Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media
Creative Edge Building CE210
Claire Parkinson is Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media and Co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS). Her research interests focus on media, film and Animal Studies; sustainable consumption; eco-media; American cinema; activism; and, film and politics.
Her publications (as Claire Molloy) include the books Popular Media and Animals (2011) and Memento (2010) and the edited collections Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics (2016), American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond (2012) and Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism (2012). Her forthcoming monograph (as Claire Parkinson) is Another Point of View: Anthropomorphism and Animals (2017).
2018: PI ‘Pathways to veganism’ funded by The Vegan Society
2016-2020: Research collaborator on the SSHRC funded Digital Animalities project. https://digitalanimalities.org/
2012- 2014: Researcher and contributing author: National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on, Work Package 6. Funded by Defra, Welsh Government, NERC, ESRC and AHRC. http://uknea.unep-wcmc.org/Resources/tabid/82/Default.aspx
PhD Director of Studies:
Mita Lad ‘Looking at television’
Lara Herring ‘Where China meets Hollywood’
EvaMarie Lindahl ‘Reframing the animal’
Andrew Stubbs ‘Independent-authorship: Managing the Author Function in an Era of Media Convergence’
Abigail Masefield ‘FEEDing the World? A ‘Critical Animal Discourse Analysis of Global Food / Nutrition Discourse and Policy’
BA (Hons) Design (Audio visual communications)
MA (distinction) Contemporary Media and Cultural Studies
MED 2254 Controversy and Ethics
MED 2201 Cultural Representations and the Media
MED2214 Narrative and Genre Theory
MDM4002 Contemporary Media Theory and Practice
Animal Studies, Critical Animal Studies, Human-Animal Studies
Film and politics
Publications (since 2008)
Single Author Books
Parkinson, C. (2018) Another Point of View: Anthropomorphism and animals, University of Georgia Press (forthcoming).
Molloy, C., (2011) Popular Media and Animals, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke.
Molloy, C., (2010) Memento, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh.
Molloy, C., (ed) (2016) Routledge Companion to Film and Politics, Routledge: London (with Y. Tzioumakis).
Molloy, C., (ed) (2012) American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge: London (with G. King & Y. Tzioumakis)
Molloy C., (ed) (2012) Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism, Continuum: London (with S. Shakespeare & C. Blake.
Molloy, C., (2016) ‘Indie cinema and the neoliberal commodification of creative labour: rethinking the indie sensibility of Christopher Nolan’’ in King, G., (ed) (2016) Companion to Indie Cinema. Wiley-Blackwell, New York & Oxford.
Molloy, C., (2016) ‘Propaganda, Activism and Environmental Nostalgia’ in Tzioumakis, Y & Molloy, C. (eds) (2016) Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, Routledge, London.
Molloy, C (2016) ‘Introduction’ in Tzioumakis, Y & Molloy, C., (eds) (2016) Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics, Routledge, London.
Molloy, C. (2016) ‘Stop portraying wild animals as cuddly companions and potential pets’ The Conversation, online at https://theconversation.com/stop-portraying-wild-animals-as-cuddly-companions-and-potential-pets-57996
Molloy, C (2016) Les bestioles des dessins animés ne sont pas des animaux de compagnie !, The Conversation, online at https://theconversation.com/les-bestioles-des-dessins-animes-ne-sont-pas-des-animaux-de-compagnie-58871
Molloy, C (2016) ‘Fears for Blue Tang fish spike in the wake of Finding Dory’, The Conversation, online at https://theconversation.com/fears-for-blue-tang-fish-spike-in-the-wake-of-finding-dory-61551
Molloy, C., (2016) ‘Animal cruelty and reality television: a critical review’ in Brewster, M. & Reyes, C. (eds) Animal Cruelty: An interdisciplinary approach, Second Edition. Carolina Academic Press, North Carolina.
Molloy, C., (2014) ‘Transformation, fashion and Funny Face’ in Miller, J.,(ed) (2014) Fan Phenomena: Audrey Hepburn, Intellect & University of Chicago Press, Bristol and Chicago.
with Kenter, J., O’Brien, L., et al (2014) ‘What are shared and social values of ecosystems?’ in Ecological Economics, Vol. 111, 2015, pp. 86-99
with Kenter, J.O., Reed, M. S., Irvine, K.N., O’Brien, et al. (2014) UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow-on phase, technical report: Shared, Plural and Cultural Values of Ecosystems. Cambridge: UNEP-WCMC.
with Kenter, J.O., Reed, M. S., Irvine, K.N., O’Brien, et al (2014) Shared, Plural and Cultural Values of Ecosystems: guide for decision makers. Cambridge: UNEP-WCMC.
with Kenter, J.O., Reed, M. S., Irvine, K.N., O’Brien, et al. (2014) Work Package 5: Shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems: Summary Report. Cambridge: UNEP-WCMC.
Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Marketing the indie auteur’ in Revue française d’études américaines (RFEA)Independence and Cinema Special Edition, No. 136.
Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Animal cruelty and reality television: a critical review’ in Brewster, M. & Reyes, C. (eds) Animal Cruelty: An interdisciplinary approach, Carolina Academic Press, North Carolina.
Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Animals, avatars and the gendering of nature’ in Pick, Anat & Narraway, Guinevere (eds) Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human, Berghahn Books, Oxford.
Molloy, C. (2013) ‘”Nature writes the screenplays”: commercial wildlife films and ecological entertainment’ in Cubitt, S., Rust, S & S. Monani (eds) The Eco-Cinema Reader.
Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Introduction’ in American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge, London (with G. King & Y. Tzioumakis)
Molloy, C (2013) ‘Disney’s Independent Nature: Wildlife Films in the Age of Indiewood’ in Molloy C, King, G & Y. Tzioumakis (eds) American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge, London.
Molloy, C., (2013) ‘Beyond Indie’ American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond, Routledge, London.
Molloy, C (2013) ‘”It’s a feeling; a heartbeat”: Nostalgia, Music and Affect in Dirty Dancing’ in Tzioumakis, Y & Lincoln, S (eds) Time of Our Lives: Dirty Dancing and Popular Culture, Wayne State University Press, Michigan.
Molloy, C., (2012) ‘Advertising Farmed Animal Products’ in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Issue 23, Winter 2012, pp. 23-8.
Molloy, C. (2012) ‘Being a Known Animal’ in Molloy C., Shakespeare, Steven. & Charles Blake (eds) Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism, Continuum, London.
Molloy, C., (2012) ‘Introduction’ in Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism, Continuum: London (with S. Shakespeare & C. Blake).
Molloy, C. (2011) ‘Contested Meanings and Canine Bodies’ in Carter, Robert & Charles, Nickie (eds), (2011) Human and Other Animals: Critical Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
Molloy, C. (2011) ‘Dangerous dogs and the construction of discourses of risk’ in Taylor, N. (ed) (2011) Theorizing Animals, Brill Academic, Leiden & Boston.
Molloy, C. (2009) ‘Dreaming of Electric Sheep and Negotiating Animality’ in Messier, V. & Batra, N. (eds) (2009), Of Mice and Men: Animals in Human Culture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 106 – 120.
Professional Bodies and External Activities
University of Pompeu Fabra, Animal Ethics Research Centre Advisory Board
Contributor: British Animal Studies Network ‘Living Bibliography of Animal Studies’
International Network for Cultural and Social Studies on Vegetarianism and Veganism Advisory Board, University of Vienna
Editorial Board: Encyclopedia for Cultural and Social Studies on Vegetarianisms and Veganism
Editorial Advisory Board: Animal Voices/ Animal Worlds book series, University of Georgia Press
Vegan Society, Research Advisory Committee
Advisory Board, Journal of Animal Sentience
Antennae: Journal of Art & Nature, Academic Advisory Board
Reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
2013-2014: Sustainable Food Lancashire Steering Group Member
2013- 2014: Research and evaluation lead for Lancashire Sustainable Food Charter
2011- 2015: Consultant Editor Journal of Animal Ethics
2010- 2015: Advisory Board, Palgrave Macmillan Book Series on Animal Ethics
Co-founder – Cultural Disability Studies Research Network (CDSRN)
Member- Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
Member – British Sociological Association Animal/Human Studies Group
Academic Advisor/ Content Advisor, Animal History Museum, Los Angeles
Reviewer for: Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Lantern Books, Edinburgh University Press, Columbia University Press, Continuum, Berghahn, Wiley-Blackwell, Popular Narrative Media; Genomics, Society & Policy; Society & Animals; Lesbian Studies; Anthrozoös; M/C; Journal of Material Culture, Humanimalia, Convergence, Humanities, Sustainability.