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Professor Claire Parkinson


English & Creative Arts

Professor Claire Parkinson

Department: English & Creative Arts

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Claire is Professor of Culture, Communication and Screen Studies, Co-Director of the Centre for Human Animal Studies and Creative Arts Director of Research. She has held academic posts at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University and University of Brighton. She joined Edge Hill University as a professor in 2012 and was the founding Director of the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE). She established the Centre for Human Animal Studies (CfHAS) in 2014.

Current projects:

PI: ‘Multispecies storytelling: more-than-human narratives about landscape’ (AHRC AH/T006188/1).

PI: UKRI AHRC funded ‘Multisensory multispecies storytelling to engage disadvantaged groups in changing landscapes’ project (AHRC AH/T012293/1).

PI: ‘Public perceptions of ‘dangerous dogs” (QR-SPF)

Research Interests

Media, film and animal studies

Critical Animal Studies

(un)sustainable consumption

Eco-media and eco-criticism

American independent cinema

Media, film and activism

Film and politics

Cultural history