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


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Supervision areas

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students in the fields of

African American cultural studies

Representational politics in post-1960s US film and television

African American popular music since 1960 (especially Hip-hop culture)

Cultural industries studies of American film, music, and print media

American subcultural studies

Popular culture and criminal justice

American popular culture and social justice (environmentalism; inequality; race)


I have been lead supervisor on the following doctoral projects:

  • philanthropy and Hollywood stardom (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 and Hollywood (3rd year special subject)
  • Black Cultural Studies in Post-Civil Rights America (Masters special subject)

Additional information:

I have acted as an expert for the defence in five legal cases in which violent rap lyrics composed and/or performed by defendants were presented as evidence.

I am a member of the Green Party.



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