Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate.
Georgina teaches film, media and popular music studies across a range of programmes. In addition to this undergraduate teaching, she supervises postgraduate research in popular music studies. As film and media work placement tutor, Georgina also liaises with employers in the Creative and Cultural industries, contributing recently to a BAFTA working party on careers in media and film and co-editing The Essential Guide to Careers in Media and Film (Sage, 2007). Research expertise includes histories and theories of popular culture, looking primarily at gender, identity and popular music history. Recent publications are the monographs Send in the Clones: a Cultural Study of the Tribute Band (Equinox 2012) and Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity (Routledge, 2019). Georgina also co-edited Relocating Popular Music (Palgrave, 2016) and Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music (Bloomsbury, 2021). She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters looking at subjects such as Manchester region music history, women in rock music, go-go dancing, cars and automobile culture.
Georgina acts in an advisory capacity on aspects of popular music and popular culture, she was consultant for the documentaries Playing Tribute (2013), Made in Manchester (2006) and the BBC series I Love the ‘70s.
- MA Cultural Studies, University of Lincoln, 1999
- BA Hons Design HIstory, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1986
- Tribute Entertainment
- Popular Music and Spirituality
- Gender and Dance
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- 2005 Leading contribution to team achieving UCLan’s £4.5 million Centre of Employability through the Humanities
- 2004 Heritage Lottery Funding £5000 (To widen participation in gospel music in and around Greater Manchester)
- 2008 AHRC Conference Funding £500
- Invited Speaker: 'Pop Culture in 1969: From Utopia to Dystopia'.
- UCLan Humanities Festival, September, 2019
- Invited Speaker: Conference on Music and Politics Bursa Orhangazi University, 22nd-24th March, 2018
- Invited Speaker: “Go-Go Dancing in the 1960s: Individualism and the Performance of Erotic Capital’, Dolly Birds and Swinging Cities, One Day Symposium, 19th May, 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Co-convenor: (with Dr. Mike Dines) ‘Popular Music, Spirituality and the Sacred Symposium’, 30th July, 2015, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, West Hampstead, London
- Invited Speaker: ‘The Power of Love – Imitation, Embodiment and Erotic Capital’, Popular Music, Fandom and the Public Sphere: a One Day Symposium, 10th April, 2015, University of Chester
- Conference Paper: ‘I Believe in Yesterday’ – Retro Retailers Recycling the Beatles’ Identity, The Business of The Beatles Symposium, Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus, 26th-27th June,2014
- Conference Paper: ‘Digital Ghosts” –Posthumous Performance in a Postmodern Context’, The Limits of Control – Tradition, Experiment and the Imagination in Musical Performance, Orpheus Research Centre in Music, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, 26th-27th February, 2014
- Conference Paper: ‘Gender, Sexual Anxiety, Desire: Popular Music and Car Culture in the Early 1960s’ Music and Psychoanalysis Study Day, University of Liverpool, 13th November, 2013
- Invited Speaker: ‘Exploring the Representation of Femininity in Popular Music’, School of Music Art and Performance, Leeds Metropolitan University, 21st November, 2013
- Conference Paper: ‘Hipster Culture, Metamodernism and the Search for Authenticity’, Second Conference of the European Beat Studies Network, Aalborg University, Denmark, 28th-30th August, 2013
- Conference Paper: ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’: Facing Mortality with Popular Music Tributes’,
- Death, Dying and Disposal 11 International conference - Theory meets practice
- The Open University, Milton Keynes, 5th – 8th September 2013
- Conference Paper:‘Embodying Heavy Metal with Rock and Role Play’, Talking Bodies: an Interdisciplinary Conference on Identity, Sexuality and Representation, Chester University, 26th-28th March, 2013
- Invited Speaker, ‘Interrogating Discourses of Authenticity and Imitation in Popular Music’, 25th October, 2012 Centre for Creative Technology, Leeds Metropolitan University
- Invited Speaker: ‘I’ll Be Back– Reflections on The Beatles’ Contribution to Pop Heritage’, The Beatles at 50 Conference, The School of Political, Social and Geographical Sciences, Loughborough University, October 4-5, 2012
- Conference Paper: “Dedicated Followers of Fashion” - Retro-Retailing and the Precession of the Simulacra, European Popular Culture Association Inaugural Conference. London College of Fashion, , 11th – 13thJuly,2012
- Poster: “Girl’s Got Rhythm”: Female Tributes Rocking Against the Canon”, Israeli Musicological Society Annual Conference, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, 26th-27th June 2012.
- Conference Paper: “She’s My Little Deuce Coupe” -Freudian Transformation in the car songs of The Beach Boys, Popular Music and Automobile Culture, Symposium, University of Chester, 22nd June, 2012
- Conference Paper: Mandonna ‘The Alpha Male Tribute to the Material Girl”: Reifying Hegemony and Shunning Resistance with ‘Camp Lite’. Kitsch and Camp in Popular Culture Conference, University of Lodz, Poland, 21st -22ndMay, 2012
- Invited Speaker: “Gender and Genre Trouble”: Tribute Bands Subverting the Confines of the Corporate, Theorising The Popular Conference, Liverpool Hope University, 14th-16th July, 2011
- Conference Paper: Making Things Whole Again: the Take That Reunion Conference, University of Salford, Salford, 3rd -4thJune, 2011
- Conference Paper: “Stairway to Heaven” – Reflections on Bereavement, Loss and Posthumous Performance”, Ninth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Universidad de Granada, Spain, 8th -11thJune, 20