Barbara Mitra is Subject Leader for Media & Cultural Studies. She has varied teaching and research interests and has published on issues relating to television, gender, advertising and children, and also on the use of technology in learning and teaching.
She is also interested in employability, ethnography, and race and gender in the media. Her doctoral thesis focused on advertising in India, whilst her current research addresses Facebook and new media in relation to gender, identity and language.
Barbara welcomes PhD and MRes topics in relation to the broad areas of gender, social media, body images and digital cultures.