Dr Eithne Quinn

Senior Lecturer

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I came to Manchester in 2003, to take up my post in American Studies. Before that I lectured in Film Studies at Nottingham University, in American Studies at University of Central Lancashire, and in Cultural Studies at De Montfort University. 

I am a member of:

  • British Association for American Studies
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association
  • Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS)


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Supervision areas

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students in the fields of

US race politics since the 1960s

US cultural industries

Race and representation in media and culture

Hip hop culture

Popular culture and social justice (environmentalism; inequality; criminal justice; subcultures)


I have been lead supervisor on the following doctoral projects:

  • philanthropy and Hollywood stardom (Dr Josh Gulam)
  • Ebony magazine (Dr James West)
  • US gang memoirs (Dr Jo Metcalf)
  • the black hair-care industry (Dr Carina Spaulding)
  • Chester Himes's detective fiction ( Dr Will Turner)
  • "death media" and new media (Dr Mark Astley)
  • Star Trek audiences (Dr Lincoln Geraghty)


Current specialist teaching

  • Hip Hop Studies (3rd year special subject)
  • MA core course in American Studies
  • American Film Studies (2nd year survey)

Knowledge Exchange

I act as a defence expert in UK legal cases in which the prosecution seeks to rely on defendants’ rap music and related expressive culture as incriminating evidence.




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