Ms Hazel Work

Lecturer

School School of Social and Health Sciences

Department Division of Sociology

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8744

Biography

I’ve been a lecturer in the Division of Sociology since 1996. Prior to this I was a research student and part-time tutor at Glasgow Caledonian University.

I’m primarily interested in social and cultural theory, and the relationship between popular culture, hegemonic and counter-hegemonic discourses.  More generally, I’m interested in the role culture plays in framing socio-ideological accounts of the world.

I teach on a range of modules within criminology and sociology including lectures on Durkheim, Gender, Crime and Culture. 

I am currently involved in research on representations of gender within key crime dramas.

I teach on a range of modules within criminology and sociology. They include lectures on Durkheim in SOC201, Gender and Crime in CRM301,

and Culture and Crime in CRM402.  

I am particularly interested in cultural theory and cultural constructions of crime and gender.

 

 

I am primarily interested in social and cultural theory and the relationship between popular culture, hegemonic and counter-hegemonic discourses and more generally the role culture plays in framing socio-ideological accounts of the world.

 

Paper delivered to the BSA Conference April 2014  titled; Say my Name: Havoc and Transgression in Breaking Bad. 

Member of the ATLEF project on Gaming and Gamers. (2014)

Researcher on the ATLEF project on AHEAD (2015)

Currently involved in dissemination of findings of the ATLEF project on AHEAD students and transition into Higher Education.

 

I am interested in supervising dissertations about crime and popular culture, popular culture and gender.

 

Publications

Work, H (2016) Skyler, the Bad Wife? Gender and Agency in Breaking Bad. Media Education Journal.  Issue 60. Winter 2016-17.

Work, H. (2016) Complex Television. Media Education Journal. Issue 59, Summer.

Work, H (2014) ' Sometimes forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest doesn't it?': Breaking Bad and the Transgressive Journey of Walter White. American Studies Online.

Law, Alex and Work, Hazel (2007) Ambiguities and Resistance:academic labour and the commodification of higher education, in Mooney, Gerry and Law, Alex (eds) New Labour/Hard Labour? Restructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry, Bristol, The Policy Press.

Work, H (2006) Dead or Alive:Bodies of Evidence in CSI. Media Education Journal, Issue 39.

Work, H (2002) Big Bellies and Bad Language:Carnivalesque in the Sopranos. Media Education Journal, Issue 32.

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